U.S. Census Bureau unveils 2020 census advertising and outreach campaign

ksby | January 14, 2020

The U.S. Census kicked off its 2020 campaign Tuesday by unveiling several of its 1,000 advertisements. The campaign will appear on billboards, television, radio, magazines, social media and other outlets. The ads were revealed at a theater in Washington, D.C. Most of us across the country can start filling out the U.S. Census in March either online, by phone or on paper. Officials say it's important to submit confidential information to the census because government leaders use the information to allocate dollars. "It's very important because the census happens every 10 years but people forget," said Maria Malagon, 2020 census Program Manager. "So here we are reminding people why the census is important, how they can respond to the census and that it's coming in March to them  and we're doing it from the paid advertisements to partnerships, social media, digital media."

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ZiGGY Is the First and Only Mobile EV Charging Robot with an Ad Platform

EV Safe Charge | June 15, 2022

On June 14, EV Safe Charge, a leading provider of flexible electric vehicle (EV) charging technology, unveiled ZiGGY™, its mobile EV charging robot. This robot will bring EV charging to parking facilities, shopping and entertainment centers, fleet operators, hotels, and property owners. It is a cost-effective charging solution that overcomes the limitations of stationary EV chargers that need costly electrical infrastructure. Interestingly, ZiGGY also has a digital ad server that can generate advertising revenue for the facility and display personalized information. “Strong EV sales and emissions reduction goals are creating a more sustainable future, but EV charging infrastructure isn’t keeping up,” said Caradoc Ehrenhalt, Founder & CEO of EV Safe Charge Inc. and ZiGGY’s inventor. “Strong EV sales and emissions reduction goals are creating a more sustainable future, but EV charging infrastructure isn’t keeping up,” said Caradoc Ehrenhalt, Founder & CEO of EV Safe Charge Inc. and ZiGGY’s inventor. “ZiGGY is a flexible and simple solution for virtually any office, mall or apartment complex to help meet growing charging needs of its tenants and guests without expensive, time-consuming infrastructure and installation investment, if it’s even possible. In many cases, especially in older buildings, adding EV chargers isn’t an option until now.” An EV can summon ZiGGY using a mobile app or in-vehicle infotainment system. It will arrive wherever the vehicle is parked and reserve the spot for plug-in charging. The robot will return to its home base recharging from the grid, battery or solar energy, or a combination of them. It will also be chosen for offsite charging if no infrastructure is available for desired onsite. ZiGGy is equipped with two extra-large screens, which are information kiosks or interactive advertising displays. Additional income can be generated for the parking facility operators through these displays. EV Safe Charge will lease ZiGGy to offer ‘Charging as a Service’ to facilities and provide technical support and maintenance for the robot. Facility operators can direct vehicle owners to the app for payments or provide charging as an amenity. ZiGGY eliminates the need for parking operators to block spaces for permanent EV charges. “We created ZiGGY in response to growing demand for flexible EV charging solutions from our customers, and to help support the global transition to a cleaner, greener, all-electric mobility future,” Ehrenhalt added. “By helping drivers to overcome charging anxiety, one of the barriers to mass EV adoption, ZiGGY is enhancing the EV charging experience for everyone.” EV Safe Charge wanted an exciting and welcoming design for its charging robot, so they engaged award-winning industrial design studio Box Clever. The Box Clever team designed ZiGGY’s exterior and created a holistic UX and brand identity for the robot. Box Clever’s Founder and Creative Director, Bret Recor said, “Through our work on the design and branding of ZiGGY, we are delighted to be contributing to a transformative innovation that will help advance a clean energy future. We are excited to continue our design work with ZiGGY on this shared mission.” EV Safe Charge will be the first company to bring a mobile EV charging solution featuring a digital and communication advertising option. ZiGGY will enter production in 2023, and the company is accepting reservations for ZiGGY today.

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Reddit Launches First Ever National TV Campaign ‘Find Your People’

Reddit | June 28, 2022

In its first-ever U.S TV campaign, Reddit highlights the concept of finding and connecting with people with niche interests. The TV ad, directed by Pete Marquis, shows people sharing ideas that draw blank stares or unhelpful responses from those around them. A man muses over a shower thought to his partner, who simply walks away; a woman worries about her dying plant, so her roomie coldly suggests she “get a new one”; a cosplayer gets called a “role player” by his significant other. Copy on the ad offers reprieve through Reddit threads: “r/ShowerThoughts,” “r/PlantClinic” and “r/Cosplay.” The spot ends with the cosplayer finding community in r/Cosplay. “My people get me,” he murmurs. “Reddit is a place where you can find communities of people deeply passionate about just about anything—from stocks to socks, there is a community to get involved in and be a part of, For this campaign we talked a lot about how sometimes the people closest to us do not always ‘get’ us, but Reddit is a place where you can truly ‘find your people’—a place to express our passions, share our insecurities, learn from each other or just connect about what we’re into.”-Bryan Gregg, R/GA VP-executive creative directorReddit As real-life moments continue to highlight our shared need for understanding and belonging, ‘Find your people’ showcases Reddit’s communities as spaces for everyone to connect and gain honest perspectives from real people with similar interests,Reddit CMO Roxy Young. The campaign made a soft debut at the year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, where “Find your people” appeared on out-of-home ads greeting festival-goers. The campaign will run through the fall over TV, OTT, digital video, paid social, and OOH placements in the U.S and Canada.

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Davis Elen Advertising Honored with Eight Telly Awards

Davis Elen Advertising, The Telly Awards | June 08, 2022

One of the largest independently owned advertising agencies on the West Coast, Davis Elen Advertising, was honored with eight wins at the Telly Awards. The Telly Awards celebrate excellence in video and television across all screens. “We are truly humbled, and we thank the Tellys for this gracious recognition. Moreover, we celebrate our many Davis Elen team members for contributing to this achievement, as it takes a small village to deliver such quality of work.” - David Moranville, Co-President, and Chief Creative Officer. “We are truly humbled, and we thank the Tellys for this gracious recognition. Moreover, we celebrate our many Davis Elen team members for contributing to this achievement, as it takes a small village to deliver such quality of work.” - David Moranville, Co-President, and Chief Creative Officer. Davis Elen took home Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards for its work catering to clients such as Toyota, Smart & Final, McDonald’s, Lively and Alkaline 88. So far, the agency has won 51 Telly awards since 2015. Davis Elen Advertising 2022 Telly Awards Wins: Toyota Offer Card Theatre - Campaign WINNER: GOLD, BRANDED CONTENT - COMMERCIALS Toyota Offer Card Theatre “Forklift” WINNER: BRONZE BRANDED CONTENT - AUTOMOTIVE Toyota Offer Card Theatre “Conductor” WINNER: BRONZE, BRANDED CONTENT - AUTOMOTIVE Toyota Offer Card Theatre “Fortune Teller WINNER: BRONZE, BRANDED CONTENT - AUTOMOTIVE Smart & Final “What’s Inside” WINNER: SILVER, BRANDED CONTENT - SOCIAL Alkaline 88® “Shaqelicious” WINNER: SILVER, BRANDED CONTENT – CAMPAIGN: INFLUENCER/CELEBRITY McDonald’s “Coffee Fresh Start” WINNER: SILVER, BRANDED CONTENT - CAMPAIGN: PROMOTIONAL Lively® “Worlds Apart” WINNER: BRONZE, BRANDED CONTENT – HEALTH & SAFETY

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