About STORY

Our Leadership

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Ben Pettit

President & CEO

Ben Pettit is the Founder and CEO at STORY. He is a successful entrepreneur, business strategist, and creative professional. Driven by the joys of seeing his customers and employees thrive, he is passionate about marketing through the lens of storytelling. A South Carolina native, Ben grew up in Spartanburg, SC, graduated from Anderson University, and loves calling Greenville home.

Chelsea Valainis

Chelsea is the Vice President and Creative Director at STORY. At a high level, she is the glue that holds our operations together. She leads the creative team under the belief that “creativity cuts through the noise, it doesn't just yell louder.” Before coming to STORY in 2017, Chelsea worked as a marketing manager in the enterprise software industry. She is a Greenville native and Clemson University graduate who loves college football and a bold red wine.
Chelsea A. Valainis

Vice President

Chelsea is the Vice President and Creative Director at STORY. At a high level, she is the glue that holds our operations together. She leads the creative team under the belief that “creativity cuts through the noise, it doesn't just yell louder.” Before coming to STORY in 2017, Chelsea worked as a marketing manager in the enterprise software industry. She is a Greenville native and Clemson University graduate who loves college football and a bold red wine.

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Jonathan Tribble

Director of Marketing Services

Jonathan Tribble is the Director of Marketing Services at STORY, overseeing the creation and execution of marketing strategies. He has over 17 years of experience in marketing, specializing in SEO, SEM, graphic design, and account service. He’s worked with clients such as Michelin, Milliken, Comcast, Charter, and the Greenville County Museum of Art. He holds a BA in Graphic Design from Anderson University. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two kids, playing video games, watching movies, and eating at new restaurants.

Our Team

Our strength and most valuable asset are our people. We are keen on attracting the brightest and competent minds to form our unique approach towards creative consulting. A diverse set of skills, backgrounds, personalities, and experiences is what makes us a leader in digital marketing services.

Our Mission

Tell stories that champion our clients and our culture.

Our Vision

Connection Through Storytelling.

We are a marketing agency that emphasizes lasting relationships with great companies and their customers. Our mission is to provide the highest quality marketing services possible. By starting with your story, we believe every company is unique, and our goal is simply to listen and suggest a strategic change for growth. We grow stories.

Our slogan: Do Great Work. With Great People. For Great People.

We desire to work with exceptional companies that go the extra mile for their customers. There are three greats in our slogan, and the first is about STORY. Our mission is to offer the highest level of marketing services possible through professionalism and communication. Whether the engagement is big or small, our goal is always to be excellent. The second is our clients. We focus on working with customers who positively impact the world, their community, and their internal company culture. The last part is our client's customers. We understand that our marketing and communications touch our client's network. We don't take that responsibility lightly.

We offer creative digital solutions to everyday business problems. Our customers span from NYC to Miami with a growing team of creative professionals.

Our Values

01. Growth Culture

We foster an environment that promotes professional growth and honors servant leadership, through the understanding that feedback is a gift.

02. The Best 40

We strive for a work-life balance. Our philosophy is to give the best 40 hours each week, working from rest to live vibrant lives.

03. Collaboration

Our creativity is fueled through collaboration by thinking outside the box and stretching the limits of what is possible and expected.

04. Professionalism

We aspire to be the masters of our craft pursuing meaningful relationships with a spirit of curiosity and respect.

We make digital marketing work for you.