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Outtakes From the 'No More' Campaign Are More Powerful Than the Original PSAs: Y&R's 'Speechless' Series

Dec. 15, 2014
Andrew McMains

Sometimes, it's the unexpected things that happen on a commercial set that send the most powerful message of all.

Case in point: the Joyful Heart Foundation's "No More" campaign against domestic violence and sexual assault. The pro-bono effort, backed by Young & Rubicam in New York, began late last year with foundation founder Mariska Hargitay directing fellow actresses, actors and celebrities in talk-to-the-camera spots. It accelerated in October, as the NFL, reeling from domestic violence issues, contributed star players like Eli Manning to the cause.

Now, the campaign has rolled out a slew of new 30-second videos. And unlike the talky earlier spots, these ads focus on the moments when words fail. They are outtakes, essentially—unplanned moments where the on-camera talent was at a loss for words. And they make for some pretty powerful spots.


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