Ads Depicting Death, from the Macabre to the Murderous

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Nov 5, 2009
Our society has a fascination with death, which is why it’s not surprising that there are so many ads depicting death. We love seeing death in movies, reading about it in books, and hearing about it in the news (okay, maybe not so much).

Companies attempting to sell their products through images of death and dying are probably not providing as much shock value as they might think. Are we more persuaded to buy something because of the so-called shocking aspect of death in advertisements? That’s for you to decide as you click through this cluster of ads depicting death. Stats for 19 Deathvertisements Trending: Older & Average
Research: 18,188 clicks in 342 w
Interest: 7.4 minutes
Concept: 19 Deathvertisements
Related: 75 examples / 58 photos
Segment: Males, 18-35
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