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Measure W Campaign
County of LA

Making the money flow

LA needed a two-thirds majority to pass a historic parcel tax and create the Safe Clean Water Program—so we built an electrifying new brand, website, and digital strategy to make it rain, delivering Measure W with 69.45% of the vote.

Measure W Campaign – The Challenge

1 — The Challenge

Changing the tide

People already knew the basic problem: We’re running out of water. But most folks didn’t know LA wasted billions of gallons of stormwater every year due to underinvestment. Something else they didn’t know? That Measure W could change that.

We needed to create a campaign that not only highlighted the complexities of the water crisis, but also positioned Measure W as the common sense solution to a potentially devastating crisis.

Measure W Campaign – The Brand

2 — The Brand

Refreshingly modern

We developed a streamlined brand identity driven by playful and accessible iconography, elegant type, and a colorway inspired by all things “water.” Using these simple building blocks, we created a suite of clean, recognizable branded content with the power to draw eyes and start conversations.

Measure W Campaign – The Website

3 — The Website

A deep dive into the facts

Our goal with the site was to earn emotional and intellectual buy-in from visitors by removing any confusion around Measure W and the folks behind it. So we produced a beautiful, comprehensive site complete with up-to-date news, in-depth explainers, and financial transparency resources.

Visitors are able to see exactly how and where the money from the measure will used with an interactive map dashboard, unpack important keywords and definitions, and more—all in one place.

Immersive UX — Dynamic animations, breathtaking visuals, and intimate nature photography invite users to see themselves and their community as an integral part of LA’s natural landscape, adding new depth and meaning to Measure W’s purpose.

Measure W Campaign – The Campaign

4 — The Campaign

Jump in, the water is fine

Since we needed a two-thirds majority to win the vote, we had to make sure as many people encountered the Measure W campaign as possible. So we unleashed a comprehensive ad campaign that spanned from digital takeovers to limited edition merchandise.

Digital ad placements — We ran “digital takeovers” across a range of online publications, from the LA Times to smaller local news outlets to target folks in every corner of the virtual news landscape.

Measure W Campaign – The Impact

5 — The Impact

A (big) drop in the bucket

Our campaign inspired more than 1.4 million to vote for Measure W, securing approximately $300 million in annual tax revenue to ensure safe, clean water countywide.

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