Don’t have hep c? Get some!
By - Dtomnom
Do you have Hep C?
*Do you want it?*
Lol, the idea that they can give you a disease reminds me of [this scene from The Simpsons](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQAmu2BPl48):
Homer: And while you're at it, throw in one of those polio shots.
Doctor: Ooh, yes, sir.
Homer: Uh, anti-polio.
Lol that's how I read it the first time.
HEP C HEAR!
Now Get yer ice cold HEP C!
HEP C HERE!
Have you ever had Hep C?
Would you like to?
Would you prefer Hep C or Coke?
It’s eye catching but really is crappy design. Had to zoom in to see what it was actually intending.
I didn't realize there was more to the ad until I saw your comment!
Couldn't they have written the "URED" a little bit more visibly? They could have used a different size or font to keep the effect they were going for.
> Couldn't they have written the "URED" a little bit more visibly? They could have used a different size or font to keep the effect they were going for.
OMG, I had to expand the pic to see that!
Or just use a different color like literally every other ad that would do this
Blue would have been a good start, green maybe red. I didn't see it either until I read your comment.
Or different color
Omg I didn't see it either. I thought it was supposed to say get he*l*p c and they just forgot the l
Or made the lower "HEP C" an outline with "URED" filled in; as in you're cured so the hep C is gone.
It’s right across from the hospital I work at. I was kind of alarmed at first
That’s right outside of Old Charity Hospital in New Orleans.
Yes it is!
Across the hospital? In the US? That's real marketing over there.
I mean, would you have shared the photo if it wasn't for the initial shock and the surprise? In the end didn't the message get across anyway and more efficiently?
I call this nicely done.
It’s definitely debatable whether it’s crappy or not! But I’m happy to take part in that debate
THANK YOU for helping me with that
You'd think they could afford better artists when the drug costs $100,000.
The worst part is that for the vast majority of people with hep C, they wouldn’t be able to afford the cure in their lifetimes. It’s $10k a pill.
That’s why I think it is genius design. You zoomed in and therefore saw the other Information
True, but that only really works for people looking at the picture or walking past. If you're driving past you're not going to have the time to look closely.
Target market, bus people are more likely to have Hep C?
Specifically people that use that bus stop, the bench is made out recycled and unwashed needles.
Creating their own market
Well all the information about the actual company or whatever is at the bottom and tiny so I don’t think those driving by are meant to look at it anyway.
Even if they did, I hope this sign wouldn't convince anyone to try and get hepatitis
It isn't for the people driving by. It's for the people waiting for the bus. It is actually a pretty good marketing tactic!
Looks like a bus stop so there should be people waiting around there.
It would have worked just as well if the "ured" bit was in a different colour. And it would have the added benefit of being readable from a distance. Imm'a go crappydesign on this one!
it’s terrible design
Well yes, but actually no
This design would only work for a medium at close range, like magazines or newspapers. This is outdoor advertising. It's meant to convey the message in a very short span of time for passers by in a car or walking. The person who created and approved this probably did an online course. Facepalm.
Thank you for saying that because I literally did not see the rest of it until I zoomed. What’s wrong with just using a different letter color or font? You know, one people can actually see at a distance.
Isn’t this the whole point.
Same. I zoomed in because it was either a parody or a crappy af company and, even when I saw the whole phrase, it was still very faint
Just in case this post gets to the eyes of someone who actually has untreated Hep C:
Many states offer free curative treatment. It is a golden opportunity to get a 6-figure drug absolutely free, regardless of your insurance status, in addition to an intake exam and follow-up visits - all paid for by your state and federal government.
Call your closest hospital’s infectious disease department and talk to them for more information.
Oh my fucking god I do. I was born with it, from my mother. I did ribo and interf. when I was 13 or so but it wasn’t successful. A few years later I tried the newer one but I was a lazy teenager and didn’t keep up with the pills. I’m 26 now but my restaurant job doesn’t offer health insurance so I’ve never gotten the newest form. Thank you so fucking much for this holy crap.
Ah! Yes! Go get cured! I’m sorry your previous treatments didn’t work, interferon therapy is notoriously difficult :(
Thankfully the new drugs have pretty minimal side effects, and nearly perfect efficacy
Yeah I hear that! When I was like 21 or so? I can’t remember, it was just before I got off my parents insurance and the drug had just come out, we actually checked but insurance wouldn’t cover it because I was young and unlikely to incur any real damage from the disease for some time.
Just got home from work, called local hospital (MCV), answering machine says office hours ended 20 minutes ago! Dang!
I’m gonna call back tomorrow! I’ll update you!
I'm commenting here because I want an update! So excited for you.
Same! I need an update omg, I can’t believe how invested I am in how this plays out.
Yes keep calling! Crossing my fingers for you. All the infectious disease docs i've worked with are super excited about it and really happy to help people get through it for no cost. We even pull people out of prison to treat them for free here in Louisiana (lots of spread there due to DIY tattooing w/ shared needles)
I think the programs are popping up because of cost/benefit analyses showing that curing people early on is way cheaper than treating their liver failure later in life. Unfortunately, we didn't get to that conclusion until a little while after the drug was first released
>here in Louisiana
I *knew* I recognized that style of street sign! The lack of front license plates was additional evidence.
Thanks for all that info!
You got it haha. Charity hospital to the left as well
They could have gone with hep free at the end there, instead of hep c(ured)
someone hire this genius
My mom participated in the drug trials for this stuff. 100% cured her after decades of suffering and being close to needing dialysis. Amazing stuff.
Damn, we have the same sign in Australia. Wonder if we have the same program too??
That's crazy. This is for [hepcuredla.com](https://louisianahealthhub.org/hepatitis-c/), which doesn't appear on first glance to be an international initiative. Maybe the WHO is behind it or something
just want to emphasize how much of an achievement this is for modern medicine. hepatitis c is now 100% CURABLE with a relatively simple treatment regimen. this is a disease that, untreated, has 20% chance of progressing to cirrhosis which is invariably fatal.
for some perspective, about 650,000 adults in the US have cirrhosis, 1/4 of whom developed it from hep c.
Definitely hard to read from a distance.
Obviously you have to read it “hep now hep, C get C
It’s German for “The Bart The” 😂
No one who speaks German could be an evil man. Parole granted!
Hep C! Getcha Hep C here!
You forgot the question mark "Hep now Hep, C? Get C."
Objective Hep C
Adobe Hepatitis Player
Object based Hepatitis C
I get all my hep c at the bus stop
"Any ya'll got some coke?"
"is hep c ok?"
Is MoNoPoLy MoNeY oKaY?
Nothing like being the poster child for hepatitis .
Worst part is they probably got paid $50 for a stock photo shoot and have no idea until someone tells them.
There was a the friends episode where this happened haha
Lmao I immediately thought of Joey too. Atleast his poster wasn't implying he was trying to spread the disease
I always wonder if the models know that what they're getting into with this kind of display.
I had to scroll this far to understand what the hell is hep.
For your health
I bet it’s one of those “limited offers” that tries to get to the STD table, but when you get there all the Hep C is gone.
always just leftover chlamydia and hpv 🙄🙄
And then you have to sit through a timeshare presentation.
They only let you have access to the Clamydia for 1 week a year and charge you way too much for it.
This might be readable at night, but even up close that'd be hard to read during the day; there's barely any contrast for the outlined letters and the outline itself is really thin
Swap the Solid C in Cured to outlined, Swap the rest of the letters to solid. Might not be perfect, but at least it wont tell people who catch the glare to go and get Hep C.
Hepatitis C you later!
I mean you got the Hep C, but, like man, do you really, I mean, get it? Like reeally get Hep C?
Is this New Orleans? This looks like New Orleans and that building looks like Charity Hospital.
Yes it is! And we went to Med school together haha
Must be thinking of a different cfontenot! I’m in PT school at LSUHSC right now!
Oh shoot, my b. I went to LSUHSC as well
For all you hep cats out there.
who's accept this kind of thing ?
More than likely the graphic designer made at least a hundred different versions of it sent them all to the company for advertisement and some person at the company chose this one specifically
Ahhh yes just the illness I was looking to contract
Hey C for my Hep C. Thanks! Just what I needed.
Hep C! Hep C! Get cha Hep C right here!
Hep Now Hep C? Get C
For the longest time I thought there were some black letters to the left that I couldn’t make out.
Hep c these nuts
We don’t have Coke is Hep C ok?
Really needing some of that hep c.
You're reading it wrong. It says:
Hep now hep. C? Get C.
We live in this city and my wife always comments on how confusing it is when we drive past one of these. Glad to see others find it ridiculous as well!
With big charity in the background. Hit up pho Tau bay for me, OP. I miss working down there every day.
I will :) thank you for the tip
They really thought they did something here, huh?
I would love to get some hep C!
Intentionally bad design to make us look twice, we'll played designer, now give me some of those hep c
>we'll played designer
Did you just make us all look twice?
this is clever design. it drew everyone in and got reposted on the internet.
how many ads do you voluntarily repost?
probably not a lot.
With respect and friendship, you got dunked on by this ad and were an unwitting pawn in a viral marketing strategy.
scrubs are downvoting me for defending a campaign that is trying to cure everyone's hep C. Awesome values.
Well I think this is a worthy ad to get some free internet awareness
i absolutely agree. im not sure why im getting downvoted for defending it. why are you saying that like i wasnt defending it?
Shouldn't the model be Pamela Anderson?
Sounds like sneezing to me.
Yes I do want some HEP: Hermitcraft Environmental Protection!
Bye Season 7, we will miss you...
It just feels weird and dystopian to see advertisement for medical stuff.
They can get cured with the help of *Charity*
I feel like an idiot because I thought, huh maybe they meant for you to read down left and side, then read down right hand side? So I did.
Hep now Hep
C? Get C
ok that didn't work either
Did you zoom in? I couldn't see the other letters until I zoomed in. The last c becomes cured, with the "ured" in almost invisible letters. Definitely makes you look twice.
HEP C GET!
Hepatitis C? Naw thanks, my liver is good.
If anybody wants hepatitis, I’ll be out behind the dumpster.
Hepcured sounds almost as bad
What makes this even more crappy design is the travesty that is those eyebrows.
What's a little hep c between friends?
It's for your health, have some!
This did NOT make sense until I zoomed in to the best of my phones ability.
Thought it was "help, see" and Houston Nutt wrote it.
Who approves this crap?!
I’ll tak3 poorly d3signed adv3rts for $1000, Alex
It's hep, see? 😎
This would make sense in Texas.
Might work in a magazine (held about 22 cm from your face), but for outdoor posters and billboards that you walk, cycle, skateboard, and drive by? Sometimes you have to sacrifice your delicate art direction genius for functionality, innit?
If you don't have HPV, then you go out and get it! --Ali Wong
I always wonder, is this bad advertising or fantastic advertising?
Hungry for apples?
No thanks, I’m good.
Joke’s on you. I forget the name of the technique/strategy, but companies will make ‘errors’ like this to get noticed because people will share what they think is a mistake. How to spread the word about a boring product? Make it look like there’s a mistake in the ad and all the sudden it’s getting shared 10x more than it otherwise would’ve.
Well then I deem this “purposeful crappy design”
Sorry I’m in a crappy mood and took it out on you. I’ve never heard of such a technique as I described.
It’s okay! I hope your day gets better
They giving it away in that bus stop?
want some HEP C?
This is on a billboard just outside of my hometown.
God damnit, Australia. Get ur shit together.
Join the HepC generation!
Ugh some people don't get Hep C.. They. Just. Don't. Get. It!
sounds like P E P S I
Confused AF till I zoomed in
Nah i dont need Hep C
i got the other letters like Hep D
i didnt notice until the third time i looked that it said cured
How many people zoomed i. To see the real message before sayign huh ?
Got hep c?
“I don’t know who you are, but you’re about to get chlamydia”
I saw it on my phone and I was so confused I was about to ask what it was supposed to say until I zoomed in...
Now get help, see?
Lucky I was able to "Enhance"
Ah Big Charity.
I have seen these posters for 2 years and they annoy me so much. The MOST IMPORTANT part of the poster is the “cured” part, but it’s almost impossible to see, especially when you’re in a car driving past them!
Goddamnit Baton Rouge
Louisiana always dropping the ball
Now that we have all tried c how’s d?
Instead of getting Hep C, you could get Hep C instead
Is it just me that reads it as hepatitis c?
gotta catch em all
At last, honest marketing of a public transport system
You son of a bitch, I’m in
Yeah that ured part should of been designed differently.
Laughter at the designer's expense.