Most brand stories aren’t stories at all. They don’t grab our attention
or make us care.
They don’t compel us
That’s why we created BIG HEART STORIES to help brands tell better, more moving stories; ones that will inspire an audience, cut through the clutter, and resonate for a long time.
From videos to books, web to social media, we give brand stories a heart.
What We Do
Most brand videos go for the head. We go for the heart, crafting video and photo stories that connect with viewers on a deeper, more personal level.
The Written Word — from Tweets to Books
Our New York Times bestselling authors use professional literary techniques to elevate your brand storytelling to new heights.
68% of people say they’d most prefer to learn about a new product or service by watching a short video. This makes video more popular as a learning tool than text-based articles (15%), infographics (4%) presentations and pitches (4%) ebooks and manuals (3%).
Web and Social Media Story Campaigns
The internet is a great way to reach people, but what is your story? We help brands uncover and shape stories that will drive web traffic and boost followers.
The competition for support and funding in the nonprofit world is intense. We craft narratives that resonate with donors, supporters, and the people you serve.
Storytelling Training and Workshops
Who is telling your brand story? Are they telling it effectively? Do they tell the same story? Our workshops and training sessions help brand storytellers hone their skills and tell better stories.
Brand Anniversaries and Histories
Well-crafted anniversary stories and brand histories cement legacies and position your brand for more success ahead.
Nothing drives tourism like a good story. We help resorts and destinations go beyond traditional marketing and connect with visitors through heartfelt stories.
Professional Storytelling Analysis
Maybe you’re already doing a bit of brand storytelling. Great. We’d be happy to take a look and give you a few professional storytelling tips. For free. Contact us today for a complimentary storytelling analysis.
Born in NYC, and raised in Annapolis MD. My career began as a documentary filmmaker and photographer for Discovery Channel. I then transitioned into the world of design, media development and interactive platforms.
I moved to Los Angeles and over the past 20 years I’ve developed a reputation for creatively finding new ways of introducing excitement and functionality into emerging media formats.
I produced the interactive interface for the original TiVo set top box and the first live webcast of the Oscars from behind the stage.
After serving as creative director and vice president of a graphic design agency in Los Angeles, I sought a change of heart.
Launching BIG HEART STORIES with Franz Wisner brings together our varied talents to tell inspired stories.
We look forward to meeting and working with you.
My story begins when I got dumped at the altar by my fiancée.
Rather than head to therapy (or a local bar), I decided to go ahead with the wedding weekend as well as the prepaid honeymoon to Costa Rica, swapping my recently divorced brother Kurt for my runaway bride. We had such a good time clearing our heads and re-bonding as brothers that we decided to extend the honeymoon...for two years and 53 countries.
During the honeymoon I wrote. From the heart. It felt invigorating and liberating, like being handed a giant box of Crayola crayons after spending a lifetime coloring in gray. At the end of the travels, I had several offers to go back to my career in corporate communications. My background includes experience as a public relations executive and press secretary for the governor of California.
Instead, I decided to write a book called, you guessed it, Honeymoon with My Brother. The memoir became a bestseller. I told my story on The Today Show and Oprah. I then authored a follow-up called How the World Makes Love, a lighthearted look at love and dating around the world. All for getting dumped!
At the same time, I started to help people, brands, and organizations with their storytelling, showing them how to use proven literary techniques to improve their narratives. I loved seeing their stories come to life. My clients all had a compelling story to tell. They just needed a little help getting it out.
That's why I decided to partner with my friend, award-winning video storyteller Alex Adams and create BIG HEART STORIES -- to help even more individuals and companies shape and share their stories with the world.