$6M

in Funding

15+

Top Tier Placements

200+

Local & National Hits

Project Notes

Utilizing Calendar-Based Marketing to Make Mental Health Relevant All Year Long

We helped Lantern expand appeal for their mental health app and secure new funding

The Brief

Latern is an emotional health support service that connects users with licensed therapists via a mobile app. They came to TOP to help them increase their media coverage while championing their medical credibility. Like many mental health companies, they needed to de-stigmatize mental health in order to promote broad appeal and attract more business partnerships to help them grow.

The Execution

TOP created seasonal stories that made the brand relevant at multiple points in the year. Through calendar-based marketing, Lantern was able to capitalize on attention given to holidays such as Mental Health Month, and other seasonal triggers (like seasonal affective disorder experienced during colder, darker, winter months) to plug Lantern’s medical experts into the larger conversation. 

TOP also increased public awareness of the app’s functionality, even for those who had not yet downloaded the app, by creating customized marketing assets like the mental health tune-up quiz which on-air talent could administer on local TV and radio.

The Result

The campaign resulted in more than 100 million impressions, 200+ local and national media hits, and led Lanter to raise an additional $6 million in funding. Among the coverage highlights were stories in the New York Times, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, and the Huffington Post.

Goal

To expand appeal for mental health app and make it relevant all year long.

Impact

More than $6 million in additional funding and 200+ media placements.

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