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23 Morbid Ad Campaigns

From Disturbing Marine Life Ads to Suicidal Animal Ads

— July 25, 2013 — Marketing
When it comes to catching a viewer's attention, creating an ad that is visually shocking is certainly one effective approach, and these morbid ad campaigns are some striking examples of how incorporating aspects of death and violence serves to make a bold impression.

Gory scenes and violent images isn't something that people ordinary see on a regular basis, which is why incorporating those morbid references into an ad campaign is a creative way to catch people off guard and capture their attention. Mainly focusing on certain safety issues such as driving or concerns about animal cruelty, these morbid ad campaigns are going beyond the bounds of what is normally acceptable in society to show much darker and often realistic effects of these issues.

From human helmet ads to ghostly donor campaigns, these morbid ad campaigns are showcasing that reality isn't always a pretty picture.
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Morbid Magazine Ads
Morbid Magazine Ads
The G2 Grey Vega iPad Commercial Shows Print as a Dying Business
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Morbid Wildlife Park Ads
Morbid Wildlife Park Ads
Bratislava Zoo Campaign Encourages People to Meet the Animals They Wear
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Butterfly Effect Death Ads
Butterfly Effect Death Ads
The Organ Donor Foundation Campaign Urges People to Donate Organs
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Extinction-Simulating Calendars
Extinction-Simulating Calendars
The 'Sanctuary Reverse Calendar' Counts Down Impending Doom
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Homicidal Diet Ads
Homicidal Diet Ads
The Slimsticks Weight Loss Products Literally Kill Your Cravings
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Disturbing Marine Life Ads
Disturbing Marine Life Ads
The Sea Shepherd Campaign Illustrates the Death of Thousands of Animals
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Skin-Stretching Campaigns
Skin-Stretching Campaigns
The M Wrap Print Ads Show that this Plastic Wrap Keeps Food Fresh
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Shocking Cruelty Advertising
Shocking Cruelty Advertising
This Disturbing Baby Seal Clubbing PETA Ad Takes Aim at Canada
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Deathly Food PSAs
Deathly Food PSAs
The 'Killer Burger' Ad for Road Safety Trust Shows how Food Kills
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Morbid Mammal Reminders
Morbid Mammal Reminders
The Cero Caza De Ballenas 'Whale' Ads Promote Animal Activism
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Ghostly Donor Campaigns
Ghostly Donor Campaigns
The France Adot 2011 Ads Celebrate and Thank Organ Donors
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Morbid Message Ads
Morbid Message Ads
The Metuna Don't Text and Drive Campaign is Shockingly Nonchalant
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Deathly Emoticon Ads
Deathly Emoticon Ads
The Brake Don't Text and Drive Campaign Sends a Morbid Message
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Human-Devouring Animal Ads
Human-Devouring Animal Ads
The Cow Parade 2011 Campaign is Hilariously Shocking
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Human Helmet Ads
Human Helmet Ads
The Thai Health Promotion Foundation Campaign is Gorily Scalped
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Deathly Companion Campaigns
Deathly Companion Campaigns
These Staff Jeans Ads Market a Laid Back Lifestyle
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Dead Fly Car Ads
Dead Fly Car Ads
The Renault Megane R.S. 265 HP Campaign is Hilariously Morbid
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Morbid Vow Billboards
Morbid Vow Billboards
Great Copy Makes Great Statement in Anti-Smoking Ads
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Disturbing Animal Testing Ads
Disturbing Animal Testing Ads
Morbid NOAH Campaign Uses Faux Fragrances with Dead Critters
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Suicidal Animal Ads
Suicidal Animal Ads
The China Environmental Protection Foundation Campaign Urges Human Help
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Morbid Safe Sex PSAs
Morbid Safe Sex PSAs
‘The Cover' by MTV Staying Alive
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Morbid Magazine Marketing
Morbid Magazine Marketing
The Ritual Magazine Italia Ad Campaign Depicts Creepy Kids
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Morbid Mischief Ads
Morbid Mischief Ads
This Campaign for Danone Densia Features Skeletal Wayward Youth
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