Although a lot of us complain about ads popping up in the wrong places. But social advertisements have become a popular way of getting powerful messages across. Some of the graphics might be a bit intense, but they’ll make you think twice and might even save your life in the future. But fair warning: if you’re a bit squeamish, these pics will be pretty hard to swallow at first. But that’s one epic way to raise awareness and get the message across, don’t you think? So here are some examples of 10 powerful new social ads that will blow your mind.
Littering Is Like A Grenade
Many of us don’t see litter as such a big deal, or something we should really be worrying about. It’s just one can! Just one straw! Just one tiny little plastic water bottle in the ocean, right? Do you see where we’re going with this? But environmentalists and animal rights activists would definitely disagree. The truth is that litter pollutes our planet and puts the lives of many animals in danger. Maybe by showing how litter is a lot like a grenade people will think twice before doing it.
Keep Your Belt On
Three out of four people die from car-related injuries every year for being ejected off a car. In 2009 alone, seat belts saved the lives of over 13,000 people. And in 2016, approximately 14,668 people buckled up and saved their lives. Sadly, a whopping 27.5 million folks don’t wear seatbelts, so hopefully, this ad will make them think twice.
Animals Are Just Like Family
They may not have the same genes you do, but if this social ad proves anything it’s that you can have a sleuth of human family members and add a couple of animals to your family tree if you adopted homeless animals in need of warmth and love. Think about adoptiong instead of buying a dog!
We’re The Lung Cancer
Whoa! How many people consider themselves the living embodiment of cancer? We’re sure it’s not many. But if you think about it, we’re the ones polluting the environment and cutting down trees, which are the planet’s proverbial lungs. Essentially, we’re basically planet Earth’s cancer.
End Youth Homelessness
No one should ever have to live on the streets, especially young people who deserve a roof over their heads and a family. This ad is a real eye-opener to the fact that we need to do more to help youths who find themselves living on the streets.
One single moment can change your life if you’re not prepared. Being ready 24/7 comes with the job when you’re a parent. But if you don’t know CPR, you won’t be of much help. Bystander CPR helps save millions of lives every year. Don’t let a child become just another statistic and take a first aid and CPR training course today!
He’s Not Amused
Grown-ups and children get a kick out of going to the zoo and watching lions and other wild animals do all sorts of crazy tricks. But this ad really makes you stop and consider what it’s like for the poor caged animals who should be running free in the wilderness. You might find them amusing, but this is what their lives are like in captivity.
Don’t Leave Dogs In Cars
Some people take their pets with them to the store, but many of them aren’t allowed to go inside with them. So they assume that by cracking the window open, their pets will be fine. But in the scorching summer heat, a car can turn into a microwave. Think about that the next time you leave your dog in the car. If you know you can’t take your pet into a store, you’re better off leaving them at home.
Here’s some food for thought: according to Cancer.org, about 1 in 38 women die from cancer, (which is about 2.6%!) With such frightening numbers, you’d think that people would waste no time scheduling a check-up. But sadly, “Breast cancer kills more women than car accidents. Early diagnosis saves lives.” So take time out of your busy schedule and get examined today.
Beat Plastic Pollution
Here’s another powerful social ad about plastic pollution. It might just be a little plastic straw to you but to an animal like this turtle, that straw is essentially a rope that will coil around its neck. So be more conscientious when it comes to using and throwing away plastic.
I am Camila – Serial tea drinker. Professional wig snatcher. Content creator and video script writer who may or may not be John Leguizamo’s body double. If you don’t like where you are, move. You’re not a tree.