Effective content marketing is about mastering the art of storytelling.
Facts tell, but stories sell.
The digital marketplace is a crowded arena, filled with marketing gurus telling you what to do.
You have most likely been through a few rounds of marketing your services, but the results have been disappointing.
You may have read up on effective marketing and communication, practiced your elevator pitch, and polished your message.
And while you keep looking for the answers, there are enough buzzwords to make your head spin.
We take care of Your Story, so that you can take care of Growing Your Business
Storytelling is an art. It is the golden thread that runs through all our lives.
It is how we relate to the world, how we dream, how we discover, and how we connect.
In a digital world, where online platforms have become our meeting place, it is through our deep instinct to connect to stories that we are able to find one another.
Stories are a journey of the mind: Their golden thread now runs across all digital platforms to bind us together.
More importantly, your client’s story will connect you to them.
This is so much more than pretty words.
StoryMarketingStudio is based in the Swiss Alps, and led by Wilhelmien van Nieuwenhuizen and Charlie Govea. Together, they head an international team of creatives as varied as the stories they tell.
As an experienced corporate strategist, Wilhelmien loves exploring her clients’ stories – and helping them discover their clients’ stories in turn. It is more than just storytelling: Together, she and her clients chart a roadmap whereby their businesses’ journeys and their clients’ journeys converge, leading to a lasting connection.
Yet, words need the right vehicles to carry them into the online world, and this is where Charlie’s marketing acumen comes in, as he adds his experience in using the right digital tools to a successful online marketing strategy.
Our team of professional copywriters are drawn from the fields of journalism, publishing and academia – and we can even boast of published authors among our ranks.
This is writing with a difference, which creates a standard and a quality that sets us apart.
Our stellar cast of graphic designers elevate our copy into striking digital images that linger in the mind. This truly is the dream team.
Together, we strategize, we write, we visualize and we market your story, to build your success.
How many ways can you don a sock?
When a fitness expert came to us with a passion for helping senior citizens regain their fitness and health, we turned it into a story:
The story of putting on your socks.
Do you avoid them altogether, and rather wear flip-flops? Do you sit on a chair or on a bed? Or can you put them on, one at a time, while standing up? Salut!
What do your socks tell you about your movement and your health? And how about a guide who will turn you into a show-off sock issuer?
Needless to say, our client loved it! 🤩
Insurance may sound like a dry and dusty subject, but not to us. When a client sought help with marketing life-insurance, we dug up some interesting insurance stories.
Did you know that a British hotel took out a
£1 000 000 policy against death or disability caused by a spirit, after an alleged ghost sighting on his property?
Or that during the space race, there was a £22 000 policy (worth around $200 000 today) against accidental death caused by ‘falling Sputnik’?
Alien abduction insurance has been available in the US since the late-1980s. And at least two claims have been paid out. These anecdotes – and many more – made for a memorable message, and a very happy client! 😀
Hope and empowerment.
Some subjects are more serious, and human dignity and empathy is at their center. For the client who strove to help women dealing with infertility, we wrote this:
“When struggling with infertility your loved ones will no doubt come up with some appalling one-liners, crazy cures, and awful advice around the Christmas lunch table.
Refrain from throwing the lamb shank or rosemary potatoes at them. Unless they have walked the path you are walking, they won’t get it straight away.
Locking yourself in the bathroom won’t help. Guide them to awareness. Send links and articles whilst still in the bathroom. Make them promise to listen before you unlock the door, but unlock the door you must.”
Even if we say so ourselves, that final line still gives us goose bumps. 🥰
Dr Dennis Godby, ND, MA
Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center
“I wanted to share my extreme gratitude for StoryMarketing Studio’s copywriting for my office marketing. To be honest, I wasn’t very sure how they were going to do it.
The truth is, I am completely amazed at the beautiful job they did. I am really excited to roll out the program! They were fun to work with, was interested in what I am doing, and me as a human being.
There are no higher accolades I could give! Thank you! Forever grateful!”
Dr. Aisha ElSherbiny
Aisha Comfortable Coliving
“I had a great experience working with StoryMarketing Studio. They very focused and passionate about their work and incorporated the voice of our brand through their writing. They were very thoughtful and easy to collaborate with.
The creative process was made clear from the start, and I felt kept in the loop of how the writing was being created.
My ideas were given a voice that is both clear and elegant. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with StoryMarketing Studio and learn more about the creative process of copywriting.”
“I wanted to thank you again for your wonderful help with copywriting.
I’ve learned that copywriting can really be a way to not ‘write the whole thing’ for someone but a collaboration and still have it sound quite like the ‘owner’ of the copy.
It’s an art form and you know how!”
SUCCESSFULL STORIES ARE BUILT ON STRATEGY
Indeed, storytelling has become a buzzword. Google it, and you will be flooded by results. Which is why we go further.
We stand out from the crowd, because our stories are built on the firm foundation of business strategy.
Our copy focuses on originality, instead of hitting as many worn-out key words as possible, and by bringing your and client’s stories together, we turn a marketing monologue into a two-way conversation (or is that conversion?)
Our philosophy is: Focus on your client, and the numbers will follow. And yes, it does work!
Clicks do not tell you enough – clients can easily click away, without taking any action.
Our focus is on compelling copy that leads your client beyond a click, to book a call with you.
Conversion is what matters most to your business growth.
Of course! We love wordplay – and we might even confess to a slight weakness for alliteration.
Coming up with all the best words keeps us up at night.
But we take it further: After we have written you that perfect hook, we build a narrative that runs like a golden thread – or shall we rather call it the line and the sinker?
As human beings, one of our deepest needs is to feel connected. Words that speak to the heart are words that move. They have the power to shape lives, to build empires – and to break them down.
At StoryMarketing Studio, we are deeply conscious of our social responsibility. We treat words with the utmost care and respect.
Our mission is to build, to empower and to inspire. We strive to add value to the world, by bringing businesses and clients together, so that they can find a shared future – a better future. We do this through words that bind.
Our promise to you is that we will listen carefully, guiding, supporting and cheering – bringing you the highest quality. Swiss quality.
Tel +41 78 208 78 56