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Keebler Tiny Door Project

This social media marketing effort breathed new life into icons of the brand, the Keebler Elves, by creating content and conversations around tiny elf doors installed in trees across the country.

Project Objective
Give millennial moms a magical experience with their children to get them thinking about the Keebler in a new way. Secondarily, this was also the brand’s first foray into social platforms other than Facebook.

Strategy
Inspire moms to open the doors of their child’s imagination and share their experiences on social media.

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The Work
The Keebler Elves inspired the imagination of an entire generation, and we set out spark that nostalgia and wonder by installing miniature doors, crafted by local artists, in trees in over fifty cities all over the country. When kids and their parents stumbled across these unique doors, young minds would ask, “Who lives there?” and “What do they do?”

The Tiny Door Project started as an experimental initiative that quickly grew into a big idea Keebler could reinvent their brand around. Each tree was an extension of the “Hollow Tree” that Ernie and all the Keebler elves made cookies in. They sat at the center of the campaign, and we created content that showcased the doors, prompted conversations and sharing, as well as re-created the magic and whimsy the doors inspired.

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Our creative focused on making people aware of the doors so they would go visit them in person through gorgeous photography. Then, we encouraged people to share their visit on social through a hashtag and message on the door, as well as conversation starters on social platforms. Last, we had fun with the concept and the idea of elves, lifting the curtain on their magical world by creating an Instagram account that posted as if it was an elf with a tiny mobile phone.
The result was a blend of magical imagery and stories and helped moms take a moment out of their over-scheduled day to nurture their child’s imagination. As the doors rolled out across the country, city parks, local news, and communities of artists began to embrace and advocate for Keebler’s mission.

Results
We built followings in the thousands across Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram with little paid budget for a brand starting from scratch on those channels.

The program quickly garnered national attention in USA Today, as well as dozens of local news outlets.

Deliverables
Content Strategy
Distribution Strategy
Editorial Planning
Content & Community Management

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DeVry: Know How for a New Tomorrow

This content marketing effort caused more than a 30% lift in enrollment, compared with prospects who didn’t experience this program.

Project Objective
Establish DeVry’s reputation as a forward-thinking school that helps students get a job after graduation.

Strategy
Fuel and host the conversation around how America needs to get ready for the upcoming job shortage of 20 million college graduates by 2025.

The Work
We set out to showcase how DeVry prepares students for a career in the new economy by creating content about their unique partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, perspectives from DeVry grads working in the field and thought leadership from their best-in-class faculty.

DeVry already had programs and initiatives that were amazing proof that the school “walked the walk” when it came to preparing students for future careers. But no one outside the school knew about them. Our first step was to do a comprehensive audit and conduct stakeholder interviews to break down the silos in their organization.

Out of that, we developed a strategy that incorporated the best stories they had to tell. The school partnered with Fortune 500 companies to make sure their graduates had the skills those companies wanted, so we focused on one major partner per quarter. We found the students working in fields related to those partners, and told their stories to get prospects excited about those future careers. We also tapped into DeVry’s faculty and made them into heroes and thought leaders.

The result was a blend of articles, infographics and videos focused on generating excitement around a career change. After they experienced this content, we matched it up with one of the school’s relevant programs to drive them further down the funnel. The content was shared across paid, owned and earned channels based on a comprehensive media strategy.

Results
We reached over a million prospects in just five months and our earned reach exceeded paid reach, demonstrating how we were able to create content that sparked conversations.

Most importantly – it poured qualified leads into their funnel. A prospect that experienced our campaign was more likely to enroll in the school and think favorably of DeVry

Deliverables
Content Audit & Stakeholder Interviews
Content Strategy
Distribution Strategy
Editorial Planning
Content Management

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