Fake Funeral Home’s “Don’t Get Vaccinated” Ad Turns Out To Be Best Pro-Vax Ad Ever!

Fake Funeral Home’s “Don’t Get Vaccinated” Ad Turns Out To Be Best Pro-Vax Ad Ever!

A seemingly anti-vax campaign has gone viral after it turned out to be a very clever pro-vax stunt instead.

Over the weekend, a black truck was photographed in Charlotte in North Carolina bearing the ominous message: “Don’t get vaccinated.”

But what made the ad so great was that it was sponsored by the “Wilmore Funeral Home”. You get the connection?

The mobile billboard was seen repeatedly circling the city’s Bank of America Stadium on Sunday where local gridiron team the Carolina Panthers were taking on rivals the New Orleans Saints.

The clever stunt was the work of local creative agency Boone Oakley. According to reports, less than half of local residents in Charlotte have been vaccinated, while COVID cases are again spiralling and causing major headaches for health officials.

Even the “Wilmore Funeral Home” is fictitious. If you click on the advertised website, it takes you to a landing page encouraging people to get vaccinated at local StarMed Health Clinics.

Speaking to Newsweek on the stunt, Boone Oakley president, David Oakley, said that “almost everyone here [at Boone Oakley] got their vaccines at StarMed,” which piqued the agency’s interest in promoting the vax centres.

He added: “A lot of pro-vaccine advertising is very straightforward. We thought, ‘Is there a way to turn it around and do it from a different perspective?’”

Oakley said that while the stunt could’ve easily backfired, if it made just one person get vaccinated then it will have been worth it.

 

 

 




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    1. “”Oakley said that while the stunt could’ve easily backfired, if it made just one person get vaccinated then it will have been worth it.””……..how did Oakley establish that?? ….must be an AD agency ‘where you don’t let the facts stand in the way of a good story”?

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