Storymaking

Why social brands are winning in the overtraded attention economy

Why social brands are winning in the overtraded attention economy

People are swimming in content. The question is, if your brand stopped marketing, would people miss you?

We trade our attention for value. If you’re offering meaningless fodder that any brand could produce, and that doesn’t spark conversation, you won’t be seen and remembered. Whether you have paid to be in front of people or not.


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.

What is Social Marketing?

Social marketing is what we do here at Treeshake, but it’s not necessarily a term everyone is familiar with. In essence, social marketing is marketing for impact: creating campaigns for change that actually make a difference. What we like about the term is that social refers to the community we build around each campaign, but also the method we use to build that community - social media.

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

PARTS: The 5 working parts of company culture

Every good leader knows the importance of Company Culture, and yet it is difficult to grasp and actively shape. Culture determines a groups capability to respond to change, and to function as more than the sum of its parts. To help get a handle on this seemingly intangible concept let us introduce you to the PARTS of culture.

If a story moves you, act on it

If a story moves you, act on it

Stories are necessary, but they're not as magical as they seem, says writer Sisonke Msimang. In this funny and thoughtful talk, Msimang questions our emphasis on storytelling and spotlights the decline of facts. During a critical time when listening has been confused for action, Msimang asks us to switch off our phones, step away from our screens and step out into the real world to create a plan for justice.

The longevity of stories

We need stories. To communicate, to understand, to relate to each other, to explain. People have, throughout time and history, incorporated storytelling (and storymaking) into their lives, because it's how we make sense of the dynamic, often complex, situations we find ourselves in. Neil Gaiman, a master story teller, outlines the importance of a good story, and the ability stories have to shape culture and behaviour

A tangible demonstration of the power of storytelling: The significant objects experiment

The Significant Objects experiment is a tangible demonstration of the power of storytelling in sales and marketing.  Journalist Rob Walker purchased low value objects, for on average $1.25 and had great creative writers invent stories about them. He then posted the articles on e-Bay to see if the invented story enhanced the value of the object based on what price it achieves on auction. 
It did.