Save the Children

Creative Campaign & Site Optimization

Save the Children is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping children across the globe get the care, education, and protection they deserve. Through a few strategic changes to their website structure and a clever new campaign platform, we helped increase organizational awareness, site traffic, and most importantly, much needed support for their critical mission.

Challenge

The organization had a lot of opportunity to drive donations but suffered from a lack of cohesive messaging and intuitive user flows. With a low conversion rate across their existing media, it was clear something was broken.

Idea

We set out to overhaul their existing framework with a three-part plan: target the right audience, simplify the messaging, and streamline user flows across Save the Children's site. 

An Acquistion-Focused Campaign

We set out to find audiences with a high propensity to give based on research that identified priority personas and consumption behaviors. Purchasing programmatic media and planning an aggressive yet efficient retargeting campaign helped ensure there was no drop-off in engagement.

Simplifying the Message

In a competitive market, we needed a creative campaign that elevated us above the noise. "Make Change" was a simple statement that deftly and succinctly communicated how coins in our pocket make a vital difference in children's lives – thereby turning the brand's mission into tangible action.

A digital campaign made it more real by calling out specifics, like the amount it takes to provide food to hungry children, (it’s 87 cents, by the way). Our landing page continued the story with a coin jar that voiced what could be accomplished as it filled up.

“Make Change” became the concept that brought our strategy to life.

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Improved User Flows

Cross-platform testing helped reveal the optimal path to conversion. From the call to actions in our digital display ads to a series of three distinct landing pages, we made each campaign element work its hardest.

Improved User Flows

Cross-platform testing helped reveal the optimal path to conversion. From the call to actions in our digital display ads to a series of three distinct landing pages, we made each campaign element work its hardest.

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Landing Page 1

Tell a Story

A softer sell that weaved a narrative around the organization's mission and its supporting programs.

Landing Page 2

Encourage Donations

A strong donation message was prioritized over descriptions of Save the Children's mission and programs.

Landing Page 3

Provide Options to Give

Offered multiple ways to support STC, from sponsorships and donations to simply raising awareness of their mission.

Landing Page 1

Tell a Story

A softer sell that weaved a narrative around the organization's mission and its supporting programs.

Landing Page 2

Encourage Donations

A strong donation message was prioritized over descriptions of Save the Children's mission and programs.

Landing Page 3

Provide Options to Give

Offered multiple ways to support STC, from sponsorships and donations to simply raising awareness of their mission.

Results

Bolstered by our campaign and site optimizations (as well as other changes to the brand experience), conversion rates had doubled over the previous year.

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Increase in conversion rate over previous year

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