In such an age of capitalism, we’re surrounded by advertisements where ever we go, and it can be quite obnoxious. Walk through Times Square, for example, and you’re bombarded by these types of ads, or take a ride on a train, or drive down any highway, and they are just unavoidable. Although most are intended to grab the attention of the consumer to buy a product, there are actually those few that we run into that are thought-provoking. A good, well-thought out advertisement is designed to grab your attention, to remain in your memory long after you’ve left it behind, which is exactly what many of these social causes need. Even if many of these types of ads are, in fact, commercial ads, it’s nice to see that they sometimes try to touch on important topics in the world.
Some of the photos below are some of the most powerful social and environmental ads out today. Although we may often glide right past them on a daily basis, it’s important to give a few of these a second look. Check them out and let us know which you think are the most powerful or creative, and definitely look out for more here.