We believe your audience should be your highest priority. So we start by defining your audience and we use this focus to design clear and targeted messages.
We help you pinpoint core messages that your audience will respond to. These shape the story you will tell about the work you do and the people you are.
We create practical and interesting outreach materials to get these messages to your audience.
It's as simple as that.
Some clients know their messages and just need a clear brochure or fresh website. Some want the full package. Some want strategies and some want actions. Whatever you want and need to get your story to your audience, within your timeframe and budget, we can help you.
We also have loads of great contacts in the industry, so if you want something a little extra special — such as a professionally filmed corporate video — we can connect you with some seriously talented people who share our mind set.
Talltree was launched by Katy and Grainger Laffan, a husband and wife team who met over bad pay, late nights and tight deadlines while chasing the big stories for newspapers in Europe. After years of covering both the important and the inane, we finally decided we could put our skills to better use by helping non-profits get their messaging straight and their stories heard.
We like to work with the big guys now and then but our passion is to be able to tell stories we really care about, so we work hard to remain affordable for cash-strapped charities and start-ups. We do this by keeping our overheads (and therefore our rates) low, we're happy to offer free advice and we pride ourselves on being seriously quick. We charge by the hour or project as you prefer, with big discounts for bulk work and charities.
Also, though our work could be called public relations, we are not spin doctors. We believe in transparency, honesty and fairness in everything we do, from our dealings with clients to the stories we tell on their behalf.
Though we have qualifications coming out of our ears, we believe our experience on the ground is more important. All Talltree staffers have worked in the non-profit sector for many years, both in the UK and Australia, for small charities, large international organisations and everything in between. We are experts in the specific needs and challenges faced by the sector, from winning grants, to satisfying donors, to reaching what can seem often like an uninterested public.
We have worked with a range of bodies, including:
We also have considerable experience in the media, working for national newspapers such as The Times, The Guardian, The Australian, The SMH and more, before we started Talltree.
We are happy to say that we have great relationships with all our former bosses and clients. Here are a few reviews of the work we have done to help organisations make their message stand out.