These 20 Powerful Social Issue Ads Will Make You Stop And Think!

While the methods of advertising change and adjust to the times, there can be one common attribute that most of us will agree on – they are very annoying. It takes a lot to provide an advert that does rub someone the wrong way. Shamelessly trying to plug their goods, companies will sometimes show no bounced when advertising. These days we are swamped as soon as we turn on a screen, from mobiles and tablets to televisions and laptops (even old school methods like the radio too!)

For all of these horrible adverts we have to endure, once and a while we get a great advert for a great cause, which is always worth remembering. This list shows some fine examples of advertising done right. It is not to plug some product, but rather to help spread a real message, and delivering one that will be remembered long after we see it.

Some are made to shock, other disgust, with a few just outright terrifying. These are out of necessity as many spread a message that is sometimes not heard loud enough. These are not about commercial products like most adverts-they are about raising awareness to causes that need it.

Torture Victims Are People Just Like You And Me

Powerful Social Issue AdsAdvertising Agency: Advico Y&R, Zurich, Switzerland

Stop The Violence: Don’t Drink And Drive

Powerful Social Issue AdsAdvertising Agency: Terremoto Propaganda, Curitiba, Brazil

Premature Ending: “If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should.”

Powerful Social Issue Ads“THE END. If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should. For help with quiting call QUITTLINE on 0200 00 22 00″ (Advertising Agency: Iris, London, UK)

World Wide Fund For Nature: Frightening vs. More Frightening

Powerful Social Issue AdsAdvertising Agency: DDB&CO., Istanbul, Turkey

Your Skin Color Shouldn’t Dictate Your Future

Powerful Social Issue Ads

Powerful Social Issue AdsAdvertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris, France

Deforestation Continues With The Turn Of A Page

Powerful Social Issue AdsAdvertising Agency: LINKSUS, Beijing, China

Unhate

Powerful Social Issue Ads

Powerful Social Issue AdsAdvertising Agency: Fabrica, Italy

Elm Grove Police Department: Slower Is Better

Powerful Social Issue AdsAdvertising Agency: Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, USA

Save Paper – Save The Planet

Powerful Social Issue AdsAdvertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Copenhagen, Denmark

Air Pollution Kills 60.000 People A Year

Powerful Social Issue Ads

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

World’s Longest Bridges

tattooed seniors

Senior Citizens Reveal What Tattoos Look Like on Aging Skin