Case studies are a way of showing that we solve problems successfully. This is especially useful when we do different stuff for different clients. They are objective proof that we have value.
Part 1: Set up the Situation
In this first part, we’re essentially introducing the scenario. We set the stage by providing context, introducing the key players, and explaining the background. Think of it as the “what’s going on” section.
Part 2: Raise the Stakes
Now, let’s crank up the stakes. In this section, we emphasize the significance of the challenge our client faced. What were the potential risks if the problem wasn’t addressed? It’s about making it clear why this was a critical issue.
Part 3: The Problem
Getting down to the specifics, this is where we define the problem. Be detailed and use real data when possible. What hurdles did our client face? What were the roadblocks? This is where we lay out the facts.
Part 4: The Solution
Here, we get into the nitty-gritty of how we tackled the problem. Explain our strategy and the steps we took to address the issue. This is where we showcase our problem-solving skills.
Part 5: The Result
Now, let’s bask in the glory of success. Share the outcomes, the results, and the impact our solution had. Use data, testimonials, or any other evidence to highlight the positive change we brought about.
Example 1: ROI with Data
Title: “ROI with Data”
Subtitle: “Chuck Lorre Productions”
Example 2: Curation Capabilities Expanded
Title: “Curation Capabilities Expanded”
Details:Scot Nery’s Boobietrap, the #1 show in L.A. on TripAdvisor and a recipient of “Best Of” awards from LA Weekly & Los Angeles Magazine, presented a unique challenge. Despite its success, Scot and co-producer Meranda had limited time each week to curate the 15 acts that graced their weekly show.Mission: Our mission was to create a streamlined system to effortlessly track each week’s lineups, simplify act bookings and cancellations, maintain performance histories, and ensure show diversity – a true variety show experience.Obstacles: The challenge was to strike a balance between automation and personal touch. The qualitative and quantitative aspects of production had to be clearly delineated.Success: We crafted a system seamlessly integrating with calendars and emails, automating act booking notifications. Scot’s team no longer needed to manually manage contact information, saving valuable time.The system allowed easy act reordering through a simple drag-and-drop interface, with instant updates for performers. Acts were rated and tagged for effortless organization, ensuring balanced show lineups. Boobietrap’s curation capabilities expanded, maintaining its status as a top-notch show.
Example 3: Uniting a Community
Title: “Uniting a Community”
Details:In 2007, while most people were abandoning MySpace, bands were still using it to promote their music and tour schedules. In North-Eastern Ohio, Scot’s Dad envisioned a platform to serve the local music community, connecting bands, fans, and venues.Mission: Our mission was to create a comprehensive website for organizing bands, their playable music, venues, and schedules. The site had to be user-managed, incorporating a blog for music scene updates.Obstacles: The challenge lay in the nascent state of technology for such a platform. Many required components had to be built from scratch, and it had to be user-friendly for tech-averse band members.Success: From 2007 to 2013, Jambrain.com evolved into a thriving community hub. Built on a WordPress & PHP backend, it provided bands, venue owners, and administrators a simple platform to list gigs, showcase music, and engage fans.Bands could easily update their profiles, and fans could find shows and listen to music, all in one interaction. Jambrain united a fragmented music community, serving as the go-to gig listing for Northeastern Ohio.