Yes, great storytellers are great writers. They understand narrative structure, setting, how to grab attention, how to humanize and build tension and ultimately, how to bring it all full circle or provide a call to action. In our digital world, great storytellers possess the technical skills to build and manage a blog, shoot photos, record […]

We all know that great storytelling is an art form. It requires insightful, attention-grabbing creative, impeccable timing, strong human connection, and a key moment of revelation that brings the full narrative together. At other times, storytelling takes a more direct, news-driven approach that aims to accomplish one thing – make sense of a situation and […]

Last year, @stephanieflo contacted me and asked if I would be interested in contributing a post to the3six5 project. If you’re not familiar with the site, it’s an ongoing storytelling project that features a new post from a new person each day of the year. Quite the incredible side project started by @lenkendall and @danielhonigman […]

In case you haven’t noticed, storytelling is a pretty big part of what we do every day in the public relations industry. I’d go so far as to say that storytelling is at the heart of nearly everything I do – and I love it. But in order to be a solid storyteller, you need […]

I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of my favorite local storytellers and communications leaders, Hanson Hosein. Between directing the University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program, running Media Space, shooting an award winning independent film, and leading Four Peaks – Hanson is one busy man. Huge thanks to Hanson […]

If you haven’t seen it already, check out this brilliant marketing piece from John St. Kudos to @cathycalhoun for the pass along. A mock case study indeed but a great spark to get you thinking about your own internal marketing efforts.

In PR world, the notion of storytelling can seem intimidating as it often conveys a very complicated process. What I’ve always loved about storytelling is that at its core, simplicity is what drives the best narratives. The amazing part about humans is that everyone has a story. It may not seem like it on the […]