“Myth is much more important and true than history.” ― Joseph Campbell
“You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin
“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” ― Muriel Rukeyser
Your brand is no longer what you say it is, your brand is now what “they” say it is… We have helped successfully brand organizations, campaigns, products and services for over a decade. Our services provide: Communications Audit, Identity Development, Campaign Platforms & Planning, Talking Points, Integrated Marketing, Media Networking, Branding & Re-branding, Message Development, and many other strategic tools that prove critical to retaining support for your brand.
At SmartMeme Studios we help tell your story so that it becomes the centerpiece of your campaign strategy, foreshadowing victory in the first step. We’re seasoned campaigners, familiar with both rural and urban organizing strategies. We have worked on campaigns at the international, multi-state, statewide, county-wide, and local grass-roots levels. Some of our campaign consulting services include: Strategic Planning, Meeting Facilitation, Political Campaigns, Electoral Campaigns, Ballot Initiatives, Environmental Campaigns, Social Justice Organizing, and Movement Building.
Today, it takes more than printing posters and a Facebook event page to unplug people long enough to attend your function. We’re experienced with branding and promoting large nationwide gatherings, as well as regional events like benefit concerts, performances, and conventions. Whatever your budget we can help you find the best communication solution. If you’re planning an event and seeking funding or donors we can also help you develop a successful proposal and fundraising strategy, because funders always focus on the marketing section of event proposals.
At SmartMeme Studios, we visualize your story’s full potential to maneuver your audience toward action. Our creative team offers the latest in graphic design, to include print, web/video, info-graphics and more. We also offer Scripting, Media Production Services and Ad Placement for media outlets to include print, radio, television, outdoor, online & multimedia.
Transmedia storytelling, applied to a film release, is all about promoting the story, not the ’launch date of such and such movie starring…’ Just like Antoine de Saint-Exupery knew, if you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. From an advocacy communications standpoint it’s about how you deliver the story of your solution, instead of data about the problem. This involves creativity that engages people by permeating their daily lives using new digital delivery methods, traditional media and organizing tactics. SmartMeme has been helping to build people-powered movements for over a decade and we bring that experience to new media be it online or outside, we can help you choose and develop the paths to growing a movement from the grassroots up.
Film and animation are staples for reaching audiences across different digital mediums. Now more than ever, engaging the public requires content that can quickly andconcisely deliver compelling stories. SmartMeme Studios will bring decades of experience scripting, shooting, and editing film and video to your story. Our story-based strategy is informed by years of creating video content for major network news (ABC), and producing commercials for network television (Nickelodeon), as well as filming foundation-funded advocacy documentaries. SmartMeme Studios’ video production process will take your project from concept to distribution, because your story should not only be seen but also shared.
Our team is experienced with Wordpress, Squarespace, Ecommerce, Responsive design practices, and Search Engine Optimization. We can rapidly develop websites which work seamlessly between phones, tablets, and dekstop computers. We also have experience integrating with social media platforms and payment processors; either through plugins or custom solutions.
We offer presentations, workshops and group training in our story-based strategy tool-set for nonprofit organizations, environmental and social justice conferences, and political networks and associations. We have provided 30-90 minute training in story-based strategy via tele-conference and in-person. We also offer a limited number of these in-kind to nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest (or globally via teleconference) as schedules permit each year, please contact us about your event or communication need.