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I recently started looking into various methods of public-awareness and charity campaigns in recent years. We've seen some very interesting and creative ways of getting word out lately, mostly due to the effect mainstream advertising has had in desensitizing us to the ads all around us.
(PRODUCT)RED is one of my favorites so far, going to consumer products and other commonly-seen items and having these companies make red versions. The red iPod Nano made headlines when the campaign launched and I have to say that Motorola's red phones are pretty attractive. The campaign is to raise support and awareness to battle the AIDS epidemic in Africa, as worthy a cause as I can think of.
A few more, older campaigns such as the anti-smoking "Truth" and "Crazy-world" campaigns that didn't take children's intelligence for granted, illustrating statistics and being generally more aggressive than any past "say no to smoking" ads I saw growing up.
I'd like to see more of these campaigns, maybe a few that don't get as much recognition as they should. If any of you have shared an interest in this type of not-for-profit marketing and have a few notable campaigns you'd like to make note of, go for it.