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JAMES KAMP
167 LINDEN TREE RD
WILTON, CT 06897


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FOCUS ON THE STORY.
What sets Polychrome Media apart?
We are short-form experts with decades of experience to deliver your message. Whether it’s a complex or simple story, we create compelling multimedia showpieces that emotionally connect your social community. Whatever the technology, whatever the outlet.
To create your own polished content and push it to new levels, we can guide you and your staff through onsite workshops in visual story telling, providing basic tools and techniques we use ourselves.

ABOUT HORIZONS:

Horizons creates year-round academic, artistic and athletic opportunities for K-12 students from low-income families, inspiring dreams and nurturing potential in a safe, supportive community.

CHALLENGE:
Horizons needed a video retrospective to screen at their gala fundraiser celebrating a milestone anniversary — 50 years as one of America’s most successful and enduring summer enrichment programs for underprivileged students and their families.

The video would serve multiple purposes beyond the event, for website and social media, as well as an informational backgrounder on this pioneering program that’s now a national organization.

SOLUTION:
Polychrome Media spent two years researching and immersing itself in the culture and history of the program to effectively convey its depth, strengths and successes.

RESULTS:
At the gala benefit, Horizons and Polychrome presented the video to a capacity crowd just before the main fundraising event, an auction. 2013 fundraiser significantly exceeded the previous gala:

  • Total auction funds raised jumped by 11.5%
  • College Aid Sponsorships more than tripled
  • Other charitable contributions also more than tripled
  • Total benefit funds surged 33%

Horizons leadership credited PM’s video as being an effective way to connect with its audience, both at the event and long after, and for having a key role in substantially increasing fundraising receipts and program awareness.

ABOUT CISAC:

The Center for International Security and Cooperation is a Stanford University academic think tank focusing on innovative ways to tackle global security issues. It trains the next generation of security experts to make the world a safer place.

CHALLENGE:
CISAC knew it needed to promote its undergraduate honors program in a visual, edgy and dynamic way. The program selects an elite group of Stanford seniors and works with them all year long on an honors thesis. They spend two weeks in Washington, DC meeting with movers and shakers.

SOLUTION:
With just two days to film, Polychrome Media brought attention to the caliber of the students and their academic work with interviews in front of the White House. Polychrome Media also documented their visits to national monuments and museums and briefings they had with top government officials, think tank experts and journalists in the world’s most powerful newsrooms.

RESULTS:
Polychrome Media honed in on the best material, distilling the experience and the message.

  • Client feedback: “A beautifully produced, high-quality video … capturing the ethos and heart” of the honors program.
  • Stanford posted the video on its own website and social media pages.
  • Traffic to CISAC’s website jumped with the video on its homepage
ABOUT NORWALK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (NSO):

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra provides audiences with the opportunity to explore and discover the joys of orchestral music.

CHALLENGE:
In 2010, the more than 70-year-old NSO had to kick its fundraising operations into high gear. A soft economy had hurt efforts to raise cash to operate. By fall of that year, all events had been canceled, save one year-end benefit concert. Depending on the outcome of the make-or-break event, NSO would gain operating funds or have to shut its doors.

SOLUTION:
Less than 2 weeks before the performance, Polychrome Media recognized the symphony’s need, conceptualizing and crafting a 30-second spot and a 6-minute video feature to inform supporters and reach them on an emotional level by showing the dedicated professionals behind the music.

The videos became centerpieces of a smart online strategy, uploaded to YouTube, embedded in Constant Contact blasts, on Facebook and the NSO’s own website. PR targeting traditional media and other news venues complemented the online push. NSO requested that the videos play at the event, both before and after, to underscore the symphony’s dire need.

RESULTS:
Many hundreds of people viewed the videos and turned out to the benefit event to support their hometown symphony, packing into Norwalk’s Concert Hall.

  • More than $10,000 raised in one night
  • Best fundraiser in more than 7 decades for the organization
  • Our NSO videos on YouTube continue to generate views in the thousands
  • Recognition from NSO’s then-President on the 6-minute feature: “Thank you so much for this amazing piece. Excellent work.”