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Wheelhouse Collective

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

A Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative that became multiple impactful projects for local nonprofits and public health offices.

Let’s talk sex. (Once you’re done blushing.)

Challenge

For better or worse, everyone has heard of Planned Parenthood, which means any piece of communication from them is already prejudged by some. 

When Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH) received a five-year grant to launch and maintain a Teen Pregnancy Prevention initiative, they knew this was a much bigger undertaking than developing brochures and holding informational sessions. They recognized that two crucial elements were necessary for the successful creation and rollout of the initiative: conducting research and partnering with a smart, agile agency.  

That’s when they reached out to Wheelhouse Collective for their creative approach to problem-solving and extensive experience in research, digital strategy, design and copywriting.

Solution

Wheelhouse Collective kicked things off with several meetings with the Planned Parenthood team to go over the project, talk through possibilities, get information to initiate research and create an action plan. Since Planned Parenthood already had a lot of valuable information to offer teens, parents and other non-profits focusing on family and reproductive health, it made sense to create an online hub where all of the information could be housed in an organized and accessible fashion.

And just like that, the political climate changed and PPH’s grant was pulled. The money they had already received from the state was the dollar amount they had to spend, which meant scrapping the online hub and starting over. But our needs remained the same: to get valuable teen pregnancy prevention information in the hands of those who need it. We had to pivot our strategy and fast. 

Through our research, we determined that local nonprofits and public health offices wanted to offer teen pregnancy prevention guidance but didn’t have the means to create the necessary pieces needed to reach people within their communities. Armed with this new insight, we worked closely with many organizations to come up with executions that met their specific needs. 

The work, which you can view by clicking the links below, was divided into three categories:
Teen healthcare and hygiene
Local Education Training
Public Health Offices

Numerous print pieces were created, including a Teen Health Fair in a Box containing fun materials to hand out at teen health fairs, and web pages for public health offices to add to their websites.

Results

Local nonprofits and health offices were thrilled to have crucial materials on hand that were accessible to teens and their parents.


Services

research, campaign strategy, brand creation, copywriting, design, print collateral, web, digital, environmental graphics, creative consultation

Collaborators

Strategy, Creative Direction & Design: Cathy Solarana
Strategy, Creative Direction & Copywriting: Neveen Hegab
Account Planning & Research: Diane Krajeck
Digital Media Strategy & Research: Valerie Jones