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How to illustrate stories into your business marketing

William Noel - Wednesday, June 26, 2019

GHOSTS ON THE BRIDGE – Folklore associated with covered bridges could easily fill up one book for each bridge across America. Growing up in Pennsylvania, near a 19th, century timber-covered bridge and an 18th, century grain mill parallels our childhood memories with images out of Tolkien’s story ‘The Hobbit’. On adventurous summer days, we would climb all around the bridge trusses, especially the big long arched trusses that traversed the full length. In its dark tunnel-like feel we would sit in the middle at night telling scary stories about ghosts and play act the bloodsucking Marsh creek troll that lived under the bridge.

– In memory or imagination, covered bridges conjure up romantic memories and amusing thoughts of gentle country life years ago. A stolen kiss under the cover of the bridge – Virginia’s covered bridges, known as "kissing bridges" numbered more than 100 back in the early 1900s. Today in Virginia, only eight covered bridges remain. Five bridges have been preserved as landmarks and three are on private property. You are invited to visit these quaint structures that span time and the small quiet creeks along Virginia’s rural countryside. Link to Virginia’s covered bridges VDOT.

LASTING IMPRESSION – How to illustrate stories into your business marketing could be uncharted territory for some business owners. The rock of good business is not about selling, it’s about building relationships and building lasting impressions with your customers. It takes stories about you and your business. These are the values customers love to believe in. You can no longer be just another website.