More Charities Give Their Messages a Shock Treatment
Women teasingly taking off lingerie; obscene language flying left and right; graphic violence both bloody and disturbing. Is this the content of some R-rated film? Could be. But these days, eye-opening scenes like this can also be found in charity marketing campaigns.
Marketing consultant John J. Burnett understands that in these tough economic times, charities are trying harder than ever to get attention.
However, he cautions, “the risks are greater than the level of awareness they are going to create. You could end up trivializing the cause or diminishing the actual problem.”