Category: Campaigns

The Secret Behind a Great Photo!

Lazzaro Designs (on retainer with The Brooklyn Hospital Center) recently collaborated with Mount Sinai Health System to produce an ad campaign and brochures highlighting the hospitals’ new clinical partnership that brings comprehensive cardiac care to a large segment of Brooklyn that previously didn’t have easy access to this level of care.

Maryellen also designed campaign postcards to referring physicians and to prospective patients (the latter, shown here) for distribution to TBHC’s primary and secondary service areas. She also designed collateral for the joint venture reception that took place at TBHC.

However, the most interesting part of the campaign was capturing an original image to reflect Downtown Brooklyn with its quintessential array of people. Rather than scouting on site, Maryellen used google map’s virtual tour feature to identify the ideal street and cross street to photograph as well as to identify the angle the photographer was to shoot. On the day of the shoot, the photographer took multiple shots of peeps (dog walker, bicycle rider wearing a helmet, senior couple) and we seamlessly photoshopped them into the final image. We also added a lot of leaves in the trees since many had already fallen and removed the trash from garbage containers!

Visually Conveying a Complex Ambulatory Care Network

The Brooklyn Hospital Center turned to Lazzaro Designs to visually convey its ambulatory care network across the hospital’s primary and secondary service areas. Their network consists of five hospital-based ambulatory care centers, five community-based family health centers, two PATH centers, seven WIC program centers and one dialysis center.

First, a Brooklyn map separated by zip codes was prepared identifying the location of the hospital in Downtown Brooklyn. Second, the five service lines were identified by fives colors selected from the hospital brand guidelines. Third, the location of each service line program was pinned on the map. The map’s key categorized by service line named and numbered each program location as well as provided the street address, phone number, neighborhood and zip code. For example, H = hospital-based location and H1 through H5 represented the five centers within the hospital.

Next came preparing the vehicle to house all the information. A quadfold brochure that easily fits into a #10 envelope was designed. The quadfold featured an inside pocket to contain 13 inserts. That’s when the earlier color coding (blue for hospital-based centers, green for community-based family health centers, red for PATH centers, purple for WIC program centers and orange for dialysis centers came in handy along with the numbering. For example: F5 (Church Avenue Family Health Center located in Flatbush-Ditmas Park) was the fifth of five community-based family health centers and W4 (WIC program located in Bedford-Stuyvesant) was the fourth of six WIC hospital programs.

The quadfold containing all 13 inserts were provided to referring physicians to distribute to patients as well as included in Emergency Department patients’ discharge packets. Additionally, each site location was provided with the corresponding insert further marketing the program’s services.

Hot Off the Press: New Take on Transit Ad

Last spring, Lazzaro Designs created a series of three transit ads for The Silvercrest Center, each touting an outpatient rehab expertise. The ads were designed to be displayed together for high impact, yet could each stand alone. The client was so pleased with the result that they requested we turn the ads into posters, which were installed on site at the facility.

Recently, Silvercrest came to us again asking for a version of the campaign that incorporated all three design elements into a single ad. The plan is to feature this single ad prominently at key subway station entrances. In particular, they wanted the Swallowing and Speech service to have the most prominence, given that Silvercrest has renowned expertise in this specialty.

The result is as eye-catching as the original campaign, yet recognizable, serving to further remind the local audience of this excellent resource in their midst.

> If you need help creating an ad, give Lazzaro Designs a call or shoot us an email.

Hot Off the Press: Street Banners

Lazzaro Designs designed a series of street banners for The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Each banner measures 3 ft x 8 ft. The various banners are on display around the hospital and in nearby Fort Greene Park.

The vertical banners’ design complements the horizontal banner Maryellen created, which is installed by the hospital’s emergency entrance.

Tip: When considering an outdoor banner, have the banner vendor provide your designer with the specs detailing where the wind slits and grommets will be located and how much space to leave for the horizontal pole sleeves.

> If you need help creating banners, give Lazzaro Designs a call or shoot us an email.