Company

Storyblaster was founded by three acclaimed creatives and technologists who have a keen understanding of just how important great storytelling and story selling is to your success.  Whether you are developing a nonprofit marketing strategy or a crowdfunding business plan, Storyblaster makes social media strategic planning for nonprofits and small businesses easier than ever.  We are more than an agency – we are a team of creative professionals dedicated to crafting your compelling story, and bringing it to an excited audience. It is our mission to bring you the tools that you need to tell your story, share your passion, and make your fundraising campaign truly yours.

From our years of experience working at the highest levels in entertainment—as an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe winning TV writer and producer, an award-winning video game and web app designer, and a best-selling author and celebrated artist, we’ve learned to harness the power of a modern story, to cut through the noise everyone is trying to make in social media, and connect you emotionally and authentically with your target audience, increasing engagement and sales.

We believe everyone should have the tools and affordable access to storytelling strategy, data, and technology to help you achieve your goals and dreams.

We are proud of our diverse team, and strive to continually improve our user experience. We’d love your feedback on how our products are working for you, and how to make them even better.

Storyblaster was founded by three acclaimed creatives and technologists who have a keen understanding of just how important great storytelling and story selling is to your success.

From our years of experience working at the highest levels in entertainment—as an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe winning TV writer and producer, an award-winning video game and web app designer, and a best-selling author and celebrated artist, we’ve learned to

harness the power of a modern story, to cut through the noise everyone is trying to make in social media, and connect you emotionally and authentically with your target audience, increasing engagement and sales.

We believe everyone should have the tools and affordable access to storytelling strategy, data, and technology to help you achieve your goals and dreams.

We are proud of our diverse team, and strive to continually improve our user

experience. We’d love your feedback on how our products are working for you, and how to make them even better.

Founders

Maxine Lapiduss

CEO

Media entrepreneur, thought-leader, and Golden Globe winning, 4-time Emmy-nominated TV writer/producer/showrunner, Maxine has created and produced multiple hit comedy and reality series for all the major TV and cable networks, as well as digital content for A-list talent and brands.

Maxine brings her unique expertise in business, branding, storytelling, and social campaign strategy to Storyblaster. She’s a frequent speaker/keynote at prestigious industry events (Digital Hollywood, Ad Week, IEG, MIA Digital and TV in Rome).

Paul Bennun

CTO

Paul is one of the UK’s most-awarded creative technologists, across broadcast, games, social media, and interactive entertainment.

A transplant to LA from London, in the UK he was on the BBC’s Internet Advisory Board, on the Institute of Professional Advertiser’s ad tech group, a consultant to the UK Government’s technology strategy board, and the Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer of Somethin’ Else, which, under his watch, was BAFTA’s Production Company of the Year in 2013 and 2015.

Hillary Carlip

Chief Creative Officer

Hillary is an award-winning, best-selling author of 5 books, noted visual artist whose work has toured museums and is featured in permanent collections, and digital innovator—writing and designing content, web platforms, and social campaigns since 1999.

WSJ called Hillary’s work, “Humorous, touching, insightful;” Chicago Tribune: “Gloriously idiosyncratic.” NY Times said, “Ms. Carlip’s curriculum vitae reads like a CliffsNotes version of American Pop culture,” and NY Daily News stated, “Carlip is 10,000 miles ahead of every other writer: She’s a visionary.”