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OUR STORY

Hey! So Glad You're Here. 

Derik Hines is a creative entrepreneur who is deeply passionate about the media industry. With a talent for filming and editing, he founded Stories to Savor (STS) in 2017 after being inspired by his work with Oprah Winfrey. STS is a one-stop-shop for small businesses looking to elevate their digital presence through high-quality video content, social media marketing, and web design. Derik and his team bring a unique perspective to every project, crafting custom content that tells each client's story in a visually stunning and engaging way. With his exceptional skills and dedication to his craft, Derik Hines is making waves in the media industry and helping small businesses thrive.

The Media Rescue Unit

At STS, we understand the importance of video content and photography for small and local businesses. That's why we're here as your "media rescue unit" - providing assistance for companies looking to grow. We believe that you deserve to raise awareness for your product or establishment and your customers deserve a way to stay connected with your current and future endeavors.

 

In addition to video content creation and photography, we also offer Social Media Marketing services for your business. Social Media is an essential element for business growth as it provides online exposure to a larger audience. By leveraging social media, you can scale your business and reach more people who relate to what your company is all about. Let us help you put your business in front of the right audience and take it to the next level.

Who Are We

OVERVIEW & GOALS

We are thrilled at the opportunity to support the digital storytelling needs of your expanding company as you embark on the commendable journey of opening a community center. At Stories to Savor, we understand the transformative power of digital media in amplifying community voices and fostering engagement.

GOALS:

  • Dynamic Web Presence: Our first goal is to create a user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing, and informative website. This platform will serve as the digital front door to any of your companies, offering visitors a seamless experience while exploring your services, upcoming events, and the unique story of your initiative.

  • Engaging Video Content and Photography: With the upcoming event at Garfield Park on May 26th, our aim is to capture the essence and excitement of the day through high-quality video content and professional photography. These will not only preserve the memory of the event but also serve as powerful promotional tools for future outreach and engagement.

  • Strategic Social Media Marketing: We plan to enhance your visibility and interaction with the community either through targeted social media campaigns and/or by daily posting. By crafting engaging content and leveraging strategic postings, we aim to increase awareness of your businesses, attract new visitors, and build a supportive online community.

While mindful of your initial budget, we believe that these foundational elements are crucial for your project's success. We are committed to working with you to maximize the impact of each dollar invested and explore flexible solutions that align with your financial considerations.

We look forward to discussing these plans in more detail and are excited about the possibility of bringing these visions to life, ensuring that the digital reflection of your community center resonates with the vibrant spirit of its real-world presence.

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SCOPE OF SERVICES

At Stories to Savor, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive digital solutions tailored to the diverse needs of your ventures, including "Girl Get Up," your upcoming community center, and other business activities. Our services encompass creating dynamic video content to capture and amplify your key events, developing and managing targeted social media marketing strategies to boost engagement and reach, and designing intuitive, visually appealing websites that effectively communicate your mission and services. This holistic approach is designed to ensure a cohesive and compelling digital presence across all platforms, supporting your vision and goals across your various enterprises.

GROUP PICTURE EDITED

The Journey | The Process | The Timeframe

Filming Dates:

  • The scheduled filming and photography for the event at Garfield Park, Chicago, will take place on May 26th. Our team will ensure comprehensive coverage, capturing the essence of the event through both mediums, provided the budget allows for both services.

Final Products:

  • Video Reel: A professionally edited highlight reel showcasing the event's most impactful moments, including the networking celebration, insightful speeches, and vibrant attendee interactions.

  • Photographic Documentation: A comprehensive collection of candid photos, keynote speaker captures, and professional headshots of employers, documenting the event's atmosphere, key moments, and notable attendees.
     

Completion Timeline:

  • Website Development: Depending on whether a single-page or multi-page website is chosen, the development timeline can vary. A single-page website can typically be completed in 3-4 weeks, while a multi-page site may take 6-8 weeks, ensuring ample time for revisions and optimization.

  • Social Media Marketing: Our social media marketing efforts will commence immediately upon agreement, with daily posts across selected platforms. If YouTube content creation is included, expect an initial rollout of videos within the first week, followed by a consistent posting schedule every three days.

Additional Considerations:

  • To enhance the credibility and appeal of your digital presence, we recommend incorporating testimonials from clients or participants associated with your businesses and the community center. These testimonials can provide valuable insights into the impact of your work and foster greater trust with your audience.

Please rest assured, our commitment to excellence and attention to detail will guide us in delivering a final product that exceeds expectations and celebrates the legacy and future of your businesses.

PROJECT BUDGET BREAKDOWN

Consultation: This step involves an initial consultation to discuss Shrone Conaway's goals and objectives: $175. 

1.  Premiere Package

  • Price: $2,175

    • Tailored for essential yet comprehensive coverage, this package includes:

      • Basic Videography services with event clips delivered OR Photography coverage for the event​.

      • Includes Consultation fee

2. Signature Package

  • Price: $4,675

    • The Signature Package builds upon the Premiere package with added depth, including:

      • Includes both Video and Photography 

      • One page website

      • Drone Footage

      • Includes Consultation fee

3. Ultimate Legacy Package

  • Price: $8,000

    • The Ultimate Legacy Package builds upon the Signature package and it includes:​

      • Social Media Marketing: 2 Social Media Marketing platform coverage for three months, including content creation and analytics.

        • Posting 5 days a week.​

      • Website: 5 page website with advance features such as SEO optimization and custom graphics.

      • Includes Consultation fee

4. Pinnacle Experience Package:​

  • Price: $15,000

    • The Pinnacle Experience Package builds upon the Ultimate package and it includes:​

      • Social Media Marketing: Comprehensive year-round social media management with a dedicated strategist, content calendar monthly on performance

      • 5 Mini Clips on Attendee's experience. 

      • Includes Consultation fee

  • ADDITIONALS

    • Extended Website Pages: $300 per page​

      • Monthly Maintenance: $300​

    • Additional Social media Platforms

      • YouTube Increase Engagement | Channel Subscribers | Video Views | Growth: $1000 per month​

  • FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS

    • Split Payment Options for Premiere & Signature Packages only: 40% upfront and 60% one week before event.

    • Split Payment Option for Ultimate & Pinnacle Packages only: 50% upfront, 25% mid-project, 25% on completion​

PROJECT TIMELINE

Our project timeline is designed to ensure timely delivery of high-quality content while accommodating the diverse needs of each package. For photography, including candid shots and professional headshots, completion is expected within 3 weeks post-event. The timeline for video deliverables varies: the Video Reel will be completed in 3-4 weeks, while selecting the Pinnacle Experience Package, with its edited interviews extends the timeline by an additional 2 weeks.. Financially, we require a 40% upfront payment to secure our services and a 60% remaining balance paid before the event for both the Premiere & Signature. A 50% upfront payment to secure our services, with the remaining balances broken up with a mid-project at 25% due two weeks into editing sessions, and the final 25% payment due upon completion of the project to ensuring a smooth and efficient workflow of your event for the Ultimate & Pinnacle Packages.

 

Stories to Savor is committed to maintaining clear communication, meeting project milestones, and ensuring the highest quality production to create impactful work for your business.

At Stories to Savor, our mission is to craft narratives that resonate deeply, capturing moments that define and celebrate the human spirit. We approach this amazing event at Garfield Park with a blend of humility for the trust placed in us and excitement for the opportunity to document such a significant milestone. This event is not just an assignment; it represents a pivotal moment to showcase the impact and achievements of your brand, and we are profoundly committed to ensuring that every photograph and every frame tells a story worth remembering.

 

Our dedication goes beyond the lens; we see this collaboration as a gateway to future possibilities, a testament to the power of community and the start of a journey filled with shared successes.

Once we have your approval, we will have an Agreement Letter email sent for signing with the final total amount. The Agreement Letter will have:

YOUR NAME | PROJECT DUE DATE | STATEMENT DATE | TOTAL COST AMOUNT | POSITION | SIGN & DATE

We are eager to embark on this adventure with your event on May 26th, ready to capture the essence of this celebration and create a lasting legacy that will inspire for years to come. Let's create something extraordinary together.

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