Customer Story

How a Social Organization Spreads Its Mission With Piktochart

Marta Olszewska Refill Aqua

Marta Olszewska

Co-Founder and CEO, Refill Aqua

Refill Aqua is a social organization with a mission to reduce plastic pollution in Barcelona, Spain. While Barcelona is known for its outstanding football team, stunning architecture, lively nightlife, and sandy beaches, its coast is regrettably the second most polluted one in the Mediterranean. There are 50 tons of plastic floating on its seabed at any given moment.

In this user story with Marta Olszewska, Co-Founder, and CEO at Refill Aqua and COO at Zengrowth, we had a chance to learn how Piktochart has helped her to drive the social cause of reducing plastic pollution. 

Making a Difference One Bottle at a Time

Since the inception of Refill Aqua in (2019), the organization has been offering a network of water refill stations around Barcelona. Anyone can walk in and refill their reusable bottle with fresh, filtered water. Think eco shops, yoga studios, coworking spaces, hairdressers, and more who can be a part of making a difference.

On top of driving change in a practical aspect, Refill Aqua’s goal is to raise awareness and educate the public about the plastic problem and offer tips for a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Overcoming the Challenge of Convincing the Public

As a former Piktochart employee, Marta has been using Piktochart for all her visual needs. She was an avid user even before joining Piktochart from 2014 to 2019. She carried this on with her work at Refill Aqua. She recognized how visual storytelling could help her spread awareness around the plastic issue. 

However, Marta’s organization needed more resources to create a strong brand identity that would help her overcome the low response rate from local businesses to join the movement.

In particular, her team realized that the lack of visual materials for local businesses when pitching the idea has become a roadblock to getting things rolling.

A Breakthrough with Visual Creation and Distribution

The shift happened when Refill Aqua decided to create flyers using Piktochart. They distributed the flyers to local businesses and the public.

Through this move, Marta noticed a significant increase in the response rate from local businesses and the public.

Furthermore, Refill Aqua’s bottle sales increased after adding product description cards placed next to their bottles in local shops. This small step helped them drive more interest.

Refill Aqua finding success with great distribution through visual materials.

From a branding standpoint, Piktochart helped Marta and her team to improve Refill Aqua’s visual identity as they were able to incorporate their own brand colors and fonts in all their visual creation. 

One of Refill Aqua’s (@refillaqua) posts on Instagram.

With Piktochart’s ability to duplicate projects, Refill Aqua’s social media marketer, Sandra could easily recreate visuals for their social media posts. As a result, the turnaround was quicker, and they could save a lot of time and stay on brand by repurposing their visual projects. The wealth of templates also served as inspiration for creating their own visuals. 

Since then, Refill Aqua has utilized Piktochart as an all-in-one tool for all their visual needs with pitch decks, business cards, brochures, product sheets, and many more. 

In Marta’s own words, 

“For a small startup trying to make a big impact in Barcelona, having platforms like Piktochart in our toolkit is essential. Since day one of our operations, we’ve used it to get our message across, build awareness about the plastic problem and our solution to it, and pitch to investors. We landed strategic partnerships thanks to powerful visual storytelling and pitch decks that spoke more than words. We will continue using Piktochart to grow our brand presence and to help educate people about a more sustainable lifestyle every single day.” 

From our team at Piktochart, we wish Marta all the best in her mission to #ditchplastic and reduce plastic pollution in Barcelona.

Templates for Raising Awareness

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Simple Sales Sheet Flyers Simple Sales Sheet
Sales Sheet Flyer Flyers Sales Sheet Flyer
Independence Day Activities Flyers Independence Day Activities
Independence Day Sale Flyers Independence Day Sale
Line Sheet Flyers Line Sheet
Comparison Table Infographics Comparison Table
Competitive Analysis Infographics Competitive Analysis
Signs of Heat Exhaustion Infographics Signs of Heat Exhaustion
Signs of Heat Stroke Infographics Signs of Heat Stroke
Sunstroke Symptoms Infographics Sunstroke Symptoms
Facts About Wildfires Infographics Facts About Wildfires
Announcement Poster Posters Announcement Poster
Funny Office Poster Posters Funny Office Poster
Inspirational Poster for Office Posters Inspirational Poster for Office
Office Work Poster Posters Office Work Poster
Motivational Posters for Office Posters Motivational Posters for Office
Happy Fourth of July Posters Happy Fourth of July
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Communication Plan Presentations Communication Plan
Creative Communication Plan Presentations Creative Communication Plan
Purple Modern Status Reporting Presentations Purple Modern Status Reporting
Training Plan Presentation Presentations Training Plan Presentation

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