While Americans are being forced to sit through TBWA's fizzless sequel to a 15-year-old Pepsi spot reimagined for Pepsi Max, the Chinese are being subjected to this self-consciously wacky commercial for the same brand. In the spot, from BBDO Shanghai, some office drones play an elaborate earthquake trick on the boss so they can knock off and watch a soccer game at the local bar. Their ruse is awfully industrious, but probably not what the government in Beijing has in mind for its workers. Here at AdFreak, I used to just call in sick, until HR got wise and adopted new policies. I don't mind the chains so much, but I wish they'd remember to refill the water dish.
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