Vax Nevada Days

Do good. Win big. Incentivizing COVID-19 vaccination

The Challenge

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak presented his vision for a statewide promotional campaign encouraging vaccination dubbed Vax Nevada Days. Immunize Nevada was tasked with making that vision a reality — in a very compressed time frame (from concept to first drawing in 6 weeks). As Immunize Nevada’s marketing partner, developing and promoting the eight-week promotion became Estipona Group’s task.

Vax Nevada Days Logo
Vax Nevada Days week 2 winner with Governor Sisolak, mother and father
Vax Nevada Days website mock up
Vax Nevada Days ads at Las Vegas airport
What we did:

While the Governor’s office worked closely with the Nevada Gaming Control Board, International Gaming Technology, the Treasurer’s Office and the Nevada System of Higher Education on promotion logistics, Estipona Group was also deep in the weeds. How the promotion was executed was as important as how the public perceived it, so we had to stress credibility, equity and access from the start.

We developed all marketing communications for the promotion — logo, website, outdoor, TV, radio, print, social media, digital ads.

To generate awareness, excitement and participation throughout the eight-week promotion, Estipona Group created high energy, weekly press events surrounding the winner announcements and generated ongoing media coverage with winner stories.

Group of five Vax Nevada Days 529 education plan winners
Vax Nevada Days vehicle wrap at lake tahoe
Vax Nevada Days billboard ad
Vax Nevada Days report mock up
Vax Nevada Days report mock up for geo distribution

The Results

  • 440,988 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the eight-week promotion period.
  • Successful collaboration with two dozen partners in government and private business
  • Gave away $5 million in cash and prizes to 2,000 vaccinated Nevadans (which is actually harder than you might think), including:
    • 1,063 Nevada fishing licenses
    • 485 Nevada State Parks annual entrance permits
    • 133 529 tuition savings plans valued at $5,000-$50,000
    • 144 cash prizes from $1,000-$250,000
    • $ 1,000,000 grand prize
  • Generated 108 press stories in print, online and broadcast media
  • Generated over 6.7 million impressions and 241,00 sessions on

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