Does your company have a history, but most of what you know has been mythologized and there’s a bit of a mystery as to what’s true? Many companies struggle to gather their history, because it often seems too late, or the important things are already lost. That’s when you need an expert. A historian can come in to research and document your corporate history before it really is too late.
There’s a couple reasons as to why documenting and preserving corporate history is important. There are legal reasons that could cost company if records are missing, but let’s stick with reasons that can make the company money. Corporate history is a selling feature, and I can help you harness it for marketing purposes. I can unearth your corporate history, provide you compelling stories from the past to plug into your marketing machine, and have you leveraging your corporate legacy in no time!
I’ve worked extensively with the Oregon wine industry, and established the Oregon Wine History Archive at Linfield College. You can see and hear the stories we’ve helped to unearth, here: https://oregonwinehistoryarchive.org/.
Here are examples of what I can do for you:
- Research your corporate history
- Identify and document missing elements of history
- Conduct oral history interviews to capture mythologized events
- Outline historical narratives that resonate with marketing goals
- Provided historical media materials for production use
- Create a historical account that matches history to corporate milestones
Let’s work together! Call or email me for a free 30 minute consult call, to learn how I can turn your vision into a reality: 503.922.3402, firstname.lastname@example.org.
**For more information on the importance of corporate archives, please read Caio Graco Valle Cobério’s, “The Importance of Corporate Archives to Economic and Business History: A Case Study,” available from the Society of American Archivists: http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/CaioCoberio-SAA-ResearchReport-2011-Final.pdf.