We connect the unconnected.

We believe that people need to be inspired to act, and inspiration starts with connections.


That’s why we create event brands: clear, concise stories that pull people in, light them up, and connect them to each other, to the event, and to your organization. Ultimately, it's about helping you fill the empty seats.


We think it, say it, show it, and get it.

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Learn Why You Should Market Your Event Like a Product Launch. Just as with a product launch, marketing your event is all about “packaging”—which is the story you’re wrapping your promotions in.

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Manifesto

People need to be inspired. Not sold. Not fed the status quo. Not assigned a number. So what inspires? Whatever that thing is for you, it inspires you because it was designed for you, on purpose.

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Audit

Our clients sometimes call the Conference Marketing Audit a “gap analysis” because we figure out what’s causing the gap between what you want your conference to be and what it actually is. 

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Movie

Watch this short, fun video to see what we do and some of our favorite work. In just 7 minutes you’ll laugh, see Gary working late into the wee hours, and hopefully picture a new way of telling your story.

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Show It

Inspiration is a mindset. A way of going about your work in the world. In the work we do, it looks like this.

Think It

We channel a different kind of thinking to help move our clients forward. Everything we do begins with an idea. Read about some of them here.

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Why Associations Need Storytelling Now

Your conference is a product, plain and simple. It’s a product you have to sell. Hitting people over the head with the facts and stats and bullets is not a [...]

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How to use storytelling in your email campaigns

A time when people are talking to each other, and ideas are spreading horizontally—versus from the top down. Recession or no recession, these old ways of talking to people . [...]

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Storytelling vs. Strategic Storytelling

At its core, storytelling works as a marketing tool because of the way our brains are wired.

It turns out that the part of the brain that processes emotions is the [...]

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Say It

When you spend as much time as we do mining the world for inspiration and ideas, you wind up with a lot of things to say. That's why blogs were created. Read what's on our minds.

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Your Story: How long is too long?

It’s a popular belief that nobody reads anymore. That our short attention spans only have time for the brief content in text messages and tweets…Tell that to all the Harry [...]

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Tap into Emotions to Fill More Seats

Figuring out the emotional reasons people attend your events can help you market more effectively and fill even more seats. While fear and greed are the two most common emotional [...]

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Marketing with Strategic Storytelling

As marketers, we strive to connect with our audiences in meaningful ways. We tap them on the shoulder and say “Do you need what we offer? Would you like to [...]

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