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Advertisements are most commonly used by companies to market their product or service to increase brand awareness and sales that in the end makes them more money. Everywhere we look we are often bombarded with advertisements that screams “buy, buy, buy” and “You really need this new product”

But sometimes advertisements aren’t used for commercial use. Non-profit organizations use advertising as a way to wake public awareness about important social and environmental issues going on over the world. Often using strong messages to make a big impact so that the message stays with you for as long as possible. Here is a collection of 25 new powerful ads with messages that will most certainly grab your attention.

If you like to see more ads like these, check out the 18 previous posts with serious advertisements.

Amnesty International: Eyes
Amnesty International: Eyes

UN Women: Women should...
UN Women: Women should...

United Way of Greater Milwaukee: Just a number
United Way of Greater Milwaukee: Just a number

WWF: Trees save wildlife, Wildlife saves trees
WWF: Trees save wildlife, Wildlife saves trees

Adot: Words kill wars
Adot: Words kill wars

Literacy India: Opportunity begins with education
Literacy India: Opportunity begins with education

Solidarites International: The River
Solidarites International: The River

Same cat, different owner
Same cat, different owner

World No Tobacco Day: Time Line
World No Tobacco Day: Time Line

Israel Cancer Association: Third Hand Smoking
Israel Cancer Association: Third Hand Smoking

smokers make poor svimmers
smokers make poor svimmers

Paddy Power, Amazon rainforest
Paddy Power, Amazon rainforest

Cuipo: Save the rainforest
Cuipo: Save the rainforest

Red Cross: Christmas stocking
Red Cross: Christmas stocking

PETA: Crocodile
PETA: Crocodile

Drunk driving
Drunk driving

Each time you sleep with someone, you also sleep with his past
Each time you sleep with someone, you also sleep with his past

Yota Mobile: Don't let 'Look what I made for my birthday boy!' get in your way.
Yota Mobile: Don't let 'Look what I made for my birthday boy!' get in your way.

Every day, more and more cyclists are being killed in Brazilian streets and roads. Let's respect the cyclists. Let's stop hunting.
Every day, more and more cyclists are being killed in Brazilian streets and roads. Let's respect the cyclists. Let's stop hunting.

Surfers Against Sewage
Surfers Against Sewage

Defending Childhood Cuyahoga County: When I grow up
Defending Childhood Cuyahoga County: When I grow up

Greenpeace - Iceberg
Greenpeace - Iceberg

Advertising inspiration
Submitted by Adam Trask.

Mexican Transplant Association: Live twice
Mexican Transplant Association: Live twice

International Society for Human Rights: Child Measurement
International Society for Human Rights: Child Measurement

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