Creative video marketing solutions during a global pandemic.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Robins Financial Credit Union needed a creative video marketing solution that didn’t require in person shooting, and maintained brand fidelity and voice.

Not only did we help them rise to the challenge, the result was a Brand Anthem that won Robins Financial a Diamond Award. Even more importantly, the response from Robins’ members, staff, and the broader community was extremely positive – even tearful! And now this piece will become a new diamond in the Robins media archives for generations to come.

The Diamond Awards honor faces and images of excellence in the entertainment, corporate and creative industries for their professional accomplishments and contributions to society on a local, state, or international level.

Diamond Awards 2022 Logo

Video has become a key part of our communications strategy. The Funnelbox team has truly captured the heart of Robins Financial Credit Union.

-Christol Clymer, Marketing Manager


Robins Financial Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative serving lower and middle Georgia. They are member focused, community proud, and their vision is to enhance the financial well-being of their members and community.

Robins Financial Credit Union logo

The goal

COVID-19 stopped many people in their tracks, and yet the need for video marketing content during that period seemed greater than ever. Like so many other organizations, Robins Financial was left wondering how to meet their content needs, without bringing people together in person. The team here at Funnelbox was asked to come up with a creative solution for a brand video that would maintain brand fidelity and voice, without requiring any newly shot footage.

Increase brand awareness and affinity

Use existing assets only

Capture their long history and connection to the community

The challenge

Well, the pandemic of course. At that time, in person shooting was extremely difficult, and yet we knew we needed to achieve the same creative style and quality as past campaigns with this new content. So repurposing existing footage seemed like a good solution, but we needed to do it in a way that didn’t feel totally recycled and stale. Another challenge with this concept was culling archival footage — there was a least one VHS tape we had to digitize!

The approach

  • We brainstormed internally and then pitched our brand anthem video concept to Robins Financial.
  • With help from the Robins Financial team, we dug through archives and found historical footage of the credit union as well as members.
  • We interwove the old with the new to create a fresh, and nostalgic, look and feel. 
  • We casted voice over talent that would capture the feeling of the story we wanted to tell.
  • We scripted both full length and broadcast versions, to make sure both versions captured the overall story and key messages of Robins Financial.
  • We adjusted the color of all the different footage to make sure it blended seamlessly together, and sweetened the sound of the VO and music tracks in order to have maximum impact.

The results

While our approach started out as a creative workaround to the pandemic, the result was a brand video that celebrates the roots and values of Robins Financial. It was an incredibly successful, joyful campaign for the Robins Financial team. The video went on to win a 2022 Diamond Awards for non-broadcast video marketing. Our approach to the Brand Anthem for Robins Financial is a great example of how our long term partnerships can build libraries of content that are re-purposable over time. It also demonstrates our ability to be both creative AND resourceful, making high quality content even when there are external challenges (like a global pandemic).