BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT

Audiences want to be entertained, brands want to transport their values. Traditional advertisement only serves one party. Branded Entertainment serves both parties. People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Brand storytelling offers the unique opportunity to talk with your audience, not at them. Rather than just selling, brands can give something of true value.

What we are really good at is to tell stories in every imaginable medium, from a small children’s book to a large international web series. We don’t think in terms of B2B or B2C, we believe in Human to Human communication. Our broad international network of writers, illustrators, directors and animators are experts in many different fields and we will compile the perfect team for the highest impact – make the audience care!

Books

The most basic form of a story can also be the most authentic way to transport your purpose and values. Books offer a fast turnaround and great value for both regional and international audiences. Our writers and illustrators from all around the world will transform your message into a memorable story.

Short Movies

Live action or animation - short movies provide high emotional impact and entertainment value. Engage your audience, emotionally charge your brand and build a relationship with your clients. Our combined experience in commercial and entertainment productions ensure a movie that hit’s it’s mark, both strategically and emotionally.

Web Series

Hook the audience with exciting and ongoing episodes featuring beloved characters. Utilize your web series for PreRoll ads or social media content with recurring entertainment. Little Lights Studio developed and produced international web series that exceeded all KPIs through the power of story.

Documentaries

Experience real life through the lens of a storyteller. Brand documentaries are a fantastic format to provide in-depth insights and generate great additional footage for spin-offs and shorter specialized clips. The key for impactful brand communication is authenticity and a sensitive and experienced production team.

Podcasts & Audiobooks

Audio content fits perfectly in our modern lifestyle - where reading or watching is not possible, podcasts and audiobooks step in. Fiction or non-fiction, B2B or B2C (or better: Human-to-Human) - there’s a great variety of formats and approaches. Little Lights Studio developed and produced the “Storytelling School for Families”, an international storytelling course aimed at parents & kids.

Apps & Gamification

After the hype and the need that each and everyone has to create one, mobile apps are like any other form of entertainment: you have to find the right purpose and actually provide added value. Apps & gamification are not the solution to every need, but the perfect tool if done right.

Supplementary Stories

A child care product accompanied by a cute children’s book featuring the brand character, a QR code on a product that leads to an online scavenger hunt or a handcrafted piece with it’s unique brand story. Emotionally charge your product and make specific items entertaining.

Social Media Storytelling

Let your audience take part in interactive storytelling on Instagram, TikTok or Facebook. Strategically crafted social media stories engage the audience and even allow to alter the course of the story. We’ve developed highly engaging social media campaigns with high relevance for the target audience.

And Many More

Brand characters, short story collections, stories in virtual space or interactive storytelling - modern tools and platforms are in rapid change. Each platform and technology demands unique approaches to storytelling. While the craft changes, stories will always impact audiences.

Lasting Impact

Commercials are short lived. Stories are here to stay.

Stories create value, provide entertainment, charge the brand with emotion and establish a strong connection
with the audience – everything solid marketing
should achieve but with a lasting impact.

“There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.”

~ Simon Sinek ~

Eggbert
Children’s Book

Eggbert is the only egg that didn’t hatch. He starts an adventurous journey to find anyone to help him hatch only to find out that he will never be like everyone else. Despite Eggbert being an egg, he is a great friend, and that is everything he ever wanted to be.

Get in touch to receive a copy.

Plastic Bank
Brand Documentary

Greiner Packaging supports Plastic Bank to fight ocean plastic and create a circular economy with social plastic and recycling.

A small team spent a week in Manila to talk to Plastic Bank members, representatives of Greiner Packaging and most importantly – the people who live and work in the Barangays of Manila city.

The full documentary will be online soon, watch the trailer here.

Dishwasher Diaries
Web Series

Maria is the stark contrast to a traditional housewife, Dishy, her dishwasher, lives in the understanding of being her boyfriend. In 12 entertaining short episodes they touch every imaginable topic of modern couples – while incidentally tackling important brand messages of Somat.

Dishwasher Diaries is available in 12 languages and 32 markets, achieved an average retention rate of 35%, gathered over 500 Mill. accumulated views and spent only half of the allocated media budget.

Watch a selection of episodes here:
Yoga,
Couples Therapy, Mister Performance, Remedies, The Date, Son-in-law

Bedtime Stories
App & Audio Courses

The storytelling app for families – awaken the inner storyteller with diverse and empowering stories for young & old. Storytelling has never been easier.

Bedtime Stories features 22 storyworlds with over 100 stories from authors and illustrators around the world. The Storytelling School for Families includes 20 entertaining audio lessons in 4 courses and the unique Storybuilder allows to create your very own adventures with story-prompts in different genres.

Website / App Store

Iba Paris
Web Series

For the lifestyle brand IBA Paris air fresheners, Little Lights Studio developed a live action web series set in the city of love. We created four different social media campaigns featuring unique web series formats – each approach based on the core brand values.

Please get in touch for more information.

Mission Africa
Short Movies

For the international launch of the Infinimix toy series of Kinder Surprise, Little Lights Studio developed and produced two six minutes short movies. Each movie targets a specific audience and the two films combined result in a twelve minute epic adventure set in Africa.

The production featured an international collaboration of over 80 artists in Austria, Finland, Malaysia and Italy.

Watch the movies here: The Chase, Animal Rescue, Case Study

Fiete
TV Show

Fiete is an internationally acclaimed series of mobile apps for children. Revolving around the three beloved characters featured in apps and children books, Little Lights Studio developed a TV Show for german television.


We created a full TV show bible including character development, episode format, themes & topics for the first season, fully fleshed out storylines and scripts for the first two episodes.

Watch the first animation test here, please get in touch for more information.

Magic Animals
Web Series

For Ferrero New York we developed and produced five short episodes in 2,5D animation to educate kids from all over the world about climate change and responsible behavior. Children drew their favorite magic animals, we took the best submissions and refined them into the heroes of this web series.

The show tackles topics like plastic waste, wildfires or deforestation. In each episode the Magic Animals help to solve particular problems and at the end we provide a few simple tips on how children can do their part and help to make the world a little bit better.

Watch the trailer

Sabika
Brand Documentary

Sabika jewelry is a company by women for women. Every piece is made with integrity and love – designed in the U.S. and hand-crafted by female artisans in Europe.

Little Lights Studio produced a brand documentary to emphasize the rich cultural background and unique history of the family behind Sabika.

The film was a huge success, earned standing ovations at the premiere in Pittsburgh and quadrupled the retention rate of website users.

Watch the short version

Let’s Talk

If you are interested in branded entertainment or you’re still not sure if it’s the right thing for you, let’s have a chat.

We’ll talk about your goals, target audience and different possible formats. We will highlight all pros and cons and help you define a suitable framework for possible next steps.

Exploration

This process is all about finding the best brand-market fit for your entertainment piece. We provide different exploration packages to perfectly suit your specific needs.

From first market research and ideas to fleshed out storylines, strategic considerations and artist proposals with moods & samples. 

Get Started

After the exploration has been feed-backed and aligned, we’re ready to kick off production.

We offer an inclusive workflow and like to bring everyone to the table to create the best piece of entertainment for your brand and the audience.

 

Get in touch

We’d love to talk about your goals, plans and ideas or just chat about different branded entertainment possibilities.

There are so many stories just waiting to get told, so let’s get in touch.

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