On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020 declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. A day that forever changed the world.
We are enlisting the help of the Canadian marketing and public relations industry to share this PSA and personal messages to encourage others to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Canadian marcom community creates COVID-19 vaccine PSA
Special thanks to:
- Naomi Strasser - President at Aerial Communications Group
- Franceska Dion - President at Agence FDM
- Sharon Lassman - Founder at Purpose Ink
- Deborah Weinstein - Co-Founder, Partner & Judy Lewis - Co-Founder, Partner at Strategic Objectives
- David Brodie - Senior Vice President & General Manager at Citizen Relations
- Stephanie Engel - Senior Vice President, Client Services at energi PR
- Melissa Durrell - President & Chief Communications Strategist at Durrell Communications
- Dave Forde - Founder of PR In Canada
Video production by Simon Conlin
Members of the Canadian communications and marketing industry share a message:
Cho + Amaral
Do your part, get us back to a new "normal" as soon as we can.
In March when the vaccine first came out, I put my name on a wait list online at my local pharmacy and within a few days they contacted me to book an appointment. I just needed my health card and got an appointment within a few days. When I rolled up my sleeve to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine my eyes filled with hopeful tears. I cannot wait until every essential worker has an opportunity to receive the vaccine and I encourage everyone to get vaccinated. The needle was painless and other than a mildly sore upper arm for a few days, I had no side effects – except for lots of hope at the end of the tunnel. Vaccination is a personal decision, and everyone's situation is unique. For me, I have underlying health issues and wanted to ensure I was fully protected as soon as possible. I truly believe the vaccine is safe and the best tool for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and helping us get one step closer to reclaiming our lives.
Trans Canada Trail
Let's do our part to get vaccinated as soon as possible!. WHY? Because we all want our life back! The sooner we're all vaccinated, the sooner we can open up the economy, we can see each other again, our kids can go to school, and we can resume social connections which are vital to our health and well-being!
I got the vaccine so I can see my friends and family again sooner - and the Eiffel Tower. I really miss Paris 🙂
Get a vaccine for your health and safety and that of those you love.
Reshift Media Inc.
Getting vaccinated is the only way to eradicate COVID-19 so we can't start seeing our friends, family and customers again. We're in this together and can beat it together.
rock-it promotions, inc.
I received my first shot and am feeling very optimistic about the future! I encourage everyone to get vaccinated so we can all put this difficult time behind us and look towards brighter days.
Search Tactix Inc.
To protect yourself, and those you love. Simple.
A year ago we were facing a pandemic with many challenging unknowns. We were trying to "flatten the curve" but we knew that wouldn't be enough. Then humanity was handed an unexpected gift: COVID19 vaccines. This is our out. Please get the vaccine so we can stop the deadly impact of this virus.
Cardinal Health Canada
#COVID19 vaccines can help us get back to doing the things we love with the people we love.
MediaCom Let's get vaccinated so we can get the hell out of our dining rooms. I want to get back to agency life - the culture, the events, the collaborations and the connections that are 100x better when experienced live.
Coming together to each do our part
After the countless sacrifices that frontline workers, business owners, and our fellow citizens have made throughout the pandemic, getting a vaccination to protect ourselves, our families, friends, and communities is the simple, smart and right choice.
Giants & Gentlemen Advertising Inc.
Let's stop this virus and get back to living "in person". Get vaccinated.
Naked Creative Consultancy
Our business thrives on face to face interaction and bouncing ideas off each other. Getting vaccinated will get us back to that sooner. Go get your shot.
We invite you to join fellow professionals working in the Canadian advertising, marketing and public relations industries and share a short personal message encouraging others to get a COVID-19 vaccination.