Flu season is once again upon us. And without knowing it, a lot of extra germs could be as well.
The CDC requires healthcare providers to post visual alerts instructing patients to practice respiratory hygiene or cough etiquette. Most of the time, this manifests itself as cheesy cartoon illustrations, which are printed and laminated in-house. In other words, another flyer in a hospital or clinic that you don’t care to read. When JPS brought this challenge to Schaefer, we found a way to get the message noticed.
WayPoint Healthcare Advisors is a healthcare consulting firm in Fort Worth, Texas led by two senior level executives, each with 20+ years of experience in healthcare consulting. Faced with a rapidly changing healthcare environment, WayPoint Healthcare Advisors needed to evaluate their marketing initiatives. We worked with the WayPoint leadership to develop new branding and marketing materials to support public relation initiatives. This logo was initially launched through email marketing and a new website.
JPS Foundation is a non-profit arm of John Peter Smith Hospital that helps raise money for things the hospital budget doesn’t cover such as baby supplies for low-income women, clothes for the homeless and medicines for those who can’t afford them.
When it came time for their annual employee giving campaign, they came to us with a challenge. Donations had been in decline for several years, as well as the number of employees who were donating. Employee involvement is an important metric when applying for funding, so it was up to us to bring the numbers up.
When you think of fundraisers for non-profits, you might think about the poster board thermometer that is gradually filled in with red sharpie. When the goal is a large sum of money, it can easily feel like the dollar or two you have to spare won’t make much of a dent. Since we needed as many people to participate as possible, we had to overcome this perception.
Our idea was to show that a small donation—even as little as a dollar—could actually have a real impact. That’s because many of the things JPS Foundation provides, such as a pair of socks or a pedometer, cost very little. We called the campaign Small Change, Big Impact and used a series of four videos to show how even inexpensive items could make a big difference in a person’s life.
It’s clear that JPS employees took the message to heart. JPS Foundation raised over $200,000 as a result of this campaign, up from $95,000 the previous year. The number of employees who participated also rose from 685 to 1019 in one year. And while it’s always great to see that a campaign worked, we’re most proud of the real, life-changing impact those stats represent.
Last year, JPS Health Network charged us with reinvigorating their brand and changing the perception that this county hospital was dated, distant and becoming irrelevant in the community. By doing so, we could inspire the employees within the network to have greater pride in their organization and in the quality care they provide for their patients.
The new JPS Health Network logo consists of the JPS icon and the tagline “Centered in Care, Powered by Pride.” The tagline is given new prominence to clearly define the JPS commitment to excellent patient care. It’s necessary to evolve logos over time to keep them relevant as the assumptions made when the initial logo was established may no longer hold true. The color-enhanced JPS logo reflects the vibrancy, diversity and energy of their staff today while maintaining the core blue icon that is so well recognized in the community.
We found that almost 80% of their printing used four or five colors. With this discovery, we saw an opportunity to introduce more color to the logo that would not impact the budget for printing and would deliver greater impact in digital mediums.
Visually, this is not a drastic overhaul of an identity but a very specific and strategic evolution that focuses on opportunities to better JPS as a network. This can be seen in the improvements to legibility within the icon and typography. Our design styles and approach to all communication materials moving forward must provide clarity because it reflects the quality of care that is provided.
We selected the Tisa typeface family to bring a more contemporary look to the JPS brand. By contrasting a sans serif and slab serif typefaces, we are able to provide variety to the various extensions of the brand without sacrificing consistency or legibility. When paired with the updated icon, this typeface maintains brand recognition within the community and displays a more approachable image.
It’s easy to say that a hospital is there for a community, but Medical Center Arlington has the numbers to back it up. That’s why we put their stats front and center for their annual marketing campaign. We used brand colors and bold, three-dimensional numbers to highlight MCA’s many benefits to the people in and around Arlington. And what better place to engage than at the Ballpark in Arlington?
Rangers fans were introduced to the advanced services MCA offers right in their own backyard with both traditional and digital messaging throughout the ballpark. The takeaway? For all of their advanced care offerings, their priority is always one thing: the patient.