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1 Want Clean Air? Tom Mather N.C. Division of Air Quality National Air Quality Conference March 2010

2 Want Clean Air? Multi-media outreach campaign in Spring 2009 Focused on radio and Internet advertising Linked advertising to Web site

3 Campaign Goals Increased public awareness of ways to help reduce air pollution Drive more people to Web site Simple messages, easy to remember Improve air quality

4 Challenges “Laundry list” of messages Making tips memorable Keeping message positive Budget limitations

5 Main Outreach Messages Energy conservation – lights, transportation Conserving energy saves money, reduces air pollution Carpooling, transit and other alternatives Better driving habits Stop open burning

6 Types of Outreach and Advertising Used Brochures Radio Internet Ads Web site State Fair exhibit

7 Costs by Media Brochures – $3,794 for 20,000 copies Bookmark for kids - $1,270 for 20,000 copies Radio - $176,000 for statewide ads, 3 months Internet - $63,000 for ads on 7 metro sites, 3 million impressions, 2 months Internet – $120,000 for ads on 2 large metro sites, 4.9 million impressions, 9 months State Fair – Minimal additional costs

8 Publications: Tips for Reducing Air Pollution Brochure: You Can Help Clear the Air Aimed at adults Tips for the home, highway, work Bookmark: 8 Things Kids Can Do to Clean the Air Aimed at children Tips for home, school

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11 Want Clean Air? Campaign Series of Web and radio ads dealing with air issues Ads ran on major Web sites and radio stations statewide in 2009 Movement but no pop-ups Clicking ad takes viewer to DAQ Web site

12 Radio Ads

13 Radio Ad Scripts Carpooling :15 Want clean air? You can help by driving less. Leave your car or truck at home. Carpool. Take the bus or transit. Walk or ride your bike. Improve your health and help the environment. Live healthier. Choose clean air. Learn more at ncair.org Idle Reduction :15 Want clean air? You can help by turning off your engine. Limit idling in your car or truck, especially in drive-through and carpool lanes. Save gas and save money. Live healthier. Choose clean air. Learn more at ncair.org Change Driving Habits :15 Want clean air? You can help by changing your driving habits. Ease up on the gas pedal. Avoid jackrabbit starts and stops. Limit idling. Park and walk into shops and restaurants. Save gas. Save money. Choose clean air. Learn more at ncair.org

14 Appeal of Web Advertising Reaching new audiences Increased role of Internet in media Graphics, color, movement Clickability: Directing viewers to your Web site Relatively low cost

15 Web Ads (examples)

16 Want Clean Air? Drive better. Avoid speeding, rapid starts and unnecessary idling. Drive less. Carpool, walk, bike or ride the bus. Limit idling. Conserve energy, save money and cut air pollution. Obey your check engine light. Keep your car or truck running clean.

17 Want Clean Air? Use energy efficient lights. Save energy and money, cut air pollution. Save electricity. Turn off unused lights, appliances, computers. Check the air quality forecast. Protect your health. Help clear the air. Don’t burn trash. Smoke pollutes the air and is unhealthy to breathe.

18 NC State Fair Green NC exhibit area at State Fair, Oct , 2009 Nearly 1 million visitors at State Fair, 100,000 at Green NC DAQ exhibit based on “Want Clean Air?” theme

19 NC State Fair

20 What’s Next? Will continue using a mix of media: TV, radio, internet, brochures Exploring use of movie theater ads Increased use of internet ads Anti-idling signs

21 Anti-idling Signs

22 Contact Information Tom Mather N.C. Division of Air Quality (919)


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