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Topic: PSAs

Norwegians Object to Giant Penis Squirting Them With Confetti in PSA Stunt

Actually, younger people kind of liked it

Believe it or not, there are a few situations where dressing up as a giant penis and spraying people with confetti is inappropriate. Promoting condom use on behalf of a…

If Men Had Periods, These Are the Ridiculously Advanced 'Manpons' They'd Use

Bizarre PSA from WaterAid

WaterAid wanted to draw attention to the 1.25 billion women worldwide who don't have access to a toilet during their period. So, the charity made an ad suggesting if men…

Ads About Veteran Suicide Show Heartbreaking Photos of the Homes Where They Died

A war photographer's images far from the combat zone

With Memorial Day on Monday, here's a look at a sad and remarkable ad campaign from Crispin Porter + Bogusky for Mission 22, an initiative the agency started to raise…

These 'Abused Emojis' Can Help Kids Tell Someone They're Being Hurt

Project from a Swedish children's helpline

A children's helpline in Sweden just released an upsetting set of emojis showing kids being physically and verbally abused—in the hope that young victims of violence might use them to…

This Giant Shady Tower Tricks Beachgoers Into Avoiding the Sun by Offering Free WiFi

A clever twist on skin cancer PSAs

How do you get beach bums to take a break from the sun? If you're one nonprofit, by luring them into the shade with free WiFi. The Peruvian League Against Cancer…

This Agency Snuck a Testicular Cancer PSA Into the Adult Film Game of Balls (NSFW)

Stealth demo for the dudes

Adult movies have suddenly become the hot place to put cancer PSAs. M&C Saatchi in Sydney worked with adult film studio Digital Playground and the Nonprofit Blue Ball Foundation to place…

High Fashion Is a Prison in These Striking Print Ads Opposing Child Labor

PSAs for the Abrinq Foundation by TBWA

The striped patterns on dresses, shirts, tunics and sweaters become prison bars—with small, sad faces peeking through—in this Brazilian campaign against child labor. Lew'Lara\TBWA created the print ads for the Abrinq…

This Fake Erotic Video Uploaded to Pornhub Is Actually a PSA (but It's Still NSFW)

DDB targets porn watchers

DDB has uploaded what it claims is the first fake erotic video on Pornhub. The video starts off porny and then morphs into a (still NSFW) PSA for the Alcázar…

Australia's Brutal New Anti-Meth Ads Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Just like one of the characters'

In Australia, "ice" is anything but cool. Ice addiction—that is, a taste for crystal meth—has become a terrifying scourge Down Under, prompting the federal government to launch a six-week, $9 million…

Nice Guys on Tinder Turn Nasty in This PSA Campaign About Domestic Violence

Photo albums as brutal banner ads

We've seen a few different Tinder hacks from marketers, but here's an interesting one that gets at the heart of the dark side of relationships. An organization called Women in Distress…

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