About StoryStock?

StoryStock is building one of the world’s largest communities of journalists and storytellers. They sign up with StoryStock because we give them a route to market, getting their work broadcast in some of the biggest media outlets in the world. Our stories are about people and are mostly in video, but can also be in text, audio or just pictures. Our storytellers use our software to upload their stories to our platform allowing us to create one of the world’s largest archives of stories. Whatever story the media need, we probably have it. If we don’t, media can use our software to commission our storytellers to tell any story, anywhere in the world.
Media have a growing need for content to feed their traditional platforms and their growing online platforms. They also need to cut costs. StoryStocks software allows our media clients access to a global bank of stories and storytellers, making them an international media player whilst dramatically cutting their content delivery costs. Why send a reporter to cover a story in another country when StoryStock can provide any story – anywhere in the world?
StoryStock partner with brands and agencies to use our stories to create online adverts and digital content that shows why customers are using those products and services – why pay advertising agencies to create polished online adverts when brands can use our real stories? The families and lovers that airlines bring together, the patients whose lives are changed by new drugs – we tell the stories of brands to show why customers use those brands.
StoryStock allows media and brands to operate in the heart of the communities they serve by bringing them the stories that people are talking about.

Meet The Team

Francis Fitzgibbon

CEO / Founder

Francis is an award winning Irish journalist, documentary maker and storyteller who has worked as a senior reporter on the Pat Kenny show on Newstalk 106fm and with the Ireland AM show on TV3 in Ireland. He has a long association with the Irish Television networks TV3 and UTV where he still appears on a regular basis. Francis has produced and managed radio shows for Newstalk radio in Ireland for several years. He has written for Irish media group Independent News and Media in a freelance capacity for over ten years and has a host of contacts in the world of Irish and British media. Francis has worked in a variety of other roles including as a political advisor and press officer in the European Parliament in Brussels, a speechwriter and advisor in Seanad Eireann, Ireland's upper house of Parliament.

Shane O Connor

Story Department Manager

Shane is a PPI award winning radio producer and broadcast journalist who has worked in both the UK and Ireland. He has worked as a broadcast journalist with BBC Radio 5Live working on their flagship World News & Current Affairs Show as well as the Stephen Nolan Show and Phil Williams Show. Shane has worked as a freelance producer and radio consultant with a number of Irish radio stations including Newstalk 106fm, RTE 2fm, Radio Kerry and REDfm. Shane is a former manager and trainer with Radio Kerry Training where he oversaw his students win an International City & Guilds Award and two PPI Radio Awards in one year. Shane is an award winning and well respected radio producer, documentary maker and storyteller who has many years of experience working in radio and online digital media.

Pierre Leveque

Software Developer

Pierre Leveque is a software developer who studied in the University of La Rochelle in France before moving to Ireland to join StoryStock. He has previously worked as a web developer for KookiApps in France. Pierre’s specialties include PHP, SQL, HTML and CSS. Pierre likes to work on the technology behind social networks and when he isnt developing software he likes to climb mountains.

Kieran Murphy

International Marketing

A marketing graduate from the Cork Institute of Technology, Kieran has a keen interest in all things technological. Having spent some time working in San Francisco, Kieran returned to Kerry to join StoryStock – and play for the Kerry team! He is a graduate of Marketing and International business and is helping StoryStock break into new markets across the world. Kieran has represented Kerry at Football, Basketball and Soccer and likes to win. When he isn’t playing football for Kerry he can be found devising new strategies to win more customers for StoryStock – whilst drinking lots of very milky tea.

Tadhg Fleming

Social media specialist

Enthusiastic, driven, a team player and also very quick to adapt and learn. Never afraid to jump into any challenge. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills having worked in the Retail sector for 5+ years. Studied Digital Media Production in the Kerry ETB. He has been the creator and producer of his own recognised viral Social Media content with 10 thousand+ following and growing. He would consider itself creative, imaginative with a good sense of humour.