I love problem solving exercises or assignments. Things that make them think!
This one is on an uncomfortable subject. They can not show the product in a negative light. The ad has to be PG13 or better. It would "pretend" go in a magazine.
Here's a list of companies I have. I may switch them out for other uncomfortable things in the future.
- Toe Juice - Used for anything yucky on skin
- Gynotex - A new generation of tampons
- Lansinoh - Nipple cream
- iDiaper - Adult diapers
- Sckoon - Reusable pads
- Beano - Gas
- Sliquid - A vegan safe lubricant
- Lotrimin - Jock itch, athletes foot, and ring worm
- Jock Strap Central - Jock straps
- Vagisil - For woman's dryness
- Astroglide - Lubricant
- Diva Cup - Bell-shaped menstral cup
- Gas Sack - Prevents gas smell
- Bamboobies - Breast pads in the shapes of hearts
They generally do really well when given a tight deadline. It's odd because normally they complain about how they don't have enough time to do projects. Procrastination at its best.
Here's a few examples I give to the students. This isn't everything. I have a whole PowerPoint to show them more. The first one is a condom erasing out HIV, the second says, "Breastfeed for 6 months. You may help reduce your child's risk for childhood obesity", and the last one says, "Breastfeed for 6 months. You may help reduce your child's risk for ear infections."
Here's some of what they've come up with. Keep in mind that they don't have too long to work on them.
Beano: When you can't blame the people next to you...
Valtrex: One in five adults have had a genital herpes infection.
Sckoon (reusable pads): Fresh New Designs. For a Fresh New You.
Astroglide (Personal lubrication): A Touch of Heat
What topic do you find uncomfortable? I'd like to add to the list. I'm not out to embarrass the students. I just want them to think, problem solve, say more with less, do something they'd never choose to do, and do it well.