Toms Shoes

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Theme Chart Analysis

Using the Grounds Theory approach our group determined and analyzed the common themes on social media surrounding the Toms Shoes brand. We created a Theme chart and a sub-theme chart from the largest theme. These charts can be seen below. The top three themes were 1) Social Justice, which was mainly comprised of soundbites focused on the Toms One For One motto and their positive impact on those less fortunate 2) Style, which was largely focused on the look of the shoes and 3) what we named Purchase/ want, this category was comprised of soundbites in which people were talking about a purchase they had just made or stating that they really wanted to purchase a certain pair, more pairs or every pair of Toms. We have chosen to further discuss a number of the themes seen in the charts below.

Theme: One Day Without Shoes
The most talked about theme turned out to be Social Justice and a large sub theme of social justice was Toms campaign advertising campaign; One Day Without Shoes. Therefore we began to evaluate the effectiveness of the Toms Shoes campaign “One day without shoes,” which is held every year. This year of 2012 the event was held on April 10th, 2012. We predicted that advertising of the campaign through digital and traditional media would increase brand awareness to customers and therefore show an increase in the online chatter or buzz before the date of campaign. We also expected to see many positive comments and customer participation after the campaign.
“One Day Without Shoes” is a global event that many people around the world participate in every year. This year was their 5th annual event. We think the event faces a major threat of declining interest and participation from consumers. There were numerous comments that mentioned support the campaign but not participation. These individuals said they were not going to go…...

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