A disease that takes your voice before it takes your life

Author: Reuben Turner
Date: Thursday 10 July 2014
Category: Ableism, Health

Motor Neurone Disease (known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the US) is not a good thing to get. It’s incurable and is usually fatal within 2 years. Along the way, sufferers lose the use of their limbs and one of the first things to go can be their voice. Hence…

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You eat what you dump

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Wednesday 2 July 2014
Category: Environment

Three gorgeous ads from the Surfrider Foundation about the fact that when we pollute the ocean we pollute ourselves. Illustrator: Pieter van Eenoge.

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Tell her she’s pretty… brilliant - #InspireHerMind

Author: Oriana Lauria
Date: Friday 27 June 2014
Category: Corporate Social Responsibility, Education, Women's Issues

This is the first post from Oriana Lauria, our blog friend at Clicktivist. It’s the hub to discuss and dissect the successes, failures, and practices of online activism. Women make up half of the workforce in the US, but only less than 25% of STEM jobs (Science, Technology, Engeneering and…

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If they find it, they’ll play with it

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Thursday 26 June 2014
Category: Politics

This ad for Evolve, a gun safety NGO in the United States, is pretty hilarious:

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The little reasons to quit smoking are the best

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Thursday 26 June 2014
Category: Drugs, Health

Many anti-smoking campaigns are illustrated with the dark things associated with the smoking addiction. Despite the golden rule of behavior change communication which is a positive vision for the future. This new campaign from the Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program made by Agency Sukle is different. They use that positive approach…

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Inglorious Fruit & Veg

Author: Reuben Turner
Date: Thursday 26 June 2014
Category: Consumerism, Corporate Social Responsibility

Every year we throw millions of tons of perfectly edible fruit & vegetables away because it doesn’t look right. A huge cost to producers, a huge waste of healthy, inexpensive food and a scandal in a world where a billion of us go to bed hungry every night. French supermarket…

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The travel agency that should never exist #AbortionTravel

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Wednesday 25 June 2014
Category: Human rights

(Image via The Guardian) CELEM, the Spanish branch of The European Women’s Lobby,worked with DDB to create a pro-choice campaign that involved setting up a bricks-and-mortar travel agency (and web site) that demonstrated what would happen if a more restrictive anti-abortion law passed. AbortionTravel, the travel agency that should never…

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Woman’s reaction to England World Cup knockout

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Wednesday 25 June 2014
Category: Abuse, Sport, Violence, Women's Issues

England’s defeat isn’t just a ‘knock out’ for the team. Results from a research paper published in the journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency showing “a match day trend that the risk of domestic abuse rose by 26% when the England team won or drew, and a 38% increase…

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How To Drink Properly

Author: Tatjana Vukic
Date: Tuesday 24 June 2014
Category: Consumerism, Drugs, Education, Health

Good intentions gone .. bad. If there is right way to drink than there is also a right way to get drunk not hitting the bottle? This australian campagn against drinking makes me confused. Teaching people properly to drink? Prevention campaign with conclusion that drinking (could be or) is a…

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This road safety ad is so bad, it’s a viral success

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Tuesday 24 June 2014
Category: Road safety

Yesterday morning, when I blogged about this government anti-speeding PSA from Northern Ireland at The Ethical Adman, I thought it was just another obscure and ill-conceived shock PSA. But the real shock has been the >1.5 million views it has earned on YouTube. The big question is, are people watching…

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