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    Executive Summary

    The 2017–18 flu season was the worst in many years. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated roughly 80,000 Americans died as a result of the flu last season, well above any other season’s total in the last 40 years. In addition, the vaccination rate among adults was down to only 37.1%, the lowest in at least seven years, and well below the CDC’s goal of 70%.

    We set up a randomized controlled trial using our on-demand Creative Focus tool to determine what types of messages may be most effective in persuading people to get a flu shot.

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    At Civis, we take a science-first approach to solving business problems using person-level data. With a blend of proprietary technology and statistical advisory services, we help public and private sector organizations find, understand, and connect with the people they care about, so they can stop guessing and start using statistical proof to guide decisions. We know others use “data science” and “analytics” as buzzwords, but at Civis we don’t stand for fluff, and we will always deliver scalable products and technologies — not PowerPoints — to drive your business forward.