Listen Now: A Creative Condom Campaign
This Valentine’s Day holiday, a clever ad campaign encouraged people to think about animals before deciding to act like one.
At an adult-only Valentine’s Day event at the Carnegie Science center in Pittsburgh, the Center for Biological Diversity handed out a special kind of condom. The wrappers featured colorful artwork and slogans such as “before it gets any hotter, think of the sea otter” or “can’t refrain? Think of the whooping crane.”
The Center, based in Tucson, Arizona is also handing out condoms at an after hours event at the San Diego Natural History Museum this weekend. They say the plan is to show how human population growth negatively affects wildlife. And they figured what better way to do that than by targeting people on a day they are most likely to get a little frisky.
The event’s coordinators say they thought the campaign was a great idea, and packaging highlights an important topic while the contents are a way to solve the problem.
If you forgot to swing by the store before your night out they could come in handy.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.