33 shocking ads that will make you think about the issues of our society. #9 is so true it hurts…

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One of the best ways to grab people’s attention is shocking them, and these 37 advertisements do it for a good reason: raising awareness for very important issues of our society.

While many times the most talented people in advertising try to sell us products we probably don’t need, this time they made use of their creativity to catch people’s attention for a good reason, and we have to say that these 37 ads do it in the most exceptional ways.

These advertisement are made to stay in our minds, and we frankly have to say that we’ll hardly forget them.

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1. One Child Is Holding Something That’s Been Banned In America To Protect Them. Guess Which One?

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Grey, Toronto, Canada
Grey, Toronto, Canada

2. Save paper, save the planet

Saatchi & Saatchi, Copenhagen, Denmark
Saatchi & Saatchi, Copenhagen, Denmark

3. 46 days in hospital

Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, USA
Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, USA

4. Victims are people just like you and me

Advico Y&R, Zurich, Switzerland
Advico Y&R, Zurich, Switzerland

5. What we see when you smoke

JWT, Atlanta, USA
JWT, Atlanta, USA

6. Plastic bags kill

BBDO Malaysia, MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur – Duval Guillaume, Belgium
BBDO Malaysia, MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur – Duval Guillaume, Belgium

7. WWF

DDB&CO., Istanbul, Turkey
DDB&CO., Istanbul, Turkey

8. Your skin color shouldn’t dictate your future

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Publicis Conseil, Paris, France
Publicis Conseil, Paris, France

9. Same pet, different owner

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TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno, Philippines
TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno, Philippines

10. Don’t buy exotic animal souvenirs

LOWE GGK, Warsaw, Poland
LOWE GGK, Warsaw, Poland

11. Liking isn’t helping

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Publicis, Singapore
Publicis, Singapore

12. Before it’s too late

TBWA\PARIS, France
TBWA\PARIS, France

13. Don’t talk while he drives

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Mudra Group, India
Mudra Group, India

14. You are not a sketch

Revolution Brasil
Revolution Brasil

15.Smoking causes premature ageing

Euro RSCG Australia
Euro RSCG Australia

16. Innocence in danger

Herezie, Paris, France
Herezie, Paris, France

17. What goes around comes around. Keep the sea clean

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JWT, Dubai, UAE
JWT, Dubai, UAE

18. Stop the abuse

Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa
Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa

19. For the homeless, everyday is a struggle

Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne, Australia
Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne, Australia

20. Stop handguns before they stop you

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21. Greenpeace

LINKSUS, Beijing, China
LINKSUS, Beijing, China

22. Air pollution

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23. Buckle up, stay alive

Lg2, Quebec, Canada
Lg2, Quebec, Canada

24. Think of both sides

Red Pepper, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Red Pepper, Ekaterinburg, Russia

25. Censorship tells the wrong story

Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, UAE
Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, UAE

26. They would if they could

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27. Women need to be seen as equal

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Ogilvy & Mather, Dubai, UAE
Ogilvy & Mather, Dubai, UAE

28. What goes around, comes around

Big Ant International, New York, USA
Big Ant International, New York, USA

29.sleepiness is stronger than you

BBDO Bangkok, Thailand
BBDO Bangkok, Thailand

30. Cancer, which is thrown into your lung by yourself

Dentsu, Beijing, China
Dentsu, Beijing, China

31. See how easy feeding the hungry can be?

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa
TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

32. It’s not happening here, but it’s happening now

Pius Walker, Amnesty International, Switzerland
Pius Walker, Amnesty International, Switzerland

33. Neglected children are made to feel invisible

Australian Childhood Foundation, JWT Melbourne
Australian Childhood Foundation, JWT Melbourne

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