40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think

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40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop and Think.

A well-made advertisement is designed to grab your attention and to remain in your memory long after you’ve left it behind, and that is exactly what many of these social causes need. Getting people to think and worry about various social and environmental issues (or even simply getting them to be aware of them) is important for raising public supporting and affecting meaningful changes. A few of these ads are, in fact, commercial ads, but it’s still nice that they champion socially or environmentally aware causes/products.

Today, Photo Vide share with you 40 creative public awareness ads that not only attract people’s attention, but also make them actually want to give the issues a thought, encouraging them to act and to fight against the imbalance of the world.

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop and Think:

Torture Victims Are People Just Like You And Me

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Advico Y&R, Zurich, Switzerland

Stop The Violence: Don’t Drink And Drive

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Terremoto Propaganda, Curitiba, Brazil

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

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
“THE END. If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should. For help with quiting call QUITTLINE on 0200 00 22 00? (Advertising Agency: Iris, London, UK)

World Wide Fund For Nature: Frightening vs. More Frightening

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: DDB&CO., Istanbul, Turkey

Your Skin Color Shouldn’t Dictate Your Future

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris, France

Deforestation Continues With The Turn Of A Page

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: LINKSUS, Beijing, China

Unhate

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think


40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Fabrica, Italy

Elm Grove Police Department: Slower Is Better

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, USA

Save Paper – Save The Planet

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Copenhagen, Denmark

Air Pollution Kills 60.000 People A Year

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think

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

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Publicis, Singapore

Bird Conservation: If You Don’t Pick It Up They Will

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: TBWAHuntLascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

What We See When You Smoke

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: JWT, Atlanta, USA

Animal Anti-Cruelty League: That’s Not A Football

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa

Bangalore Traffic Police: Don’t Talk While Driving

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Mudra Group, India

Child Soldiers: It’s Not Happening Here, But It’s Happening Now

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Creative/Art director Pius Walker, Amnesty International, Switzerland.

Censorship Tells The Wrong Story

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, UAE

Distracted Driving: Think Of Both Sides

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Red Pepper, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Every 60 Seconds a Species Dies Out. Each Minute Counts

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Scholz & Friends, Berlin, Germany

Innocence In Danger: Where’s The Pedophile?

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Art Director: Michael Arguello, Copywriter: Bassam Tariq, Additional credits: Jason Musante

Sexual Predators Can Hide In Your Child’s Smartphone

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Herezie, Paris, France

Smoking Causes Premature Aging

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG Australia

You’re Not A Sketch. Say No To Anorexia

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Revolution Brasil

Neglected Children Are Made To Feel Invisible. Stop Child Abuse Now

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
“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)

Global Action In The Interest of Animals: Plastic Bags Kill

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: BBDO Malaysia, MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur / Advertising Agency: Duval Guillaume, Belgium

What Goes Around Comes Around. Keep The Sea Clean

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: JWT, Dubai, UAE

Tailgating Isn’t Worth It. Give Trucks Room

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Amelie Company, Denver, Colorado, USA

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society: When You See A Tuna, Think Panda

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore

Sleepiness Is Stronger Than You. Don’t Drive Sleepy

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: BBDO Bangkok, Thailand

See how easy feeding the hungry can be?

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: TBWAHuntLascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

Causing Cancer By Yourself

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Dentsu, Beijing, China

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

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: TBWAPARIS, France

For The Homeless, Every Day Is A Struggle

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne, Australia

The Prvention Beer Mug: Please Don’t Lose Control Over Your Drinking

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: EURORSCG Prague, Czech Republic

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

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Grey, Toronto, Canada

Breast Cancer Awareness Bra

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Bolero, Fortaleza, Brazil

What Goes Around Comes Around: Stop The Iraq War

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Big Ant International, New York, USA

UN Women: Auto-Complete Shows Perceptions Of Women

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Dubai, UAE

Don’t Buy Exotic Animal Souvenirs

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: LOWE GGK, Warsaw, Poland

Animal Abuse And Shelters: Same Pet, Different Owner

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno, Philippines

Buckle up. Stay alive

40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That Make You Stop and Think
Advertising Agency: Lg2, Quebec, Canada

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