303 MullenLowe, Mediahub, and Carat launch vaccine awareness campaign, ‘Don’t Assume You’re Immune’

303 MullenLowe, Mediahub & Carat launch vaccine awareness campaign, 'Don't Assume You're Immune'

“This campaign demonstrates the power of collaboration for the public good.”

In a bid to tackle vaccine misinformation, the WA Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Department of Health have launched a public awareness campaign, Don’t Assume You’re Immune, via 303MullenLowe, Mediahub, and Carat Western Australia.

 Launching for 12 months across TV, online video, social media, large and small format OOH, radio (targeted and mainstream), press, cinema, high-impact digital displays, and search, the campaign aims to educate the public about the importance of vaccines, encourage people to get vaccinated as per the WA immunisation schedule, and raise awareness of the potentially life-threatening complications of vaccine-preventable diseases.

“The subject of vaccinations is clouded by misinformation and disinformation, so it makes behaviour change challenging. One of the biggest barriers to vaccine take-up is a sense of complacency – essentially, ‘it’ll never happen to me’, demonstrating that complacency has very real consequences was an important element to address,” said 303 MullenLowe Perth’s chief strategy officer, Matt Oakley.

“As a result, Sara Oteri (ECD) and the creative team flipped the many excuses for not getting immunised as the very reason why people should get vaccinated. The campaign’s tagline of Don’t Assume You’re Immune is not just a memorable mnemonic, but also a call to action for our target audiences that we hope will increase the perceived risk to the health of themselves, and crucially, their loved ones.” 

303MullenLowe, Mediahub & Carat launch vaccine awareness campaign, 'Don't Assume You're Immune' OOH Ad 2

Creative agency 303MullenLowe was appointed to the account following a competitive pitch. The agency has been tasked with driving medium and long-term behaviour change around immunisation through strategy, creative, and production.

Media agencies Mediahub and Carat WA collaborated on the integrated campaign’s media plan, with the former looking after strategy and the latter developing the channel implementation plan.

“A key role in delivering campaign effectiveness was to ensure all media aligned with the identified stages of behaviour change,” said Mediahub Perth GM, Kylie Macey.

“Having the right mix of channels meant that we could firstly capture the general population’s attention and subsequently raise their motivation. Secondly, we needed to fill knowledge gaps by giving answers and capability to key segments. And finally, we needed to demonstrate the opportunity to take action with disease specific creative.” 

303MullenLowe, Mediahub & Carat launch vaccine awareness campaign, 'Don't Assume You're Immune' OOH Ad

Carat WA client partner, Michelle Testa, added: “The campaign is grounded in fusing behaviour change principles with metrics of attention to jolt the community into action. Whilst a robust digital strategy shifts that attention to building trust and action through pairing data signals to match content and audience.

“This campaign demonstrates the power of collaboration for the public good and Carat WA is pleased it could play a part in such an important community initiative.” 

The work follows the powerful first-responders campaign 303MullenLowe launched for St John Western Australia and the Road Safety Commission in April, which highlighted the critical first four minutes after a crash.

In May, it was also announced that the agency had been appointed by Netball Western Australia as its brand strategy partner.

See also:
303 MullenLowe Perth shows ‘Anyone Can Save a Life’ for St John WA
Netball WA appoints 303 MullenLowe


WA Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Strategic Communications Unit

WA Department of Health
Communications Directorate 

303 MullenLowe Perth
Managing Director & Business Lead: René Migliore
Chief Strategy Officer: Matt Oakley
Planner: Harvey Clarke-Smith
Executive Creative Director: Sara Oteri
Art Director: Stephen Hansen
Copywriter: Zosia Kilpatrick, Ellysia Burton
Head of Design: Alby Furfaro
Graphic Designer: Lucas Faim
Finished Artist: Suzanne Whoston and Angela Homman
Head of Production: Johnathan Julius
Business Director: Connie Trinh

Mediahub (Media Strategy)
General Manager: Kylie Macey

Carat (Media Planning)
Client Partner: Michelle Testa
Group Investment Director: Sam Giuffre
Digital Strategy Director: Dale Ferreria
Client Manager: Sophie Park
Client Associate: Ollie O’Meehan
Digital Manager: Nicole MacNeil, Megs Hollis
Performance Manager: Gerry Eeringa
Data & Analytics Lead: Griffin Becker  

Larchmont (Primary Campaign, Production)
Director: Mitch Green
Producer: Luke Kneller
MD: Liv Reddy
1st AD: Mark Boskell 
DOP: Gregoire Liere
Photography: Finlay MacKay
1st AC/Focus Puller: Murray Johnston 
2nd AC: Amelia Morgan-de Laine 
Gaffer: Jean Vandermeiren 
Best Boy: Andrew Piercy
Key Grip: Greg Stirling 
Grip Assistant: Blade Chenoweth
Grip Assist: Zac Walker
Sound Recordist: Scott Montgomery 
Production Designer: Kylie Clifford
Art Assist: Darrell Beck
Wardrobe: Lien See Leong 
Make Up & Hair: Ali Knapton
Location Manager: Crystal McCallum
Location Assistant/Unit: Carmel Fox
Casting: Megan Carpenter

Post Production & Audio Post
Offline Edit: Lucas Vazquez
Colour: Marcus Friedlander
Online & Delivery: The Office of John Cheese (James Hawkes)
Audio Mix: Electric Sheep Music
Sound Designer, Radio: Soundbyte (Brad Habib) 

BTL / Social Campaign produced by Clockwork Films WA, Directed by Mikey Hamer

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