Vega Awards | Centauri Winner

United States

2019

Pain in the Gas

Entrant Company

Iron Light

Category

Digital Marketing

Client's Name

Illinois Policy Institute

Sub-Category

Experimental & Innovation

On July 1, Gov. Pritzker doubled Illinois' gas tax from $0.19 to $0.38 per gallon. The new law also ties the state’s gas tax to inflation, meaning it will automatically rise in future years without lawmakers facing any constituent backlash. Illinois taxpayers are tapped out, which is why we're working to repeal the gas tax hike. We ran a series of Facebook posts, editorial cartoons, and ads to raise awareness about this issue. The content became so popular, we gathered 125,000 petitions signatures to repeal the gas tax hike. Furthermore, we were inundated with requests from people asking what more they could do to raise awareness about the issue. We created a "Pain in the Gas" sticker and have mailed it to hundreds of supporters. In total, we reached over 340,000 people thanks to the help of ads and viral sharing.

2019
United States
Morris Animal Foundation

Entrant Company

Morris Animal Foundation

Category

Email Marketing

2019
United States
Hilton

Entrant Company

ArtVersion

Category

Innovative / Experimental

2019
United States
Amudim Community Resources

Entrant Company

Multipleoutlet Productions

Category

Nonprofit

2019
United States
MediaTech Ventures

Entrant Company

Gladiator Consulting

Category

New Category (Website)