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40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

Advertisements should stand out. I believe they should make people think and leave an impression. But the below advertisements pushed the limits, they are shocking but they leave the wow factor. Warning some of these photos may be offensive.

One Child Is Holding Something That’s Been Banned In America To Protect Them. Guess Which One?

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Grey

World Wide Fund For Nature: Frightening vs. More Frightening

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
DDB&CO.

Causing Cancer By Yourself

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Dentsu

Stop The Violence: Don’t Drink And Drive

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Terremoto Propaganda

Child Soldiers

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Creative/Art director Pius Walker, Amnesty International

Deforestation Continues With The Turn Of A Page

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
LINKSUS

For the homeless, every day is a struggle.

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Clemenger BBDO

Think of Both Sides

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Red Pepper

Your Skin Color Shouldn’t Dictate Your Future

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Publicis Conseil

One Child is Holding Something That Has Been Banned In America

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Gray

Plastic Bags Kill

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Advertising Agency: BBDO Malaysia, MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur / Advertising Agency: Duval Guillaume, Belgium

Again, Your Skin Color Shouldn’t Dictate Your Future.

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Publicis Conseil

What We See When You Smoke

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
JWT

What Goes Around Comes Around

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Big Ant International

Ever 60 Seconds a Species Dies Out

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Scholz & Friends

Liking isn’t helping.

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Publicis

Powerful Liking Isn’t Helping

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Publicis

Save Paper – Save the Planet

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Saatchi & Saatchi

Victims Are People Just Like You And Me

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Advico Y&R

You Are Not a Sketch – Say no to Anorexia

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Revolution Brasil

If you smoke your story will end 15% before it should.

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Iris

If You Don’t Pick It Up They Will

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
TBWAHuntLascaris

Don’t Talk While She Drives.

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Mudra Group

Don’t Talk While He Drives

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Mudra Group

Stop The Abuse

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Animals Anti-cruelty league

Air Pollution Kills 60,000 People a Year

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
NRDC

See How Easy Feeding the Hungry Can Be?

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
TBWAHuntLascaris

Slower Is Better

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Cramer-Krasselt

Before It’s Too Late

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
TBWAPARIS

Smoking Causes Premature Aging

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
 Euro RSCG

Sexual Predators Can Hide In Your Child’s Smartphone

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Herezie

Neglected Children Are Made to Feel Invisible

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Australian Childhood Foundation

What Goes Around Comes Around

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
JWT,

Keep The Sea Clean

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
JWT,

Sleepiness Is Stronger Than You

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
BBDO

Buckle Up Stay Alive

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Lg2

Adopt a Rescue Pet

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno

Same Cat Different Owner

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno

Don’t Buy Exotic Animal Souvenirs

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
LOWE GGK

Women Rights

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Ogilvy & Mather

Women Need To Be Seen As Equal

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Ogilvy & Mather

Censorship Tells The Wrong Story

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai

Stop Handguns Before They Stop You.

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Uknown

Stop Child Abuse

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Unknown

They would if they could

40 Of The Most Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
CELG

Pretty powerful right? Some of the creativity left me speechless. Some broke my heart. But regardless of their messages, they are powerful.

Did these powerful advertisements make you think?

What do you think?