Promoting Healthy Behaviors Since 2001


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Who We Are

  • thirteen years

    We have focused exclusively on positive social change through behavior change marketing for over 13 years.

  • behavior change

    We are proud to be a behavior change marketing company, not a commercial ad agency.

    Why are we proud?

    We believe that changing behavior is fundamentally different from changing a brand preference. Our understanding of this difference allows us to develop strategies that are specific to the unique process of behavior change. In addition, by being a behavior change company, every one of our staff members is constantly thinking about behavior change. This ensures that our best creative and strategic minds are thinking about every behavior change campaign.

  • youth & young adults

    We primarily work on campaigns to reach youth and young adults, but sometimes also empower youth to change adult opinions and behaviors.

  • tobacco, alcohol, obesity, violence

    Public health is our specialty, including issues such as tobacco, alcohol, obesity and violence.

    What about other issues?

    We want to make sure that all of our campaigns lead to tangible behavior change and these are the behaviors we are most experienced in. However, we are happy to discuss other issues with you. If we believe that our skills are applicable to your challenge, we are happy to take on that behavior with you.

What we do

Rescue provides comprehensive behavior change marketing programs to clients. We begin with our proprietary formative research process, the Functional Analysis For Cultural Interventions, or FACI™ for short. Through this process, we learn what is driving the unhealthy behavior or keeping people from the healthy behavior to determine whether knowledge change, policy change or culture change will be the most effective and efficient strategy for maximum behavior change impact.

Why do we separate these?

Based on this research, we determine which of our three proven practices is necessary to change behavior: HealthComm™ for knowledge change, Evolvement® for policy change or Social Branding® for culture change.

If knowledge change is required, we implement our HealthComm strategy, which delivers health education using tailored messages and communication best practices through traditional media, digital media and non-traditional media channels.

If policy change is needed, we implement our Evolvement program, which creates a communications strategy focused on a specific policy change outcome and defines clear, measurable ways for both youth and community partners to support the effort.

If culture change is necessary, we implement our Social Branding strategy which creates a highly targeted “social brand” that utilizes advertising, events, street marketing and social media to reach the influencers of a culture and convince them to change.

Social Branding® and Evolvement® are registered trademarks of Rescue.

How we do it

We implement Health Comm, Evolvement and
Social Branding as comprehensive behavior change programs that include multiple services.

Each of the following services are executed in-house to ensure cohesive program implementation and measurable success.

Strategic Planning

Broadcast & Video Production

Brand Development

Advocacy & Voter Outreach

Events & Sponsorships

Youth Empowerment

Social Media & Digital Engagement

Street Promotions

New Media Advertising

Websites & Applications

Traditional Advertising

Research, Testing, & Evaluation

Who we do it for

We currently provide ongoing and comprehensive behavior change programs for these organizations.

  • 1. Southern Nevada Health District
  • 2. Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth
  • 3. New Mexico Department of Health [TUPAC]
  • 4. Utah Department of health
  • 5. Mississippi Department of Health
  • 6. UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education
  • 7. Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust
  • 8. Tobacco-Free Nebraska
  • 9. Vermont Department of Health
  • 10. Denver Health and Hospital Authority
  • 11. FDA Center for Tobacco Products
  • 12. NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
  • 13. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • 14. The Lung Association of Alberta & NWT
  • 15. Central West/South West Tobacco Control Area Networks
  • 16. San Diego Unified School District
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