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Topic: Africa

Creatives Turn Smartphones Into Interactive Books During Facebook Hackathon

Event provides hands-on experience with social network

Hackathons have long been a staple of Facebook's Silicon Valley culture, and they're increasingly becoming part of the agency world, which is why the social network wants to create them…

Testicles Give Amusing 'Testi-Monials' in This Straight-Talking Anti-Cancer Campaign

Eulogies for their fallen partners

We started the week with testicle-themed advertising, and now we come full circle. Men don't really like to talk about testicular cancer. But the testicles themselves certainly do, judging by this…

Ad of the Day: This Incredible Scouting Ad Shows How Lessons Can Last a Lifetime

A South African spot with a touching twist

Being a Scout isn't just about roasting marshmallows and hiking through the wilderness. It's also about learning life-saving skills that stick with you far beyond childhood. In a new ad from…

Bic Apologizes for Women's Day Ad That Mostly Just Made Women Furious

Advice to 'think like a man' falls flat

Bic continues to have trouble talking to women. The pen maker, which was the object of ridicule a few years ago for its absurd "Bic for Her" pens, failed spectacularly in…

Ad of the Day: Prudential Visits Madagascar's Fishermen for This Gorgeous, Moving Film

Lowe Cape Town captures the power of the human spirit

Consistency—supposedly the hobgoblin of small minds—might seem like an unlikely driver for evocative brand storytelling. Yet, Lowe Cape Town and Prudential South Africa have created memorable, moving short films illustrating…

FCB's Giant Eco-Civic Project Would Create a South African Flag Visible From Space

Economic driver and sustainable symbol of hope

FCB South Africa is running an idea up the flagpole. A really big idea. In fact, the idea is ginormous. And its main component is a South African flag so…

Sprite's 'Bill the Billboard' Keeps Drivers Entertained by Cracking Endless Jokes

Chatty ad from Ogilvy Nairobi

If it's more comedy you want from your billboard, Sprite is happy to oblige. Ogilvy Kenya recently put up "Bill the Billboard" at a busy intersection in Nairobi, and programmed him…

Ad of the Day: Guinness Africa Thrillingly Celebrates Being 'Made of Black'

Kanye West track propels launch

Guinness's provocatively themed "Made of Black" campaign links the color of its beer to the vibrant spirit of young Africans. AMV BBDO in London, working with BBDO offices in Africa, launched…

Five Red BMWs Drift Together in Automaker's Latest High-Octane Stunt

Great driving, hokey storyline

If you like watching pretty cars dance with each other, check out this new stunt driving ad from BMW South Africa. Five cherry red M235i coupes spin around each other in…

Who Says There Are Too Many Facebook Ads? Developing World Says More Brands, Please

Global users find unique marketing

Kelly MacLean’s job as Facebook’s lead ad planner in emerging markets is to watch people watch ads. She travels to places like Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa to study the local…

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