OPIATE OVERDOSE NOVELLA CHOSEN AS MODEL INTERVENTION BY SAMHSA-CAPT
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (SAMHSA-CAPT), which supported the evaluation of the graphic novella “Four Tales of Overdose Survival: Rescues from Near-Fatal Encounters with Heroin, OxyContin, and Other Opiates,” recently announced they would feature the intervention as a model for future evaluation funding applicants. The CAPT found the novella “particularly innovative”.
THE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAMPAIGN WINS THE PRESTIGIOUS AD CLUB’S ROSOFF AWARD FOR “MARKETING TO A DIVERSE AUDIENCE”
See the list of finalists.
“GET CHECKED. JUST FOR THE HEALTH OF IT.” HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAMPAIGN HITS THE AIR
GEOVISION launches a dynamic campaign for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to encourage people to get screened for high blood pressure and to control it. Take a look at the multi-lingual campaign.
GEOVISION PARTNERS WITH WIC TO POSITION THEM AS THE “BREASTFEEDING EXPERTS”
GEOVISION partnered with WIC to promote their breastfeeding services for low-income women.. The fully integrated campaign includes posters, brochures, TV and radio ads featuring real WIC clients who have used the support services. Produced in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
MAYOR MENINO UNVEILS GEOVISION’S SEX TRAFFIC CAMPAIGN
GEOVISION launches a transit campaign for the Boston Public Health Commission’s Family Justice Center to raise awareness of sex trafficking in Boston.
“CHOOSE LESS SODIUM” TV AND TRANSIT CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES
GEOVISION produced a campaign for the Department of Public Health to help Massachusetts residents learn how to make smart choices about sodium.
GEOVISION LAUNCHES DRUGFREENH.ORG
Working with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services,GEOVISION launched DrugFreeNH.org this month.
FLU PSA WINS CINE GOLDEN EAGLE
The “It’s up to you to stop the flu!” PSA that GEOVISION produced for the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Committee received a prestigiousCINE Golden Eagle award.
‘OUR DISAPPEARED’ WINS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD AT DOCÚPOLIS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
The film ‘Our Disappeared’ was awarded the Human Rights Award when it screened at the Docúpolis documentary film festival in Barcelona.
‘IT’S UP TO YOU TO STOP THE FLU!” CAMPAIGN HITS TV, RADIO, AND TRANSIT
To educate the public about easy and important ways to prevent the spread of the flu,GEOVISION produced the “It’s up to you to stop the flu!” campaign (in English and Spanish) for the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council. Watch the English television PSA here and the Spanish PSA here.
OPIATE OVERDOSE GRAPHIC NOVELLA RELEASED
The graphic novella, “Four Tales of Overdose Survival: Rescues from Near-Fatal Encounters with Heroin, OxyContin, and Other Opiates,” that GEOVISION produced for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health – Bureau of Substance Abuse Services has been released. Download a pdf of it here.
PBS’ INDEPENDENT LENS TO AIR ‘OUR DISAPPEARED’ IN SEPTEMBER 2009
PBS announced it will air ‘Our Disappeared’ on September 21, 2009 as part of itsIndependent Lens series. Check your local listings for air times.
GEOVISION GIVEN 2009 MEDIA PARTNERSHIP AWARD
The Partnership for a Heart-Healthy, Stroke-Free Massachusetts awardedGEOVISION the 2009 Media Partnership Award for their creative and production work on the Stroke Heroes Act FAST! campaign.
‘OUR DISAPPEARED’ WINS CINE GOLDEN EAGLE, GOLD REMI, AND AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
‘Our Disappeared/Nuestros Desaparecidos’ recently won a CINE Golden Eagle in documentary feature for professional non-fiction category, a Gold Remi at the WorldFest International Independent Film Festival, and Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Documentary at the Chicago Latino Film Festival.
GEOVISION PRESIDENT NAMED ONE OF STATE’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL LATINOS
El Planeta included GEOVISION President, Juan Mandelbaum, on its 2008 Powermeter, a list of Massachusetts’s 100 most influential individuals in the Hispanic community.
SPANISH LANGUAGE STROKE PSAS WIN GABRIEL AWARDS
Both GEOVISION’s ¿Sera Que Es Un Stroke? (Ataque Cerebral) TV and radio PSAs won best Spanish-Language Community-Awareness/PSA Gabriel awards this month. The awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles in late October.
‘OUR DISAPPEARED’ TO SCREEN AT L.A. LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Latino International Film Institute has selected Juan Mandelbaum’s newest documentary ‘Our Disappeared’ to play at its festival in September.
“AD WHIZ” RECEIVES NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR ANTI-SMOKING SPOTS
ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC Nightly News have reported on the tremendous success of the Ronaldo spots in New York’s anti-smoking campaign. Check out NBC News to see GEOVISION “ad whiz” Juan Mandelbaum.
ANTI-SMOKING SPOTS CONTINUE MAKING HEADLINES
The New York Times, the New York Daily News, and the Boston Globe recently reported on New York’s major success in reducing the city’s number of smokers using our anti-smoking TV spots featuring Ronaldo Martinez.
NEW YORK AIRS NEW ANTI-SMOKING SPOTS FEATURING RONALDO
Having tasted success in 2006, the New York Health Department decided to re-launch the campaign again with additional Ronaldo TV spots. Buzz around Ronaldo’s message has pervaded the city and its blogs, influencing New Yorkers of all stripes, as recent coverage in the Gotham Gazette and on NY1 indicates.
In the mere matter of weeks, nearly 20,000 New Yorkers had taken advantage of the Department of Health’s nicotine patch and gum giveaway reports the NY1 news.
GEOVISION PRESIDENT ONE OF STATE’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL LATINOS
El Planeta, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in Massachusetts, namedGEOVISION President Juan Mandelbaum one of Massachusetts’ 100 most influential Latinos.
POST-PRODUCTION GRANT AWARDED BY LATINO PUBLIC BROADCASTING
Latino Public Broadcasting awarded GEOVISION another grant, this time for post-production of Our Disappeared, a feature-length documentary written and directed by Juan Mandelbaum.
TWO GEOVISION-PRODUCED CAMPAIGNS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE
Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials presented the Act FAST! stroke awareness campaign and the youth OxyContin-misuse prevention campaign at the American Public Health Association conference held in Boston.
THIRD PRINTING OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION PAMPHLET
“7 Ways to Protect Your Teen from Drugs and Alcohol” continues to be one of the most requested pieces from the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services – with close to 325,000 copies published and distributed across the state.
OUR DISAPPEARED SELECTED FOR SHOWING BY INDEPENDENT FEATURE PROJECT
The Independent Feature Project (IFP) in New York selected Our Disappeared for its documentary-in-progress section. GEOVISION presented the project to potential partners and distributors through IFP.
GEOVISION WINS TELLY AWARD
A prestigious Telly award was won for the innovative Act FAST! TV PSA. The educational program has also been getting rave reviews from stroke educators and community groups.
ANTI-SMOKING PSAS SPARK NEW YORKERS TO QUIT
The New York City Public Health Department is airing the TV spots produced byGEOVISION for the Massachusetts anti-smoking campaign featuring Ronaldo Martinez. The effect Ronaldo’s story had on New Yorkers was so powerful that numerous national media outlets, including ABC’s Good Morning America and the New York Daily News, did stories on Ronaldo and the campaign. The Public Health Department subsequently received nearly 15,000 calls for quit-smoking services – more than triple the amount received in the same time period in 2005.
GEOVISION DOCUMENTARY SHOWS AT MOMA
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City showed our film Ringl and Pit in memory of photographer Ellen Auerbach on her 100th birthday. That same weekend it showed in Munich, Germany at the Pinakothek der Moderne.
STROKE AWARENESS ANIMATION CACHES EYES
The popular and catchy Act FAST! television PSA aired numerous times throughout the month of May and even aired during Oprah and the Red Sox. To date, over 36 states have requested the animation for use as part of their stroke education programs.
AWARDED A PRODUCTION GRANT BY LATINO PUBLIC BROADCASTING
Latino Public Broadcasting awarded GEOVISION a grant for the production of Our Disappeared, just as director Juan Mandelbaum was leaving to shoot for two weeks in Argentina.
ONE OF THE MOST AMBITIOUS INITIATIVES IN BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MA HISTORY!
Working with lead agency Partners and Simons and physicians and patients from the Joslin Latino Diabetes Clinic and Beth Israel Deaconess Chelsea, GEOVISION launched an integrated Latino Community Health Campaign. BCBS called the campaign one of the “most ambitious multicultural health initiatives in the company’s history.”
WHALES GET A LIFT
Massachusetts Environmental Trust branded license plates have risen sharply after years of decline following the launch of an integrated cause-marketing campaign. The animated PSA produced with Fablevision, with music by John Kusiak, got several thousand airings.
AWARDED DEVELOPMENT GRANT BY SUNDANCE INSTITUTE DEVELOPMENT FUND
The GEOVISION work-in-progress, Our Disappeared, was awarded a development grant by Sundance. The grant was one of only two awarded in this extremely competitive program.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS LATINOS’ HEALTH CARE OBSTACLES
Featuring patient and provider perspectives, Nuestra Salud was produced to educate Blue Cross Blue Shield’s staff about barriers to health care experienced by Latinos.
AWARDED DIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT GRANT BY ITVS
The Independent Television Service awarded GEOVISION a diversity development grant for Our Disappeared/Nuestros desaparecidos, a feature-length documentary written and directed by GEOVISION President Juan Mandelbaum.
SWITCHBOARDS LIGHTING UP
Many Latinos called for more information on preventing underage-drinking after hearing a Spanish-language radio spot developed for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.