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Cancer Charity Dares Young Men to Wax Their Balls on Camera Luckily we only see their faces

Most cancer charities want to highlight how easy it is to check yourself for lumps or other danger signs, but Testicular Cancer Canada decided to grab some attention by getting…

April 2, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

These Blatantly Racist and Fat-Shaming Ads Aren't as Evil as They Seem A new spin on stereotypes and wage gaps

Do black people and fat people deserve to earn less money than skinny white people?  Well, no, but the arguments in favor of such a wage gap are somewhat entertaining in…

March 24, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Afraid of Growing Old? This Beautiful Ad Could Help You Embrace It Sir Christopher Lee narrates British PSA

Getting old isn't the worst thing in the world. In our youth-obsessed culture, that's actually a provocative statement, and it's one that's made in quite moving fashion by ad agency Karmarama…

March 19, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

Candid Seat Belt PSAs Show You How to Use a Wheelchair and Change a Colostomy Bag Gyro assumes you won't buckle up

Here's an unpleasant if novel way to recommend the use of seat belts: Show people detailed instructions on dealing with injuries from not wearing one. Gyro's Dubai office did just that…

March 18, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

Colorado PSAs Advise Stoners to Act Stupid Everywhere but Behind the Wheel Don't take the high road

Colorado is proud to be the first state to legalize recreational marijuana use. Ad creatives in Colorado are happy to have an opportunity to make stoner references. Three new PSAs for…

March 17, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

Trailer for a Horror Movie Called Schizo Suddenly Becomes Something Else Entirely Deft way to address stereotypes

Here's a clever ad that starts off as a preview for a horror movie called Schizo and ends with Glenn Close talking about BringChange2Mind, the organization she founded. Watch the video…

March 7, 2014, 2:39 PM EST

A Woman's Day, Seen Through Glass, Ends Brutally in This Shocking Video New perspective on an old problem

Google Glass videos are notable for their seamless first-person perspective, which puts you not only in someone else's shoes but in their eyes. You see what they see. No wonder,…

March 7, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

Three Years Later, We Finally Have a Brutally Powerful Ad About the Crisis in Syria A girl's life destroyed in one second a day

For PSA campaigns aimed at getting people to help the children of Syria, job one is making the crisis feel immediate rather than remote. Last month's hidden-camera stunt in Norway, in…

March 5, 2014, 11:46 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Charity Airs Shock Ad With Real Footage of a Woman Giving Birth Called a first for British TV

In what's being called a first for British television, charity organization Save the Children will air a PSA beginning Tuesday night that includes actual footage of a woman giving birth—and…

February 25, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

PSA Tells the Popular Kids in High School: 'It Doesn't Get Better' Latest from Jason Headley

Hey, it's filmmaker Jason Headley! You might remember him from such short films as "It's Not About the Nail," and now he's lampooning the "It Gets Better" project with this…

February 24, 2014, 1:56 PM EST

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