Stamped mattresses

July 2010

With infants deaths due to co-sleeping on the rise in Milwaukee, Serve Marketing launched yet another bold and aggressive campaign to urge parents to stop sharing a bed with their infants. This time taking their message to the streets, placing dozens of mattresses stamped with blaze orange babies and provocative messages at busy inner city intersections. One headline reads, “Babies that sleep here don’t always wake up.” Another asks to “Imagine how many more babies would still be alive if they hadn’t slept here.” So far this year, 10 babies have died in unsafe sleep conditions in Milwaukee. The campaign, is part of a larger effort by the City of Milwaukee Health Department to promote safe sleeping habits for parents with small children.

Advertising Agency: Serve Marketing, USA
Creative Director: Gary Mueller
Writer: Mike Holicek
Art Director: Mitch Markussen
Acct Team: Heather Aldrich, Brittin Haury

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the_lizard_king's picture
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Its bold advertising and i feel it is required considering the sensitive topic being dealt with. I think it is good work.

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Jaap Grolleman
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It's a nice idea but wouldn't it be pretty expensive as those prolly get moved away quickly by the community services.

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mikeelrapido's picture
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Copy of what?


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