Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Public Service Announcement

I found this great PSA from the Ad Council about drunk driving. I think humor can help put important issues like drunk driving into perspective. Although, many of you may not have to deal with these issues directly especially being in NYC (or without a car where ever you are), I still think it is worth the discussion.

PSAs often have a tough task especially in modern times where the standards for good and memorable commercials are very high. PSA not only have to catch your attention, but they also have to teach you a lesson, be informative and attempt to invoke an emotion from you.

You want something that is smart, informative and maybe even funny but often in those attempts you end up with something that is unfunny, depressing & insensitive. This ads succeeds because it touches on recognizable type of humor and a familiar concept of being “buzzed.”


Another one with a similar presentation:

Bottom of the Glass

From the inquistr

The Catholic church won’t do contraception, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t hip and to prove it they have just gone all web 2.0 on the devout unsuspecting masses. A new Catholic website, FlockNote.com was launched this month, providing diocesan, parish and lay organization leaders with a web 2.0 solution to sharing information with their groups.



Does that mean I can poke god?(Not that I would want to).

The inquisitrs follows up by saying:

Having your priest write on your fun wall is one thing, giving you a poke? Now that would be just plain creepy.

Since the Catholic church has caught the web 2.0 bug, we look forward to seeing Bible 2.0, confession via twitter (confess your sins in 140 characters or less), and the Pope’s Myspace page where he blogs regularly bitching the Cardinals just don’t understand him.

I can’t wait for the moment when that happens. By the way Pope Benedict has a Fan page on Facebook. Check it out.