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Topic: Africa

Justine Sacco Fired by IAC for 'Hope I Don't Get AIDS' Tweet

'I am ashamed,' disgraced PR chief says in public apology

UPDATE: Justine Sacco has issued the following written apology to South African newspaper The Star, according to ABC News: "Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is…

Brands, Web Celebrities and Anonymous Join Global Mockery of PR Pro's AIDS Tweet

IAC's Justine Sacco deletes Twitter account

UPDATE: Despite an overwhelmingly positive response from Twitter users, Gogo has apologized for its tweet making fun of Justine Sacco: @JustineSacco,apologize for response to your tweet.Right or wrong,It’s not our policy…

Universe's Most Indulgent Gum Gets a TV Commercial to Match

A true party in your mouth

Stimorol Sensations, a South African gum that appears to be the same thing as Trident Layers, claims to be the most indulgent gum in the universe. In its latest spot…

Coffee Brand Pours You a Free Cup When You Yawn at Its Vending Machine

These airport stunts never get tired

Vending machines have been developing unique personalities for some time. We've had generous ones, sadistic ones, patriotic ones. Now, we've got an exceedingly empathetic one. Check out the video below…

Agency Sends Briefs Back to Clients as Elaborate Paper Sculptures

TBWA office shows off design chops

When it comes to paperwork, the designers at TBWA\South Africa in Johannesburg are a cut above. As an exercise in self-promotion, the design group transformed some of the agency's creative…

Ad Urging Doctors to Work in Africa Is Audible Only Through a Stethoscope

Clever idea for good cause

Africa Health Placements and South African agency Boomtown collaborated on a neat multimedia idea to encourage foreign doctors to work in Africa, where medical professionals are kind of desperately needed.…

Parody Charity Urges Africans to Help Norway Survive the Winter

Radi-Aid mocks Western celebrity campaigns

As we speak, millions of Norwegians are struggling to endure in a place so nipple-torturingly cold, each day's survival is considered a blessing. Luckily, well-meaning do-gooders across Africa are coming…

Black Men Chase White Woman in Ad That Only South Africans Will Get

Nando's captures hassle of evading 'car guards'

For those of us outside South Africa, the new Nando's restaurant spot below, celebrating one of the "25 reasons we love South Africa," is super awkward on first viewing. A…

VW's Green Print Ad Includes Pre-Paid Mailing Label to Recycle Magazine

Pitches eco-friendly BlueMotion technology

Volkswagen does some of the more interesting print ads around. Following the edible print ad and the test-drive print ad, here's a magazine insert from VW South Africa that embodies…

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VeryFunnyAds.com: Volkswagens Are Great for Not-So-Easy Riders

Can't hack the motorcycle? Get yourself a Jetta

It's the rare commercial that tries to appeal to men by telling them how unmanly they are. Yet that's the basic approach of this 2011 Ogilvy spot for Volkswagen in…

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