How we got the Blues in buff shape.


Blue Care Network


Blue Care Network (BCN) wanted to position itself as a leader in preventive healthcare and reinforce the connection between BCN and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. They were looking for a new articulation of their brand, one that could also extend to some of their innovative new products like, Healthy Blue Living, a plan that encouraged individuals to lead healthier lives and helped businesses have a healthier bottom line.


We developed a brand campaign that used a mnemonic of the BCN card to strengthen the identity with the Blues and emotionally connect with the audience. Using the brand standards established for the umbrella brand, we developed print, radio, outdoor and interactive materials for the Healthy Blue Living campaign. Plan membership grew from 50,000 to almost 75,000 after the campaign launch, and membership reached the 100,000 milestone in 2009. The Michigan campaign won the coveted Best of Blue Award, beating out Blues across the country.

How Michigan CEOs sold this as a great state to park a business.


Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)


Michigan was seen as a one industry state: automotive manufacturing. Not a problem, but not the whole picture when the reality is that life sciences and advanced manufacturing are strong and deep in the state. We needed to inform the right minds—the decision-makers who could start or expand a business in Michigan.


A multimedia campaign targeted our C-level audiences. Our CEO spokespeople representing the state’s life sciences and advanced manufacturing companies pointed out that they could have located anywhere, but chose Michigan for the business friendly environment, workforce availability, quality of life and more. The resulting 92% increase in awareness from life sciences firms and 88% increase among advanced manufacturing companies and a significantly improved ranking as a potential business location was the result of the year-long campaign.

How we helped Covenant show their ♥.


Covenant HealthCare


In an aggressively competitive healthcare marketing environment, Covenant Center for the Heart needed to establish their leadership position and impeccable credentials for cardiac care.


On Valentine’s Day in 2011, Covenant launched the “Love Notes” campaign. It included traditional advertising (outdoor, TV, radio) that supported the strong commitment to mobile, digital and social media (texts, interactive, eBlasts, tweets). Target audiences were directed to the Covenant Center for the Heart home page to sign up for heart-healthy “Love Your Heart” text messages and eBlasts. Others found a heart-shaped Post-It Note on the front page of the newspaper encouraging sign ups. During the first few weeks, the campaign received 2,900 hits and more than 100 text and eBlast sign ups. 


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