Archive for the ‘Advertising’ Category

HIV/Aids Ad Campaigns run the gamut from targeting ignorance, fear, pain, genocide, to scaring the crap out you. Here are 10 examples. This 1980′s HIV/Aids Ad Campaign ‘Fight the Fear with the Facts’ remind us of a time when people thought contracting HIV/Aids was the same as catching a cold from others.

Powerful advertising peice: People Against Racism: Facebook 1939 “After the establisment of the Slovak state on the 14th of March 1939 a lot of people lost lots of friends.” The origin of an independent Slovak state in 1939 was accompanied by racial oppression and later by the deportation of Jews to concentration camps. Print, which [...]

Inforgraphic on how colors affect what you purchase. via kissmetrics

Nirma Sudha Salt illustrated print ads from India are slightly confusing. Upon first glance one would guess it is for one type of salt that is lemony and the other a bit spicy. But the tag line throws it off. Salt that covers up flavor? Honestly who cares…it’s the detail in the illustrations that are [...]

Now this is brilliant advertising! Check out this video titled ‘Hair Conditioner’. I can’t say much more about it, for it would ruin it. Credits: ECD: Gastón Bigio Head of Art: Jonathan Gurvit Creatives: Ignacio Ferioli / Joaquin Cubria Producer: Marcelo Ramos / Valeria Pinto Production Company: El.Ei Studios Director: Jonathan Gurvit Ejecutive Producers: Sebastián Lopez [...]

Smokey the Bear made his first appearance in 1994 and the protector of the forest is still around today. The Ad Council and the USDA Forest Service have launched a new Smokey the Bear ad campaign, however the slogan has been tweaked to remind us that “only you can prevent wildfires” and they have added on something quite ridiculous [...]

The University of Stanford School of Medicine has a showcase of images of tobacco ads from the days of yore, all of which cleverly hid the hazards of smoking. I remember listening to old radio shows like ‘The  Shadow” (via some updated version of media, not actually on the radio). On commercial breaks, the voice [...]


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