Social Content Strategy

A Social Marketing toolbox to create change

A Social Marketing toolbox to create change

Treeshake’s Senior Community Manager, Jaidan Rumboll, recently completed her Honours degree in Media Theory and Practice, and analysed Treeshake’s strategy and approach to social marketing in relation to existing academic theories in the field. Here’s what she has to say.

How #RunningDry grew from a campaign to a movement

How #RunningDry grew from a campaign to a movement

The #RunningDry campaign got over 1.6 billion organic media impressions, including coverage from ABC, Bloomberg, CNN, The Times of India, Washington Post, Fox News and hundreds of others. Here’s how Treeshake helped Mina Guli ensure #everydropcounts

The Taste Gap

The Taste Gap

So many of us get into social media because we admire the work of creatives in the field, the brilliant memes, the awe inspiring videos, the perspective altering tweets. But there’s a gap when we start. What we produce doesn’t live up to our own expectations. Ira Glass’ insights on the creative process remind us to push through the frustrating beginnings of creative work, and keep working until what we produce reflects our good taste

Cultural Cartography: How Buzzfeed organises their content

Cultural Cartography: How Buzzfeed organises their content

Last year, Buzzfeed started a project to formally categorize their content. They called it "cultural cartography." It formalized an informal practice that they've had for a really long time: don't just think about the subject matter; think also about, and in fact, primarily about, the job that your content is doing for the reader or the viewer.

What is Social Currency? Why do you need it, and how you get more of it?

You know what's cool? Social Currency is cool. Social Currency is what you have when you participate in a hot topic and contribute valuable discussion points. It's what you have when you discover some juicy gossip before anyone else. Social currency is knowing something that others want to know. It's relevance that you can exchange for benefits ranging from money to esteem to friendship and more. 

Why targeting a small audience can help you reach a larger audience online

By trying to appeal to everyone, you will end up appealing to no-one. A key principle when developing a campaign is that you identify a core inner-circle of people who are likely to respond to it and care about it. This takes courage and conviction. It means that in your messaging, in your creative concept, and in your targeting that you will exclude most of your potential audience, at least initially.