Branden was hired by Disney to help promote their new film The Finest Hours. A central theme in the film is Bravery and Branden chose to use his signature Instagram caption storytelling to tell a story of a time when he was brave, including some background on the film and an encouragement to go see it.
Branden was hired to be a part of a campaign for Microsoft and Flavorwire in promotion of the new Microsoft Surface. He was asked to be a part of a sponsored interview, using his signature storytelling style to talk about an influential mentor in his life. He promoted the interview on Instagram.
Knowing that Branden has built a strong relationship with his followers on Instagram, Expedia reached out to Branden about partnering to give away free plane tickets home for the holidays to his loyal followers. He shared about the giveaway on Instagram, asking people to share personal stories explaining why they want to visit home for the holidays.
Branden was hired by non-profit, Beauty for Ashes, to travel to Uganda and create unique and engaging portraits of 1000+ single mothers living in rural villages and their families. He also documented the lives of people in these villages in order to help communicate their stories with donors and supporters in the United States
Inspired by Branden's signature Instagram hashtag, #storyportrait, Lyft hired Branden to meet some of their real drivers, get to know them, photograph them, and share their story on Instagram with his audience. The photos were also used by Lyft in support of their #WhyILyft campaign.
Honest Tea partnered with Branden to promote their #RefreshinglyHonest campaign on Snapchat. He wrote, storyboarded, and filmed live the Snapchat Story that aired. This Story ended up being the viewed piece of content from Honest Tea's entire campaign.
Branden was invited by World Vision to experience their work in Zimbabwe and create content that would empower supporters to advocate the importance of USAID to Congress. While on the ground, Branden met mothers, children, and local leaders making a difference in their communities.
Branden was hired by Paramount to create a compelling and engaging Snapchat Story that promoted the idea that Tom Cruise does all of his own stunts in the new Mission Impossible film. Branden collected hundreds of Snaps sent to him by his followers and reshared a handful of the most fun videos.
Branden was invited by charity: water to attend their annual gala, the charity: ball and document the experience charity: water's Snapchat account. Branden also encouraged his own Snapchat followers to watch follow charity: water on Snapchat which resulted in a 350% increase in followers for charity: water.
The Shorty Awards asked Branden to document his journey from Portland, Oregon to New York City for the fifth annual Shorty Awards. They gave him full creative freedom to document his experience and it turned out to be quite the adventure.
Branden was hired by Yoplait to create a fun experience revolving around their brand on his personal Snapchat account. Over the course of two days, Branden made yogurt in his house, asking his followers to be a part of the experience as well.
Knowing that Branden's audience was a perfect fit for their brand, Life is Good reached out to Branden about doing an account takeover where he shared two stories of "Heroes of Optimism on their account. He also promoted the takeover from his account, encouraging people to follow Life is Good.
When Skype found out that a huge part of Branden's love story with his wife centered around Skype, they hired him to work with them on campaign about love stories. Over Valentine's Day weekend, Branden took over the Skype Instagram account with a series of portraits and stories focused on love conquering distance.
Branden was hired by PetSmart to fly out to Phoenix, Arizona and use social media, storytelling, and photography to document a beautiful event at the Phoenix Children's Hospital. PetSmart invited hundreds of children at the Phoenix Children's Hospital to the front yard to play with local puppies and kittens. Branden met the kids and their families, got to know their stories, and shared a few of them on Instagram.