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We have 330 campaigns in the field of activism to promote social, political, economic, or environmental change.
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  • The erasure of LGBT youth

    By on 25 August 2015

    Well, “LG” anyway: These posters, for Czech LGBT support organization Sbarvouven, give a visual expression of how “in the closet” lesbian and gay youth feel themselves erased by having to pretend to be someone they’re not. Simple, but devastating. Agency: Oh,...

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  • Duty Of Care: Protecting Children In War

    By on 27 July 2015

    The HELP campaign by charity War Child  is aiming to prevent atrocities against children in war zones around the world. The charity outlines it’s aims in a press release: The Statistics show that last year was one of the worst...

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  • This water PSA has a surprisingly cool soundtrack

    By on 24 July 2015

    As creative advertising, this YouTube PSA for Safe Water Network is pretty straightforward: A succession of images and statements that show how essential access to clean drinking water is to humanity. Literal, but required reading: The big surprise is the...

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  • #TrendOnThis: Celebrity PSAs done right

    By on 23 July 2015

    Adland’s Kid Sleepy drew my attention to this fantastic campaign for awareness of the ebola crisis. #TrendOnThis is an attempt to change the Twitter trends from trivial celebrity gossip to important news about the international fight against ebola. To...

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  • Unmarketing billboards provide relief from ads on the highway

    By on 22 July 2015

    If there’s one thing I know about advertising people, it’s that we simultaneously love and hate our industry. What we love is sharing exciting ideas that influence behaviour by inspiring or provoking people in clever ways. What we hate...

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  • These people come out as anti-equal-marriage, for some reason

    By on 30 June 2015

    Last week’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, has provoked a lot of negative reaction by Americans who oppose such unions on religious grounds. The cliché reaction is to claim that...

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  • #BirthControlHelpedMe takes reproductive choice to Twitter and beyond

    By on 23 June 2015

    In the five-and-a-half decades since the hormonal birth control pill put women’s reproductive choices in their own hands, there has been an unstoppable march towards sexual equality. At least, that’s how some of us see it. In the United...

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  • Remembering Chloe Cooley and the railroad to freedom

    By on 17 June 2015

    People in the United States are well aware of their nation’s history of enslaving people from Africa. But in Canada, where I live, the story of our complicity in this crime against humanity is less often told. In the...

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  • Book Review: Born to Walk

    By on 9 June 2015

    Born to Walk: The Transformative Power of a Pedestrian Act Dan Rubinstein ECW Press (Canada) 2015 I didn’t just read this book. I lived it. A couple of months ago, I was offered a “walking copy” of the book...

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  • Anti-FGM campaign looks brutally familiar

    By on 22 May 2015

      The first thought that crossed my mind, when people started asking me about this new anti-FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) campaign by Ogilvy, UK, was “didn’t Amnesty do it first”?   Yes, they did. This iconic image, by Volontaire (Stockholm, Sweden)...

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