Environmental Defense Fund Brand

First-ever brand campaign:

substantially increasing audience awareness

CHALLENGE: Reach sustainability-minded CEO’s; silicon-valley venture capital types; and certain legislative influencers, and let them know that the environmentalism of EDF is like no other environmental NGO: economy-friendly, people-centered, with unparalleled technological innovation.

SOLUTION: We extended the brand positioning of The Fourth Wave of Environmental Progress: Or, how innovations enable people to take meaningful action.

Drawing on the capabilities I built within the in-house team, we developed content including: 6 rounds of online banner campaigns; multiple videos and video series; dozens of blogs; EDF.com site content; video and editorial content for a dedicated channel on Medium.com; microsite designs; live event collateral; a newsletter; and creative direction for a Virtual Reality experience. And to ensure that all content creators across the organization adhered to the look and feel, my team also created a Fourth Wave Style Guide, including a comprehensive photography approach and video storytelling series.

RESULTS: One year after our efforts began, a survey of audience targets reflected an increase to 47% brand awareness, up from a 21% baseline at the start of the campaign. Other metrics included a 400% increase in Twitter followers, and a 50% increase in banner click-throughs over the life of the campaign.

Introducing the Fourth Wave in video

On-site and on-brand: VR experience and industry conference presence

Introducing methane satellite to the aerospace community

Establishing the look-and-feel across all content

  • 1.Client
    Environmental Defense Fund Brand
  • 2.Duration
    Four elements of the Fourth Wave campaign: banners, videos, in-person experiences, and style guide
  • 3.Place
    Position EDF as the next wave of the environmental movement: Innovation enabling people to take action