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Creative Health Advertising, part 1

I am bringing you the list of creative health and medicine related print ads.
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Novartis, Otrivin: Hounds
“Blocked nose? Otrivin.”
Hounds fall
Hounds spring
Hounds winter
Hounds summer

Panadol Menstrual: Situation
Panadol menstrual

ASH: Deaths
“Terrorism-related deaths since 2001: 11,377. Tobacco-related deaths since 2001: 30,000,000.”
ash deaths

Marius Nasta Pneumology Institute: Cigarette
Smoking kills 14.000 people every day
Smoking kills

InnovaRes Gastro: Digestion
“Gastro. Instant relief of acid indigestion.”
Bad digestion

The Romanian Society for Multiple Sclerosis
“Multiple Sclerosis changes lives.”
Mud on trousersUrine on trousersSoup on t-shirt

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Twitter homepage parody

I am sure you know about Twitter, but let me shortly describe it for those who never heard about it. Twitter is basically a micro-blogging service that allows users to send “tweets” (text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) to Twitter website, via SMS, instant messaging, or a third-party application such as Twitterrific or Facebook. Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and instantly delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, email or through an application.

This is all great, but there is a tendency for Twitter to become overwhelming and annoying, if misused. I’m telling you, I have nightmares of drowning in millions of tweets sent by my friends. Also, I am afraid of becoming obsessive and start writing about each and every thing happening in my life…I just eat a banana….I just updated my Twitter page…..I just typed a letter A and a dot. You know, something like James Joyce on Twitter. There are actually people who do this, but there are also those who are using Twitter in smart ways and for good causes. I will be blogging about this soon in more depth, but until then I made a little parody regarding the Twitter homepage, more precisely the part where they explain why you should use their service.

Here is the actual screen shot of the Twitter homepage.

Twitter homepage

And here is my version of the Twitter homepage.

Twitter modified parody page

Hope you like my version better, and by the way, can somebody show me the research demonstrating that moms want to know that you are eating soup.

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The 2nd Annual DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge

Second Annual Diabetes Mine Design ChallendeThere is a competition running over at the Diabetes Mine, the all things diabetes blog, designed to foster innovation in diabetes design and encourage creative new tools that will improve life with diabetes. The competition is open to anyone passionate about diabetes and product design, so if you have any creative ideas be sure to apply. Who knows, maybe your idea will be the next big thing and you’ll end up making lives of million of people with diabetes a little bit better. The organizers will make sure that you do just that by awarding you with $1,000 in cash, some pro-bono professional advice from world-renowned design experts, and free access to the next Health 2.0 conference.

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