CASE STUDY: The International Rescue Committee

About the Client

Founded in 1933 by Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a humanitarian aid agency which responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

With the conversion and analytical power of the proprietary Aria platform, YouVisit created Four Walls, a 360-degree virtual experience documenting actress/activist Rashida Jones’ trip to Lebanon to meet Syrian refugees. It's the IRC's first immersive experience.

YouVisit's cameras capture life in makeshift tent camps and mold-ridden buildings. Jones' conversations with refugees reveal their frustration of living in limbo and not knowing when—or if—they would be able to return home.

About the Client

Objective

IRC wanted to launch a PR-able campaign that went beyond the realm of their traditional 2D video presentation to better personalize the plight of the refugees it helps, drive awareness, and increase donations.

Objective

Challenge

Flying in donors to Lebanon was costly and not scaleable. Additionally, a cluttered media landscape made it difficult for the organization to attract attention to the issue.

Challenge

Strategy

After analyzing the IRC's needs, we aligned on leveraging the power of immersive 360° content to forge an emotional connection with viewers to attain the desired outcomes.

Strategy


View the experience

Four Walls takes viewers inside life as a Syrian refugee in Lebanon with immersive 360-degree panoramas and videos. The experience creates an emotional connection with the viewer, who can then take action by making a donation via built-in CTAs.

Virtual Tour

Get the full results

Download the complete case study for detailed results and to find out how the IRC:

  • Captured millions of media impressions via coverage in publications including Vanity Fair and NPR
  • Earned an average length of engagement of nearly 10 minutes
  • Converted viewers with built-in CTAs