Slow Blink builds from a place of conversation to change the way you look at storytelling.

Narrative Development

Story Anchors

Time to tell your story

Strategic communications

Thoughtful Partnership

Slow Blink combines craft, psychology, and linguistics to provide you with the tools and tips to tell your stories in the ways they deserve to be heard.

A detailed analysis and synthesis of your digital storytelling strategy, ecosystem, and efforts, these discovery audits are all about listening. Designed to be your digital blueprint, these audits discover where you’ve been in order to release you into where you belong.

A set of 5-7 sentiments and sentences that anchor your brand stories to specific business goals, actions, audiences, and platforms, story anchors sit in the space of what’s called “the brand gap.” Doubling as the foundation of your editorial calendar, your brand’s set of story anchors define and guide the boundaries of your brand’s vocal chord, helping shorten the distances between you, your stories, and your consumers.

Are you on the cusp of an anniversary or launch of a new campaign, or did you just refresh your branding and you’re now looking to empower your stories and storytellers? Slow Blink helps brands large and small organize, structure, and turn their stories into community-driven organic storytelling programs and presences.

Designed to inspire, educate, and empower, Slow Blink’s workshops are perfect for professional development, team building, and storytelling strategizing. From single sessions for professional development purposes to a ten-course curriculum, Slow Blink has your next step in mind.

Bretty Rawson


Bretty Rawson is a writer, editor, and narrative & story consultant. For 15 years, he led digital storytelling efforts for social issue-based publications, statewide wine regions, and independent day schools. His collaborations earned his organizations national awards, media, and grants. His work and projects have been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, LitHub, Heritage Radio Network, among others, and he has collaborated with The Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Seattle City of Literature, the New York Public Library, The Sketchbook Project, and others.

Working With Bretty

Selena Kritsonis

Client, Woodward Canyon Winery

“After months of searching for the right person to help guide us through our brand work, Bretty came to us highly recommended and we clicked with him immediately. He is a thoughtful, socially-attuned digital storyteller that helped us define our distinct messaging for our brand’s unique place in Washington Wine. In the time we spent working with Bretty, he was professional, showed great communication skills and demonstrated a deep understanding of our goals and company vision. He helped us cultivate a comprehensive and honest brand voice to better tell our story of who we are and where we came from. Starting with only an organically grown brand, this was a critically poignant step in our work ultimately ratifying our brand in the years to come.”

Mark Klein

SVP, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, CommonSpirit Health

“Today, you said a compelling story should be entertaining, thought-provoking, and, if done well enough, evoke an emotional response. Your workshop did all three of those for us today.”

Rachel Edelman

Dear Memphis

“Bretty redesigned my author website ahead of my book launch, transforming my digital presence into a home that will hold my work for years to come. The space now feels open and expansive: ready for the book I’ve already made and equipped for the work I haven’t yet imagined.”

Tiffany Britton

President, Alliance of Women in Washington Wine

“Without you, I don’t think we would have achieved our scholarship goals or attained the bits of credibility we now have. We appreciate you more than you could ever know. Your efforts are helping us make meaningful change in our industry”

Christopher Blake

External Relations Manager for Developer Ecosystems, IBM

“Our partner was super excited about the work we did here with Make Music Count, and it’s because of the vision you saw for the expanded piece.”

Katie Sims

PR, Novelty-Hill Januik

“Bretty is a careful listener and creative thinker. He used both skill sets to build a digital strategy roadmap for Novelty Hill-Januik. And the results? Magic.”

Liz Knapke

Executive Director, Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance

“You are a national treasure.”

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