From Heart Attack Simulators to Senior Influenza PSAs

By: Jordy E  - Sep 24, 2015
Growing numbers of candid health campaigns are reinterpreting the way medical messaging is being delivered to today's audiences. Commercials, print ads and social media forums alike are adopting a frank attitude, challenging a historic will to sugarcoat wellness topics.

A growing preference for blunt health marketing can be seen in heart attack simulator ads and comedic senior influenza PSAs. Even where humor is infused, the adoption of a straight up tone is not lost as critical conditions are spoken to in a transparent manner.

Modern appreciation of all things transparent and forthright presents an opportunistic time to apply sincere themes to medical projects. This is furthered by contemporary health movements that are removing the stigma from previously ostracized conditions, such as mental illness and HIV/AIDS.