StoryBrand Marketing Agency

Mitch Meador, BrandNerd Founder, has been a StoryBrand Certified Guide for four years.
We thought having a great product was enough, but our website never converted like it should have. Then we met Mitch. With BrandNerd, we have a clear message, a killer strategy, and a website that really converts.
Jeff Knepper
Jeff Knepper
Executive Director
StoryBrand Certified Marketing Agency
Beyond just marketing knowledge and technical expertise, Mitch clearly communicated what was most important for us and delivered what he said he would. Highly recommend!
Brian Ebersole
Brian Ebersole
StoryBrand Certified Marketing Agency
Mitch is easy to work with and does great work. He built our new website and helped us with SEO. All of the work we are doing is working and we are busy as heck!
RJ Jyotishi
RJ Jyotishi
President & CEO
StoryBrand Certified Marketing Agency
It's so hard to find an agency that delivers value and quality. I have worked with BrandNerd for years because the strategy fits my style and grows with my business.
Ryan Hershey
Ryan Hershey
Owner & Founder
StoryBrand Certified Marketing Agency

My Journey to Becoming a StoryBrand Certified Guide

Only five years ago I was working as the Marketing Director for a company with international reach. I was promoting high-end products across the country and consulting with 80 dealers in their regional marketing campaigns. With my education and experience, I thought I knew just about everything about marketing.

Then, in March 2016, I heard a podcast that changed everything. It was called Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller.

I was immeditely hooked. The first season was seven episodes, each corresponding to a part of the StoryBrand Framework. They talked about concepts I knew, but they were talking them in a way that was so clear and tight it was melting my mind. I spent a lot of time presenting marketing concepts to non-marketing people, and this felt like I was gaining a superpower.

" They talked about concepts I knew, but they were talking them in a way that was so clear and tight it was melting my mind."

After making relatively small changes to marketing, training, and sales messages, I saw heads nod and eyes light up in a way I'd not seen before. The StoryBrand Framework was a game-changer. I was becoming a raving fan.

StoryBrand Certified Marketing Agency
Mitch Meador was originally certified in April 2018 and has helped over 50 companies execute StoryBrand.

Over the next two years, I absorbed everything StoryBrand had to offer. In 2017 I started my own marketing agency, BrandNerd, and StoryBrand was part of everything we did. Two years (to the month) after hearing the first episode of Building a StoryBrand, I traveled to Nashville to learn at the feet of the master, Donald Miller, and become a StoryBrand Certified Guide.

In the last three years, BrandNerd has helped dozens of companies tell a more effective story—a story with their customers in the hero role—and it has consistently boosted sales. BrandNerd has grown into a nearly full-service agency, offering website design, copywriting, sales funnels, search engine marketing, and a  slate of other creative and strategic services.

Back when I was a Marketing Director, people thought of me as an expert, and to some extent I was. But now, as a StoryBrand certified guide, it’s a different kind of expertise. I am equipped with a framework that is proven time and time again to help my clients win and that feels amazing.

So what problem can I help you solve? A new website? An email campaign? Rank higher on Google? Or maybe you need some guidance as you figure out what problems you help your customers solve.

Let’s talk about that story. Book a call today to talk about your project.

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What is StoryBrand?

A proven messaging framework that connects your company to people at an emotional level.

Why Are Stories So Effective?

Since the beginning of recorded history, people have been drawn to great stories. Before there was written word, stories were used to pass down important lessons and history from generation to generation. Your brain is hard-wired to receive story.

Building A StoryBrand by Donald Miller
You will find the Amazon link at the bottom of this section.

Story is a huge part of everyday life. We exaggerate our tiny tales to friends and family after work. We devour books and movies, binge watch Netflix, and even go to the theater. We turn sporting events and criminal trials into narratives. Don't even get me started on the news...

We've all sat through a powerpoint presentation with bullet point after bullet point, barely staying awake. That's because that style of presentation only hits the language part of your brain. The rest of your brain is restless and wants to do something!

When the same presenter adds a story to illustrate the points they are making, things change dramatically. Stories tap into your "animal brain" which pumps out hormones that simulate the distresses, pleasures, or empathetic moments in the story. It's why an action movie elevates you heart rate even though you're not exerting energy.

The power of story can be used in marketing as well.

Story-Based Marketing

Us humans really live in our own make-believe. And, it's important to note, we are each the hero in our own story.

Most established companies think they have a compelling story. They love to talk about their founder, the twists and turns along the way, and how now they're still carrying on the vision.

But that's not the story people want to hear. You're making yourself the hero and people aren't looking for another hero.

People want to be the hero in their story. What they want is a guide to make their journey easier. They're looking for someone who has been where they've been before and knows how to get to where they want to go.

Position your company as the guide to the hero and watch people start to buy.

StoryBrand Website Examples

I've compiled a nice list of StoryBrand Certified Guide approved website examples that inspire me. (and some that I've built)\

It must resonate with people because it is currently ranked #1 on Google for the keyword "StoryBrand Website Examples."

Learn More About StoryBrand

Building A StoryBrand Podcast

Building A StoryBrand by Donald Miller (book)

Marketing Made Simple by Donald Miller with Dr. J.J. Peterson (book)

Business Made Simple University

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BrandNerd Secret Sauce

Three fundamental components to your proven internet marketing program.

a Clear Story

When you tell the right story, you connect with customers on an emotional level.

a Strategic Website

Your website should be a conversion machine that displays on any screen size.

A Big Audience

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