The campaign evoked moments that all parents remember; watching their children discover their favorite foods for the first time. This set in stark contrast with a glimpse into today, when their kids are taking their first delicious steps into nicotine addiction.
"Flavors Hook Kids" launched in TV, digital video, radio and OOH across all 14 markets in California, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento.
In our target audience, we saw a measurable jump in “strong agreement” that the tobacco industry targets youth as new customers. Shortly after the campaign wrapped up, several e-liquid companies ceased sales of their products, including those featured in our outdoor campaign.
DC is pleased to announce the arrival of Noël Johnson as our first director of marketing and client engagements. Noël’s here to help us secure and onboard new clients, but also to continue engaging over time as a true client advocate. Her hybrid role offers clients additional senior leadership involvement as part of DC’s commitment to building close, productive long-term relationships with clients.
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.
Our director of purpose practice, MJ Deery, has a byline in the latest Advertising Age urging brands to move beyond token diversity to richer, more meaningful “normalization.” If you missed it, you can find a tidy summation here. Smart and important stuff. You’d be wise to check it out.