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Offensive advertising

The BBC has a detailed article about advertising and what people find offensive. It usefully focuses on charity advertising.

If only more people would object to this sort of offensive gender representation:

Minimalist mental disorder posters

Graphic designer Patrick Smith produced a series of posters to highlight some mental disorders. Their simplicity shows the power of good design to communicate. Here’s one for a start but make sure you have a good look at the rest.

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Posted: April 26, 2012

Shock Tactics

If you’re interested in charity advertising, there’s a useful comment piece on Peta’s recent campaign encouraging veganism on The Guardian website.

As the article says, getting the balance right when using shock tactics can be tricky. The link to the ASA’s page on charity advertising is well worth a read:

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Posted: February 16, 2012

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