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Here Are Some Of The Most Powerful Social Issues Ads From Around The World

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There are many issues in the world that need attention. These ads are encouraging people to stop and think.

One Child Is Holding Something That’s Been Banned In America To Protect Them. Guess Which One?
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Advertising Agency: Grey, Toronto, Canada

Global Action In The Interest of Animals: Plastic Bags Kill
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Advertising Agency: BBDO Malaysia, MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur / Advertising Agency: Duval Guillaume, Belgium

Liking Isn’t Helping. Be A Volunteer. Change A Life
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Advertising Agency: Publicis, Singapore

Save Paper – Save The Planet
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Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Copenhagen, Denmark

Torture Victims Are People Just Like You And Me10891489Advertising Agency: Advico Y&R, Zurich, Switzerland

You’re Not A Sketch. Say No To Anorexia

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Advertising Agency: Revolution Brasil

Premature Ending: “If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should.”
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Advertising Agency: Iris, London, UK

If You Don’t Pick It Up They Will
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Advertising Agency: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

Horrifying vs. More Horrifying
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Advertising Agency: DDB&CO., Istanbul, Turkey

Your Skin Color Shouldn’t Dictate Your Future
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Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris, France

Deforestation And The Air We Breathe: Before It’s Too Late
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Elm Grove Police Department: Slower Is Better
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Advertising Agency: Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, USA

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Advertising Agency: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

Air Pollution Kills 60.000 People A Year
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Animal Anti-Cruelty League: That’s Not A Football
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Advertising Agency: Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa

Bangalore Traffic Police: Don’t Talk While Driving
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Advertising Agency: Mudra Group, India

Child Soldiers: It’s Not Happening Here, But It’s Happening Now
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Creative/Art director Pius Walker, Amnesty International, Switzerland.

Distracted Driving: Think Of Both Sides
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Advertising Agency: Red Pepper, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Every 60 Seconds a Species Dies Out. Each Minute Counts
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Advertising Agency: Scholz & Friends, Berlin, Germany

Sexual Predators Can Hide In Your Child’s Smartphone
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Advertising Agency: Herezie, Paris, France

Smoking Causes Premature Aging
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Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG Australia

Neglected Children Are Made To Feel Invisible. Stop Child Abuse Now
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“To dramatize the issue of neglect, we placed mannequins dressed as children behind billposters. When the inevitable happened, we revealed a second message.” (Australian Childhood Foundation, JWT Melbourne)

What Goes Around Comes Around. Keep The Sea Clean
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Advertising Agency: JWT, Dubai, UAE

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society: When You See A Tuna, Think Panda
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Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore

Sleepiness Is Stronger Than You. Don’t Drive Sleepy
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Advertising Agency: BBDO Bangkok, Thailand

Causing Cancer By Yourself
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Advertising Agency: Dentsu, Beijing, China

For The Homeless, Every Day Is A Struggle
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Advertising Agency: Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne, Australia

What Goes Around Comes Around: Stop The Iraq War
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Advertising Agency: Big Ant International, New York, USA

UN Women: Auto-Complete Shows Perceptions Of Women
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Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Dubai, UAE

Don’t Buy Exotic Animal Souvenirs
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Advertising Agency: LOWE GGK, Warsaw, Poland

Animal Abuse And Shelters: Same Pet, Different Owner
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Advertising Agency: TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno, Philippines

Buckle up. Stay alive
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Advertising Agency: Lg2, Quebec, Canada

Stop The Violence: Don’t Drink And Drive
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Advertising Agency: Terremoto Propaganda, Curitiba, Brazil

Deforestation Continues With The Turn Of A Page
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Advertising Agency: TBWA\PARIS, France

What We See When You Smoke
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Advertising Agency: JWT, Atlanta, USA

Censorship Tells The Wrong Story
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Advertising Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, UAE

Help For Child Abuse Victims. The version on the right is only visible from 4.5 feet (1,3 meter) or lower.
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Save The Planet. They Would If They Could.
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Where’s The Pedophile?
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Art Director: Michael Arguello, Copywriter: Bassam Tariq, Additional credits: Jason Musante

The Prevention Beer Mug: Please Don’t Lose Control Over Your Drinking
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“Here Are Some Of The Most Powerful Social Issues Ads From Around The World”