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30 Creative Ads To Make You Think

30 Creative Ads To Make You Think

Yes, this article requires brain power! Finish your breakfast (or get some coffee), and come back.

Creative advertising is powerful, to say the least. If you ask any professional in the field what is the key to successful advertising, their answer will likely resonate to the famous quote by Stephan Voge (Ogilvy & Mather Germany’s chief creative office). 

“Nothing is more efficient than creative advertising. Creative advertising is more memorable, longer lasting, works with less media spending, and builds a fan community…faster.”

It’s no wonder creative ads are so effective. They inspire us, encourage us to take action, make us stop and think twice. 

The following ads touch upon sensitive subjects and raise awareness about current social issues. The lessons to be learnt from these works of art apply to each and every one of us so don’t just skim through. Take your time to appreciate the work, and devour the messages. 

1. Before it’s too late

Creative Advertising - Before it's too late

2. Save paper. Save the planet.

Creative Advertising - Save paper, save the planet

3. Air pollution kills 60,000 people a year

Creative Advertising - Air pollution kills 60,000 people a year

4. Ignore us, ignore human rights

Creative Advertising - Ignore us, ignore human rights

5. Women need to be seen as equal

Creative Advertising - Women need to be see as equal

6. It’s not happening here, but it is happening now

7. What goes around, comes around

Creative Advertising - What goes around, comes around Pt.1

Creative Advertising - What goes around, comes around Pt

8. Bullets leave bigger holes than you think

Creative Advertising - Bullets leave bigger holes than you think

9. Workers are not tools

Creative Advertising - Workers are not tools

10. Neglected children are made to feel invisible

Creative Advertising - Neglected children are made to feel invisible

11. Your skin color shouldn’t dictate your future

Creative Advertising - Your skin color shouldn’t dictate your future

12. See how easy feeding the hungry can be?

Creative Advertising - See how easy feeding the hungry can be

13. For the homeless, everyday is a struggle

Creative Advertising - For the homeless, everyday is a struggle

14. If you don’t pick it up, they will

Creative Advertising - If you don't pick it up, they will

15. Don’t buy exotic animal souvenirs

Creative Advertising - Don’t buy exotic animal souvenirs

16. Every 60 seconds a species dies out

Creative Advertising - Every 60 seconds, a species dies out

17. Stop the (animal) abuse

Creative Advertising - Stop the (animal) abuse

18. Plastic bags kill

Creative Advertising - Plastic bags kill

19. What goes around, comes around. Keep the sea clean.

Creative Advertising - What goes around, comes around. Keep the sea clean.

20. Certain things hang on forever

Creative Advertising - Certain things hang on forever

21. Censorship tells the wrong story

Creative Advertising - censorship tells the wrong story

22. The back seat’s no safer, belt up

Creative Advertising - The back seat's no safer, belt up

23. One click could change your life. Belt up.

Creative Advertising - One click could change your life, belt up

24. 1988 –

Creative Advertising - Buckle up, stay safe

25. Now you see it, now you don’t

Creative Advertising - Now you see it, now you don't

26. I’ll be there in a while, wheelchair

Creative Advertising - Creatuve Advertising - I’ll be there in a while, wheelchair

27. For some, it’s Mt.Everest

Creative Advertising - For some its Mt. Everest

28.  If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should

Creative Advertising - If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should

29. Smoking causes premature ageing

Creative Advertising - Smoking causes premature ageing

30. On the internet, somethings are not what they seem

For those of you that think you’ve found soulmate online…careful now.

Creative Advertising - On the internet, some things are not as they seem

Featured image credits: Ecovia.

Special thanks to Digital Synopsis for being a constant inspiration with their articles.

Posted on August 21, 2015

Category: Creative Adveretising, Creativity, General, Graphic design, Poster design

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