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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder PSA Makes You Watch Over and Over Viewer experiences OCD's symptoms

Here's a nice example of form meets function—a one-second PSA about obsessive-compulsive disorder that you have to watch over and over again to get the message, much as OCD sufferers…

March 5, 2012, 2:10 PM EST

Droga5 Creative Invents Adhesive Bandages That Save Lives Become a marrow donor with a drop of blood

Next time you cut your finger and need an adhesive bandage, you could save someone's life in the process. Not your own life, of course—unless that paper cut is particularly…

February 27, 2012, 4:34 PM EST

Big River Takes Fairy-Tale Approach to Childhood Obesity Fable cautions against poor diet choices

Concepted by Richmond, Va., advertising agency Big River and produced by Ringside Creative, this lovely spot for an undisclosed client (purportedly a "large wellness company") tells a cautionary childhood tale…

February 17, 2012, 4:33 PM EST

What the Newsstand Hides Magazines changing the way they present subscriber issues

With the weak state of newsstand sales, magazines have to be more competitive than ever, leading some editors to take a more commercial approach for their newsstand buyers, as the…

February 7, 2012, 6:35 AM EST

Cut Back on Junk Food If You Like Having Legs, Says NYC New set of shock ads fight obesity

New York City's health department has used startling imagery for its anti-obesity ads in the past, including the guy who drank the tall glass of pure fat. Its latest effort…

January 11, 2012, 3:05 PM EST

Ad of the Day: British Heart Foundation Tough guy Vinnie Jones demonstrates proper CPR technique … with absolutely no kissing

At some point in our lives, we've probably all taken some sort of mandatory CPR course. And at a later point, we've probably all forgotten most of what we learned—something…

January 5, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

FDA Takes Aim at 1-800-GET-THIN's Lap-Band Ads Surgery deaths bring added scrutiny to risks

"Let your new life begin" is one promise made in ads for 1-800-GET-THIN, a marketer of lap-band weight-loss surgery. Tragically, five California residents recently died following such procedures at 1-800-GET-THIN…

December 15, 2011, 8:54 AM EST

The Spot: The Big C A woman with cancer regains her hair, and her hope, in a quietly magical ad from BVK

GENESIS: The University of Oklahoma wanted to position its new cancer center as the best in the region with a message of hope. Milwaukee agency BVK didn't want a maudlin…

October 11, 2011, 6:49 AM EDT

Meet Lil' Poundcake, the Doll Who Gives Girls the HPV Vaccine A little jab'll do ya

There were no Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry skits on this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, but the Republican politicians were there in spirit in this parody ad for…

October 3, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

Perspective: A Chance for Folks to Meat Lunch meats were once dominated by the likes of salami and pimento loaf. So what happened? Turkey

In 1974, 4-year-old child actor Andy Lambros got his big break when Oscar Meyer and its agency J. Walter Thompson cast him in a TV spot. The curly haired lad…

September 29, 2011, 6:19 AM EDT

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