History ScareEmStraight / Advertising

20th May '16 12:45:35 PM moongalleon22
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* In the UK, there's a rather controversial advert airing which depicts the possible effects of gum disease. In it, a woman has a nightmare in which she [[TheToothHurts spits several teeth out into her hand]], before waking up and looking into a mirror...revealing that one of her front teeth [[RealAfterAll is actually missing.]] The controversy lies in the fact that this isn't actually a public service announcement - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaE7WuNEYoc it's an advert for mouthwash.]] It received many complaints due to its use of this trope (described by one twitter user as "blatant scaremongering"), combined with how it's worded in a way that could give the impression that the product could cure gum disease, [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36024782 or that people should use the product rather than visit a dentist regarding any concerns.]]
16th Mar '16 5:09:46 PM ANTMuddle
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** In the UK, there are at least three [=PSAs=] where Superman finishes out by saying, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDRMeeuP3F0 I never]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5N0aG_EFOM say Yes to]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBJkA3w_LVQ a cigarette.]]"
7th Jan '16 3:21:39 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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** There's one 'wear your seatbelt' ad (I've not seen it for a while, so it may have been discontinued) that shows - in quite gory detail - a man having to brake suddenly for some reason. His organs get flung against his ribs, the ribs snap and dig into his lungs. On a twenty-foot-high screen. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsp-nrf_8KQ Lovely]].

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** There's one 'wear your seatbelt' ad (I've not seen it for a while, so it may have been discontinued) that shows - in quite gory detail - a man having to brake suddenly for some reason. His organs get flung against his ribs, the ribs snap and dig into his lungs. On a twenty-foot-high screen. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsp-nrf_8KQ Lovely]].


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** Another Above the Influence ad depicted a girl puking into a toilet, the camera later revealing she threw up some of her most precious memories. Infamously, it was shown during times where most people would probably be eating.
18th Nov '15 10:37:10 PM trixus
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* Older Quebec road security ads have a tendency towards this... Speeding [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgljmCVvUvs (1)]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MgO0bw1Ykc (2)]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_C897kj9F0 DUI]], or just... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrSLW8Pi5Po bad driving is bad!]]

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* Older Quebec road security ads have a tendency towards this... Speeding [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgljmCVvUvs (1)]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MgO0bw1Ykc (2)]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_C897kj9F0 DUI]], or just...
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrSLW8Pi5Po bad driving is bad!]]bad!]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKFlHt2lzA4 Older?]] They never stopped.
18th Nov '15 3:42:03 PM twilicorn
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* The 'Drinking and driving wrecks lives' campaign was well known for their scare tactics notably the ad that zoomed in on the face of a young woman in a neck brace, who had been run over by an intoxicated driver while paramedics attempted to revive her. The victim was Denise Van Outen and the ad was considered to be too graphic to be shown before the watershed.

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* The 'Drinking and driving wrecks lives' campaign was well known for their scare tactics tactics, notably the ad that zoomed in on the face of a young woman (played by a young Denise Van Outen) in a neck brace, who had been run over by an intoxicated driver driver, while paramedics attempted to revive her. The victim was Denise Van Outen and the ad was considered to be too graphic to be shown before the watershed.
30th Oct '15 12:47:51 PM Noah1
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* The Montana Meth Project (look it up on ThatOtherWiki) is, despite its name, a fairly successful, multi-medium anti-meth campaign that works on showing the results, frequently given out by former meth users themselves (at least, on a few of the radio ads). Fairly notable due to being started as a privately funded campaign, although the state has taken over some of the funding duties, and for the fact that it started (as the name suggests) in Montana, but has spread to Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, and Wyoming.

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* The Montana Meth Project Advertising/MethProject (look it up on ThatOtherWiki) is, despite its name, a fairly successful, multi-medium anti-meth campaign that works on showing the results, frequently given out by former meth users themselves (at least, on a few of the radio ads). Fairly notable due to being started as a privately funded campaign, although the state has taken over some of the funding duties, and for the fact that it started (as the name suggests) in Montana, {{Montana}}, but has spread to Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, {{Arizona}}, {{Georgia}}, {{Idaho}}, {{Illinois}}, and Wyoming.{{Wyoming}}.
4th Aug '15 6:19:45 PM yangerang
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** A rather recent Australian anti-drunk-driving campaign is seriously just "If you drink and drive, you're a bloody idiot" Welcome to Australia
25th May '15 11:42:18 AM SaraJaye
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** America's anti-smoking campaign has two different flavors: One that tells people they won't get as many dates if they smoke in their profile pics on dating sites, and another where former smokers talk in great detail about how their habit ruined their bodies through cancer. Guess which one airs more often.
5th May '15 2:48:27 AM jormis29
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** They also used JosephStalin and SaddamHussein, but not SlobodanMilosevic.

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** They also used JosephStalin UsefulNotes/JosephStalin and SaddamHussein, UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein, but not SlobodanMilosevic.UsefulNotes/SlobodanMilosevic.
23rd Jan '15 4:16:53 PM mightymewtron
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* American ads promoting cautious driving have been appearing on buses and the sidewalk where drivers can see, featuring things like a purse having fallen out of the bloodstreaked hand of a woman, with the tagline, "She looked both ways. The driver didn't."
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