The Client

The RCOT is a professional membership organisation representing over 30,000 occupational therapists UK-wide.  With cuts to the recruitment and funding of occupational therapists, the organisation needed to reinforce the value and importance of the profession across health and social care.

The Work

  • UK-wide media campaign targeting mainstream broadcast and print outlets, focusing on launch day and parliamentary events.
  • New campaign branding for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists including a new logo, strapline and distinctive colour palette.
  • Launch of new campaign website with sign up Call To Action (CTA) campaign toolkit, image gallery and media resources.
  • Twitter stakeholder engagement drive using #ValueofOT.
  • Regular campaign network e-newsletters, A/B testing and tailored and targeted content.
  • Suite of visual materials including bold infographics for social media, postcards and posters.

The Results

  • Prime TV coverage including BBC Breakfast studio interview and outside broadcast; Front page of BBC online news; BBC Wales; and The Wales Report. Over 40 pieces of media coverage secured across the UK including dedicated Guardian supplement; The Scotsman, Sun, Mail online and Western Mail.
  • Average of 49% open rate on email newsletters to key stakeholders (20% over industry average).
  • Over 72% of social media traffic referred to campaign website.
  • #ValueofOT hashtag reached 198,000 on launch day, now fully embedded in daily narrative.
  • 2000+ target stakeholders signed up to pledge their support including government ministers, sector leaders and journalists.
  • Occupational therapy service provision included in NHS guidelines.
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