See Now for The Fred Hollows Foundation

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Working together to end avoidable blindness.

Vision loss is one of the most common disabilities in the world, with over 223 million people affected. 4 out of 5 people who are blind don’t need to be. See Now is a campaign to end avoidable blindness – raising awareness and asking governments to do more to address avoidable blindness. Purpose teamed up with The Fred Hollows Foundation to launch the See Now campaign with the goal of getting eye care to anyone who needs it.

SeeNow
02. Insight & Strategy

Challenge

Right now, more than 223 million people suffer from vision loss or blindness. This is something we can change. The majority of eye conditions are treatable and preventable but the health sector has been unable to mobilize people to take action.

The Fred Hollows Foundation worked with Purpose to engage new and non-traditional audiences on the impact of and solutions for avoidable blindness.

Opportunity

4 out of 5 people that are blind don’t need to be. A single doctor’s visit or screening can prevent or cure the world’s most common vision problems. Together, we can make access to quality eye care a universal reality.

To do this, we need to build new constituencies to take action and pressure decision makers to prioritize universal eye health care and increase funding for addressing fundamental and debilitating eye health issues.

Theory of Change

Work closely with traditional actors in the field of eye health to create compelling and engaging content to support and promote their advocacy efforts to…

Raise awareness of avoidable in order to mobilize new and non-traditional audiences to take strategic actions that increase public on local and national decisions makers to…

Create an enabling environment for decision makers to implement policies, increase funding and lift their ambitions in the field of eye health.

Action

In partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation, Purpose developed the brand, content and organizing strategy for See Now, with the goal of engaging new audiences on and offline and increasing the visibility and salience of eye heath with decision makers and their public health agendas.

03. Design

In partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation, Purpose developed the brand, content and organizing strategy for See Now, with the goal of engaging new audiences on and offline and increasing the visibility and salience of eye heath with decision makers and their public health agendas.

Website

Integrated campaign website with campaign CRM

Online Site Simulator

Created an immersive tech experience to engage supporters with blindness.

Campaign Brand, Name and Identity

Created a new movement brand for the campaign called See Now.

Social

We created, launched and promoted a series of share graphics to get the world talking about preventable blindness.

04. Video Production

As part of the SeeNow campaign, The Fred Hollows Foundation wanted to leverage World Sight Day to raise awareness around preventable blindness. Purpose produced and captured the world’s first street art collaboration with a blind artist, a buzz-worthy stunt that generated attention for the wider campaign.

05. Impact & Press

After only three months, our social media channels have a combined reach of over 5.6 million. In just a few days, one of our videos has already had over 900K views and has been featured in major Indian and American media outlets.

In just a few days, our sight simulator was viewed over 120K times and received coverage in major news and technology publications for its innovative approach to sensitively communicating a disability.

Despite the politicized and partisan landscape of the US healthcare system, we received endorsements from both parties –and won. In March 2018, Congress passed its FY 2018 appropriations, which included $40 million in increases for the CDC’s Vision Health Initiative, Glaucoma Project & National Eye Institute.

Social channels reached in 3 months 5.6 million
In a few days, one video had 900K+ views
Sight simulator views 120K+
Congrss increased funding for the CDC’s Vision Helath Initiative, Glaucoma Project & National Eye Institute by $40 million
Received endorsements from both US Parties And won.