|Sole Source Only Justification:||The distracted driving campaign is federally funded and is imperative to the Illinois Department of Transportations's (IDOT’s)Traffic Safety Division. Supplying this campaign with the most specialized and focused media outlets is necessary to reach those motorists who continue to drive while distracted. Furthermore, this media buy requires the most focused yet diversified programming in order to reach young drivers between the ages of 15-21. In order to minimize fatalities on Illinois roadways and to decrease distracted driving statewide, the “Focus on the Road” media message serves as the educational component of the Division of Traffic Safety’s comprehensive communications plan. In addition, utilizing cable television, radio, online and new media outlets, IDOT is able to leverage the most effective and efficient communication mediums to reach our intended audience while invoking positive behavior. |
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Through favorable Arbitron, Nielson and Portable People Meter ratings, the vendors listed must be utilized in order to fulfill satisfactory ad recall rates, optimal frequency, applicable programming, feasible spot rates, extended reach, favorable cume ratings and added value opportunities. Because the target market are young drivers 15-21, we must employ these efficient media outlets to directly influence the intended audience with imperative traffic safety messages in order to assist in preventing fatalities on Illinois roadways by decreasing distracted driving statewide.
Market research was conducted using the following justifiable metrics: Nielson (TV) and Arbitron (Radio)/Portable People Meter (electronic audience measurement) ratings per geographic regions. In addition, allocations performed were based on applicable media markets, reach, frequency, spot rate price, cume rates, gross rating points, added value and promotional opportunities. Alternative media such as out-of-home advertising (in-theatre and social media spots) were based on recall rates, CPM, unique impressions, efficiencies, traffic rates and geo-targeting.
Prices proposed were subject to detailed negotiations, benchmarks, previous campaign proposals, current economic conditions, added value opportunities, industry averages and supplemental publication evidence.
The consequences if these requests are denied would be extremely detrimental to the safety of motorists and the efforts of IDOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to decreasing the prevalence of distracted driving in Illinois.