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Skin cancer charity Skcin and advertising firm McCann Worldgroup successfully used a spoof tanning product to trick 14,000 sun-worshippers into learning about the life-threatening effects of binge tanning. Designed to raise awareness of skin cancer, a largely preventable disease, they promoted a product claiming to ‘triple the power of the sun’ for the ultimate tan, thereby attracting thousands of sun worshipers who tried to buy it.
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When potential customers logged on to purchase their fast-tanning product they were instead sent emails about skin cancer, which has doubled in the past decade and now kills seven people a day in the U.K. Simon Hill of McCann said: "It was designed to engage those most at risk and those most difficult to talk to via conventional advertising."