There are many ways to tell your story

By placing storytelling at the centre of our approach, Small World Stories is able to convey often complex issues in a human way. We connect audiences to an issue on a personal level. Using a variety of mediums including film, digital media and podcasts, we offer an integrated suite of storytelling services that take stakeholders on a journey, inviting them to see the world differently.



For many of our clients, designing a strategy is where the magic begins. Starting with a thorough analysis of the brief and the goals of a particular project we create a roadmap to achieve your world changing vision. This is based on detailed insights generated from research, audience mapping, team workshops and stakeholder interviews. We pay close attention to how your organisation is positioned within the existing landscape of related initiatives. This allows us to clearly articulate what’s truly unique about what you do.



Project management is crucial to our approach. Even the most compelling stories are useless if they go unheard. Through careful planning we ensure that your story reaches its intended audience. This is how change happens. With teams stationed in both hemispheres, Small World Stories manages complex international projects across time zones and cultures. Our decades of collective experience working for major multilateral agencies means we know how to navigate the processes of large organisations.
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Film & Audio

Audio-visual storytelling can be particularly persuasive, eliciting emotions that written text cannot. Our award winning films and audio content take the form of documentaries, podcasts, public service announcements and videos tailored for social media. We produce on-offs and series for national and international broadcasters, tapping into our extensive world-wide network of local filmmakers. Over the years our films have reached millions of television viewers, been screened at international film festivals and shared widely by our clients on their own communication platforms.



We specialise in creating editorial content and publications for international development agencies. No matter how technical or dense your report is, we can create a compelling narrative through tight copywriting, editing, creative report design and a deep understanding of various sustainable development issues. Thanks to our global network of writers and designers, we provide a one-stop editorial service from early stage drafts to print ready collateral.


Visual communication is critical in engaging diverse audiences and breaking down complex ideas. Our global team of graphic designers can refresh your brand identity, communicate technical concepts through compelling infographics and transform plain text documents into must read reports.



These days, with the plethora of communication mediums available at our fingertips, stories can be told in many ways. Having a consistent and engaging digital presence brings your story together. Working through a comprehensive digital strategy, we create seamless integrated experiences allowing your audience to engage with your campaign and organisation through multiple touchpoints.
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With many former journalists on our team, we know what it takes to pitch an irresistible story. Depending on the campaign, we have the right network to connect with local press right through to global news organisations. Our stories and thought leadership content have been featured in Reuters, the Guardian, Bloomberg and Devex as well as in niche and new media platforms such as podcasts and blogs.