History ScareEmStraight / Advertising

26th Apr '17 4:54:47 PM icantfindagoodusername2
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** Enjoy, fuckers. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiCLsjpMJ9I]]
13th Mar '17 6:48:07 PM Vir
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* Without a doubt, this is one of the most favored tactics of [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets PETA]] [[AnimalWrongsGroup (and other animal rights groups to a degree)]], who resorts to using graphic images of animals being killed, accusing young children's mothers of killing animals, and repeating harsh (and debatable) warnings that eating meat will cause all manner of health problems in order to frighten the naive and squeamish. The veracity of their claims is often doubtful, as many of the videos and pictures they show portray uncommon and/or outdated practices [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzTzAPYn2AA (many people involved in animal agriculture are quite shocked at the inaccuracy and exaggeration in the materials)]], and many of their "scientific" claims (such as the claim that [[YouFailBiologyForever humans are "natural herbivores"]]) are based on ''very'' outdated, flawed, biased, or just plain discredited research.

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* Without a doubt, this is one of the most favored tactics of [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets PETA]] [[AnimalWrongsGroup (and other animal rights groups to a degree)]], who resorts to using graphic images of animals being killed, accusing young children's mothers of killing animals, and repeating harsh (and debatable) warnings that eating meat will cause all manner of health problems in order to frighten the naive and squeamish. The veracity of their claims is often doubtful, as many of the videos and pictures they show portray uncommon and/or outdated practices [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzTzAPYn2AA (many people involved in animal agriculture are quite shocked at the inaccuracy and exaggeration in the materials)]], and many of their "scientific" claims (such as the claim that [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology humans are "natural herbivores"]]) are based on ''very'' outdated, flawed, biased, or just plain discredited research.
22nd Feb '17 3:23:31 PM mariic
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* A PSA called "Evan" seemed to be mostly recycling another motivational video (though this was a much abbreviated version) about a blooming friendship about a boy named Evan writing messages on a desk for the next person to see, until the desk's classroom ended up getting locked up for some amount of time but the boy and the receiver end up meeting in real life during by recognizing each other's handwriting... [[MoodWhiplash until a boy in the background walks in and loads a shotgun, and everyone in the scene runs for their lives.]] Then the PSA goes on to explain that [[FailedASpotCheck you didn't notice that]] [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent this boy has been exhibiting behavior that made him suspect for a school shooting]] while Evan was busy trying to figure out who his mystery friend was. [[{{Foreshadowing}} You would've been tipped off that this would've had something to do with gun violence]] if you knew that the poster of the video was called 'Sandy Hook Promise'.

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* A PSA called "Evan" "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8syQeFtBKc Evan]]" seemed to be mostly recycling another motivational video (though this was a much abbreviated version) about a blooming friendship about a boy named Evan writing messages on a desk for the next person to see, until the desk's classroom ended up getting locked up for some amount of time but the boy and the receiver end up meeting in real life during by recognizing each other's handwriting... [[MoodWhiplash until a boy in the background walks in and loads a shotgun, and everyone in the scene runs for their lives.]] Then the PSA goes on to explain that [[FailedASpotCheck you didn't notice that]] [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent this boy has been exhibiting behavior that made him suspect for a school shooting]] while Evan was busy trying to figure out who his mystery friend was. [[{{Foreshadowing}} You would've been tipped off that this would've had something to do with gun violence]] if you knew that the poster of the video was called 'Sandy Hook Promise'.
11th Feb '17 5:06:44 AM TommyTiger
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** There was also a nineties UK fire alarm advert featuring a couple weeping and constantly rewinding a video of a child opening a present, followed by the voiceover 'Check your smoke alarm.' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XtmMoK2fkQ Horrified me for years.]]

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** There was also a nineties UK fire alarm advert featuring a couple weeping and constantly rewinding a video of a child opening a present, followed by the voiceover 'Check your smoke alarm.' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XtmMoK2fkQ Horrified me for years.]]Here it is]]
8th Jan '17 5:42:52 AM giratalkialga
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** A version for TV was also created, which was [[http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/rear-seat-belts-julie-1970 restricted to viewers aged 15 and over]] when shown in British cinemas.

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** A version for TV was also created, which This was [[http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/rear-seat-belts-julie-1970 restricted to viewers aged 15 and over]] when shown in British cinemas.
15th Dec '16 11:52:04 AM giratalkialga
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** This was so scary that it was [[http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/rear-seat-belts-julie-1970 restricted to viewers aged 15 and over]] when shown in British cinemas.

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** This A version for TV was so scary that it also created, which was [[http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/rear-seat-belts-julie-1970 restricted to viewers aged 15 and over]] when shown in British cinemas.
15th Dec '16 11:48:24 AM giratalkialga
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** This was so scary that it was [[http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/rear-seat-belts-julie-1970 restricted to viewers aged 15 and over]] when shown in British cinemas.
7th Dec '16 6:37:49 PM CommanderVisor
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* A PSA called "Evan" seemed to be mostly recycling another motivational video (though this was a much abbreviated version) about a blooming friendship about a boy named Evan writing messages on a desk for the next person to see, until the desk's classroom ended up getting locked up for some amount of time but the boy and the receiver end up meeting in real life during by recognizing each other's handwriting... [[MoodWhiplash until a boy in the background walks in and loads a shotgun, and everyone in the scene runs for their lives.]] Then the PSA goes on to explain that [[FailedASpotCheck you didn't notice that]] [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent this boy has been exhibiting behavior that made him suspect for a school shooting]] while Evan was busy trying to figure out who his mystery friend was. [[{{Foreshadowing}} You would've been tipped off that this would've had something to do with gun violence]] if you knew that the poster of the video was called 'Sandy Hook Promise'.
7th Dec '16 4:38:08 PM Luigifan
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azqc4i7fAC4&feature=related Tracks are for trains]]. (Actually, they kinda held themselves back on that one, at least according to the commenters.)

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azqc4i7fAC4&feature=related Tracks are for trains]]. trains.]] (Actually, they kinda held themselves back on that one, at least according to the commenters.)



* An ad campaign from the early 90's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyl5Mwr84MA intending to teach young children]] not to put dangerous objects in their mouth. Of course they explain this so terribly that it tells kids, ''and I quote'' "Always ask someone you love before putting something in your mouth." Yeah, that won't get annoying at dinner time when the kid asks permission for each individual bite. Not to mention the AccidentalInnuendo involved in a song called "Don'tcha put it in your mouth."

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* An ad campaign from the early 90's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyl5Mwr84MA intending to teach young children]] not to put dangerous objects in their mouth. Of course course, they explain this so terribly that it tells kids, ''and I quote'' quote'', "Always ask someone you love before putting something in your mouth." Yeah, that won't get annoying at dinner time when the kid asks permission for each individual bite. Not to mention the AccidentalInnuendo involved in a song called "Don'tcha put it in your mouth."



** It seems the entirety of that ad was anti-coffee. "Need energy to clean your house? Do meth! Need to wake up in the morning Do meth! Meth: The better-tasting alternative to coffee."

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** It seems the entirety of that ad was anti-coffee. "Need energy to clean your house? Do meth! Need to wake up in the morning morning? Do meth! Meth: The better-tasting alternative to coffee."



* And then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LpxuMaeI_w a 2011 Italian anti-drug commercial]] where a dude goes on a trip[[note]] not ''that'' kind of trip, at least initially.[[/note]] and ''then'' does drugs. Then a girl approaches him, hugging him before quickly morphing into an extremely '''[[NightmareFace hideous]]''' [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffyverse-esque vampire...]] [[BuffySpeak thing]]. A song by Italian pop singer Nek was used as the BGM, [[SoundtrackDissonance with very predictable results.]] Then it turns out to be [[AllJustADream all just some kind of hallucination shit]] and the guy goes away with an actual girl, and after that a message pops up, "Don't do drugs, do your own life," thus ending the ad. [[AC: Warning:]] it may sound silly, but seriously, it isn't.

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* And then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LpxuMaeI_w a 2011 Italian anti-drug commercial]] where a dude goes on a trip[[note]] not trip[[note]]not ''that'' kind of trip, at least initially.[[/note]] and ''then'' does drugs. Then a girl approaches him, hugging him before quickly morphing into an extremely '''[[NightmareFace hideous]]''' [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffyverse-esque vampire...]] [[BuffySpeak thing]]. A song by Italian pop singer Nek was used as the BGM, [[SoundtrackDissonance with very predictable results.]] Then it turns out to be [[AllJustADream all just some kind of hallucination shit]] and the guy goes away with an actual girl, and after that a message pops up, "Don't do drugs, do your own life," thus ending the ad. [[AC: Warning:]] [[AC:Warning:]] it may sound silly, but seriously, it isn't.
7th Dec '16 4:25:26 PM Luigifan
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** In English they could use the word "tackle".

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** In English English, they could use the word "tackle".



* The Montana 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}}, but has spread to {{Arizona}}, {{Georgia}}, {{Idaho}}, {{Illinois}}, and {{Wyoming}}.

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* The Montana 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}}, UsefulNotes/{{Montana}}, but has spread to {{Arizona}}, {{Georgia}}, {{Idaho}}, {{Illinois}}, UsefulNotes/{{Arizona}}, UsefulNotes/{{Georgia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Idaho}}, UsefulNotes/{{Illinois}}, and {{Wyoming}}.UsefulNotes/{{Wyoming}}.



* One of the earliest [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJTC_sX5cxs anti-drug PSA's]] was done by Creator/HannaBarbera, and fits this trope. It involves an unnamed character traveling through a psychedelic landscape of pills and spliffs - and ending up being grabbed by a closet full of zombies who age him 50 years in two seconds while a ScareChord plays.

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* One of the earliest [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJTC_sX5cxs anti-drug PSA's]] was done by Creator/HannaBarbera, and fits this trope. It involves an unnamed character traveling through a psychedelic landscape of pills and spliffs - -- and ending up being grabbed by a closet full of zombies who age him 50 years in two seconds while a ScareChord plays.



* A (thankfully brief) series of AIDS campaigns in France pictured a woman being, erm, made love to by an enormous spider and a man having sex with a large scorpion. You can see them both [[http://www.nextnature.net/?p=1051 here]].

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* A (thankfully brief) series of AIDS campaigns in France pictured a woman being, erm, [[BestialityIsDepraved made love to to]] by an enormous spider and a man having sex with a large scorpion. You can see them both [[http://www.nextnature.net/?p=1051 here]].



* The New Zealand [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRDXG5IlP-8 road safety]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm-MhFrL8ms adverts]] where an intersection is compared to a circus wheel of fortune, with the segments marked off as "near miss," "minor crash," "major crash," and "death" - The wheel is spun when the car in the advert makes a risky entrance to an intersection, by the creepiest man to ever be shown on TV. While the crashes are not graphic, the tinkly circus music and whispering background noises, in conjunction with Mr. Creepy, make the ad horrific.

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* The New Zealand [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRDXG5IlP-8 road safety]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm-MhFrL8ms adverts]] where an intersection is compared to a circus wheel of fortune, with the segments marked off as "near miss," "minor crash," "major crash," and "death" - The -- the wheel is spun when the car in the advert makes a risky entrance to an intersection, by the creepiest man to ever be shown on TV. While the crashes are not graphic, the tinkly circus music and whispering background noises, in conjunction with Mr. Creepy, make the ad horrific.
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