A Case Study for Change

In an alliance with drug-makers, CHPA launched an ambitious multi-faceted campaign to curb teen abuse of an ingredient found in over-the counter cough medicine — dextromethorphan (we’ll just call it DXM). We partnered with the organization to produce a pair of behind-the-scenes videos that overview CHPA’s bold leadership on this highly effective effort.

A Campaign About a Campaign

In the midst of the high-profile, multi-legged campaign, CHPA was starting to see the right results. They brought us in to not only tout the initiative’s successes, but also document the approach as its own case study for making change. First, we produced an overview video. After clearly outlining the problem, Justin structured the messaging around the campaign’s three pillars — product access, parental awareness and peer disapproval. The final three-minute video pulls together various media, including websites, apps, print ads and TV spots and calculates over 2 billion impressions!

DXM without Prescription
Behind the scenes of an interview

An Industry of Action

When CHPA CEO Scott Melville was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Community Anti-Drug Coalition, we saw this as the perfect opportunity to offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the DXM abuse campaign. Rather than spotlight Melville exclusively, Ellyn interviewed members of the CHPA leadership to emphasize that this challenge could only be matched with an ambitious group effort. Favata and Jun directed participants to interact with both the physical and digital assets of the campaign and captured sweeping time-lapse photography of the team working around the clock. Tiffany’s edit elegantly summarizes the successful undertaking that would not have been possible without steadfast leadership and a committed coalition.

Meet the Nerds

Ellyn Church

Project manager, documentary filmmaker, karaoke enthusiast—Ellyn is a woman of many talents.

Tiffany Lewis

Tiffany's unmistakable style makes otherwise flat statistics and images burst with excitement and life.

James Favata

James specializes in exploring new avenues, and who knows, together you may even end up off the map.

Justin Kelly

Justin brings an emotional fluency to our scripts that will help us continue to deliver the wow factor that our clients have come to expect.

Jun Young Yang

Jun has been traveling everywhere (including a place called Anguilla) to document special events and create unique images for clients.

James Loizou

Perhaps best epitomized by his signature red sneakers and tie, James Loizou enjoys walking a fine line between creating and business-ing.

Helena Lehman

Helena is Senior Vice President of Client Services. She also speaks five languages- about four more than the rest of us.