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Tom Megginson | 15-11-2014 16:09 | Category: Health
Five years ago, when I was working on the social marketing campaign for the H1N1 pandemic with the Public Health Agency of Canada, one of the first things we did was search engine marketing (SEM). In any public health crisis, the first thing people do is look online for symptoms, diagnoses and treatments, so we bid on as many relevant terms as possible to ensure the health authority’s evidence-based campaign was the first link they saw.
Internet self-care is both a blessing and a curse for healthcare, depending on how it is used. Parents can find reassurance in sharing symptoms, stories, and resources about minor ailments online, which can lead to fewer panicked emergency room visits. On the other hand, personal anecdotes, cultlike popular movements (like anti-vaccine activism and homeopathy) and just plain charlatanism can seriously interfere with public health.
And then there’s the way the internet feeds on hypochondria:
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Tom Megginson | 25-06-2014 21:16 | 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.
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Tom Megginson | 22-03-2014 15:16 | Category: Animal rights
I’ll just put it out there: Those eyes are freaking me out.
These ads for CARA Welfare Philippines are based on a strong insight, but the reflective eyes completely alienate me from what would otherwise be an emotionally-engaging animal picture. While I agree that the internet doesn’t really need more adorable cat pictures, these pets make me feel like they will eat my soul as soon as I fall asleep. Another unfortunate example, IMHO, of ad creatives lacking empathy with the audience and the subject matter.
What do you think?
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