The Planet Needs Your Story: A Brand & Video Marketing Workshop

  • Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 - 09:00 to Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 - 12:00
  • Future Leap, 1-3 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AA
  • Bristol
  • The Future Economy Network
  • businesses with purpose, businesses who wish to promote their sustainability, anyone wishing to learn video marketing, anyone interested in learning about branding or how to strengthen their brand, sustainable interest/knowledge preferred but not essential


We are keeping a close eye on all updates in relation to COVID-19. Our events up until the end of May have been confirmed as interactive webinars/online workshops, including our valuable networking sessions and 60 second pitches. If this event goes online, you will be given an additional free ticket to another event of your choice as a thank you for your support.

Look at the world around you. Society is made up of millions of stories. You live, breathe and tell them all the time. Stories are how we connect with one another and make sense of the world. Making the shift to a future economy means transforming some of society’s biggest stories around energy use, travel, the food we eat – and all those micro stories in between. It's something we must all do. Together.
But what’s the point of a story for your brand? Why does it matter?
Well, in this noisy world it allows you to connect with people on an emotional level. It means your colleagues all tell the same story as you and that your company has a shared belief. Then, when it comes to messaging, such as making a video or creating a new website you will have a unique identity and a clear strategy for how to communicate with potential customers and attract future employees.
During this session you’ll learn what a brand story is and how to go about translating it into video and sharing it with the world.
The Future Economy Network are excited to announce we will be joined by Network members Skylark Media and Brand New Story to carry out this brand and video marketing workshop.

09:00 - 09:15 - Registration & Breakfast

09:15 - 09:25 - Introduction from The Future Economy Network

09:25 - 09:30 - Rachel Savage, Brand New Story (Talk)

09:30 - 09:35 – Jo Haywood, Skylark Media (Talk)

09:35 - 10:20 - Rachel Savage, Brand New Story (Workshop)

10:20 - 10:35 - Break

10:35 - 11:20 - Jo Haywood, Skylark Media (Workshop)

11:20 - 11:40 - Group Discussion

11:40 – 11:45 – Close

11:45 - 12:00 - Optional Networking and Refreshments

Meet the Speakers!

Rachel Savage, Founder & Story Co-Creator at Brand New Story

Brand New Story’s founder, Rachel Savage, wasn’t always a brand story creator. After working as a journalist, writer and editor for the likes of The Big issue, Orange, The Environment Agency and finally Ecotricity she quit her regular 9-5 to work for herself. Then her story took a new path.

After writing for large organisations with strong identities she struggled to capture the personality and essence of her smaller clients – one that embraced all their expertise and passion into the written word. Also, a desire to create a business with a purpose planted itself firmly in her heart and wouldn’t go away.

After some deep soul-searching she discovered that brand storytelling could enable her to do both. And she’s gone from trying to work out what this enigma they called a brand story is to actually creating one and a Brand New Story process that’s now a complete strategic story-led narrative for any business.

Jo Haywood, MD at Skylark Media

Jo is the founder of Skylark Media, a video production company dedicated to communications for businesses that value people, planet and profit. She has a degree in biology and has dedicated her life to saving the planet, choosing video communication as the best way to achieve this.

Jo made her first series of films about climate change for Discovery Channel in 1990 before directing science programmes such as Horizon, for the BBC. Jo founded Skylark Media in 2005 and it’s now one of the leading production companies in Bristol making TV ads and promo videos for clients including Westonbirt Arboretum, Brunel Insurance and Forestry Commission.

Speaker Timings

Rachel Savage, Founder & Brand Story Co-Creator, Brand New Story

09.25 My Story

09.35 What’s a brand story?

● Chapter One: A History of Storytelling in Business

● Chapter Two: What’s Your Purpose?

● Chapter Three: What’s Your Voice?

● Chapter Four: Who are you talking to?

09.50 Exercise: What’s Your Purpose?

10.00 Breakout session

10.10 Feedback session

10.20 Close

Jo Haywood, MD at Skylark Media

09:30 - My Story

10:35 Design your Video

● What is the purpose of your video and how will you measure success?

● Taking your story from session 1 - how do you convey this visually?

● Video style / duration / content

● The story arc

● Who’s the audience and what do they want to see / hear?

10:50 Exercise: Create your storyboard

11:00 Breakout session

11:10 Social platforms and how to optimise for them

11:20 Close

We will share your Name, Job Title & Company with the other delegates & speakers to this event only.

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We have included a mandatory carbon-offsetting fee of £1 to all our tickets: this is part of our commitment to be carbon-neutral in our operations.

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