Presentation by PR Newswire Global Director of Emerging Media, Michael Pranikoff, in Dallas on May 1, 2013. This presentation explores how the use of visual storytelling has a new, deep role in how your business or organization can create experiences with your audiences throughout the buying cycle. Search and social has empowered shoppers to conduct in-depth research about the brands and products that mean the most to them before making a purchase. The point at which a consumer chooses a preferred brand, where to buy, and with whom they share the results is what Google has famously deemed "The Zero Moment of Truth." Now, it is up to communicators to join the conversation at this new moment in the buying cycle where decisions are being made and provide the content that buyers are looking for in the formats that resonate the most.