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A Gun-Toting Brazilian Ad Warns People About Dumping Sewage in Lagoons

By: Alyson Wyers - Published: Jun 7, 2014 • References: facebook and adsoftheworld
This powerful ad lets people know dumping sewage is a crime. The print advertisement was designed and conceived by Brazil-based ad agency Marcca Comunicação for Limpa Lagoa.

By comparing a gun to a pipe dumping sewage into a body of water, the ad uses bold imagery to get its point across. The copy reads 'Dumping sewage in lagoons is a crime.' It also makes people aware of an event on May 31 that brought people together to reflect on the effects of environmental degradation. It includes a call to action in Portuguese as well.

The ad was published in May 2014 and was the result of a creative collaboration between creative director João Claudio Lins, art directors João Cavalcante, Amanda Kumm, David Sousa and copywriter Guilherme Carvalho.