Some of us think that a lot of companies and organizations advertise just to gain more publicity and customers, because usually they are just advertising for these reasons. However with organizations, such as Greenpeace, and Innocence In Danger, they advertise Social Issues to make the public aware of what is actually happening around the world, these companies design very creative advertisements to become noticed and hopefully make a larger impact on the public. Here are 20 Creative Advertisements With Powerful Messages, that will hopefully make us all stop and think about what is happening in the world.
Greenpeace is one of the world’s most recognized campaign organizations that crusade against environmental degradation.
Deforestation is a large problem, however most people don’t think about it. Greenpeace has designed this advertisement, to make us realize what we’re doing by using trees for paper.
With speeding being a problem in many areas, police have had an issue trying to stop people from speeding. However in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, the local police department have thought of a very creative way to slow down these drivers, by placing interactive billboards that are triggered by speeds that are above the speed limit.
The Natural Resources Defense Council, is a very big environmental advocacy located in New York City. They run numerous environmental programs, and are also publishers of the OnEarth Magazine.
Having the Climate and Clean Air Program, the advocacy have created this very creative advertisement stating that ‘Air Pollution Kills 60,000 People A Year’, and showing a gun just below a smokestack, making it hard for anyone not to stare at it.
Aiming not only to make Switzerland aware of the issue of human rights abuse but to also provoke the public’s thoughts on the subject, Amnesty International have started a campaign titled ‘It’s Not Happening Here, But It Is Happening Now’, with 200 different advertisements.
These adverts have shown the public human rights abuse taking place in different places, such as where people take the tram, where they shop and even where they live. Some of these have shown starving children on the streets of Berne, Switzerland, others show brutal treatment of prisoners on the streets of Zurich, Switzerland and some (like above) have shown Child Soldiers.