LEWIS Global Communications is a global marketing and communications agency that specializes in helping businesses overcome the four top challenges brands face today: awareness, demand, adoption and advocacy. With over 600 employees across 27 global offices, they pride themselves on having a highly connected team of brand storytellers who can speak to the strategic goals of the company, showcase its values and live its mission. The brand took storytelling to the next level when they launched Employee Activate, to assist clients with developing employee advocacy programs that motivate employees to share the brand’s story. Employee Activate also gave LEWIS a way to strengthen their own team’s storytelling abilities and highlight their own, internal voices. "From a content perspective it's critical to train your employees to be storytellers and build a content plan for them that is more human, yet aligned to the larger brand narrative," says Michael Brito, Head of US Digital Marketing at LEWIS. • How to establish employee advocacy policies and workflows • How to manage employee-driven content • How to integrate stories across paid, earned and owned media • How to define key performance indicators and measure success Michael Brito is the Head of US Digital Marketing for LEWIS Global Communications. He is a published author, TEDx speaker, and an Adjunct Professor at San Jose State University. His latest book, “Participation Marketing: Unleashing Employees to Participate and be Brand Storytellers” is set to release in 2017.