The world is changing. Nobody wants to be sold to anymore. They want to be interested, entertained, inspired: they want to be won. They want to dream dreams, to be shown incredible sights, to be told stories…

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Olive Stories is a storytelling agency that exists to tell the story of your brand, your idea, your business, in a way that people genuinely want to hear. We produce words which win without force.

A brand value or campaign can no longer be plucked out of thin air. Rather it is the fruit, the natural overflow, of telling and retelling the authentic stories behind it all. Using only trained journalists, those experienced in the art of research, interview and narrative technique, Olive Stories creates the conditions for these stories to flourish. The growth is organic, the fruit will last.


Our Story

Once upon a time, two gods of Ancient Greece sat on the top of Mount Olympus and entered into a contest. The prize? To take possession of the ancient city below, home of the Acropolis, city of cities.

Poseidon, god of the sea, conjured a mighty horse, a symbol of physical strength. Athena, goddess of wisdom, brought forth an olive tree… Who do you think won the city?

Read the rest of the story which inspired who we are…


Our Services

Brand Story Consulting

Interviews

Our journalists sit down with the people you select, asking them the right questions and drawing out the stories of your brand, cutting through jargon and cliché to get to the nub. Our promise is that we will always sit down with you in person, no screens, just a trained journalist armed with a pen and great listening skills.

Workshops

We bring together teams to teach them in the art of telling your organisation’s story, through better, clearer communications which use words that actually reflect your values.

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Strategic storylines

The pièce de résistance of our service is an extensive document which brings together all your stories into one strategic narrative, including key messages, brand values, case studies, and a ready supply of beautifully worded content to use across your channels.

Content

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Copywriting

We produce blogs, features, press releases, reports, case studies, workplace culture ‘ambassador’ books, personal memoirs, commemorative books – impeccably crafted words supplied as either single commissions or on a retainer basis.

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Editing & SEO

We work with your in-house teams and their written content to sharpen up structure, grammar and messaging. We know how to identify search terms, build them into our copy and optimise your content without losing the heart of your story.

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Design

We take your carefully crafted words and illustrate them. We work with designers to create meaningful infographics, designed content and video.


Our Work

EAVE -  We told the story of one young entrepreneur’s experience of hearing loss and his mission to prevent it

EAVE - We told the story of one young entrepreneur’s experience of hearing loss and his mission to prevent it

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SIGNIUM -  We explored the word ‘intuition’ with a global leadership consulting firm wanting to articulate their human approach in a data-driven world

SIGNIUM - We explored the word ‘intuition’ with a global leadership consulting firm wanting to articulate their human approach in a data-driven world


Work with us?

If you want our investigative journalists to tell your story then do get in touch. Read more about our fantastic team here.