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Advertising Hall of Shame: MD Anderson Cancer Center. How Many Do I Want in the FIGHT of My Life?

Advertising Hall of Shame: How Many Do I Want in the FIGHT of my Life?

Passive-Aggression in the public is a problem. Anger Management in the public is a problem. Road Raging in the public is a problem. Bullying in the public is a problem & this is part of the reason why.

Houston's premier Cancer Research & Treatment Hospital asks the question "How Many Do I Want in the FIGHT of My Life?" in their latest Ad Campaign that has been airing for 3 or 4 years now.

How does this make you feel when you see this?

Does it make you feel comforted & reassured that Cancer is not a death sentence - that you "CAN" survive & thrive thanks to treatments & therapies that make cancer remission possible?

Or does it piss you off? Feel angry? Make you mad?

MD Anderson's Ad Campaign 'How Many do I Want in the FIGHT of my Life?" isn't Passive-Aggressive, it is OBNOXIOUSLY OVERTLY AGGRESSIVE.

In my opinion, MD Anderson is NOT Curing CANCER - they are CAUSING CANCER, they ARE A CANCER.

Granted this ad was produced by an Advertising Agency, but someone at the hospital's Administration had to sign off on this Campaign.

Broadcasters & Advertising Agencies need to think about what messages they are releasing into the world.

Does this Help or does this Hurt?

Compare that with these GOOD Medical Provider Ads

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This from Memorial Hermann Hospital: "Chose Care That's Changing Lives"

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