Social issue advertising— 16 smart campaigns that will make you think

Advertising is not just for Pepsi and Toyota. There are an increasing number of nonprofit organizations and issue groups that are running their own ad campaigns.

When the creative folks at advertising companies tackle these issues, the results are quite shocking. The concepts are visually striking and often bring the viewer to understand the issue in a new way. This selection of advertisements compiled by BoredPanda tackles issues such as drunk driving, child hunger, animal rights, censorship, racial equality and more.

Have you been moved by an advertising campaign?

Torture Victims Are People Just Like You And Me



Global Action In The Interest of Animals: Plastic Bags Kill



Censorship Tells The Wrong Story



Liking Isn’t Helping. Be A Volunteer. Change A Life



Every 60 Seconds a Species Dies Out. Each Minute Counts



Elm Grove Police Department: Slower Is Better



See how easy feeding the hungry can be?



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



Your Skin Color Shouldn’t Dictate Your Future



Deforestation And The Air We Breathe: Before It’s Too Late



For The Homeless, Every Day Is A Struggle



Deforestation Continues With The Turn Of A Page



One Child Is Holding Something That’s Been Banned In America To Protect Them. Guess Which One?



Buckle up. Stay alive



UN Women: Auto-Complete Shows Perceptions Of Women



You’re Not A Sketch. Say No To Anorexia


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