We use the art and science of storytelling to grow your business.

We'll help you create a memorable brand story, capture attention and grow your business with our unique story driven approach to business strategy and marketing.

Steve Ballantyne – Story IQ Founder

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We use the art and science of storytelling to grow your business.

We’ll help you clarify your brand story, capture attention and grow your business with our unique story driven approach to marketing.

Steve Ballantyne – Story IQ Founder 

Our story driven marketing process

We use story science to create your brand story

We define and craft your brand story as a guiding narrative for all your marketing, using proven story frameworks such as ‘The Hero’s Journey’. We then review your marketing materials to make sure they are reflecting the new brand story and using story structure for best results.

We then optimise your website for lead generation

Once we have developed a clear brand story, we work with you to create a high-converting website. We also establish your customer personas, map out the buyer journey, and then create all the content elements (eBooks, videos, digital & social ads etc) needed for your marketing.

We develop a marketing plan & promote your story

Finally, we develop a 12-month content marketing plan - outlining what traditional and digital media channels you should use to promote your brand story. We constantly test the effectiveness of each marketing channel and messaging and keep optimising both to get the best results.

Read our story marketing blog

We publish one new story-based article a week. View all posts.

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Brand Storytelling
October 10, 2019

Visual storytelling – put your customers in the picture.

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September 9, 2019

The brain science of storytelling.

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Brands we have worked with

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What our clients say about us

Steve Haines - ColorCote

"We’ve had a really successful partnership with Steve, Nicqui and the team over the last four years. They have worked with us on a brand transformation project that has touched every aspect of our business from product naming, through to print collateral, trade stands, and digital. The results have been phenomenal. Significant growth in market share, record sales and a Marketing Leadership award in 2016."

Craig Manson - Change Hunters

“I have worked with Steve as a marketing advisor for over 15 years in leadership roles at Canon and most recently Change Hunters. He is one of the best marketers in the business and has always been a great strategic sounding board for me. Steve is an accomplished speaker and has a deep understanding of brand storytelling. I’m excited to see this play out in Story IQ and to continue working with Steve and the team."

Sonja Webb - OfficeMax

"Steve has been a valued brand strategist for OfficeMax over the last 5 years and spearheaded the strategic thinking behind the re-positioning of our OfficeMax brand a number of years ago. He has a deep knowledge of business storytelling narratives and the ability to see where the perceptual white space is in the market and create a brand positioning strategy to successfully fill it."