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25th Jun '16 4:07:42 PM twilicorn
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* The Give A Damn Campaigns by the New York Urban Coalition had some notable ads along it's famous song by Spanky and Our Gang;.
** One of these inspired the setting for ''Series/SesameStreet''. Specifically, one that parodied vacation ads - "Send your children to the ghetto this summer!" After listing off "amenities" (including "field trips" - to trash-strewn vacant lots), the actor playing the pitchman declared, "Don't want ''your'' kids playing here? Don't expect ''our'' kids to." The PSA ended by extorting, "Give jobs. Give money. Give a damn." On seeing the PSA, Jon Stone, one of the producers in charge of designing ''Sesame Street'', concluded that setting the show on an inner-city street would be the best way to get inner-city kids to watch it (since they were the target audience).
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuDBcpmiipI This one]] gives you a first person view of a run down New York apartment, including a broken toilet, while the landlord talks about the apartment and it's previous owner (A lady and her children). Towards the end the landlord asks you if you want it or not. We then see who we are outside the first person perspective: A black man, who tells the landlord, "I'll take it." The narrator explains the quality of apartments that non-whites live in. The ad also ends in, "Give jobs. Give money. Give a damn."
** Another one had it's members simply sing "Let the Sunshine In" from Hair.

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* The Give "Give A Damn Campaigns Damn" campaign by the New York Urban Coalition had some notable ads ads, along it's famous song by Spanky and Our Gang;.
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** One of these ad in the series inspired the setting for ''Series/SesameStreet''. Specifically, one that parodied vacation ads - "Send your children to the ghetto this summer!" After listing off "amenities" (including "field trips" - to trash-strewn vacant lots), the actor playing the pitchman declared, "Don't want ''your'' kids playing here? Don't expect ''our'' kids to." The PSA ended by extorting, "Give jobs. Give money. Give a damn." On seeing the PSA, Jon Stone, one of the producers in charge of designing ''Sesame Street'', concluded that setting the show on an inner-city street would be the best way to get inner-city kids to watch it (since they were the target audience).
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuDBcpmiipI This one]] gives you a first person view of a run down New York apartment, including a broken toilet, while the landlord talks about the apartment place and it's previous owner (A lady and her children). the single mom who previously owned it. Towards the end the landlord asks you someone if you they want it the place or not. We The ad is then see who we are outside revealed to take place fro the first person perspective: A POV of a black man, who tells the landlord, "I'll take it." The narrator explains point of the quality ad was to inform viewers of apartments that how dire the situation is for non-whites live in. The ad also ends in, "Give jobs. Give money. Give a damn."
to find an apartment.
** Another one had it's members the group simply sing "Let the Sunshine In" from Hair. ''Theatre/{{Hair}}''.
29th May '16 3:39:18 PM atyxyt
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** The society as an apple, the fruit of hard labour of everyone; and the corrupt as worms, eating the apple until it's rotten.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6kcX_hwIk4 The society as an apple, apple,]] the fruit of hard labour of everyone; and the corrupt as worms, eating the apple until it's rotten.
26th May '16 2:37:50 PM TheBritishEmpire
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* The Coalition of Concerned Children's Advertisers have put out a number of classics over the years, including "North American House Hippo", "Creepy Claymation Drug Dealer with Zombie Eyes", and that Internet favourite, "Don't Put It in Your Mouth". Not to mention [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhgoXZDA7ig this]] gem.

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* The Coalition of Concerned Children's Advertisers have put out a number of classics over the years, including "North American House Hippo", "Creepy Claymation Drug Dealer with Zombie Eyes", "Hip Choice", and that Internet favourite, "Don't Put It in Your Mouth". Not to mention [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhgoXZDA7ig this]] gem.
25th May '16 8:01:04 PM MrJeffers
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUC57ffRAM8 Eyes] pulls out from the face of a young woman who has been run over by a drinking driver, as paramedics attempt to revive her and finally pronounce her dead, while the driver wails hysterically in the background.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUC57ffRAM8 Eyes] Eyes]] pulls out from the face of a young woman who has been run over by a drinking driver, as paramedics attempt to revive her and finally pronounce her dead, while the driver wails hysterically in the background.
25th May '16 7:59:04 PM MrJeffers
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUC57ffRAM8 Eyes]] zoomed in on the face of a young woman who has been run over by a drinking driver, as paramedics attempt to revive her and finally pronounce her dead, while the driver wails hysterically in the background. [[RetroactiveRecognition The victim was played by Denise Van Outen, now famous as a TV presenter]].

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUC57ffRAM8 Eyes]] zoomed in on Eyes] pulls out from the face of a young woman who has been run over by a drinking driver, as paramedics attempt to revive her and finally pronounce her dead, while the driver wails hysterically in the background. [[RetroactiveRecognition The victim was played by Denise Van Outen, now famous as a TV presenter]].background.
21st May '16 10:25:26 AM AriRockefeller
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* "Over the Limit, Under Arrest", which showed how you can't hide how much you've been drinking. They did this by [[AnalogyBackfire showing people driving around with the insides of their cars filled with beer (or other alcohol), which cascades out when the car door is opened...and no doubt ruining numerous cars while filming]].
9th May '16 5:56:42 PM eroock
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Compare AbusiveAdvertising.
9th May '16 4:01:00 PM Jeduthun
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The [[http://www.adcouncil.org/ Advertising Council]] is responsible for many such messages on American television. Some of the UK Road Safety ads (which are also shown in cinemas before the feature) are quite disturbing, as are the anti-smoking ads in the United States.

Those shown during children's cartoons are often either [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle educational]] or [[ScareEmStraight traumatizing]]. All varieties are susceptible to {{detournement}}. It can also be seen as a benign variant of the PropagandaPiece.

A subtrope is the kind put on by networks themselves, just to say: WeCare. Compare AdvertisingDisguisedAsNews for when companies use trusted media for less-than-pure purposes.

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The [[http://www.adcouncil.org/ Advertising Council]] is responsible for many such messages on American television. Some of the UK Road Safety ads (which are also shown in cinemas before the feature) are quite disturbing, as are the anti-smoking ads in the United States.

States. They are sometimes known to prey on AdultFear, MortalityPhobia, or even PrimalFear in order to ScareEmStraight.

Those shown during children's cartoons are often either [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle educational]] or [[ScareEmStraight traumatizing]]. All varieties are susceptible to {{detournement}}. It can also be seen as a benign variant of the PropagandaPiece.\n\n

A subtrope is the kind put on by networks themselves, just to say: WeCare. Compare AdvertisingDisguisedAsNews for when companies use trusted media for less-than-pure purposes.
purposes. It can also be seen as a benign variant of the PropagandaPiece.
8th May '16 6:03:33 PM atyxyt
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* One of these inspired the setting for ''Series/SesameStreet''. Specifically, one that parodied vacation ads - "Send your children to the ghetto this summer!" After listing off "amenities" (including "field trips" - to trash-strewn vacant lots), the actor playing the pitchman declared, "Don't want ''your'' kids playing here? Don't expect ''our'' kids to." The PSA ended by extorting, "Give jobs. Give money. Give a damn." On seeing the PSA, Jon Stone, one of the producers in charge of designing ''Sesame Street'', concluded that setting the show on an inner-city street would be the best way to get inner-city kids to watch it (since they were the target audience).

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* The Give A Damn Campaigns by the New York Urban Coalition had some notable ads along it's famous song by Spanky and Our Gang;.
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One of these inspired the setting for ''Series/SesameStreet''. Specifically, one that parodied vacation ads - "Send your children to the ghetto this summer!" After listing off "amenities" (including "field trips" - to trash-strewn vacant lots), the actor playing the pitchman declared, "Don't want ''your'' kids playing here? Don't expect ''our'' kids to." The PSA ended by extorting, "Give jobs. Give money. Give a damn." On seeing the PSA, Jon Stone, one of the producers in charge of designing ''Sesame Street'', concluded that setting the show on an inner-city street would be the best way to get inner-city kids to watch it (since they were the target audience).audience).
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuDBcpmiipI This one]] gives you a first person view of a run down New York apartment, including a broken toilet, while the landlord talks about the apartment and it's previous owner (A lady and her children). Towards the end the landlord asks you if you want it or not. We then see who we are outside the first person perspective: A black man, who tells the landlord, "I'll take it." The narrator explains the quality of apartments that non-whites live in. The ad also ends in, "Give jobs. Give money. Give a damn."
** Another one had it's members simply sing "Let the Sunshine In" from Hair.
4th May '16 2:49:37 PM LadyEvil
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IzFSjwxR7c Here's the PSA in question.]]
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