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2018 Video Project Case Study

Background

The Get Back UP Today movement, started right here in Greensboro in 2012, seeks to raise awareness for a common but rarely diagnosed condition called “Foot Drop.” This ailment, which most often accompanies larger health complications such as Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, Charcot Marie Tooth and spinal cord injuries, can present a severe impediment to mobility. Lead by marathon runner Beth Deloria and a group of a dozen or so athletes and everyday heroes also living with Foot Drop, TeamUP serve as the figureheads of this movement, showcasing just how much is possible when Foot Drop is treated with the life-changing braces made by Allard USA.

The Challenge:

The various members of TeamUP represent virtually every corner of the United States, from Philadelphia to Greensboro to Denver to Las Vegas and beyond. So when it came time to update the existing Get Back UP Today video library with a fresh take and look, we only had one option: the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Raleigh, NC, where Beth would be running her 100th Rock ‘n’ Roll race.

The plan was to invite as much of TeamUP as could attend not only to discuss the team’s upcoming goals and race alongside their teammate, but also to film an entire new set of videos in the process. We would only have access to TeamUP for two full days, and with 13 different team members to interview and document, a busy weekend it was shaping up to be.

The Campaign

In an effort to reinforce the 2018 Get Back UP Today theme, “This is Foot Drop,” we wanted to learn firsthand from these inspiring people what life with Foot Drop was like. From their darkest moments to their proudest accomplishments, we wanted to showcase the wide range of experiences and emotions that TeamUP has experienced since developing the condition.

To that end, we conducted more than 15 hours of interviews with the TeamUP co-captains, in addition to following them around through the entire weekend, including during both race-time and down-time. We created a brief outline of the questions beforehand so each TeamUP member could think about their answers, but the interviews themselves become much more conversational, going into new and unexpected places as the discussions unfolded.

Additionally, the “Get In” tagline was endlessly adaptable for local businesses. The call to action could be personalized no matter who needed it: “Get In The Blend,” “Get In to Zack” and “Get In The Boutique” were just a few of the first applications of the message.

 

The Campaign

In an effort to reinforce the 2018 Get Back UP Today theme, “This is Foot Drop,” we wanted to learn firsthand from these inspiring people what life with Foot Drop was like. From their darkest moments to their proudest accomplishments, we wanted to showcase the wide range of experiences and emotions that TeamUP has experienced since developing the condition.

To that end, we conducted more than 15 hours of interviews with the TeamUP co-captains, in addition to following them around through the entire weekend, including during both race-time and down-time. We created a brief outline of the questions beforehand so each TeamUP member could think about their answers, but the interviews themselves become much more conversational, going into new and unexpected places as the discussions unfolded.

Additionally, the “Get In” tagline was endlessly adaptable for local businesses. The call to action could be personalized no matter who needed it: “Get In The Blend,” “Get In to Zack” and “Get In The Boutique” were just a few of the first applications of the message.

 

The Execution

With so much great footage, we were left with a fairly monumental task ahead of us. We knew that there were so many great moments that we couldn’t bear to part with. However, initial passes of our video edit clocked in at almost more than 10 minutes. In today’s digital world, we knew that we had to find a way to create a more digestible product.

So rather than sacrifice story and emotion, we made the decision to create one longer edit and then break that major footage into many different, shorter pieces.

At first, we created 7 different vignettes that focused on various aspects of the main piece that felt thematically relevant to one another. From why the Allard AFO bracing system is so different than others to the proudest moments each TeamUP co-captain had experienced, we suddenly had a whole new series of 30-90 second spotlights to share.

Then, we created 13 individual vignettes focusing on each TeamUP co-captain, giving them a great opportunity to expound on their individual stories and triumphs.

So what started out as a singular 8-minute piece turned into more than 20 pieces of engaging, digestible content that could be shared across Get Back UP Today’s various social media channels.

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The Results

By all the relevant metrics, this 2018 video series was a stellar success. Not only did we generate exciting levels of engagement and video views, we also saw a marked uptick in followers directly asking to learn more about the Allard AFO braces that underpin this entire movement.

118,000

Total video views

275,158

Total post impressions

5,542

Total post reactions
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204

Total post comments

1,590

Total shares
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