Science ads

As you may or may not know, I studied and currently work in advertising/marketing, so I like to keep up with what’s going on in the industry. For your Friday amusement, here are some fun science-y campaigns that have made the rounds. Click for larger versions.

Headline: There’s a better way to learn.

A scientist (or an actor playing a scientist) sits inside a booth, slumped over. When money is deposited, he begins moving. The box reads, “Without your donation, research will stop.”

More great Science World Magazine ads: outdoor, print, and television.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. I have to disagree with that last "there's a better way to learn" ad.

    There is no better way to learn anything then by sticking your cat or other applicable furry animal (otters included) into a block of ice then burning it free.

  2. Wow… At first, I was almost shocked but, that was before I read the titles of the articles in the Popular Science magazine… Those are good!!

    Now, we need a skeptical booth like that and, I suggest Rebecca would be a great choice of skeptics inside…

    "Without your donation, we won't be able to fight stupidity"

  3. Or maybe "Without your donation, and you paying for diner, the skeptical girls will stay inside"

  4. Wait, when did I have to pay for dinner?

    I thought we enlightened types have moved past the common male/female roles (but not so far as to leave me unable to sit down).

  5. HEY! Whats that thing in the "fart" add? That thing, over the wall, up and to the left…

    Just mocking the "Eye Tracking" post – Peace! ;)

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