WWV, Bill Rancic & a Little Well-Placed Publicity
The power of a well-placed message is amazing, and here’s proof.
On Tuesday, May 15th, the Style Network aired an episode of the Giuliana & Bill Show that featured star Bill Rancic taking a trip to Haiti to build a home with World Wide Village and our team of Haitian construction workers. Since the airing a little over a week ago, we have had more visitors to our website than we usually have in a month, with about 80% of them being new visitors. Even after pulling out the big boost of the first couple of days, we’re still averaging over 3 times as many visits per day than we were before the show.
Having web visitors is great, especially new visitors, but measure of impact is, “Did they take action while they were on the site?” In short, yes! Since the show aired we’ve had 20 people ask about taking a mission trip to Haiti, 16 new requests for internships, and a good number of online donations. In addition, we’ve had 5 people step up to sponsor a child in Haiti.
When Bill went to Haiti to build a home for Madame Josette’s family, he changed the lives of everyone in that family. However, since his show aired, several dozen lives have been potentially changed, and more are being positively affected every day. Plus, every time the episode airs again in the future, even more people will hear about World Wide Village and more lives will be changed.
We would love to take all the credit, but the truth is it was God who led to the connection between Bill Rancic and WWV, and it was God who moved Bill to build the home in Haiti and to share it with his audience. All we can do is thank God for opening the doors and thank Bill Rancic for opening his heart to World Wide Village and the people of Haiti. World Wide Village has been blessed by having big-hearted people like Bill supporting our efforts to help lift the people of Haiti.
To learn more about World Wide Village’s housing efforts in Haiti click here. You can also learn about how World Wide Village is partnering with professionals in the building and real estate industry to build homes in Haiti by visiting www.plusonehomes.com.