►FUBI: Funny, Useful, Beautiful or InspiringJuly 26, 2017 - Author: Jenelle Taylor, CAI BAS
As I was preparing my 90-minute presentation on Branding and Marketing for the National Auctioneers Association annual conference, I came across this GREAT article from a cool-looking group: The Emotional Intelligence Agency. Their tagline is, “Be as interesting as the internet.”
In their recent article in Fast Company magazine, they explain how marketing has changed.
The buzz word now is “emotion,” and how to connect in memorable ways with your target audience.
There are “four kinds of emotionally compelling content: funny, useful, beautiful, and inspiring.”
They condense this to FUBI – an easy thing to remember when planning (or posting) on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Snapchat, You Tube, your website, or anywhere else.
You don’t have to be all of these, and, in fact, you should consider having a different tone on different platforms. Maybe your posts are funny on Twitter, useful on Facebook, and beautiful on Instagram. You might even assign a different person to manage each distinct “voice.”
So, for my presentation, I made this 4-leaf clover image, because if you focus on being funny, or useful, or beautiful, or inspiring with your posts and content, I bet you’ll get luckier with your results.