North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services – Immunization Branch
The state wanted to increase the number of North Carolinians getting vaccinated against the flu. With a limited budget and only two months to complete the project, Brogan & Partners got to work.
Since research shows that women make most of the health care decisions for their families, we targeted moms with a television spot that featured schoolchildren. The spot showed a group of kids singing to the tune of “Old Smoky,” with lyrics about their less-than-antiseptic habits (“I had to sneeze then, and somebody coughed… it was okay, though, ‘cause I wiped the germs off.”) The spot served as a reminder of how easily the flu virus can spread—and how critical the flu vaccination is to protect your family. A series of three print ads emphasized the message, showing more easy ways the flu virus could be passed on.
“Old Fluey” won a merit award in the Healthcare Advertising Awards.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
At-risk demographics in certain counties of North Carolina had no idea what blood pressure numbers meant. We had to educate the target audience about heart disease and stroke prevention by informing them about proper blood pressure levels and how to identify the warning signs for stroke.
We offered a memorable and informative campaign—82% of respondents to a post-campaign survey could describe the television commercials. 92% of respondents said they would immediately call 911 if they experienced stroke symptoms. Awareness of lesser-known stroke symptoms jumped about 25%.