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52 Powerful PSAs and Awareness Ads to Stir Your Emotions

— January 30, 2009 — Social Good
If you made it your mission to get a message across, how would you do it? The PSAs and awareness campaigns featured in the cluster below highlight a sampling of the most moving, effective tactics we've seen people use to get their messages across. Ranging from videos to gruesome guerrilla stunts, they bring awareness to topics ranging from eating disorders to a focus on environmental issues.

The creators of these powerful PSAs did their part to get the message out to us; now we're doing our part to help spread the message to you.
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Ringtones for AIDS Awareness
Ringtones for AIDS Awareness
Bill & Melinda Gates Funded Indian PSA
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Celebrity Mock PSAs
Celebrity Mock PSAs
Your Vote, Your Choice by Hayden Panettiere
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48
Celebrity Cancer Survivor PSAs
Celebrity Cancer Survivor PSAs
Fran Drescher's ‘Cancer Schmancer' Awareness
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47
Floating Bodies for Awareness
Floating Bodies for Awareness
Frankfurt 'Tag des Fluechtlings' Campaign
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46
Animated Art as a PSA
Animated Art as a PSA
'Burma Viral' for Myanmar
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45
Sensual Foodvertising
Sensual Foodvertising
PETA Rude Food PSA
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44
Reverse Psychology Election PSAs
Reverse Psychology Election PSAs
A-Listers Say "Don't Vote"
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43
Public Urination for Water Conservation
Public Urination for Water Conservation
MTV Switch "Slash" PSA
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42
Award-Winning PSAs
Award-Winning PSAs
Animated Amnesty International "Signatures"
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41
Animated Disabled Animals
Animated Disabled Animals
'Creature Discomforts' For Awareness
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40
Human Fires for Awareness
Human Fires for Awareness
BBQ Stunt for Burn Victims
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39
Raising Awareness of Suffering
Raising Awareness of Suffering
Animated PSA Promotes ‘Pain Without Borders'
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38
Celebrity PSAs
Celebrity PSAs
Sexual Harassment by Hayden Panettiere
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37
Humans as Earth's Parasites
Humans as Earth's Parasites
Animated Environment PSA
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36
Designer PSAs
Designer PSAs
Karl Lagerfeld Road Safety Campaign
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35
Cheeky PSAs
Cheeky PSAs
Sensoa Teen STD Ad
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34
Backwards Awareness Commercials
Backwards Awareness Commercials
Anti Binge Drinking PSAs
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Anti-Gay Language PSAs
Anti-Gay Language PSAs
Hilary Duff Discourages Homophic Slang
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32
Suicidal Anti-Smoking PSAs
Suicidal Anti-Smoking PSAs
Thought-Provoking Help Line Ad
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31
Human Trafficking PSAs
Human Trafficking PSAs
Samilia Foundation ‘Attached to Work' Campaign
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30
Beer Caps for Awareness
Beer Caps for Awareness
Anti-Drinking and Driving Beer Crown Ads
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29
Famine Chic PSA
Famine Chic PSA
Starving People Sell Luxury
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28
Biomimicry PSAs
Biomimicry PSAs
Thai Safe Sex Ad Uses Spiders, Snakes
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27
Awareness  For Signs of Sexual Abuse
Awareness For Signs of Sexual Abuse
'Open Your Mouth' PSA
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26
Reverse Psychology PSAs
Reverse Psychology PSAs
Don't Vote Campaign Shows Killer Oil Prices
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25
Suicidal Animated Animals
Suicidal Animated Animals
Disturbing Global Warming PSA
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Fake Editorials for Awareness
Fake Editorials for Awareness
APAV Anti-Domestic Abuse Campaign
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23
Skinned Polar Bears for Global Warming
Skinned Polar Bears for Global Warming
Visceral Friends of the Earth PSA
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22
Crude Imagery for Awareness
Crude Imagery for Awareness
Blood of Earth on Your Mouth
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21
Animal Cavities For Smuggling
Animal Cavities For Smuggling
Anti-Cocaine PSA Featuring Pablo the Drug Mule Dog
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20
Guerrilla Obesity Awareness Campaign
Guerrilla Obesity Awareness Campaign
Every Fifth Child is Overweight
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19
Powerful PSAs
Powerful PSAs
Smoking is Murder
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18
Naked On A Glacier
Naked On A Glacier
Hundreds Freeze For Global Warming Campaign
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17
Suggestive Celebratory PSAs
Suggestive Celebratory PSAs
Stockholm Celebrates Condoms
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Mutant Humans for Global Warming
Mutant Humans for Global Warming
The Beacon's Reversing Evolution Campaign
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15
Morbid Safe Sex PSAs
Morbid Safe Sex PSAs
‘The Cover' by MTV Staying Alive
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14
Child Shockvertising in PSAs
Child Shockvertising in PSAs
Anti-Smoking Ads Feature Kids with Adult Hands Holding Cigs
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13
Plastic Dolls for Awareness
Plastic Dolls for Awareness
Anti-Genital Mutilation Camapaign
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12
Shockvertising Smokefree Campaign
Shockvertising Smokefree Campaign
NHS: Get Unhooked
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11
Stomach-Churning Safety Ads
Stomach-Churning Safety Ads
Australian Worksafe PSA
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10
3D Street Art for Pedestrian Safety
3D Street Art for Pedestrian Safety
Auckland City Council PSA Gets Creative for Awareness
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9
Anorexia Billboard Shocks Milan Fashion Week
Anorexia Billboard Shocks Milan Fashion Week
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8
F-ck the Environment
F-ck the Environment
Diesel's Global Warming Ready Campaign
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7
Gruesome Shockvertising
Gruesome Shockvertising
Sony PSP Retry Ad
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6
Shockvertising
Shockvertising
Does It Work? Jury Still Out
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5
Shockvertising
Shockvertising
PETA Slaughters Humans
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4
Painted Models for Awareness
Painted Models for Awareness
Bullets 4 Peace
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3
Eating Disorder Guerrilla Campaigns
Eating Disorder Guerrilla Campaigns
Bulimia Vomit Stickers for ProMadchen
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2
Powerful PSAs
Powerful PSAs
Sexual Abuse
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1
Nude Shockvertising
Nude Shockvertising
AnimaNaturalis Strips Women for Animal Rights
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