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Still Blowing Smoke
After besting more than 100 agencies for this important account, our first advertising task for the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) was to address the issue of vaping and e-cigarettes, sales of which were booming.

Funded by the California tobacco tax, this comprehensive, integrated campaign was the first major effort to address the health uncertainties of e-cigarettes, especially for young people.

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With strategy and media planned and purchased by DC, the campaign sought out e-cig users, and the people who care about them, wherever they gather. That indicated a major TV buy, as well as a substantial presence at targeted outdoor locations, with both billboards and wild postings.

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To better tie the call-to-action to the advertising’s overall look-and-feel, we also created a extensive landing page that offered dramatic images, engaging navigation and information about, among other things, the extremely dubious ingredients one might find in the average e-cigarette.

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Today we’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of A2G, a widely recognized experiential and social influencer agency. The acquisition extends our reach to two new major markets, adds a robust suite of complementary services to our offering and brings us a powerful new partner.

It’s not just the sugar talking when we say that we’re so fired up about our new client: iconic candy brand and childhood favorite, SweeTARTS. Check out our Be Both launch work designed to speak to Gen Z’s embrace of duality and fluid identity. Are we excited to work on SweeTARTS? Are we excited to eat free SweeTARTS? We’re both.

Tobacco flavors that seem fun and vaping devices that look like tech gadgets have led teens, and even parents, to underestimate the damage of nicotine. Most people know it’s addictive. But addiction is only the beginning. Nicotine is a neurotoxin whose changes to the teen brain could be permanent. And that’s what our campaign sets out to communicate.