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Rescue | The Behavior Change Agency Overview

San Diego, CA
51 to 200 employees
2001
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
We believe that marketing can do more than sell goods, it can create good.

Rescue provides behavior change marketing services (or "social marketing") to government, non-profit and corporate organizations ... Read more

Mission: We are driven by a mission to make healthy behaviors easier and more appealing.

Company Updates

  • Over the next month our team is traveling to conferences around the country to present our latest work. Dana Wagner, Ph.D. and Carolyn Stalgaitis, MPH will be presenting new findings on Rescue’s multicultural youth and LGBT young adult campaigns. We hope to see you there! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQpq4

    Rx Summit, SOPHE, Reduce Tobacco Use, Marijuana Conference Updates

    May 9-10, 2018 / Portland, Oregon We're excited to announce that Jeffrey Jordan will be giving a plenary presentation showing new data on youth marijuana prevention and how to better identify and target youth who are most at-risk. He'll discuss new findings that show the interconnectedness of risk behaviors and the need to take a people-centric vs.

  • The annual re5Kue corporate dash was last week. We had one of the biggest teams, fastest CEOs, team swarmed the finish line, and won the t-shirt design contest! Congrats to Kristin for being so fast and Nick for designing the shirt!

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Rescue | The Behavior Change Agency – Why Work For Us?


Rescue is a full-service marketing company unlike any other marketing company. Driven by our mission to make healthy behaviors easier and more appealing, we provide services exclusively to organizations that share our mission.

While there are many ways to change behavior, our 15 years of experience in behavior change has led us to focus on three proven practices: knowledge change, policy change and culture change. Within each of these three practices we have developed a proprietary strategy to achieve change; HealthComm™ for knowledge change; Evolvement® for policy change and Social Branding® for culture change.

We first work with each client to clarify what they want to achieve; knowledge, policy or culture change. While each one can affect the other, one must be prioritized to build an efficient and effective plan. Formative research is always critical, and it occurs before or immediately after a type of change is defined. We call our proprietary formative research process the Functional Analysis for Cultural Interventions, or FACI™ for short.

Then, with formative research in hand, we develop a long-term program to achieve the targeted change. We avoid the term “campaign” because advertising campaigns are typically too short and focus more on getting attention than causing behavior change. Behavior change programs, on the other hand, are multi-layer marketing efforts, grounded in theory, guided by a logic model, and implemented using well-researched best practices.

Every program that we manage uses our HealthComm, Evolvement, or Social Branding strategy. Sometimes, our clients want to achieve multiple outcomes, so we develop multiple programs, each focused on one strategy to achieve one outcome.

IMAGINE A BUSINESS THAT GOES BEYOND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. IMAGINE A COMPANY WHOSE FOUNDATION AND VIABILITY IS BASED ON THE MAGNITUDE OF ITS POSITIVE SOCIAL IMPACT.

RESCUE IS PIONEERING A FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS MODEL FOCUSED ON SOCIAL CHANGE AMONGSTYOUNG PEOPLE.

With passionate team members, Rescue’s novel business model is thriving. Rescue has been one of San Diego’s 50 fastest growing companies five times and one of Inc’s 5,000 fastest growing companies in the US three times. Rescue is recognized nationally for its cutting edge youth social marketing, with multiple web, design, marketing, campaign effectiveness, and entrepreneurship awards.

There is no shortage of opportunity for Rescue to grow, but successful growth depends on more than just opportunity. Passionate and industrious individuals are needed to increase Rescue’s impact on social issues and to keep up with market demand. Working at Rescue is tough, requires you to think, sometimes requires nights and weekends, and depends on your ability to take initiative and learn quickly. If you can handle these demands, you will grow at Rescue and your hard work will positively benefit young people. Team members with different backgrounds including marketing, design, public health, sociology, psychology, and promotions work synergistically at Rescue to cause social change. If you have the passion, skill, and dedication to help Rescue grow and succeed, you are invited to apply. A sense of accomplishment and contribution to society is just the beginning.

FULL TIME TEAM MEMBERS ENJOY THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES:

  • TRAININGS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN
  • HEALTH, LIFE, VISION & DENTAL BENEFITS
  • RAPID GROWTH INTO PREFERRED AREAS AS COMPANY GROWS
  • PAID-VACATION TIME
  • PERFORMANCE-BASED BONUSES
  • TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES
  • INTRINSIC REWARDS OF TRULY CAUSING A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE WORLD

Making healthy behaviors easier is at the core of who we are. To achieve this, we have to start with our own behaviors. While we are proud to provide common benefits, like covering 85% of health premiums and matching 401k benefits, we create our unique pro-health culture through healthy workplaces, educational opportunities, and professional growth initiatives.

The DC Office enjoying "Salad Monday".

Across our offices, we support healthy behaviors through the snacks provided, company-wide free healthy meal days, and promoting water consumption. For example, each team member is equipped with a sustainable water bottle to take advantage of company-provided alternatives to sugar sweetened beverages, such as tea and seltzer water. Weekly deliveries of seasonal fruits encourages healthy snacking. Our San Diego office is equipped with company beach cruisers so our team can go grab lunch or pedal over to the bay for some fresh air to stimulate creative thinking, while our DC and LA offices receive incentives to use public transportation.

The Media & Strategy Team on a team hike in San Diego. 

While Rescue is working on the front lines of social change every day fighting for equality and health for all, today’s environment has inspired us to do more than just our day job.

In 2017, we created Rescue Takes Action, a company-wide effort to support our local communities and causes important to us. First, Rescue matches employee donations 2x1, contributing over $100k across 75 organizations ranging from ACLU and Planned Parenthood to Feeding America and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline throughout 2017. Second, we provide all team members with 1 paid volunteer day to take action, resulting in over hundreds of hours in community service across our 6 locations. This program has ignited passion among our team and will grow even larger in 2018.

As an organization, we collected over 1000 cans and over $968 in donations for our annual canned food drive. 

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    Everyone loves each other--- all around wonderful company

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    Growing fast and there isn't enough space here in the San Diego Office
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    Keep giving the recognition to those who deserve it, and continue treating your employees well. They will act well in return. You're doing a great job.

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    Started with a phone interview with a member of HR that was quickly followed up with an invitation for an in- person at the LA office. Due to my schedule, I had to push it out a week but they wanted me to come the following week. After that interview, I was called back for a second in-person interview (they called me the following day) and the interview was set up for the following week. Prior to the second interview, I was emailed two assignments I had 90 min to complete. One was a basic Excel test and the other was more about campaign analysis and strategy. During the second interview, I was expected to speak to both assignments. Everyone was nice and was very quick in responding. HR followed up after every interview within 24 hours. I had an offer within 2 hours of leaving my second interview.

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Rescue | The Behavior Change Agency Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego, San Diego Business Journal, 2018
  • MultiCultural Excellence Award, The Association of National Advertisers, 2017
  • Shorty Social Good Awards, Finalist in PUBLIC HEALTH, 2017
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc., 2017
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