Heard the one about the broker, the barista and the memory-stick maker?


Corporate narrative can be bland , unmemorable and flat as a worn carpet-tile.  Brand Stories add depth, humour and humanity.  They clarify and codify, engage and inspire. 

 LLPs Brand Stories reach the places other methods can’t reach.’




The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves form our identity, our Brand Story.


An organisations Brand Story needs to be strong, positive, coherent and engaging.  If it is not, everybody suffers.  This is particularly pertinent in the wake of what we might call corporate trauma; when an organisation encounters loss or major restructuring or negative coverage in the media. 


Major change and upheaval can lead to a weakening sense of identity.  This, in turn, effects performance, clouds strategy and leads to conflict, stress, loss of motivation and innovation, fragmented communication and instabliity.


Repeated attempts at rebranding via advertising campaigns and conventional marketing strategies are not always enough.  A call to name brand values and live by them is often received with cinicism by staff and clients/customers alike and has limited benefits.  Many well-intentioned and costly interventions just dont go deep enough.


The mythology surrounding a brand is hugely influential and hard to change. Great if you are Virgin, or Apple, or Innocent.  Not so good if your brand story is less than heroic.  And worse if your organisation is cast as a villain or a fool by the media.


The good news is that every organisation has a positive brand story waiting to be discovered.  Every brand has a heritage to celebrate.  Every brand has brand heros at every level with transformational stories to tell.


Brand Story needs to be unearthed and told.  And then told again and again at the water cooler, in the Board Room, lift and bedroom, and through every form of internal and external communication.  Until it becomes so much part of the infrastructure that you dont notice it any more.






{C}ü     Targeted interviews with key staff at every level.

{C}ü     Writing and selection of Individual Brand Stories via live storytelling events.

{C}ü     First Draft of Master Brand Story.



{C}ü     Coaching of the leadership to tell the Master Brand Story  and Indiivdual Brand Stories

{C}ü     Identifying existing communications channels to carry the story.

{C}ü     Creating new communications channels to carry the story.



{C}ü     Second draft of Master Brand Story, taking feedback and amendments onboard.

{C}ü     Traditional and digital communication channel audit

{C}ü     Writing and dissemination  of Tweetable Tales and Facebook Fables

{C}ü     Leadership equipped with examples of the story inpiring action and positive outcomes.



{C}ü     Annual live storytelling event to enrich the Master Brand Story

{C}ü     Story champions identified and rewarded





{C}v    We served as storyteller for BT Global Services, humanising the tangled spaghetti of technology talk that surrounds major account management and IT outsourcing deals.

{C}v    When morale was at rock bottom at a NHS trust that had been slammed in a TV documentary, Lunar Lemon lifted morale and key performance stats.

{C}v    Starbucks needed to turn their business plan into more than numbers. Lunar Lemon injected a hot shot of story to bring shared understanding and motivation that the leadership team could cascade to front-line staff.

{C}v    Coutts had been badly damaged by the financial crisis and needed to re-connect staff and clients with its 300 year old story of overcoming obstacles. 'Coutts - The Next Chapter', a touring storytelling roadshow turned the page for all the people who attended. The happy ending... loyalty and long-term investments.

{C}v    RBS Global Banking & Markets needed an essential story. Something that could be told by anyone working for the bank to anyone; lift, pub, boardroom, bedroom. Lunar Lemon crafted a hundred word essential story on the 'beauty of a billion dollar bond'.

{C}v    InterContinental Hotels had created a set of 'Winning Ways', values that the whole organisation could live by and grow with globally. Lunar Lemon brought meaning, feeling and momentum to each winning way by crafting a master story to humanise each two word



To hear the one about your organisation, call Lunar Lemon.