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World Arthritis Day: a social media thunderclap

This year, to support our World Arthritis Day campaign, we teamed up with the world’s largest crowd speaking platform – Thunderclap.  Our aim was to unite arthritis patients and organisations across Europe and encourage them to support the cause.

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The campaign provided an opportunity to amplify the voices of individual arthritis patients and organisations by creating a controlled blast on social media on 12th October 2014.

Using a mix of editorial content and Facebook advertising for promotion, we secured 427 supporting organisations (target: 100) that shared our awareness message with their online communities, reaching over 160,000 people.

WAD2014 social media thunderclap

Also as a result of the Thunderclap campaign, the World Arthritis Day’s Facebook community saw unprecedented fan acquisition and grew by 14% in less then a month.