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Is this anti-FASD ad about love… or shame?

Posted by Tom Megginson | 16-09-2014 15:59 | Category: Health

Is this anti-FASD ad about love… or shame?

How can I criticize a social marketing campaign that’s trying to prevent a fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)? It’s certainly an important social cause. But so is treating women with respect. Bear with me here.

I spotted this ad at my neighbourhood liquor store. Where I live, in Ontario, Canada, alcohol is sold by a government monopoly. As part of their corporate social responsibility, they host campaigns by various alcohol-related not-for-profit organizations.

This one, FASworld.com, presents a simple message: FASD is 100% preventable, so just don’t drink any alcohol if you’re pregnant, and we can easily wipe it out.

Simple, eh? Well, perhaps not.



Advertiser:
FASworld.com

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HIV in five episodes: speak or ignore

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 15-09-2014 21:40 | Category: Health

Gorodskoi Center Meditsinskoi Profilaktiki, Yekaterinburg: HIV in five episodes.

This is a local HIV prevention campaign from Russia. Most campaigns in Russia are done on a federal level and it is very uncommon to do such things in city like Yekaterinburg, the forth largest city in the country.
I think it is smart to do it this way, it brings the problem nearby and makes it readily identifiable and familiar. Which is enhanced by the lack of violent images in this campaign. And get it on the dining table literally.

The main message is that HIV is a thing which harms all groups in society, no matter age or wealth.

Agency Big Bag Films created a mini serie in five parts in which the characters suddenly find themselves dealing with HIV. The key part of the serie is the final interactive episode. The audience could choose the keep-quiet or the speak-out option.
The result was an increase of 24% HIV tests.

Below the case study from the agency. All episodes after the break.



Advertiser:
Gorodskoi Center Meditsinskoi Profilaktiki, Yekaterinburg
Agency:
Big Bag Films, Yekaterinburg, Russia

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A baby in a bottle to tell us about FASD

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 11-09-2014 21:21 | Category: Drugs, Health

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When Fabrica makes something then it is always spectacular. Fabrica, created by Benetton in 1994, is a communications research centre. Their latest work was launched all over the world at 9:09 am on September 9, the International FASD Awareness Day.

FASD is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, it is the range of harm to an unborn baby due to drinking during pregnancy. Alcohol can hurt the baby’s brain, heart, eyes, and other organs. Children with FASD can have a hard time learning, controlling how they act, and making friends. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause lifelong harm to the unborn child.

The campaign Too Young To Drink is a call to be 100% alcohol-free during pregnancy.



Agency:
Fabrica

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The ‘life of a pig’ to demystify the origin of meat

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 8-09-2014 15:00 | Category: Animal rights, Consumerism, Health

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This new campaign is from BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. The online version is the story of a pig made in a horizontal scroll webpage.

The website shows the need to tell to people the origin of the meat they all eat in Europe, even when it is transformed into sausages or other products. Because you haven’t the slightest clue of the pig’s origin. This is because EU laws do not require origin and the BEUC want to change this. It is a call for mandatory ‘Country of Origin Labelling’ (‘COOL’) on processed meat products such as sausages, ham and ravioli - to name a few.

Research has shown that 90% of consumers want to know where their meat comes from. Still, you can have a hard time finding out the origin of the meat in your burger or ready-meal. Only a handful of manufacturers voluntarily display this information.

See ‘the life of a pig’ here.



Advertiser:
BEUC
Agency:
Old-Continent

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Cancer kills faster

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 1-09-2014 19:00 | Category: Health

AAPC: Cancer kills faster.

Beautiful artwork and well-intentioned. But maybe I’m missing something, I think that the animal is always faster.
The posters were made for World Day Against Tobacco on August 29.



Advertiser:
AAPC
Agency:
RARO! Propaganda, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Source:
Adeevee

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A Systems Story in a new and accessible way

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 21-08-2014 22:00 | Category: Design, Environment, Health

BEE Environmental Communication: Systems Thinking.

This seems off topic, it isn’t about a cause, person or organisation. It is about System Thinking, a concept for understanding and solving complex world problems, from climate change, to public health care, and beyond. Therefore it is very relevant for the world of social marketing.

The problem is that system thinking itself is complex. This is why the team of BEE Environmental Communication decided to explain this very useful but quite technical concept in an easy-to-understand way. Illustrated with an universal example: love.

BEE Research Manager Sarah Czunyi: “On six-sided cubes, we created images that told different stories within one set of blocks. Each scene of the video uses a unique set of cubes, which when turned around illustrate a distinct component of the systems thinking ‘recipe book’ – yet clearly, all are connected in a bigger system and sub-systems.  And the fact that we used these alphabet cubes, often thought of as simply children’s educational toys, illustrates that even something as complex as systems thinking should and can be accessible to a wider audience.”

More about the origin and background of the project here.



Agency:
BEE Environmental Communication

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Alzheimer’s patients as news editors

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 21-08-2014 20:00 | Category: Health, Media

This campaign from Macedonia is about the loss of short term memory known as the first symptom of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s patients were asked what the latest news is they can remember. Agency Publicis collected these memories for the campaign from the Macedonian National Neurological Institute.

On World’s Alzheimer’s day these memories were published in cooperation with the leading newspapers with front pages featuring news from the past.
Also, the news on the TV stations were substituted with news from the past.

The main message: “This is the latest news for people with Alzheimer’s”.

The video below is the case study.
According to Nielsen media research, the campaign reached 68% of the Macedonian population. And the following month the number of the visits for medical advice increased by 215%.

Alzheimer’s patients as news editors in Macedonia.



Advertiser:
Macedonian National Neurological Institute
Agency:
Publicis Skopje

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Campaign sheds light on the STI stigma

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 6-08-2014 22:00 | Category: Health

Planned Parenthood Toronto: Campaign sheds light on the STI stigma.

Toronto based activist design studio The Public has recently made ​​a campaign about the stigma on STIs (sexually transmitted infections). The project is a collaboration with Planned Parenthood Toronto and is designed to address the stigma around STIs which often prevent people from having open communication around their health and well-being, or getting tested and treated.

The Public did the concept, creative, copy-writing and art-direction. The illustration is from Hyein Lee. The posters took up space on subways and transit shelters across Toronto.



Advertiser:
Planned Parenthood Toronto
Agency:
The Public

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Confronting fears for funding cancer research

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 6-08-2014 17:00 | Category: Fundraising, Health

The Canadian Cancer Society Fearless Challenge: Confronting fears for funding cancer research.

The Canadian Cancer Society just launched their new fundraising campaign with the title ‘Fearless Challenge’. It is an invitation to all Canadians to confront their fears to help those living with cancer.
Money raised through the Fearless Challenge will fund cancer research and help patients and their families through support services.

Susan Drodge from The Canadian Cancer Society: “The society is committed to creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer, but we are not there yet. We know that more work needs to be done because a cancer diagnosis is still one of the scariest things a person can face.”

Participating in the Fearless Challenge is easy. Participants need to register a fear, upload a video and start fundraising.
From spiders to heights, to singing in public, no fear is too big or too small.



Advertiser:
The Canadian Cancer Society
Agency:
Lowe Roche, Toronto

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Five gorgeous posters to tell you that life is better by bike

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 23-07-2014 10:00 | Category: Health, Sport

City of Buenos Aires: Better by Bike

Probably the best campaign this year about the benefits of cycling comes from Argentina. The City of Buenos Aires explains with gorgeous illustrations and great copy why life is Better by Bike.
Stay healthy by cycling. And don’t forget, it’s good for your mental health too.



Agency:
La comunidad, Argentina
Source:
Ads of the World

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