Do Great Work, With Great People, For Great People.
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 strategic change for growth. We grow stories.
We desire to work with exceptional companies that go the extra mile for their customers. There are three greats in our mission statement, and the first is about STORY. Our mission is to offer the highest level of marketing services possible through professionalism and communication. No matter the engagement, 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 clients. We understand that our marketing and communication strategies touch our client's network, which is an essential part of what we do. We don't take that responsibility lightly.
We offer creative digital solutions to everyday business problems. Our work spans from the South East to the entire nation with a growing team of creative professionals.
Our Core Values
Growth Culture: We foster an environment that promotes professional growth and honors servant leadership, through the understanding that feedback is a gift.
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.
Collaboration: Our creativity is fueled through collaboration by thinking outside the box and stretching the limits of what is possible and expected.
Professionalism: We aspire to be the masters of our craft pursuing meaningful relationships with a spirit of curiosity and respect.
Tell stories that champion our clients and our culture.
Connection through storytelling.
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.
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. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greenville Literacy Association.
Chelsea A. Valainis
VP, Creative Director
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.
Can we be your agency?
Power of People
Our typical client has a small, dedicated internal marketing team. As your agency, we are constantly communicating with this team about marketing goals and deliverables. Having a point of contact, beyond a busy CEO or owner, allows us to quickly navigate the deliverable/approval feedback cycle. Our mission is to be an extension of your team, providing strategic expertise and resources to champion your business growth.
Goals Are Important
We work with your team to launch mission-critical marketing campaigns and communication strategies. This can be growing an existing business, building brand awareness, or positioning a new product or market segment. We come alongside your company's vision and business plan, and complement it with things like marketing strategies, creative assets, and world-class media buying.
We find it incredibly important that your business has the existing or future infrastructure to support the growth that you want to achieve. Oftentimes, even great companies can hit a profit ceiling because they didn't plan for their own success. What we do as a marketing agency works. We work best with companies that are prepared and excited to grow.
Let's Talk Budgets
It takes money to make money. Having realistic expectations and budgets helps every marketing agency succeed. We are not the most expensive agency, nor are we the lowest bidder. Outside of agency fees, it is important that you have a media buying budget that is proportional to the goals of your communication outreach plan.