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22 Powerful Examples of Social Advertising that Create Awareness and Fight For A Better Future

By Andrew Alpin, 28 March

While social media is criticized for its rampant use by teenagers indulging in a pseudo virtual society, social media, on the other hand, can be a powerful tool to create awareness about social issues and the plight of the environment.  Social media advertising especially that seek to highlight social issues, aims at awareness in our minds and hearts to force a rethink on our actions, cease to remain indifferent and be more vocal if not act upon our beliefs and convictions to do the right thing. Here are the finest examples of social media advertising that gets a message across.

1Christian ad campaign to abolish torture

It says ““Victims are people just like you and me.” Hopefully, this will touch people to realize why torture has no room in our modern society and the more people share such ads, the faster it generates awareness to get the message across.

Christian ad campaign to abolish torture

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2Wildlife extinction

This is one issue that people are doing much. While there are many organizations fighting tooth and nail to protect our wildlife, populations across the world outnumber such actions in millions. It is we who need t practice that little bit of effort that contributes in a way to saving our wildlife through conservation.

Wildlife extinction

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3“When the woods go, wildlife goes.”

Here’s another one that proves how commercialization and consumerism is eating up the planets resources and reducing the habitats of wildlife making smaller species extinct one by one.

“When the woods go, wildlife goes.”

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4“Save paper, save the planet.”

This headline is a powerful one that shows our rampant and careless use of paper. Each time we crumple up paper, use ten tissues to wipe our hands instead of one, and other likeminded acts, we never stop to think where it actually comes from.

“Save paper, save the planet.”

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5“Plastic bags kill.”

This is one huge problem worldwide where developing and third world countries are yet to display a sense of empathy towards marine life being strangled by plastic.

“Plastic bags kill.”

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6“There’s a friend request you won’t regret accepting. Adopt.”

 Everyone wants a pure breed or pedigreed dog or cat. Just because these guys are strays and end up in pounds or shelters, it doesn’t mean they are inferior. Animals from shelters are just as lovable with the potential to be trained into being a lovely family pet.

“There’s a friend request you won’t regret accepting. Adopt.”

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7“Sometimes the best medicine is called hope”

This is an ad of the Make-A-Wish foundation that aims to make children suffering terminal disease happy by fulfilling their fantasy wishes. It could be meeting a celebrity or being taken to Disneyland. Either way with millions of children suffering in the world, such a project needs constant support from public resources.

“Sometimes the best medicine is called hope”

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8“Life is a gift”

The importance of being an organ donor cannot be measured in words. To donate organs on death or even when alive like a kidney or lung means actually saving a life.

“Life is a gift”

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9“Don’t let garbage replace wildlife”

This is one growing cause for concern where people worldwide generate millions of tones of garbage a day. Waste garbage that can be decomposed should be thrown into compost pits as it is biodegradable and is returned to the earth, recycling should be practiced by all. Rather than use plastic, use paper bags or cloth bag, instead of throwing away bottles and coke cans, send them for recycling.

“Don’t let garbage replace wildlife”

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10“Let nature be your guide”

This is an ad promoting wildlife sanctuaries. Rather than see animals in cages, it would be nice to see them in their natural habitat wild and free.

“Let nature be your guide”

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11“Sometimes imagination is the only way”

Child abuse is a cause for concern around the world, don’t be a part of it and neither keep silent about it.

“Sometimes imagination is the only way”

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12“Don’t skip this, don’t let indifference become reality”

The saddest thing about humanity is that there is an abundance of resources yet homelessness and poverty is a growing problem.

“Don’t skip this, don’t let indifference become reality”

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13“Every year 8 million tons of waste is discharged into the ocean”

Yet we do nothing about it. There are conventions, and forums involving big scientists and government heads making resolutions but what is the use when you have common people polluting the environment going unchecked.

“Every year 8 million tons of waste is discharged into the ocean”

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14“If he was your pet, you’d protect his habitat”

And just because he isn’t, this is why he is on the verge of extinction where the last male northern white rhino died recently. Black rhinos went extinct 7 years ago.

“If he was your pet, you’d protect his habitat”

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15“57% of young Indian men and 53% of Indian women believe that a husband is often justified in beating his wife.”

 An ugly truth that should not be covered up for the sake of protecting a country’s reputation, what is fact is fact. Acknowledging it improves the mindset of the country and the conduct of its citizens.

“57% of young Indian men and 53% of Indian women believe that a husband is often justified in beating his wife.”

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16“Social contact can be frightening for people with autism”

This is an awareness ad for autism so that people are made aware how difficult it is for autistic people to come forward. Perhaps it is you who should extend your hand first.

“Social contact can be frightening for people with autism”

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17“Cigarettes butts are crashing our eco-system”

It is also crashing your lungs too and filing you with dirty black carbon, Try and give up smoking, and you’ll know how it feels to breathe easily.

“Cigarettes butts are crashing our eco-system”

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18“Danger is invisible at first”

Human trafficking is still a very big cause of concern even in the 21st century. The problem is that it is easier with social communicating to lure young girls into traps which is why it says, danger is invisible at first and can seem alluring.

“Danger is invisible at first”

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19“Not all scars are visible”

This is an ad against domestic violence where children are affected the most because they never reveal what they are witnessing even though it scars them from inside. Statistics prove that children who witness domestic violence either become victims or abusers when adults.

“Not all scars are visible”

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20Awareness against stress related suicides in schools

This ad is a powerful example of social media advertising. Around the world teen suicide is growing at an alarming rate.  In countries like India, this is a huge cause for concern where a rigid, tough and competitive educational system makes children as young as 6 or 7 carry more than 5 kgs worth of books on their backs every day, often parents in a bid to upkeep their own social standards demand result in the nineties where lower marks or failure is considered being a loser. In 2015, the national crime record bureau reported 8,934 cases of student suicides with 40,000 between 2011 and 2015.

Awareness against stress related suicides in schools

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21“One child is holding something that has been banned in America to protect them”

Did you get it? The biggest joke of the year. Kinder is banned in America as it is regarded as a killer of children; guns that killer more than one at a time are ok!!

“One child is holding something that has been banned in America to protect them”

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22Until the world’s this safe. Wear a helmet

Acting brave or foolhardy isn’t worth it when you end up brainless.

Until the world’s this safe. Wear a helmet

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