Michigan Wildlife Council

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Ensuring Michigan’s outdoors heritage is protected for generations to come.

The Michigan Wildlife Council was formed to educate Michigan residents about the significant contributions sportsmen make to the continued conservation and management of Michigan’s natural resources.

The council needed a baseline understanding of current perceptions, clear definitions of high-priority target audience groups, a five-year strategy that included message development, message evolution and a comprehensive communications campaign to reach highly specific target groups.

The thinking behind the message.

The baseline survey set the foundation for a five-year strategic plan.
Two geographic markets with distinct demographics drove the need for a campaign requiring synergistic tactics from broad awareness to deep engagement.

Campaign foundation: A heritage we all share.

Broad awareness leveraged imagery and familiar activities that connected with audiences to attack apathy and spark interest.
TV / Video
Billboards were placed in urban areas to help people connect to Michigan's natural resources.
Bus wraps were used to provide a stark contrast between the idyllic natural images of Michigan's outdoors and the urban hustle and bustle of downtown Detroit.

Relatable stories invite audiences to learn more.

Engagement at all levels to educate and inform.
Digital and Print
Interactive digital display and traditional print executions introduced the Wildlife Council and told a more comprehensive story.
Content Marketing and Social Media
Content marketing executions provided an effective platform to educate people with in-depth articles producing engagement rates that far exceed industry standards.
An ever-evolving website continues to act as a repository for stories and content.

Media Interviews

Traditional media and social media worked together to tell the MWC story.

Media outcomes outperform expectations

Creating greater value for the council's investment.
The vast number of campaign impressions and engagements left little doubt about the effectiveness of the campaign.