Posts Tagged ‘PSA’s’

A Kosher Prostate

December 11, 2009

Nothing says you love your man quite like a Prostate Exam. Or as my 70+ rural step-father says: PROSTRATE.   Oy.   Happy Hanukah!

Win a FREE Colonoscopy!

May 7, 2009

I drink too much, I swear too much, think too much and laugh too loud….hey, I blame it on the business.  But one thing I do is take control of my health.  So when CBS ran their smart, witty PSA about the Colonoscopy Sweepstakes,  I was impressed with the cynical, funny approach about the very thing NO ONE wants to talk about.    

I’ve interviewed several colon cancer survivors and they tell me how lucky they are to be alive…because they got screened. So I’ll let you know if I have colon cancer or not because tomorrow, the chick gets one. I better lose at least 5 pounds!

Work a Cause

January 27, 2009

I’m a “tree-hugging, save the children, stop the abuse” kind of chick. Our little agency has given literally tens of thousands of dollars in services to a variety of local charitable organizations.  Advergirl’s Jan 4th post was a great piece on non-profits using the web more effectively.  I’ll take it to the Local Womens Shelter Board.

Seems to me if we worked as hard selling the services of worthy non-profits as we did cars and shampoo, maybe we could start to save our little corners of the planet. (I can hear the cynics now!) I am especially interested in the issue of family violence.  This little 30 second spot was done in a day, at no charge.  The voice work was free, and our very generous local cable company aired it…a lot.  Turns out, this little PSA was directly responsible for two women turning their lives around and since the awareness campaign began, the place has been full of women and children.

Everybody is in the business for their own reasons, money is usually in the top 2, but damn…put your skills to work for something that really matters.  Creatives have a great opportunity to really make the world a better place…we’re supposed to be selling stuff, so let’s sell a little human kindness.   Put the cynicism aside.  Find a wrong and make it right.