I was watching a movie recently (from the comfort of my own couch, of course) and the unthinkable happened…a character picked up a pen and put it in his mouth. Gasp! After weeks of social distancing, diligent hand washing, and wiping down groceries with disinfectant, this made me cringe. It really made me think about how “normal” imagery can now have a negative impact on the viewer.
In the spirit of making mindful choices, I’ve rounded up some tips to help ensure cringe-free marketing messaging & design during this period of social distancing.