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.

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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"

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