By AN Jay on November 6, 2010

40 Extremely Shocking Advertisements

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You can always take innovative approach in advertising your product since it is one of those industries which are never frightened not only to push the boundaries of acceptability, but also to offend so as to convey the message. These advertisement campaigns are almost against the domestic violence, cigarette smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, human rights violations and campaigns for nature preservation which were often focused in an ad campaign. These ads are the perfect example of call to action advertisement.

Here, we have compiled a list of 40 Extremely Shocking Advertisements that demonstrate how you can push the boundaries of advertising. These ads are not the ordinary ads rather they are somewhat very shocking and will call to action. Let us have a look.

Imagine This is Yours

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation: Chair

Amnesty International: Archery

WWF: Blood


Stella Coffee Pot: Spider

Save the Children: Child labour

Humans for Animals: Monkey

RSPCA: Woman

Stop violence against women

They Weren’t Born to be Worn

Masterlock: Hippies

RSF: Ink

Skins: Defy genetics, 2

Fur Free: Angry fox, 2

Ashtraymouth: Roach girl

Domestic violence: Livingroom

Lung cancer awareness: One

Smoking Kills

Humans for Animals: Seal (Don’t treat others the way you don’t want to be treated.)

Money isn’t everything

Stop Climate Change Before it Changes You

Not recycling this newspaper is the same as cutting down another tree

Lung Cancer Fundation: Second hand smoke in the home

UNICEF: Every child needs a family

One click could change your future, Belt up.

What does if take to get people talking about domestic abuse?

War leaves many scars

APAV, Victom Support

For a living Planet

Seatbelts Keep People Together

We dont have enough donors

Sharing The Pain Cuts it in Hale

Just When will you Start Recycling?

Ace: Tarantula

Spid will look after your baby. But not that baby

Popeye Detergent Hipoalergenic: Hell raiser

Workplace Safety Insurance Board: Sign

Government of the State of Santa Catarina: Hamburger

Aware Helpline: Verbal abuse (Verbal abuse can be just as horrific.)

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Those anti-war images have come a long way from the old 60′s peacenik posters.

Intense ads!

Wow! Great ad’s. I wonder how true to these adds are the folk that made them.
Do they only do things like this or was this a nice break to the normal ad’s they create?
Never the less these are great, scary but great!

The baby one is not Good :(

6 ads about domestic violence, each and every one of them depicting men as sick abusers and women as innocent victims. Statistics though show that women initiate more than 50% of domestic violence, so I reckon these ads are more than just simply one-sided, they are clearly misandristic. This feminazi hatred towards men is not trendy any more. Some interest groups just keep on spewin’ it but their intent is obvious now.

Wow. Very inspiring and persuasive.

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Ads like this are problematic and are not too good i believe there are other ways ads can be created and be persuasive and not problematic.. quite creative though!

good collection of ceative ad’s

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some of them are really creepy! like babby one….><


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