CDC Division of Overdose Prevention
As part of the Stop Overdose Initiative, we needed to raise awareness of the dangers of synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Fentanyl, an opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin, is being used increasingly in the illicit drug supply. With deadly consequences. Overdose deaths in the United States rose to over 100,000 during 2021. As part of our work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we needed to sound the alarm with those most at risk of an overdose.
Our campaign video brought these dangers to life both metaphorically and factually, taking our audience on a journey into the dangers of synthetic opioids that revealed the risk hiding in plain sight.
On digital, you have less than a second to get your audiences’ attention. Our bold leading question and expressive typography did just that.
CDC’s Campaigns to Stop Overdose
The Campaigns are part of a comprehensive strategy to affect change in the areas of harm reduction, treatment, and recovery. Breaking the mold through modern cinematography, creative storytelling and an audience-first approach.