• Situation

    Beginning on October 1, 2020, every Indiana resident will need a REAL ID compliant driver’s license, permit or identification card to fly domestically. With a pressing need to educate the 1.5 million Hoosiers eligible for renewal in 2018, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles engaged Hirons to manage a public awareness campaign informing Hoosiers of the upcoming change.

  • Strategy

    Consistent with Hiron’s belief that all work should be grounded in research, the awareness campaign began with a thorough market analysis. It was revealed that only a small portion of the population (16 percent) was at least somewhat aware of the REAL ID Act. With low awareness and a looming deadline, Hirons developed and implemented a comprehensive strategic communications plan to educate the public about the REAL ID Act and how to obtain a REAL ID.

    Hirons utilized targeted and effective paid media strategies to drive traffic to the REAL ID website and increase customer engagement. A series of digital ads were developed and promoted through social media channels, while displays were distributed throughout major Indiana airports, alerting flyers of the change. Signage and flyers were placed prominently in all Indiana license branches.

  • Results

    This campaign is currently ongoing. Metrics are being monitored but early results suggest a positive outcome. In the first three months alone, 211,809 visitors converted to REAL ID and 9,135 unique visits resulted from the campaign’s display ads.
































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