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Start with the future

and work back:

A heritage management manifesto

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"One of the things we discovered (in our history) is there are a lot of stories and a lot of really good stories."

Global Consumer Goods Executive

"The History Factory knows their stuff…they didn’t force a cookie cutter approach during fact finding."

Global Media Company Executive

"I view them as a creative agency that has wonderful experience of utilizing and using history. The fact that they are a full service shop is excellent."

Marketing Director, Global Investment Management Company

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Our Philosophy

Our mission is to transform our shared passion for the power of history into meaningful, actionable and long-lasting benefits for appreciative clients. Our philosophy, Start with the Future and Work Back™, enables us to accomplish that mission.

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Creative Solutions

We help clients use their past experiences to shape their future through heritage management. The result is award-winning customized programs that blend technology, design and corporate storytelling with archival and historical expertise. Our experienced team of professionals work with clients to create world class company anniversary plans, exhibit designs, cultural change initiatives, corporate history publications and more.

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Corporate Archives & Content Solutions

We empower leading organizations to discover, access, and use what is already uniquely theirs: heritage. Corporate heritage is a strategic asset and a formal process is needed to manage it. As a heritage management company, we offer archiving solutions that ensure your company’s history is captured and preserved so it can be carried forward. Corporate archives are your inventory of your experiences. Let us help ensure they don’t disappear.

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Our Clients
HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins Publishers

We developed a world-class exhibit program for HarperCollins Publishers’ global headquarters, featuring renowned authors and historic achievements from nearly two centuries of publishing.

New Balance

New Balance

As New Balance moved to a new global headquarters, we created a Visitor Engagement Center and corporate archives program for them.

Wrigley

Wrigley

After creating a collection of stories, we helped Wrigley preserve and archive more than 100 years of history as it moved headquarters, and built other heritage communications tools for the legendary brand.

KPMG

KPMG

For the first time, authentic stories from the KPMG’s past would tell the unified story of the firm and demonstrate how a sense of purpose has always been part of KPMG’s culture.