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From the 7th Annual Shorty Impact Awards

Illinois Cares For Kids “I Got Love” Campaign

Finalist in Youth & Family


The state of Illinois, in partnership with Illinois Cares for Kids and the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development have come together to launch a multi-lingual animated campaign highlighting early childhood resources for families across the state. With the help of all local, Illinois talent, there was a heavy focus on putting artists back to work post-pandemic. Shawn Smith, the artist and designer behind Shawnimals and Ninjatown, created the lively, colorful, shape-based characters featured in the video. Chicago native & “The Voice '' contestant Megan McNeal led vocals on the English spot, and up and coming musician and singer Arla Vox, DACA dreamer & Chicago native lead the hispanic market spot. Finally, local Chicago animation house Sarofsky & music studio Squeak E Clean lead animation & music production for both spots.

Strategy and Execution


In the first 2 weeks of the campaign: 


Video for Illinois Cares For Kids “I Got Love” Campaign

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1o8 Agency, Illinois Cares For Kids


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