Social entrepreneurs are passionate problem solvers and innovators. Products they make stem from a mindset of making a positive difference in the lives of the people who have hitherto been out of the mainstream. Surely, stories behind them are as interesting as products themselves.
Featured Guest Blogger: Koushik Yanamandram, Co-Founder SustainEarth Energy Solutions On How Visual Storytelling Helped Him
One day Koushik called to thank me. He said the video co-created by us was appreciated by investors and helped him secure funding. I felt a sense of satisfaction and vindication. In this article Koushik talks about how visual storytelling helped him.
One of the best ways for a socent to represent the impact it makes is through storytelling. Stories of Impact are about a positive social change, achieved through collaboration between different stakeholders and a clear vision for a better tomorrow.
No matter what the cause, stories that address a cause revolve around creating a sustainable solution to a problem. This can happen only by educating its viewers and finally inciting positive action from them.
Creating popular awareness for their cause, raising funds and attracting a large base of backers are some the chief objectives that drive the marketing and communication strategies of social good brands. Unlike the consumer brands, most often than not they don’t have big budgets and resources to marshal for stellar marketing campaigns.
Gary specializes in capturing moments that help NGOs and Nonprofits create awareness, express their vision and build their community with his honest photo journalistic style. He has worked in more than 70 countries over last 23 years for reputed brands. Here are his responses produced verbatim to my questions.
What strikes you about a photograph or moves you about a video more than any other is often a certain quirk or a specific perspective of the photographer that reflects his storytelling vision. In this article I list out some of my favourite humanitarian photographers who speak to us through their work.
Many for-profit and non-profit brands use visual storytelling to attract new donors, get more volunteers and spread their message across the world. Here is a quick roundup of 5 such brands- how they go about it and the benefits that they derive from the same.
Social good brands can use the power of visual storytelling to attract new donors, bring about awareness on an issue, motivate people to take specific action or show impact to their investors.
A compelling visual story has to be real, positive & meaningful. Every brand story relies on 6 essential pillars that form the core of storytelling and bring in a sense of purpose to the narrative. The gamut of these stories is virtually limitless. All social entrepreneurs need is a little imagination.