We do great work, with great people, for great people.
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We tell the stories of forward-thinking organizations and create platforms that strategically reach their target audience.
WE ARE ON A MISSION.
STORY is a brand agency. We have one mission — to help our clients tell great stories. We work with great people, doing great things, making a positive impact on the world. As storytellers, we use multiple mediums, but the mission is always the same. We desire to communicate an honest message to our clients and our clients’ customers. We partner with our clients to craft, mold, and reinforce their brand to the world.
We are an agency with incredibly smart people who have enormous talent and expertise in their field. We put a high importance on relationships, and our staff is our greatest asset. We’re a team full of crazy-smart, super-talented, degreed creatives who value the craftsmanship of good design. We are the storytellers that think of six impossible things before breakfast, then choose one of those things and make it possible. STORY believes that excellence is something we should pursue on a daily basis, and the inspiration behind our passion comes from the greatest story ever told.
Everyone has that friend who tries to retell a funny joke but can never quite get it right. He gets right to the punch line and screws it all up. Unfortunately, that friend might be your company. Your catch is shaky and your proposition, while novel, may be same as everyone else’s. We help you find the secret sauce that is the authentic heartbeat of your organization. We cultivate that into your story and help promote it to the world.
Our leadership team is the best in the world. Seriously. We have self-starters at every position. STORY doesn’t want just any leader, we want the best, and that’s exactly what we have.
President & CEO
Ben Pettit is a passionate investor, entrepreneur, business owner, and brand builder. Ben grew up in Spartanburg, SC before attending Anderson University to study the arts and marketing. He currently resides in Simpsonville, SC with his wife and daughter. Ben started his career in 2008 during the worst recession we’ve ever seen. After being laid off for the 3rd time by corporate downsizing, he decided there had to be a better way. During his career, Ben has successfully launched five companies and sold three. He has experience working with startups, real estate developers, industrial giants, and higher education. In 2016 Ben re-branded Cohesive Web Design to STORY LLC with offices located on Coffee Street in the heart of downtown Greenville. He brings expertise in business advising, branding, and marketing strategy to all our clients.
Director of Services
Chelsea is a Greenville, SC native with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clemson University in Communications Studies and Architecture. Before joining the team at STORY, Chelsea worked as an Assistant Marketing Director, applying her communication and design skills to the world of digital marketing. Chelsea’s many talents allow her to wear multiple hats as STORY’s Director of Services, not only managing client accounts but also contributing to brand development and internal marketing. With a drive for success and commitment to quality, Chelsea is a valuable asset for STORY as it continues to mature and expand business throughout the South East.
Senior Account Executive + Analytics Consultant
Evan is a Charlotte native via Dallas at a young age. Having lived in the Charlotte area for the past 25 years Evan has the expertise, know how, and insider scoop on all things Charlotte. He understands the culture of Charlotte and therefore the customer base of the area. Previously Evan was an Analytics Architect for IBM. Evan is an expert in data management, warehousing, and analytics. Evan, his wife, and doberman reside in Fort MIll, SC.
Evan wears two hats at STORY. First managing the growing STORY Charlotte office and secondly working as a business strategist and analytics consultant for our clients. Evan is one of the most impressive guys you will ever meet. We like to call him the smartest guy in the room. Find out more about Evan and the Charlotte office, learn more.
Beth Copelan, an Upstate South Carolina native, has a background in architecture at Clemson University and holds a Bachelor of Studio Arts, Graphic Design from the University of South Carolina Upstate. She has 5 years of agency experience working in both digital and print, with an emphasis on higher education, real estate development, and telecommunications where she has worked with clients such as: Clemson University, Auburn University, George Mason University, University of Georgia, Ohio University, Georgia College, Rack Room Shoes, and Comcast. As Creative Director at STORY, she oversees all things brand, creative, and design. Her meticulous visual standards and strategic approach help cultivate innovative solutions for our client partners.