California’s Monterey County gets pushed to get healthy. Or at least, healthier. An integrated TV, digital, ambient, print and transit campaign touts kale, soccer, hiking and the gym—and disses donuts—while it also serves as the launch campaign for the newly formed, nonprofit Montage Health, Monterey, Calif. The work is advertising agency School of Thought’s first for the newly formed client.
The business goal is simply to create awareness for the new health association, which offers health insurance, clinic and home care, wellness/fitness centers, and also includes the county’s largest hospital. As a non-profit, though, the community goal is equally important, and that is to improve the county’s overall health. Monterey county was recently named California’s 22nd healthiest, and the campaign comes as a call to “do better.”
Three TV :30s appear on all networks during prime time and feature programming. As a sequence, the spots issue the health challenge (“Plant a Flag”), empathize with the hard choices people need to make (“All In”), and show their progress, as well as a few setbacks (“We Got This”). Each also runs online, along with a fourth video (“New Energy”) focusing on one soccer hopeful who will not be competing in the World Cup. The campaign tagline is “We are Montage Health. And we got this.”
Additionally, ambient advertising will turn up at races and hiking trails, congratulating those who push their bodies, and at produce markets, congratulating those who reach for the greens. Full pages in all five local newspapers stress the need for a good food and exercise. And a busside ad appearing on all county lines may startle those drivers of a certain compact who enjoy a donut on the go.
Outdoor advertisement created by School of Thought, United States for Montage Health, within the category: Health.
Art Directors: Ben Bellayuto, Faruk Sagcan
Copywriter: Ashley Villarreal
Executive Creative Director: Tom Geary
Editor / Director Video Production: John Buscaglia
Agency Producer: Ted Meyer
Account Manager: Mike Osgood
Production Company: Test Pattern Media
Director: Bennett Barbakow
DP: Tyler Rumph, Andrew David Watson
Executive Producer: Nick Lentz
Co-Producers: Darren Warren, Casey Goode
Associate Producer: Max Barbakow