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Micah Purnell

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raised of £17,000 target by 45 supporters

Weʼre raising £17,000 to enlist the best thinkers and ad agencies worldwide to create a three part billboard campaign for the more meaningful things in life.

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30 billboards by three global ad agencies and three world class thinkers including a panel conversation with all above, plus a teaser campaign with One Minute Briefs and Micah Purnell, all part of Design Manchester Festival, Nov 2019

When a psychologist, sociologist and philosopher tell three ad agencies what we need to live well, the results are an ad campaign Selling Virtues.


Psychologist - Oliver James (Author, broadcaster, columnist Chanel 4) Sociologist - Anne Cronin (Author specialising on the impact of advertising) Simon Critchley (New School NY, author on Bowie, Football, Aesthetics)



Can or should brands and advertising sell virtues and work together for the common good or should that be left to the humanities?

We’ll host a panel conversation with all involved to explore the campaign and discuss the ethical line in advertising from design, psychological, sociological and philosophical perspectives.


This target above is match funding which the Arts Council require. We will find out if we're successful with the Arts Council by 18th Sept 2019.

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    • Angela Josephine

      Angela Josephine

      Oct 27, 2019

      Very inspiring! Good luck from Joe and me!!


    • Anonymous


      Sep 20, 2019


    • Matthew Currey

      Matthew Currey

      Sep 17, 2019

      This is an exciting, compelling and fascinating project. Brilliant. I hope you are successful and the necessary funds are raised to create what you envision.

    • Sarah Walker

      Sarah Walker

      Sep 16, 2019


    • Dave & Jo Fids

      Dave & Jo Fids

      Sep 7, 2019

      Go good pal


    • Esther Diamond

      Esther Diamond

      Sep 7, 2019

      Hope you achieve your goal, sounds like a well thought through, and much needed, campaign.


    • Anonymous


      Sep 5, 2019

      Testing this out M.


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    Micah Purnell

    Micah Purnell

    Manchester, UK

    Graphic designer, artist & thinker passionate about good design in public places that build our well-being. Purnell has been reclaiming advertising space for over 10 years on hoardings, poster sites and his own billboard in Manchester.

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