Just been sent an email with a link to the up and coming MS Tv advert.
I feel that any sort of public awareness about MS is well over due, especially when you compare how little publicity or awareness of MS is out there in comparison to other illnesses.
The email says that the MS Society is launching its “biggest ever campaign” which includes this “powerful” Tv advert.
I really hope there are other things in the pipeline to bring this sh*tty illness to the forefront apart from this advert !
Is it really a hard hitting powerful advert ?
Will it actually stir up peoples emotions & awareness about MS ?
Please don’t get me wrong, its great that an advert is finally going to be broadcast, as I’ve never seen one in the 6 years that I’ve had MS, but personally I don’t feel the advert could be described as “powerful”.
Yes, it show’s one chap in a wheel chair, but with the other “characters”, you could ask yourself, what is wrong with them ?
I feel unless you actually have MS or know someone who has it, you wont understand what the advert is trying to get across !
How will showing a lady exercising, or putting on make up or even sitting by an MRI scanner stir up enough emotions to get people to donate money ?
Personally I don’t think the advert even comes close to showing what its really like to live with MS.
Come and video my sister for a day, then shove that up on prime time TV, now that will give people a taster !!!
May be I’m just missing the point of the advert ?
Just curious what others think about it ?