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The Irish Times - Engaging online visitors with unique and creative sponsored content

CHALLENGE

IrishTimes.com hosted an innovative fundraising campaign for Trócaire (the overseas development agency), highlighting awareness of unequal global access to clean water. Trócaire’s campaign focussed on Malawi, where drought and poor access to water characterise the majority of rural communities.

SOLUTION

The campaign took the form of an interactive story, driving our visitors through different narratives based on their decision to donate or not. Readers could witness the positive effects of donating by clicking on one button. Conversely, clicking on a button and opting not to donate brought visitors through the difficulties encountered by villagers not getting their support.

Narrative content included videos, infographics, and slideshows.
The Irish Times tested reader reaction to Trócaire’s campaign via the irishtimes.com RAM reader panel.

RESULTS

  • 86% agree the interactive story is a good initiative by Trócaire in highlighting issues of water shortage.
  • 78% strongly agreed the campaign is interesting. (Women were more likely than men to find it interesting.)
  • 47% agree they’re encouraged to donate having seen the campaign: In comparison, the average online charity advertisement in a United Kingdom- or Irish-based news media Web site will drive 16% of observers to express purchase interest (based on average scores of six charity sector Web ads tested on RAM’s software).


Read the full article here:  http://www.inma.org/blogs/research/post.cfm/video-driven-charity-campaign-on-irishtimes-com-drives-engagement-donations 

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We started to use RAM Inviso in Lily.fi blog portal in the autumn 2013. Lily consists of over 6000 bloggers. With the help of RAM Inviso measurements we have been able to direct ad and editorial measurements directly to the right target groups - those who actually have been exposed to advertising or visited a certain blog during the measurement period. Invisohas enabled more reliable and efficient results, both when measuring single display advertising and multi-media campaigns. With the profile information provided by Inviso tracking,  we know Lily's different target groups better - including their online behavior and interests.”

- Tuuli Toivainen, planningdirector, A-lehdet Oy

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