Save a Life on a Bus-Shelter Ad

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Here's a clever take on bus-shelter advertising from agency Ig2 in Quebec, courtesy of Ads of the World. Passersby hear the tell-tale sound of a patient's heart stopping and see an outline to place their hands on his chest. When they touch the display, they hear a healthy pulse. The point? To encourage more people to consider a career in medicine, where they could help save lives. It's an incredibly simple way to visualize a complex idea. That said, I'm not sure how I'd feel if my doctor told me he or she was inspired to pursue a life of medicine after seeing an ad in a bus hut. 

@griner David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."
Publish date: April 20, 2011 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT