Hello and welcome!
I’m Shlomi Ron, the founder and CEO of the Visual Storytelling Institute, a Miami-based think tank with a mission to spread the gospel of visual storytelling from the world of art to more human and purposeful marketing.
What is visual storytelling?
What is the Visual Storytelling Newsletter?
It’s hard to believe, but I started the Visual Storytelling Newsletter six years ago!
The newsletter includes original not outsourced content formatted as weekly personal letters.
I hear you, like many other marketers, I know you’re likely struggling to get the word out with so much noise and disinformation out there.
You’re not alone.
Recent eMarketer studies suggest that CMO’s top challenges are driving growth and delivering a powerful brand that breaks through the clutter.
That’s why CMOs’ top spend is on content marketing.
I’m here to guide you on how to leverage the power of visual storytelling as part of your ongoing marketing.
Every Sunday morning and bi-weekly news commentary.
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Why visual storytelling?
With the staggering information overload, rising misnformation, and audiences' elusive attention spans - marketers' top challenge today is delivering a powerful brand that breaks through the noise.
That's where visual storytelling leverages two superpowers we all possess: people process visuals 60,000 times faster than text and 92% of consumers want brands to make ads that feel like relatable stories than the sales fare.
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Free membership with exciting new features
FREE download of the Top 20 Visual Storytelling Picture Book
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Free episodes from our Visual Storytelling Today podcast.
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Invitations to our public events.
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A bit more about me
Pay attention to your side hustles.
Sometimes that’s where your BIG STORY is waiting.
Hi, I’m Shlomi Ron, the founder, and CEO of the Visual Storytelling Institute, a Miami-based think tank that brings the gospel of visual storytelling from the world of art into a more human and purposeful marketing. A digital marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience working on both the agency and brand sides for Fortune 100/500 brands such as Nokia, IBM, and American Express, I started VSI to combine my marketing expertise with my passion for visual stories stemming from my interest in classic Italian cinema and my experience managing the estate of video art pioneer Buky Schwartz. At VSI, I help brands rise above the noise through visual storytelling consulting, training, and thought leadership. Select clients include Estée Lauder, Microsoft, and Cable & Wireless, and as certified mentor - various startups. To pay it forward, I’m currently teaching Brand Storytelling at the University of Miami’s Business School. You may have come across my name since I’m the host of the Visual Storytelling Today podcast, which ranks in the top 10 business storytelling podcasts on the web. Writer of the six-year Visual Storytelling Newsletter. I’m also the author of Total Acuity: Tales with Marketing Morals to Help You Create Richer Visual Brand Stories, and have recently written blog posts, presented talks, and organized events about harnessing emerging tech like Web3 and ethical AI to tell meaningful stories. Outside work, I’m a nascent bread baker, The Moth fan, and longtime fedora wearer likely to jive with my classic Italian cinema interest.
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