It was the longest Canadian federal election in living memory, but we were ready for it. Since being awarded the Elections Canada contract almost two years ago, Acart’s team has been developing the Ready to Vote campaign that was ubiquitous in your mainstream and social media for the past few weeks. From media and communication… Continue reading More Canadians were Ready to Vote in #elxn42!
This just might be the election that brings youth voters back to the ballot. Elections Canada estimates that 42,000 students voted on special “pop-up” ballots at campuses, and that 3.6 Million Canadians voted at advance polls. These are promising numbers for a country in which election turnout has been trending downwards since the 1980s. So,… Continue reading Voting goes viral in #elxn42 with #voteselfie
Elections Canada now estimates that 3.6 million Canadians voted in the advance polls over Thanksgiving weekend — a 71% increase in advance voting over the last election in 2011! Clearly, voters are engaged in this federal election. Current legislation prevents Elections Canada from encouraging people to vote. (That’s up to parties and community groups.) But… Continue reading Helping you be Ready to Vote on October 19 #elxn42
It’s been a long election campaign, but advance polls are almost here! Which means that our Ready to Vote campaign for the 2015 federal election is entering a new phase: Of course, this weekend is also Thanksgiving Weekend here in Canada! Traditionally, it’s a time when many post-secondary students who attend school away from their… Continue reading In #elxn42, Thanksgiving weekend is also time for advance polls!
If you live in Canada, or consume Canadian media, you’ve probably seen our campaign for the federal election by now. Following the voter registration phase, we’ve now moved on to informing Canadian voters about the Voter Information Card they should have received in the mail by now. As before, our helpful animated character explains what… Continue reading What’s a Voter Information Card? Our new #elxn42 ads explain
In addition to the mainstream media campaign we’ve developed for Elections Canada in the 2015 federal election, Acart has explored some innovative media opportunities. Perhaps the most unexpected is the commissioning of two “listicles” as native advertising on BuzzFeed. For those unfamiliar with it, BuzzFeed is an American-based media company that has evolved from user-generated… Continue reading Elections Canada is a “WIN” on BuzzFeed! #elxn42
As a Canadian agency, at Acart Communications we’re used to doing things bilingually. So of course when we developed our Ready to Vote campaign for Elections Canada, our anglophone and francophone copywriters developed all messaging in parallel. But in addition to English and French versions of our ads, we also created an Inuktitut language series… Continue reading Informing voters about #elxn42 in 34 languages!
Monday, September 14, marked the official launch of Elections Canada’s Electoral Reminder Program advertising campaign. And we couldn’t be more proud! At Acart, we have been working on the strategy and execution of this campaign for almost two years — from agency pitch, to client consultations, to creative development, to testing, production, and media trafficking.… Continue reading Helping Canada get ready to vote in #elxn42