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Campaign from Partners + Napier Explains How Six Feet Saves Lives

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Agency launches pro bono campaign in partnership with Monroe County Department of Health, Rochester Regional Health, the University of Rochester Medical Center and Causewave Community Partners

Campaign from Partners + Napier Explains How Six Feet Saves Lives

With social distancing a critical part of inhibiting the spread of Covid-19, Rochester-based ad agency Partners + Napier has created a pro bono communications effort to encourage people to stay home or – barring that – a minimum of six feet apart. The effort was the result of a task force that includes the Monroe County Department of Health, Rochester Regional Health, the University of Rochester Medical Center and Causewave Community Partners.

The fully integrated campaign primarily targets often-underserved populations, including urban, Latino and hearing-impaired people, with a broad message that is simple and empowering: “Stay Home or Stay Six Feet Apart.”

The work includes radio and TV spots that will run during time donated by local broadcasters. There will also be an out-of-home blitz that includes traditional media like posters, as well as a guerrilla marketing effort using temporary spray paint and stencils to spread the message in unexpected places around the city, including on walls, sidewalks, front porches and the floors of grocery stores. These tactics were necessary due to the limited media options that reach underserved communities and the flexibility they offer in quickly tailoring campaign messaging.
Because the 'Do Your Part. Stay Apart.' message applies to everyone across the U.S., the Monroe County Covid-19 Task Force agreed with the agency’s recommendation to share the creative assets widely.

The campaign landing page at includes a fully integrated suite of assets that are free to download, including both English and Spanish versions. This downloadable toolkit will allow any community or municipality to activate the messaging for their own use.

“Reminding people to stay six feet apart is a simple message that needs to be shared everywhere. That’s why we made the work free and accessible to any person or entity who needs it. Social distancing is critical to flattening the infection rate curve so as not to overwhelm our healthcare system, here and everywhere,” said Rob Kottkamp, chief creative officer of Partners + Napier.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic’s profound impact on the country and on the world, we didn’t hesitate when local government officials asked for our help,” said Sharon Napier, chair and founder of Partners + Napier. “We are proud to contribute to this effort at a time when too many people feel helpless and uncertain. It feels good to create certainty through purpose.”

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Chair & Founder: Sharon Napier

Chief Creative Officer: Rob Kottkamp

Executive Creative Director: Mike Baron

Group Creative Director : Dan O'Donnell

Senior Art Director : Rick Calzi

Copywriter: Andrew Scott

Senior Art Director: Max Brown

Senior Art Director : Rob Warchol

Associate Copywriter : Isabel Drukker

Creative Supervisor: Matt Spaull

Motion Graphics Designer: Mike Hernandez

Cinematographer/Editor: Parker Bement

Group Creative Director: Andy Rose

Director of UX & Development: Jake Abbott

Lead Technologist: Rob Lioy

Marketing Technologist: Geoff Harris

VP Director of Strategy: CJ Gaffney

Planning Director: Stephanie Bane

Senior Brand Strategist : Marc Priddy

Director, Creative Resources: Melissa Smith

Senior Project Manager: Lauren Cole

Project Manager: Cate Faben-Jones

Associate Project Manager : Megan Caveny

Sr. Production Artist: JP Smith

Production Artist: Lisa Celestino

Production Supervisor: Wendy DiSalvo

Editorial Services Manager: Erin Dwyer

Director Client Services: Mallory Diamond

Account Supervisor: Elyse Kosakowski

Community Partners : Causewave

Partners + Napier, Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:42:08 GMT