6 PSAs Worth Watching

In retrospect, it was such a simple spot. I  usually caught it popping up during commercial breaks between after-school shows on Nickelodeon. It was nothing crazy or complicated, just a bit of moody camera work and a single line of copy: “This is your brain on drugs…any questions?

20-some years later, I still don’t look at fried eggs in quite the same way.

PSAs. I love them. If there were a channel dedicated to PSAs, I would watch it. A smart PSA is a bit like a magic trick. It weaves a story, evokes a sentiment and then opens the door and invites you in right in the moment you’re feeling most compelled, inspired, shocked, horrified, enraged, passionate.

A good PSA makes people care.

In light of this, I have pulled a few of my favorites. A word of warning: a couple of these may be upsetting to more sensitive audiences. Watch at your own risk.

Fatherhood.org

ASPCA

The Shelter Pet Project

American Heart Association

British Heart Foundation

Domestic Violence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNXbMMjzbe4

 

What are your favorite PSAs? 



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