WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF STORY

 

and in wielding its power wisely.

Stories release the hormones needed to keep attention, enhance memory and build trust.

Tension

Tension triggers our brains to release dopamine. —————————————— Positive effects of dopamine: 1. Focus 2. Motivation 3. Memory —————————————— We use tension in a story to increase our audience’s attention, and to make our messaging more effective.

Decision Making

The prefrontal cortex is involved in decision making. —————————————— One ultimate aim of storytelling in a marketing context is to reach this part of our audience’s brain, which spurs action. People act when their rational and emotional responses are in agreement. —————————————— Our approach to storytelling blends the desire for information with the need for human connection.

Empathy

Empathy is produced when oxytocin is released in the brain, which is a natural response during narrative storytelling. —————————————— “We have identified oxytocin as the neurochemical responsible for empathy and narrative transportation… When the brain synthesizes oxytocin, people are more trustworthy, generous, charitable, and compassionate” — Paul Zak —————————————— Empathy is at the heart of good storytelling, and is essential when connecting with your audience. At the end of the day, empathy makes people care.

TENSION
Tension triggers our brains to release dopamine. Positive effects of dopamine are focus, motivation and memory. We use tension in a story to increase our audience’s attention, and to make our messaging more effective.
DECISION MAKING
The prefrontal cortex is involved in decision making. One ultimate aim of storytelling in a marketing context is to reach this part of our audience’s brain, which spurs action. People act when their rational and emotional responses are in agreement. Our approach to storytelling blends the desire for information with the need for human connection.
EMPATHY
Empathy is produced when oxytocin is released in the brain, which is a natural response during narrative storytelling. Empathy is at the heart of good storytelling, and is essential when connecting with your audience. At the end of the day, empathy makes people care

“How Stories Change the Brain”, 2013, Greater Good Magazine, University of California, Berkeley

“Emotion Enhances Remembrances of Neutral Past Events”, 2006 National Academy of Sciences