Connecting people through the power of genuine story.

Authentic brand identity has never been more important than now. In this era of digital content marketing, quality video is one of the most effective ways to showcase your products and services, help customers make buying decisions, improve your search engine rankings, build brand affinity, and inspire the heart.

We are visual storytellers. We’ve been doing this a while. And with today’s technology, quality video content is less costly, easier to create, and more effective than ever before. Of course, you probably already know this or you wouldn’t be here. Welcome to the video renaissance. We’re glad you’re here.

You have a story.

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  • In a world where most people have an infinite number of choices and no time to make them, every organization is a marketer, and all marketing is about telling stories.

    - Seth Godin -
  • The choice for leaders in business is not whether to be involved in storytelling, but rather whether to use it unwittingly and clumsily, or intelligently and skillfully.

    - Stephen Denning -
  • We live in a world where bad stories are told, stories that teach us that humanity has no great purpose. How brightly a better story shines? How easily the world looks to it in wonder? How grateful we are to hear these stories, and how happy it makes us to repeat them.

    - Donald Miller -
  • Storytellers broaden our minds; engage, provoke, inspire, and ultimately, connect us.

    - Robert Redford -

Recent Works

How is your marketing budget calibrated?

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Video accounts for 55% of all mobile traffic.

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Mobile accounts for 24% of all media consumption.

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Yet, businesses are spending 8% of their marketing budget on mobile.

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Print accounts for 4% of all media consumption.

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And businesses spend 18% of their marketing budget on print!

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HOW WE DO IT

  • An integral part of our marketing mix.

    - Michael Ledger - Design Ideas, Ltd. -
  • Nominated | 2013 Mid-America Emmy Awards

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  • Experienced, creative, forward-thinking.

    - Lori Harlan - Hospital Sisters Health System -
  • I wouldn’t trust anyone else to help tell our story. Competent, authentic, talented.

    - Josh Renken - PracticeWater -
  • Winner | 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2014 Telly Awards.

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  • Josh and his team excel at crafting emotional and compelling stories. They are a partner we can trust to always deliver on time, on budget, and on strategy.

    - Alex Reed - Jump Company -
  • Winner | 2010 Gold Aster Award.

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  • Superb… a keen eye and mind for storytelling.

    - Doug Cormeny - Rockpoint Church -
  • Published in 2010 Reflections Magazine | Yale University

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  • Subtle in approach, humane in purpose.

    - Michael Rabiger - Filmmaker, Writer, & Educator -

Josh Hester

Principal & Senior Producer

MA, Communications, University of Illinois
BA, Film, Columbia College Chicago
AS, Recording, Full Sail University

Andrea Hester

Principal & Senior Designer

MBA, University of Illinois
BS, Art, Illinois State University

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We’re currently hiring production assistants and expanding our roster of industry partners. If you know anyone (or if this is you), please send a message to hiring@thestorytellerstudios.com.