60 Most Powerful and Creative Public Awareness Ads (Photos)

We’ve seen some great public service campaigns recently which made us wonder – why not do a post on the best ones in the last couple of years? We scoured the internet, filtered the not-so-great ones and came up with this list of 60 hard-hitting ads that deal with social, environmental, health and other issues. From ad school assignments to Cannes-winners, these powerful visuals do more than just spread the message. Check them out below.

1. Before it’s too Late


2. Certain Things Hang on Forever


3. Plastic Bags Kill


4. Ignore Us, Ignore Human Rights

04Ignore us ignore human rights

5. Stop the Violence, Don’t Drink and Drive

05Stop the violence, don’t drink and drive

6. It’s Not Happening Here, But it is Happening Now

06It’s not happening here, but it is happening now

7. If You Don’t Pick it Up, They Will

07If you don’t pick it up, they will

8. See How Easy Feeding the Hungry Can Be?

08See how easy feeding the hungry can be

9. Guess Which One?

09Guess which one

10. The Back Seat’s No Safer, Belt Up

010The back seat’s no safer, belt up

11. Every 60 Seconds A Species Dies Out

011Every 60 seconds a species dies out

12. Schizophrenia Can Be Treated. Seek Help.

012Schizophrenia can be treated. Seek help.

13. Slower is Better

013Slower is better

14. Nobody’s Immune to Breast Cancer

014Nobody’s immune to breast cancer

15. If Dying for Your Faith Makes You A Martyr…

015If dying for your faith makes you a martyr…

16. He Has His Mother’s Eyes

016He has his mother’s eyes

17. Tailgating Isn’t Worth It

017Tailgating isn’t worth it

18. For Some, It’s Mt.Everest

018For some, it’s Mt.Everest

19. 1988 –

0191988 –

20. On the Internet, Somethings are Not What they Seem

20On the internet, somethings are not what they seem

21. Women Need to be Seen As Equal

21Women need to be seen as equal

22. Give A Hand to Wildlife

022Give a hand to wildlife

23. Help Before It’s too Late

023Help before it’s too late

24. Thousands of People Owe Their Lives to Organ Donors

024Thousands of people owe their lives to organ donors

25. Sexual Predators Can Hide in Your Child’s Smartphone

025Sexual predators can hide in your child’s smartphone

26. One Click Could Change Your Life. Belt up.

026One click could change your life. Belt up.

27. Save Paper. Save the Planet.

027Save paper. Save the planet.

28. If You Don’t Feed them, Who Will?

028If you don’t feed them, who will

29. You are Not A Sketch, Say No to Anorexia

029You are not a sketch, say no to anorexia

30. Now You See it, Now You Don’t

030Now you see it, now you don’t

31. Victims are People Just Like You and Me

031Victims are people just like you and me

32. Don’t Cut A Dream

032Don’t cut a dream

33. Censorship Tells the Wrong Story

033Censorship tells the wrong story

34. It Should’t be this Dangerous. Stop for Flashing Red Lights.

034It should’t be this dangerous. Stop for flashing red lights.

35. Sleepiness is Stronger than You

035Sleepiness is stronger than you

36. I’ll be there in A While, Wheelchair

036I’ll be there in a while, wheelchair

37. What Goes Around, Comes Around. Keep the Sea Clean.

037What goes around, comes around. Keep the sea clean.

38. The Longer A Child with Autism Goes Without Help, the Harder they are to Reach

038The longer a child with autism goes without help, the harder they are to reach

39. If You Smoke, Statistically Your Story Will End 15% Before it Should

039If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15 before it should

40. Animals are Not Clowns

040Animals are not clowns

41. What Goes Around, Comes Around

041What goes around, comes around

42. Bullets Leave Bigger Holes than You Think

042Bullets leave bigger holes than you think

43. Be Patient with People Who Stutter

043Be patient with people who stutter

44. The Earth is Heating Up

044The earth is heating up

45. Signs are there for A Reason

045Signs are there for a reason

46. The Tsunami Killed 100 Times More People than 9/11

046The tsunami killed 100 times more people

47. Air Pollution Kills 60,000 People A Year

047Air pollution kills 60,000 people a year

48. Hunger Kills 2.5 Million Children Every Year

048Hunger kills 2.5 million children every year

49. Don’t Buy Exotic Animal Souvenirs

049Don’t buy exotic animal souvenirs

50. Workers are Not Tools

050Workers are not tools

51. Don’t Talk While He Drives

051Don’t talk while he drives

52. Think of Both Sides

052Think of both sides

53. Stop the (Animal) Abuse

053Stop the (animal) abuse

54. Neglected Children are Made to Feel Invisible

054Neglected children are made to feel invisible

55. Your Skin Color Shouldn’t Dictate Your Future

055Your skin color shouldn’t dictate your future

56. Same Dog, Different Owner

056Same dog, different owner

57. Prevent Breast Cancer. Do the Self Examination.

057Prevent breast cancer. Do the self examination.

58. Liking Isn’t Helping

058Liking isn’t helping

59. For the Homeless, Everyday is A Struggle

059For the homeless, everyday is a struggle

60. Smoking Causes Premature Ageing

060Smoking causes premature ageing

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