60 Creative Public Awareness Ads That Makes You Think

You gotta admit that the world is ugly. Although World War II was more than 60 years ago, the world today is still filled with destruction, but in different forms such as deforestation, animal massacres and also the robbery of human rights. The good news is that when there is darkness, there is light. More and more people, and organizations, have risen up to speak out against these destructive activities and more, with public awareness ads.

public awareness ads
(Image Source: Ads of the World)

Today, we want to share with you 60 creative public awareness ads that not only attract people’s attention, but also make them actually want to give the issues a thought, encouraging them to act and to fight against the imbalance of the world.

While we enjoy the creative power used to create these ads, let us also share the ads out in order to spread more awareness. By doing this, you can be the part of the solution. And most of them really need the extrah elp. Get inspired, and let’s get some work done!.

Act Fast. The longer we delay in helping children with autism, the harder they are to reach. Act fast, act today.

act fast

Anyone Can Give The Miracle Of Life. Donating your organ to save a life is equivalent to giving birth to a baby, and we all know that they are both miracles.

anyone can give the miracle of life

Before It’s Too Late. Give our Mother Earth a chance to breath.

before it's too late

Brain Corals. 70% of plastic ends up in the sea, and they will never go ‘extinct’.

brain corals

Censorship Tells Wrong Story. An amusing and cheeky advertisement which is done by adding some pixelation into play!

censorship tells wrong story

Consequences Stay With You Forever. A stunning advertisement with stunning effects. Nothing is more painful than regret.

consequences stay with you forever

Cure the Victims of Domestic Tests. Don’t let your quest for beauty kill the innocent.

cure the victims of domestic tests

Deal With The Consequences. The sea will take revenge on you one day, or may be even now. It’s really just a matter of time.

deal with the consequences

Desertification Destroys 6000 Species Every Year. We are all Earthlings, but we do not enjoy the same rights.

desertification destroys 6000 species every year

Dissolvent Pollutes Millions Of Litres Of Water. It’s never too late to make a change.

dissolvent pollutes millions of litres of water

Domestic Violence. How long are you going to continue watching this show? Don’t turn a deaf ear to their cries for help. Speak out against domestic violence!

domestic violence

Don’t Buy Exotic Animal Souvenirs. If you buy them, they were killed because of you.

don't buy exotic animal souvenirs

Don’t Kill Blockbusters. A funny but effective one, our blockbusters need financial support to continue their heroic life!

dont kill blockbusters

Don’t Leave Him Alone With Chernobyl. “20 years after the disaster, Chernobyl’s landscape remains as one of the barren planets. Even more damage was done to local residents, their bodies and minds alike. Please support us.”

dont leave him alone with chernobyl

Don’t Swallow Other People’s Smoke. Looks very disgusting, but this is what it looks like when you take in secondhand smoke.

don't swallow other people's smoke

Don’t Talk While He Drives. A powerful message on what could happen on the other side of the receiver, if you take his eyes off the road.

dont talk while he drives

Each Minute Counts. Undoubtedly a striking one! And it perfectly expressed the message “Each Minute Counts”.

each minute counts

For Them, Anything Can Seem A Lot. Your ‘terrible’ meal could be the best thing that ever happen to them, so help them have a great meal.

for them, anything can seem a lot

Gambling Blocks Your Social Life. I guess even cards aren’t all that innocent.

gambling blocks your social life

Give A Hand To Wildlife. A masterpiece can always attract a lot of attention.

give a hand to wildlife

Help Before It’s Too Late. The message strikes through the heart, doesn’t it? This advertisement is a jewel.

help before its too late

Help Them Fast. “The longer you live on the street, the harder it is to get off it.” Literally.

help them fast

How Does It Feel? Now you know how it feels when you are being hunted down.

how does it feel?

Ignore Us, Ignore Human Rights. Cruel but true, speak out and help to win back what they should have: human rights.

ignore us, ignore human rights

Imagine It For A Kid. While most of us go on and on about how difficult it is for an animal to live on the street and fend for itself, let’s no forget that many children go through the same thing as well.

imagine it for a kid

It’s No Longer Your Life. “While he controls your life, it’s no longer yours.”

it's no longer your life

It’s Time To Neuter Your Dog. Subtle, suggestive and cute! Check out the cloth the dog is wearing, simply angelic!

it's time to neuter your dog

Keep The Ocean Clean. Do you want our future generations to think that this is how we take care of the place for them while we were here?

keep the ocean clean

Killed By Our Rubbish. Yes, the masked man is doing the killing but who put the weapon in his hand?

killed by our rubbish

Life is More Thrilling Than Drugs. There is more to life than drug-induced ecstacy. You deserve to experience them, drug-free.

life is more thrilling than drugs

Liked Helping Terceira Island. The evolution of the thumbs up.

liked helping terceira island

Many of Them Disappear Every Minute. 15 square kilometer of rainforest disappears every minute.

many of them disappear every minute

Missing Children. The visuals are eye-catching but it was the words to the right of the tree that did it for me. If they are stil searching, there is always hope.

missing children: tree

Nobody’s Immune To Breast Cancer. When it comes to preventing breast cancer, even heroes need regular checkups.

nobody's immune to breast cancer

Not What You Seem To Be. Is it just me that this guy looks like the T-Bag from Prison Break? Nevertheless a great piece for fraud awareness!

not what you seem to be

Nutrition Fact: 0 Gram. “The only thing he should lack is hunger.”

nutrition fact: 0 gram

Oceans Aren’t The Only One In Danger. Karma remembers everything.

oceans aren't the only one in danger

Organ Donor Saves. Nothing is greater than saving the people’s life and giving them hope. Feel the gratitude on the woman’s face.

organ-donor-saves

Our Water Is Thirsty. Took a creative twist to achieved the message, but I will say that this a unique advertisement!

our water is thirsty

Preserve Your World. The environment is ‘crying’ out for help and all we do is keep hurting it.

preserve your world

Rebuild The Children. Realigning our priorities with this eye-opening advertisement; even if buildings fall, we should always be there to help rebuild the children.

rebuild the children

Respect The Planet. Of course we won’t ever think of vandalize such a beautiful creature, would we?

respect the planet

See You On The Road. Simple and straightforward idea, it works for me.

see you on the road

Seek Help. Schizophrenia can actually be treated; look out for the signs (or the people) and seek help.

seek help

Spending Christmas On The Streets. That’s no Christmas gift. We can do better for them kids in the Phillipines, can’t we, people?

spending christmas on the streets

Stop The Abuse. This is what animal looks like in those abusers’ eyes. This ad is bound to break a dog-lover’s heart.

stop the abuse

The Earth Is Heating Up. Amusing or not, this advertisement drags a lot of attention!

the earth is heating up

They Also Need Your Help. People with disabilities deserve concern and coverage equivalent to those given to endangered species.

they also need your help

They Don’t Have A Childhood. You might be able to get them one.

they dont have a childhood

They Will Pick It Up. It’s not too late for you to realize that you can save an animal’s life by not throwing rubbish everywhere.

they will pick it up

We Can Help You. “Small problems may turn into big for senior citizens.”

we can help you

We Transform Sadness Into Hope. Sadness can always be transformed into hope, so don’t give up. Creative, charming, positive.

we transform sadness into hope

What Goes Around Comes Around. Delicious? No? Then stop throwing rubbish into the sea.

what goes around comes around

What They Do Happens To Us. By blending 2 images into 1, we can actually see the consequences of pollution directly. Simple but effective!

what they do happen to us

When They Speak, We Listen. What should I say? Brilliant idea, impressive art, great execution. For sure this kind of advertisement is shared more often than less creative ones.

when they speak we listen

Workers Are Not Tools. What’s the difference between a worker and a human? None, they deserve human rights too.

workers are not tools

Worst Predator Comes From Land. And this is what we humans look like in the eyes of a sea animal.

worst predator comes from land

Would You Care More If I was a Panda? Every species on Earth should be loved equally, not just the cute ones.

would you care more if i'm panda

You Can Help. The best way to let people know the situation is to let them see the truth.

you can help

Your Body Is Your Home. For smokers, direct visuals are the best way to persuade them.

your body is your home

Disclaimer: The advertisements listed in this post are handpicked directly from Ads of the World, all the credit goes to the site and the advertisement’s respective creator(s). Our heartfelt thanks to all the creators who crafted these creative advertisements to good cause!

Reflection

I was quite surprised that there are so many things that I wasn’t aware of, when it comes to what people who are living in the same world where we are are suffering through. For sure I learned a lot from these ads, and I think the best thing I have learned is to be graceful about my life. I hope you feel the same way too.

But gratefulness alone cannot save another life! So if you’re willing, share this post or share these ads out! Let everybody know about it, and together we can bring hope and salvation to those who’re experiencing difficulties. Be part of the solution, thank you.

Here comes more!

If you are seeking for more inspiration from creative advertisements, well, you have come to the right place again!

Author:

Alvaris is a web designer, developer and staff writer for Hongkiat.com.

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