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Your story is a canary.


Your story is a canary.

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Your story is a canary.


Your story is a canary.

Like a canary signaling a coal mine’s diminishing oxygen, a muddled story
signals a lack of clarity, strategic thinking and vision. 

A sharp story galvanizes teams, excites investors and journalists, and inspires customers. 

At Storyboard, we create powerful stories and brands that incite emotion and build affinity. 

 
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Erika Brown Ekiel


Erika Brown Ekiel


 

Erika Brown Ekiel

Brand and story producer

 

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Founded Storyboard in 2012
 

FORMER WORK:

In-house Marketing Lead at
Greylock Partners and matrix partners
 

Staff Writer and Editor for 10+ years at Forbes Magazine
 

(8+ Cover Stories; Nominated for National Magazine Award)
 

Published Book Author (High Tech Titans, McGraw-Hill)

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Founded Storyboard in 2012
 

FORMER WORK:

In-house Marketing Lead at
Greylock Partners and matrix partners
 

Staff Writer and Editor for 10+ years at Forbes Magazine
 

(8+ Cover Stories; Nominated for National Magazine Award)
 

Published Book Author (High Tech Titans, McGraw-Hill)

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(alpha order)

Accel Partners

Airspace

AVOS/MixBit

Bessemer Venture Partners

Biba

Emergence Capital Partners

Fuel Capital

Gigya

Greylock Partners

Groove

Hightail

Innovation Endeavors

Kitty Hawk

Loft Orbital

Lux Capital

Matrix Partners

Norwest Venture Partners

OS Fund

Patreon

Pi Charging

PlushCare

Salesforce

Spark Capital

Spero Ventures

Stanford GSB

Stockpile

Tile, Inc

Udacity

Uncork Capital

Urban Engines

Capabilities


“If history were told in the form of stories,

nothing would ever be forgotten.”

 

— Rudyard Kipling

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“If history were told in the form of stories,

nothing would ever be forgotten.”

 

— Rudyard Kipling

Capabilities


 
CONTENT STRATEGY
& CREATION
 
 

Bylines

Videos

Infographics

Keynotes

Social Media

Manifestos

Pitch Decks

Websites


 
BRAND POSITIONING
& IDENTITY

Archetypes

Brand Audits

Brand Briefs & Blueprints

Positioning & Messaging

Competitive Analysis

Sprints/Workshops

Customer Persona Profiles

Founding Stories

Corporate Narratives

Total Brand Overhauls (including creative direction and leadership of visual identity, websites, etc.)

 

 
STARTUP
LAUNCHES

 
CREATIVE DIRECTION

 

C-LEVEL THOUGHT LEADERSHIP


 

MEDIA TRAINING & INTERVIEW PREP