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Special Project
From the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

Stay Home, Stay Connected

Entered in Government & Politics, PSA

About this entry

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused stress, fear, and sometimes overwhelming anxiety about a disease with strong emotions in adults and children. This in turn has affected changes in health patterns, worsening of living conditions, substance abuse, and suicide. The primary objective of the “Stay Home, Stay Connected” PSA is to educate, provide coping methods from counselors to resources, and support for the NYC community to take care of yourself, your friends, your family, and others.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Due to the importance and urgency of public awareness and guidance from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in regards to COVID-19, a 360 degree marketing plan across a wide array of platforms ensured maximizing exposure and emphasis. A focus was put on location based, region and demographic targeting on social and digital media from Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube while leveraging direct digital media buys. The spot was translated and created in 24 languages.


As of June 1, 2020, the cumulative PSA campaign response for COVID-19 from the NYC Department of Health’s Youtube are at 18.9 million views and growing. The spots have further digital views and shares across all social media.


Video for Stay Home, Stay Connected

Entrant Company / Organization Name

Valiant Pictures, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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