A Mind Is A Terrible Thing If It's Hemorrhaging.
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A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste has been the United Negro College Fund's tagline since 1972. Lately, ad agency Y&R has been using mildly attractive though very predictable art direction to appeal to our donating senses. Here, in an ad scanned from the latest Atlantic Monthly, Dr. Charles Drew, African-American and developer of the Blood Bank, is recognized. But...I'm thinking and feeling that a big bloody brain bag maybe wasn't the best of choices for a visual.
update! as commenter gigi points out, it also looks like three jellyfish.
also in minorities in advertising:
1. Nice package!
2. R&R minus R&B.
3. Diversity has a mascot.
4. TimeWarner hires white killers, white freaks...
5. AdAge's White Christmas.