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Oct/Nov 2018 – Year 4 of Sexual Violence Prevention Campaign

Year 4 of Sexual Violence Prevention Campaign

We have enjoyed leading the communication efforts for the State of New Mexico Department of Health for their It Starts With Us campaign. This social and behavior change campaign targets teens and mentors across the state. For year 4, some of our work includes developing the campaign website, overseeing photo shoots with different communities around the state, and developing Spanish-language materials. We’re so happy to work with both the State of New Mexico and many local rape crisis centers for this project.

Statewide Communication Campaign

Statewide Communication Campaign



State of New Mexico Department of Health

Our Role

Oversee a 4-year statewide sexual violence prevention communication campaign, including:

  • Research existing sexual violence prevention campaigns to determine best practices
  • Conduct focus groups with community members and leaders; conduct interviews with non-profit rape crisis center staff to determine existing messages and test potential new messages.
  • Develop communication plan.
  • Develop messages and messaging guide.
  • Create branding guide.
  • Develop website and blog.
  • Write creative content for all materials.
  • Oversee creative development of English- and Spanish-language print and digital media and education tools (social media graphics, tip guides, posters, promotional materials, website).
  • Oversee social media engagement.
  • Solicit feedback and input from partner agencies to ensure correct direction and community support.
  • Involve partners in the testing and development of materials.
Soda Creek did the impossible! They created a beautiful cohesive messaging and media campaign regarding an incredibly sensitive social justice issue.  They listened deeply to our group’s needs and thoughts, quickly and effectively integrated our team’s feedback, and produced a phenomenal campaign for New Mexican communities.
Rachel Cox

Clinical Director, Communities Against Violence

Working with Soda Creek on the It Starts with Campaign, has been a great experience. They listened to our partners’ perspectives, incorporated changes where needed, helped provide guidance materials for running the campaign, and worked well with the New Mexico Department of Health. I applaud their patience, professionalism, flexibility, and creativity. They employed a teamwork approach to building a successful social change campaign. We thank them for all the work they have done to support such an important issue as sexual violence prevention.

Heather Frankland

Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator, CDC Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Coordinator, New Mexico Department of Health