Monday, October 29, 2007

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Did anybody else get this in the mail today and wonder what on earth has happened to Planned Parenthood?



I suppose it was effective in one way, because it got me to at least open the envelope instead of chucking it directly into the recycling.... but, still. What a bizarre (and potentially very self-defeating) way to request donations, especially when the first things you see inside the envelope are



and a donation form.

Is it just me, or is this slightly disturbing?

2 comments:

m. crumbs, senior envelope critic said...

Highly disturbing. Crass.

Ken said...

It definitely grabs your attention no matter what side of the pro choice/pro life issue you're on. But with the amount of bulk mail arriving in our mailboxes each day, it shouldn't be a surprise that shock value would begin to be used to improve the odds of the recipients opening the envelope. It takes a very small percentage of bulk mail recipients to respond to make the campaign effective, and perhaps also affective. The disturbing part would be if it numbs us to our world.