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 CNational Safe Digging Month at Texas811 – A RECAP urious about paint and flags?
National Safe Digging Month, commonly referred to as NSDM, is celebrated each year
during the month of April. During the month, the industry focuses activities and campaigns on promoting safe digging to professional excavators, homeowners, and DIYers nationwide.
During the month of April, the Marketing and Communications
team at Texas811 produced a line-up
of resources, prize giveaways and a surprise in the most talked about socks seen on Dallas/Fort Worth, WFAA.
The Marketing and Communication team focused on Excavators/Farmers/ Ranchers/DIYers/Homeowners and Texas811 Members in English and Spanish.
Audiences were reached through a variety of methods including email, social media, Television interviews and Regroup to name a few.
This year’s National Safe Digging Month campaign began March 27 through April 30, 2023, and was titled Curious about paint and flags?
From external to internal audiences the Marketing and Communications team held external prize giveaways to social media followers. Audiences were also reached through iHeart media, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
If you were stuck in traffic on the way to work or coming home you may have heard Texas811 on the radio, which sounded something like this:
“This traffic report has been brought to you by Texas811. April is National Safe Digging Month. Learn how you can dig safely by visiting NationalSafeDiggingMonth. Every Dig Counts. Know What’s Below. And Always Contact 811 Before Digging.”
  Texas811 CEO, Chris Stovall interviewed on Good Morning Texas
  The most talked about socks, as worn by CEO Chris Stovall
  During National Safe Digging Month Texas811 shined over Downtown Dallas
LinkedIn Post for Weekly Give away.
 Interested in becoming a partner with Texas811?
Everything is bigger in Texas, and with more than 29 million people calling Texas home, we need your help spreading the 811 message.
According to a 2019 study of 505 Texas homeowners, we found only 24% knew to contact 811 prior to digging. Team up with Texas811 to increase awareness, so together we can help drive down underground utility damages.
Learn how you can become a partner with Texas811 during the 2024 National Safe Digging Month or the 2023 811 Day by going to the following link:
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