Meet International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps assist those who are in urgent need, providing lifesaving health care and health care-related emergency services — often within hours. As conditions ease, they work with local leaders to rebuild stronger than before. In non-emergency settings, their focus is development. Through training programmes, they pass essential skills into local hands, preparing those in disaster-prone areas to better withstand adversity. By giving people hit by tragedy a sense of ownership over their own recovery, they’re able to prepare local residents to be their own best First Responders, should disaster strike.

The Challenge

Achieving mentions in highly targeted publications

One of the main goals within the International Medical Corp’s press department is to achieve mentions in highly targeted publications, with the aim of increasing brand awareness. "We found it difficult knowing when and where we had been mentioned, as well as how many relevant people we had successfully reached, without the use of an online media monitoring tool to flag when a story had landed." Since this is one of their most prominent goals, justifying their existence and proving ROI to senior management, without such prior knowledge, was challenging.

"We found it difficult knowing when and where we had been mentioned, as well as how many relevant people we had successfully reached, without the use of an online media monitoring tool to flag when a story had landed."‎ Larissa Schneider-Kim, Media & Communications Officer

The Solution

Relevant marketing data

International Medical Corps use Meltwater, global leaders in media intelligence, to monitor mentions of their company and analyse such insights to understand where they are in order to be better-placed to get to where they want to be! “One of the most useful features of Meltwater’s online media monitoring tool is the reach metric.” The reach metric is a great indication of message, company exposure and awareness. “We’re able to view reach for our target publications, rather than generic reach across any and every publication that mentions our company. This makes data much more relevant to us and our goals.”

International Medical Corps then take analysis one step further by benchmarking data from the current year with previous years. “The ability to benchmark is great as we can then see our areas of strength as well as well as development.”

We strive to ensure our tool is capable of helping clients report on their goals, and so the personalisation factor is high on our priority list. “The online media monitoring platform is simple to use and we can easily create searches and pull and export our own reports based on what we want to see. For example, I like the fact that I can create a Boolean search that only pulls back articles where we have been mentioned in the headline.” Meltwater’s interactive dashboard feature is unique in that it can be personalised based on different metrics. For example, our CEO may want to see a competitive benchmark compared to the Comms Team who may be more interested in campaign buzz volume. “The last online media monitoring tool that we used didn’t have a dashboard. This is one of my favourite features of Meltwater. It gives us a clear top-level picture of what’s happening around our company and industry.”

“One of the most useful features of Meltwater’s online media monitoring tool is the reach metric. We’re able to view reach for our target publications, rather than generic reach across any and every publication that mentions our company. This makes data much more relevant to us and our goals.”

The Results

Now International Medical Corps is able to

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Make data relevant to personal goals

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Save time

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Spot strength and development areas

Meltwater enables International Medical Corps

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    View reach for target publications

    “One of the most useful features of Meltwater’s online media monitoring tool is the reach metric. We’re able to view reach for our target publications, rather than generic reach, across any and every publication that mentions our company. This makes data much more relevant to us and our goals.”

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    Easily create searches and export reports

    “The online media monitoring platform is simple to use and we can easily create searches and pull and export our own reports based on what we want to see. For example, I like the fact that I can create a Boolean search that only pulls back articles where we have been mentioned in the headline.”

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    See a clear top-level picture

    “The last online media monitoring tool didn’t have a dashboard. This is one of my favourite features of Meltwater. It gives us a clear top-level picture of what’s happening around our company and industry”.

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