San Francisco SPCA: Pacifier

The kittens have arrived!
San Francisco felines have been extra frisky these days, which means we have lots of kitties waiting for adoption. And the only thing better than a bundle of cuteness is two. Bring home 2-for-1 kittens all season long!
250 Florida Street | sfspca.org/kittens

When the heat rises, San Francisco cats get busy. Nobody knows this better than the San Francisco SPCA where twice a year they receive a huge influx of kittens into their shelters. G2 was tasked with creating an awareness campaign that would drive kitten adoptions during these times, referred to as "kitten season." We decided to have fun with the serious problem of feline overpopulation, turning it into a joyous occasion celebrating the birth of these adorable fur balls — and in essence, using babies to sell kittens. Irresistible!

Advertising Agency: G2, San Francisco, USA
Creative Director: Lotus Child
Art Director: Karen Farrell
Copywriter: Carrie Duick
Published: July 2012

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15 comments

MicheleVirgilio's picture
MicheleVirgilio
2617 pencils

nice ad. A new way to see the problem. I like

ignitionspark's picture
ignitionspark
212 pencils

Nice ad. Simple and effective...

tirthomitro's picture
tirthomitro
2718 pencils

SPCA showing an animal as an eatable to promote another bunch of animals. this is fucking weird.
and the agency needs better photoshop guys. horrible execution!

they showed me a picture & i laughed
dignity has never been photographed

Temple's picture
Temple
9621 pencils

Agreed. Black humor should not be used when you are supposedly promoting a good cause.

JMcc's picture
JMcc
24 pencils

I think it's supposed to look like a cat toy, not a live mouse... and babies don't eat pacifiers. Also, even the ASPCA will acknowledge dogs and cats are carnivores.

DilipRevar's picture
DilipRevar
264 pencils

I agree with tirthomitro, photoshop is weak but the concept is excellent.

bate_palmas's picture
bate_palmas
1479 pencils

Sweet!

venom_elite's picture
venom_elite
731 pencils

Nice idea but teeeeerrible execution.

Not bad for an MS Paint job I suppose.

feysal's picture
feysal
2120 pencils

groovy concept

groovy baby!

kleenex's picture
kleenex
25130 pencils

I think all the ads are cute...

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Anonymously_Yours
9 pencils

Love these! So cute and smart!

JimCompton-Hall's picture
JimCompton-Hall
64 pencils

Nice, but is this really enough to attract the right audience?
Until I read the copy I had no idea what it was about. How many people looking for kittens are going to skip over this because it's not immediately apparent what the ad is about?
I read somewhere that consumers' typically spend 3 seconds looking at each advert. If it hasn't communicated the message by then it risks losing a lot of potential customers.

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Lazarus's picture
Lazarus
1490 pencils

Not appropriate at all. Tasteless (drum lick).

ItMatters's picture
ItMatters
2171 pencils

nice.

fotdot's picture
fotdot
659 pencils

Not so good. Poor photography.

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