Don’t lose sight of the message
Don’t lose sight of the message
Like so many teenagers these days, Liz admits that she used text on her phone while she was driving. But one time, she wasn’t fast enough. She crashed while checking a text. Now, Liz’s life has become a nightmare. Liz and her mom have teamed up with the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make this eye opening video which has gone viral with over 2.3 million views. Please don’t text and drive.
In the 1970s, Britain was experiencing an alarmingly high number of child fatalities from drowning. So the government decided to do something about it. In 1973, the Central Office of Information, in association with Illustra Films, produced a PSA entitled Lonely Water.
The PSA featured a demonic figure warning children to stay away from the water. It ran for several years during commercial breaks in children’s television programming. But was it effective? Check it out below and see for yourself…
Today, Lonely Water has achieved cult status, especially among adults who were children at the time it aired. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it also terrified millions of British children into never swimming again. Well, at least it kept them from drowning…?
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This video was made in 1995 by the 5th grade students at Ray Bjork school in Helena Montana, and a copy was uploaded to YouTube in 2009. But only now has it gone viral.
Appropriately, the student-made PSA is about the Interent, and how it’s going to change how we work, study, and have fun. They even touch on all the feline obsessing.
Much like the AT&T commercials from the same era, the PSA accurately predicted the Internet. Back then we knew what was ahead, just the RAM, CPU’s, and bandwidth weren’t there yet.
To demonstrate the fact that every three seconds a child dies from preventable causes around the world, the International Children’s Fund and Grey Düsseldorf commissioned The Wuppertaler Kurrende Boy’s Choir to sing the emotional cover for an unsuspecting audience.
What happens when your kids watch inappropriate television?
So please, leave the educational programming and cartoons for the kids.
How you distribute tow weight is paramount to safely arriving at your destination.
When loading a trailer, make sure that 60% of your weight is loaded to the front of the trailer and 40% is loaded to the back for the safest towing experience.
The campaign makes the point that there are far more awkward things than being tested for HIV.
The organization’s website provides links to local clinics and explains exactly what to expect when you go to get tested.
The group received a letter from an expecting mother who recently learned her baby has Down syndrome. Who better to answer the question than people living with the genetic condition.
Their answers are truly touching.
Finally, after years of marketing, the masses have been conditioned to pay for what was once a completely free item. Water.
Even though many bottled ‘spring’ waters have been found to be dirtier than tap water, the people don’t seem to know or really care. They’re perfectly willing to pay more for bottled water per gallon than gas.
To combat this mindset, Australian water company Yarra Valley Water has commissioned this sarcastic PSA to demonstrate just how ridiculous it is to buy bottled water. Almost as stupid as buying bottled air.
Bottled air…? Hmm. Actually that seems like a lucrative untapped market….