but it’s what The National Trust for Scotland has been doing since 1931.
The Trust is Scotland’s biggest membership organisation, with over 300,000 members united in their love of Scotland. The Trust’s priority is to maintain Scotland’s beautiful heritage.
|Project||Multi-channel content programme|
|Services||Strategy • Content • Design • Illustration • Video • Photography • Commercial • Print • Podcast|
|Awards||PPA Scotland ‘Event of the Year’ • PPA Scotland ‘Podcast of the Year’ • PPA Scotland ‘Brand Extension of the Year’|
Since then, we’ve flexed beyond the pages of print to provide award-winning content wherever lovers of Scotland can be found.
During the pandemic, we developed and delivered a series of virtual talks for Trust members, bringing to life the wonderful places that they were no longer able to visit. Making the most of the charity’s own rangers, guides and experts, the events including filmed walk-throughs of some of the Trust’s most iconic locations and generated a massive amount of live and post-event engagement.
As the world opened up Think relaunched the Trust’s podcast with a remit to reach new audiences, and engage potential Trust supporters across the globe. We renamed the podcast ‘Love Scotland’ an built new content allowing our host, BBC broadcaster Jackie Bird, to showcase her passion for Scotland’s rich heritage. We aligned the podcast to our wider content strategy across print and digital, ensuring messaging and content themes were echoed across all platforms.
“Our podcast has been transformed into an extremely popular and wholly engaging production. This is entirely due to the approach adopted by Think; taking the best from the series, digging out new stories and sprinkling the mix with a hefty portion of professionalism.”
thinking about the messages that we want to communicate first and then choosing the correct channel, or channels, to deliver that message in the right way to the right audience. We produce video, web content, print and audio to deepen member engagement and build retention.
In September 2022 moved the podcast to a weekly format interviewing big-name guests such as Alan Cumming and Outlander star Sam Heughan and featuring key historical stories. As a result, the podcast saw an increase of 627% in downloads year on year. The podcast now reaches audiences from across the globe, with a significant proportion of listeners in the US (30% of total downloads) – this just goes to show how many people really do Love Scotland.
|29,548||Average monthly downloads|
|881%||Increase in unique monthly downloads, 2021-2023|