Storytelling for New Retail & Small Businesses
The development of a Storytelling approach for the thematic group "Retail & Small Businesses" will be used as strategic communication tool for all pilot locations to disseminate key information on the developed spaces and services, their users and supporters in a narrative form. Using human elements within the different stories will create a further emotional connection with the citizens, entrepreneurs and further target groups.
To prepare and simplify information on the potentials and key characteristics of the pilot projects in an appealing way by creating identity and promoting emotional co-experience.
1. Initial meeting with all relevant stakeholders
2. Conduction & evaluation of interviews (optional step)
3. Development of common story
4. Media production
CCIS, RDA LUR, Studio Komplekt, Gabrovo Municipality, City of Leonding, biz-up
Kamnik (Slovenia), Gabrovo (Bulgaria), Leonding (Austria)
Media production/ design, documentation, event cost, external expert in Storytelling, optional: researcher
Project management, stakeholders from industry & education, local heroes as entrepreneurs/ small businesses/ representatives from Creative Industries & other branches (e.g.retail, gastronomy), city government, external experts
Storytelling for New Retail & Small Businesses (full description)
Empathy Map Canvas
Hero´s Journey Canvas
Hero´s Journey concept - visual representation of the journey of a regional heroine who wants to open a creative retail store
The story gets spread voluntarily by the enthusiactic listeners
The image of the pilot location is uplifted
Awareness & visibility of all positive aspects of the pilot location among locals, tourists, Creative Industries etc.
Awareness raising for further interested promoters, users, supporters, cooperation partners of the project
Finding the right balance between suitable stories and a certain degree of abstraction
Convincing the city government to support the initiative through promotion and further (legal) requirements