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49 Influential PSAs

From Drunken Youth Ads to News that a Ten-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth

— November 3, 2010 — Social Good
As a young ten-year-old girl gives birth in Spain, there has been much shock and awe amongst parents and children.

Presented here are a number of influential PSAs that have made a definite positive impact on the issues of sex, drugs and poverty. Hopefully, the important messages they are trying to convey will be fully understood, ensuring that situations like those regarding this young mom are avoided.

Implications - Urban society is overly saturated with advertisements of every sort, making it difficult for consumers to absorb every message. The advertisements that are most effective in conveying their message contain shocking scenarios that spark discussion and are memorable. Companies should consider developing risque ads when developing their marketing campaigns.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
45
Satirical Pollution PSAs
Satirical Pollution PSAs
The Hong Kong ‘Clean Air Network' Ad is Super Fresh
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44
Controversially Gory PSAs
Controversially Gory PSAs
The 10:10 Global Campaign Features Horrific Exploding Children
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43
Celeb Denim PSAs
Celeb Denim PSAs
Ashley Green and Justin Long Want Your Pants for Teensforjeans
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42
Satirical Space PSAs
Satirical Space PSAs
Technological Jokes in Commemoration of Moon Landing
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41
Terrifying Rainfall PSAs
Terrifying Rainfall PSAs
The Solidarite Water Billboard Will Shock You
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40
Cloning PSAs
Cloning PSAs
Value Artists' 'Cloned' Video Raises Awareness About Copyright Piracy
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39
Ringtones for AIDS Awareness
Ringtones for AIDS Awareness
Bill & Melinda Gates Funded Indian PSA
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38
Sarcastic PSAs
Sarcastic PSAs
Will Ferrel & His Hollywood Friends Gang Up on Insurance Companies
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37
Overzealous PSAs
Overzealous PSAs
1979 Swine Flu PSA Evokes Laughter Instead of Fear
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36
Shocking POV PSAs
Shocking POV PSAs
'Animal Visuals' Gives You a Bird's Eye View Into Egg Industry
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35
Congo Crisis Awareness PSAs
Congo Crisis Awareness PSAs
Celebs Lend Voices to Aid Congolese Women
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34
Celebrity Cancer Survivor PSAs
Celebrity Cancer Survivor PSAs
Fran Drescher's ‘Cancer Schmancer' Awareness
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33
Truck Collision PSAs
Truck Collision PSAs
Colorado State Patrol Billboard Drives Home 'Don't Tailgate' Message
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32
Surfer PSAs
Surfer PSAs
'Seventy-One Percent of Earth' Urges You to Protect the Ocean
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31
Nude Voting PSAs
Nude Voting PSAs
Vote Naked Illinois Encourages You to Vote in the Buff
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30
Deathly Food PSAs
Deathly Food PSAs
The 'Killer Burger' Ad for Road Safety Trust Shows how Food Kills
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29
Tennis Pro PSAs
Tennis Pro PSAs
John McEnroe Teams Up With PETA on Neutering Issue
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28
Macabre Motorist PSAs
Macabre Motorist PSAs
Desiree Hahn Shows the Ultimate Consequence of Texting While Driving
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27
Reverse Psychology Election PSAs
Reverse Psychology Election PSAs
A-Listers Say "Don't Vote"
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26
Post-It Note Power PSAs
Post-It Note Power PSAs
"Plug Out Boy" Inspires You to 'Do the Green Thing' and Unplug
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25
Public Peeing PSAs
Public Peeing PSAs
Joe Media's 'Idle Free' Public Urination Spot is More Than Toilet Humor
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24
Talking Nostril PSAs
Talking Nostril PSAs
TalkToFrank.com Shows the Dark Side of Cocaine Use
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23
Values-Based PSAs
Values-Based PSAs
Foundation for a Better Life Delivers Inspirational Messages
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22
Musical PSA Print Ads
Musical PSA Print Ads
The MTV 'If You, Drink Don't Drive' Campaign Encourages the Arts
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21
Designer PSAs
Designer PSAs
Karl Lagerfeld Road Safety Campaign
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20
Cheeky PSAs
Cheeky PSAs
Sensoa Teen STD Ad
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19
Shocking Domestic Violence PSAs
Shocking Domestic Violence PSAs
Keira Knightley Headlines Disturbing Women's Aid Film
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18
Human Trafficking PSAs
Human Trafficking PSAs
Samilia Foundation ‘Attached to Work' Campaign
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17
Suicidal Anti-Smoking PSAs
Suicidal Anti-Smoking PSAs
Thought-Provoking Help Line Ad
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16
Famine Chic PSA
Famine Chic PSA
Starving People Sell Luxury
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15
Biomimicry PSAs
Biomimicry PSAs
Thai Safe Sex Ad Uses Spiders, Snakes
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14
Awareness  For Signs of Sexual Abuse
Awareness For Signs of Sexual Abuse
'Open Your Mouth' PSA
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13
Reverse Psychology PSAs
Reverse Psychology PSAs
Don't Vote Campaign Shows Killer Oil Prices
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12
Bloody-Nosed PSAs
Bloody-Nosed PSAs
Off-Road Studios Anti-Drug Ads Make You Think Twice About Taking a Hit
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11
Blood Spurting PSAs
Blood Spurting PSAs
The Bangalore Police Ad Campaign Targets Cell Phone Driving Enablers
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10
Controversial Boob-Saving PSAs
Controversial Boob-Saving PSAs
MTV's Aliya-Jasmine Sovani Raises Brows
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9
Powerful PSAs
Powerful PSAs
Smoking is Murder
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8
Morbid Safe Sex PSAs
Morbid Safe Sex PSAs
‘The Cover' by MTV Staying Alive
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7
Child Shockvertising in PSAs
Child Shockvertising in PSAs
Anti-Smoking Ads Feature Kids with Adult Hands Holding Cigs
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6
Shockvertising Smokefree Campaign
Shockvertising Smokefree Campaign
NHS: Get Unhooked
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5
Stomach-Churning Safety Ads
Stomach-Churning Safety Ads
Australian Worksafe PSA
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4
Talking Genitals Push Safe Sex
Talking Genitals Push Safe Sex
'Rebel Penis' by MTV Staying Alive Campaign
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3
Hitting With Words
Hitting With Words
Domestic Violence: Verbal Abuse
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2
Powerful PSAs
Powerful PSAs
Sexual Abuse
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1
Disturbing Anti-Drug Ads
Disturbing Anti-Drug Ads
Montana Meth Project
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