The Idea

American Refugee Committee was hosting the first ever 5K race in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement. The goal was to bring together refugees, Olympians, ARC staff and supporters to raise funds for people living in the settlement. ARC worked with refugees to create 40 teams – each coming up with an opportunity they wanted to bring to the camp. The response was incredible and you can see the ideas here.

The Campaign

Hubbard Interactive created a plan that would document everything that was happening leading up to and during the 5k. Since not everyone could participate in the 5k, we used radio, social media and YouTube to bring the supportive feeling to life. The Hubbard social team, along with myTalk radio personality Bradley Traynor, traveled to Uganda to activate the event in person. Bradley endorsed the event on his talk show, Collen and Bradley, while the social team promoted “sending your heart to Uganda” on Facebook. Facebook fans were encouraged to comment on the American Refugee Facebook page with a positive message for the runners. Our strategist in Uganda wrote these comments on yellow hearts that were passed throughout the camp.

Hubbard’s team created a video series highlighting the groups’ ideas, along with a donation video that ran on YouTube using TrueView. All traffic was directed to a CrowdRise page where people could pick their team and donate directly.

The Results

Social Media Engagement Increase

833%

YouTube Views

30,400+

Amount Raised

$150,000


WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

We’re beyond thrilled with the Hubbard Interactive team's digital smarts, recommendations, and creation of relevant and engaging content, the results have been stellar. We’re impressed with the team’s understanding of our BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation, its mission and our need to extend our audience reach while generating a greater brand awareness. They also knocked the ball out of the park with the development of our new website. We bel13ve in Hubbard Interactive.

Leslie Jablonski - BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation
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A 48 year old company struggling with Social Media? Such was the case with Dennis Kirk, Inc. in 2017. We lacked social vision and energy, Hubbard Interactive to the rescue. We’ve utilized their services in many areas including reporting, creative development and social site management. That, along with video creation and local event coverage have created a social media credibility we sorely lacked. How would we classify them? #hardworking #talented #creative #effective

Bob Behan - Dennis Kirk
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Hubbard truly surpassed our expectations. Not only were we pleased with the growth in our customer base, social media accounts, and general inquiries, but working with Chris couldn’t have been any better. The other team members we worked with at Hubbard were knowledgeable, professional, and fun to work with. We got the results we were looking for and we can’t wait to continue our partnership with Hubbard. Many thanks to Chris and the whole team at Hubbard.

Driveway Envy
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Hubbard Interactive is an integral extension of our team and has been instrumental in enhancing our online visibility. We are continuously impressed with their level of service and consider them a key partner in supporting our social media objectives as well as our strategic goals. Their team has invested the time to fully understand the essence of our company, our clients, and our vision. They are not only proactive and responsive but at the forefront of innovative ideas. We could not have made a better choice.

Erik Therwanger - Think GREAT
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Hubbard Interactive is an amazing company to work with! Everyone from the Social, to PPC, and Radio teams has exceeded our expectations. They are a dedicated group who are experts in their field and will produce results. They are personable, innovative, and truly an extension of our own team. We’ve been amazed at the performance of our campaigns for over a year now. We have the utmost faith in their skills and look forward to seeing what they can do next.

Robert Thomas Homes
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Hubbard Interactive has a great team. They were professional and took the time to know our agency’s mission. The team worked with us to create videos and shape our digital media ad placement that allowed us to stretch our budget--a limited resource for nonprofits! We were very pleased with our results and we would gladly partner with them again.

Katie McNulty - Family Means
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We view our relationship with the Hubbard group as a true partnership. They take the time to truly understand our business and determine the best way to support our needs. We have experienced strong results with our marketing both in traditional channels like radio and most recently with our online digital channels. The strong measurable returns to our investments have shown us we had the right choice in partnering with them. Hubbard offers a wide suite of services which meets the ever changing needs of our business.

Susan - Jefferson Lines
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I have been incredibly impressed both in my experience in developing a digital presence for my company and increasing activity but have been most appreciative of the personal relationships that I have with the team! We meet monthly and review progress, discuss new ideas and continue to work toward improved outcomes. In today's increasingly impersonal experience the personal touch means a great deal. I would highly recommend anyone in need of a trusted digital team to lean on Hubbard Interactive!

Dr. Aaron Davis - EveresT Men's Health
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Hubbard Interactive assembled a team of enthusiastic professionals that provided support for our social media strategy and developed content to connect with our fans and deliver value for our Corporate Partners.

Bob Fallen - Upper Midwest High School Elite League
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