Key Topics from Annie Franceschi

I love sharing WAR STORIES & best practices on...

Changing Careers, Permission and Purpose | How to switching careers, face failure, and more stemming from why I quit a dream job at Disney
• Story-Led and Authentic Branding | How to discover and leverage the best angles of your brand story and why your creative job title may be costing your clients
Starting, Growing, and Marketing a Small Business | How to create a business out of what you love, and how to run it both passionately and profitably
Speaking as Offline Marketing | Discovering how to market your business well and creatively outside the saturated (and overrated) world of social media


Featured Press


Podcasts + WEBINARS

Waymaker Podcast
"Annie Franceschi: The Power of Story and Permission to Try”
October 2018

The Business of Story Podcast
"Using Your Story to Evolve a Dream Job into a Dream Life"
August 2017

The Indie Show (Indie Law with Joey Vitale)
"Annie Franceschi Joins the Indie Show" 
August 2017

The Digital Boss Roundtable with Nevica Vazquez
"How to Stand Out With Your Story"
March 2017

Making Things Happen with Lara Casey
"Learn About Making Things Happen from Past Alums"
January 2017

The Action Army Podcast
"Be Less Busy: Episode 7"
February 2016


For the Interested (on Medium)
”How to Give Yourself Permission to Try”
October 2018

Duke University
"Creative Director of Greatest Story Creative Coming to M&M Conference!"
February 2018

"You'll Want to Steal This Business Idea"
October 2016
"12 Books Recommended by Women Entrepreneurs"
April 2016

I Want Her Job
"Introducing Annie Franceschi, Creative Director and Owner of Greatest Story Creative"
January 2016

Annie's creative work has been featured on
Brit + Co
Apartment Therapy
A Practical Wedding
The Knot


The Fayetteville Observer
"Fayetteville author Annie Franceschi has an Amazon Bestseller"
November 2018

The Business of Story Magazine, Issue 1
"Don't Invent Your Story, Spotlight it!"
February 2018

WFNC 640AM, News Talk Radio
"Good Morning Goldy!" 
Radio interviews in November 2018, April 2017, and January 2017

The Fayetteville Observer
"Business Buzz: Branding lunch seminar at Morgan's"
January 2017

National Public Radio (NPR)
"Remembering DC" |  Annie appeared on NPR to share short segments of the audio documentary she produced featuring an interview with Duke basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski

Media Contact

Annie Franceschi
(919) 886-7867
Durham, NC USA

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Permission to Try

Amazon #1 bestseller in 4 categories, including Starting a Business

Bio, Headshots, and Photography

Annie Franceschi believes that your life is your greatest story. She is a bestselling author, professional speaker, and the brand creator behind Greatest Story Creative®, a small business branding agency. A Duke University graduate with more than 10 years working in storytelling, Annie built her career in franchise management of major movies at The Walt Disney Studios in California.

In 2013, Annie quit her dream job at Disney to become an entrepreneur. Now, having branded more than 80 businesses, advised hundreds, and spoken for thousands, Annie is a passionate creative partner to small business owners who need the name, logo, words, and website that show their value, tell their story, and grow their business.

Her first book, Permission to Try, a self-help book about changing careers, starting a business, and reinventing your life became a #1 Amazon Bestseller in 4 categories upon release in late 2018. She currently lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her favorite person and husband, Gus.

headshot photography by Faith Teasley;
photography with book by
Brubeck Photography