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HSE's Covid Campaign Empowers the Public to Keep Going

Advertising Agency
Dublin, Ireland
Core, with Spark Foundry developed the campaign encouraging the reinforcement of covid-19 restrictions alongside the continuing vaccine rollout

Core’s new creative work for the HSE, 'We Can Do This…', uses an ensemble cast to mark the next phase of COVID-19 communications that have been a constant part of our lives throughout the pandemic.

The piece opens with young children imagining themselves metaphorically tackling the virus in an almost poetic style, before moving through the rest of the cast. People who, either while working or in all too familiar situations, mark their frustrations, while reinforcing the actions we can all take to combat COVID-19.

The TV and Video ad ends on a hopeful note, with a nod towards the continuing vaccination programme and a sign off from a nurse working on the frontline at Tallaght University Hospital. The campaign also features radio, and short form content pieces for social channels and digital display.

This campaign was developed by a team across Core, including Research, Strategy, Media and Creative and was produced in collaboration with FOE and directed by Shane Brennan.

Blaise Hoban, copywriter, Core Creative, shares more about the idea: “The HSE wanted to recognise the sacrifices made by communities around Ireland over the last year, before hopefully offering some encouragement and asking them to keep up these essential behaviours.”

Rachel Wright, campaign manager with the HSE said: “We wanted to acknowledge the ongoing sacrifices that people are making and reinforce the collective power of those simple but very important steps that reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are seeing the results of our collective action and there is much to be hopeful but it’s important for us to get the message across that we need to #HoldFirm for the better days ahead”.

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