37 Compelling Ads That Are Actually Worthy Of Your Attention

We have gotten used to seeing ads and commercials that are trying to get us to buy this and that, eat at a certain place, vacation at a particular destination, etc. But this compilation of powerful and shocking advertisements was created by various ad agencies to bring awareness and change for social and environmental causes instead. We think you should pay more attention to ads like these.

Warning: Some of these images are a bit disturbing.

#1. Victims are people just like you and me.

Advertising Agency: Advico Y&R, Zurich, Switzerland

#2. Stop the violence. Don’t drink and drive.

Advertising Agency: Terremoto Propaganda, Curitiba, Brazil

#3. If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should.

Advertising Agency: Iris, London, UK

#4. World Wide Fund for nature: Frightening vs. more frightening

Advertising Agency: DDB&CO., Istanbul, Turkey

#5. Your skin color shouldn’t dictate your future.


Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris, France

#6. Deforestation continues with the turn of a page.

Advertising Agency: LINKSUS, Beijing, China

#7. Unhate.


Advertising Agency: Fabrica, Italy

#8. Slower is better.

Advertising Agency: Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, USA

#9. Save paper, save the planet.

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Copenhagen, Denmark

#10. Air pollutions kills 60,000 people a year.

Advertising Agency: unknown

#11. Liking isn’t helping. Be a volunteer. Change a life.


Advertising Agency: Publicis, Singapore

#12. If you don’t pick it up they will.

Advertising Agency: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

#13. What we see when you smoke.

Advertising Agency: JWT, Atlanta, USA

#14. Animal Anti-Cruelty League: Stop the abuse.

Advertising Agency: Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa

#15. Don’t talk while driving.


Advertising Agency: Mudra Group, India

#16. Child Soldiers: It’s not happening here, but it’s happening now.

Creative/Art director Pius Walker, Amnesty International, Switzerland.

#17. Censorship tells the wrong story.

Advertising Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, UAE

#18. The number of car accidents involving children increases during school holidays.

Advertising Agency: Red Pepper, Ekaterinburg, Russia

#19. Every 60 seconds a species dies out.

Advertising Agency: Scholz & Friends, Berlin, Germany

#20. Where’s the pedophile?


Art Director: Michael Arguello, Copywriter: Bassam Tariq, Additional credits: Jason Musante

#21. Sexual predators can hide in your child’s smartphone.

Advertising Agency: Herezie, Paris, France

#22. Smoking causes premature aging.

Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG Australia

#23. You’re not a sketch, say no to anorexia.

Advertising Agency: Revolution Brasil

#24. Neglected children are made to feel invisible. Stop abuse now.

Australian Childhood Foundation, JWT Melbourne

#25. Plastic bags kill.

Advertising Agency: BBDO Malaysia, MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur / Advertising Agency: Duval Guillaume, Belgium

#26. What goes around comes around. Keep the ocean clean.


Advertising Agency: JWT, Dubai, UAE

#27. Tailgating isn’t worth it. Give trucks room.

Advertising Agency: Amélie Company, Denver, Colorado, USA

#28. When you see a tuna, think of a panda.

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore

#29. Sleepiness is stronger than you. Don’t drive sleepy.

Advertising Agency: BBDO Bangkok, Thailand

#30. See how easy feeding the hungry can be?

Advertising Agency: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

#31. Cancer, which is thrown into your lung by yourself.

Advertising Agency: Dentsu, Beijing, China

#32. Deforestation and the air we breathe.

Advertising Agency: TBWA\PARIS, France

#33. For the homeless every day is a struggle.

Advertising Agency: Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne, Australia

#34. Please don’t lose control over your drinking.

Advertising Agency: EURORSCG Prague, Czech Republic

#35. Women need to be seen as equal.


Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Dubai, UAE

#36. Don’t buy exotic animal souveniers.

Advertising Agency: LOWE GGK, Warsaw, Poland

#37. Buckle up. Stay alive.

Advertising Agency: Lg2, Quebec, Canada

#38. Same pet, different owner.


Advertising Agency: TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno, Philippines

Source: LifeBuzz

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