Monday Mash-Up ~ Vol. 2, Ep. 27


Recommended Listening
Travis Linville
When I’m not busy with my Story Power Marketing day job, I run a concert series in St. Louis. It’s called (ware)HOUSE Concerts, and it’s been on hold since the virus arrived. Last night, I hosted a concert not at the (ware)HOUSE, but in my backyard. A small crowd, outside, on a lovely summer night.

The artist: Travis Linville. He’s one of my favorites. And like so many other performing artists, Travis has had a long 18 months. Below is the video for the title track from his latest album, I’m Still Here. And check out Travis’ Patreon site where you can access more than 175 songs — including live shows, out of print records, tracks from 2020 livestream concerts, cover songs and all his original albums (including the ones you can’t find on Spotify).


Recommended Reading
8 Tips For Staying Creative In Your Content Marketing

I like this article from Spot-on tips for developing content ideas, overcoming writer’s block, and connecting with followers.

Recommended Reading
How a Video Streaming Giant Has Changed Storytelling

Thanks to Mash-Up reader Les Landes for sharing this article with me. Interesting take on how the streaming one of the biggest players in video streaming has influenced storytelling. Many lessons for marketers here. One of the best: “There is a lesson here for leadership communication: we don’t want to see heroes. We want to see real people. In order to achieve that we need more than just the action, the stats, the data. We also want to connect with a person.”

I don’t agree with everything in the article (more on that in an upcoming email). But, overall, it’s a worthwhile read.

When you read it, please let me know what you think (reply to this email). I’ll share additional feedback soon.

Recommended Humor
The Fine Line Between Awareness and Noise

I love this cartoon

…because it nails the idea that some businesses will do just about anything to get your attention.

You may get their attention, but that doesn’t mean they’ll take you seriously.

Notable QuotableThe Late, Great Walter Payton on Good and Great

I love this quote from football great Walter Payton whose born on July 25, 1954.

“When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.”

Don't go away yet..

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Tom Ruwitch

Tom Ruwitch is the founder and CEO of Story Power Marketing. For more than 30 years, he has helped businesses grow by delivering powerful stories using a variety of different media.