True Story

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True Story is a branding and cultural agency based in Portland, Ore., and founded in 2017. Their team of more than two offers branding and business consulting solutions to small and mid-market businesses alike.

Client Insights

Industry Expertise

Business services


Consumer products & services






Other industries


Client Size Distribution

Small Business (<$10M) 40%

Midmarket ($10M - $1B) 60%

Common Project Size

$10K-$49K 5 projects

<$10K 1 project

$200K-$999K 1 project


  • The Joyner Group

Highlights from Recent Projects

Overall Rating

7 Reviews

True Story was engaged by an executive search firm to develop their brand new website. The scope of their involvement included branding and web development services, with a focus on communicating the company's story through the website. The key deliverable was to identify the unique aspects of the firm and convert that into a compelling narrative for potential clients. The client invested more than $50,000 in the project, which began in November 2020 and is still ongoing. The client was referred to True Story by a highly-respected CEO of another firm and was impressed with their ability to effectively communicate their story.

In a partnership with The Joyner Group, a business consulting firm, True Story provided branding and communications services. The two companies brought business to each other, leveraging their respective areas of expertise. True Story was also set to assist The Joyner Group with their own branding. The client had a long-standing relationship with Elicia, a partner at True Story, which led to this collaboration. The engagement, which began in October 2018, involved an investment of about $10,000 and is still ongoing.

Perlo Construction, a commercial general contractor, hired True Story to assist with their transition to an executive team as part of their succession planning. The scope of True Story's involvement was extensive, ranging from leading workshops to developing an employee handbook, creating videos and photoshoots, redeveloping the company's website, supporting their marketing department, and coaching their executives. They also helped manage the company's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a campaign to support local businesses affected by the lockdown. The engagement, which began in January 2019, involved an average investment of $20,000 per project, totaling to $200,000-$250,000. The client was impressed with True Story's human-centric approach, which was a welcome contrast to their engineering-minded work culture.



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