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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 into a more human and purposeful marketing.
What is the Visual Storytelling Newsletter?
It’s hard to believe, but I started the Visual Storytelling Newsletter six years ago! The newsletter boasts original not outsourced content formatted as personal letters. It has been an important factor in building a truly vibrant community. Subscribe and get weekly stories covering visual storytelling strategies, models, news analysis, actionable tips, and interviews with experts - to proactively prepare you for the rapidly changing post-Covid communication landscape along with new consumers’ habits. It all starts with an emotionally meaningful story dressed up with a compelling visualization - be it images, videos, AR/VR, Web3 or the metaverse - to build empathy, trust and action.
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Why visual storytelling?
With the rising information overload 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 the 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 salesy fare.
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Invitations to our public events.
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Actionable visual storytelling tips & tricks you can apply to your marketing strategy.
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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-centric and purpose-driven 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 – to name a few. 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. I’m 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 the metaverse as an emerging stage to tell immersive 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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