December 4, 2012

Innovative PSAs - Past and Present

Public service announcements (PSAs) can get lost in the clutter of TV programming.

So I'm impressed when a PSA can catch my attention and actually make me think about its message.
Which is why I decided to share some good ones today.

Now, I'm going to warn you up front.

If you start watching these, it could take a while.
You might not get much work done the rest of the day.

You've been warned.

First, a few classics.

This is Your Brain on Drugs (drugs, obviously)

GI Joe PSA (sunscreen)
Nostalgic for this series? Some guy has posted all 35 of the GI Joe PSAs (watch here).

Next, some using fun and humor.

Bottle Bank Arcade (recycling)
These guys also did one for littering (watch here).

What a Difference (mental health)

Dumb Ways to Die (traintrack safety)

A good one reminding adults to be more child-like.

Smoking Kid (smoking, of course)

And finally, a beautiful but sobering one.

Embrace Life (seat belts)

Let's all be smart, friends.
We have a lot left to do on this planet.

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.


  1. Awesome collection! I hadn't seen most of those and now I'm not sure if I can get Dumb Ways to Die out of my head....

    1. Yeah, I almost felt bad including that video, because it definitely gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day :P