Twig (v) - Sudden Realisation or insight
If there’s one thing our list of South African voices speaking up for the environment taught us, it’s that there is so much inspiring work being done in our country. So we asked these champions of the environment to share one message each - as long or as short as they liked. One message that they wished all South Africans could hear. Here are their answers…
Looking for the most influential voices in all aspects of the environment in South Africa? Here they are: the policy influencers, the entrepreneurs, the champions, the researchers and the media.
We hate plastics. They’re ruining the environment, one disposable bag at a time. Plastic waste is overwhelming us, from the beached whale with 40kg of plastic in his stomach, to widespread reports that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish if we do not change our behaviour by 2050. But are we being fair to plastics? Are they really ones destroying the planet? Prof. Kim Ragaert doesn’t think so:
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.
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.
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
PowerFutures is a think tank dedicated to a just energy transition in South Africa. We produced a video to help launch the project that was seen by over 25 000 people in a day, and that has helped open doors to further media engagement and ongoing influence.
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.
This case study is about how a new Twitter account with no followers and no paid media budget got a niche topic trending and reached over 2 million people in less than two weeks.
Policy and Behavioural Science may not seem like a natural fit, but they are. Our behaviours and choices have a huge effect on the way a city works - for example, how much water we use; what public transport we take; how much electricity we use; whether we litter; and so on. Government can’t force people to behave in a particular way, it always comes down to personal choice.
The inclusion of BI into the processes of policy-making allows for governmental policy that not only accurately represents human interests, but has practical, well-researched examples and case studies. What does that mean? Everything is verified. BI’s focus is on creating and substantiating policies that prioritise human needs - and behaviours.
Behavioural Insights (BI) offers a set of proven methods that can be used. The field combines elements of psychology, cognitive science and social science to understand how people actually make decisions. These principles of BI are fascinating and apply to all of our lives and decisions. This article provides an overview of 13 proven principles that can be used to nudge our choices and actions.
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