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Ad of the Day: KFC Is the chicken chain overreaching by trying to be too artful?

It's still a long way from fine dining, but KFC suddenly seems interested in providing an aesthetic experience. At least, in its advertising. At least, overseas. Last month, we took…

July 11, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

The Spot: Ghost Story A financial company's ad offers a haunting vision of life's regrets and a plan to avoid them

GENESIS: Alexander Forbes, a South African company in the cold, impersonal business of financial planning, wanted to connect emotionally with viewers and impart the warmer message that it can make…

May 31, 2011, 6:45 AM EDT

Cadbury's Dancing Monks Are a Total Embarrassment

Cadbury's Glass and a Half Full Productions comes up empty with this visually lush but oddly soulless 90-second spot filmed in China by Ogilvy Johannesburg. It features a monastery of…

May 18, 2011, 8:55 AM EDT

Axe Embellishes Your Relationship Status on Facebook

Axe has come up with a mildly amusing Facebook app for young men that generates a fake relationship-status update to make it appear as though the user is involved with…

May 17, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

Can Someone Snip This Toyota Umbilical-Cord Spot?

Many's the time I've thought, What would life be like if I still had an umbilical cord connected to my navel? Sure, I've got too much free time to think…

April 21, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

Egypt, Tunisia appeal to tourists in new ads

The recent revolution may have battered Egypt's tourism industry, but it might also hold the key to bringing international visitors back. On Thursday, Egypt unveiled a new ad campaign that…

March 11, 2011, 10:58 AM EST

Ogilvy sorry for promoting organ harvesting

Ad agency 1984, a unit of Ogilvy in South Africa (shouldn't it be a unit of TBWA?), has apologized for a controversial guerrilla campaign promoting a horror film called Night…

March 1, 2011, 10:07 AM EST

Ad likens jogging to getting shelled in a war

This week in silly advertising hyperbole—a South African ad featuring a gritty war scene, with a soldier storming a beach and then running (and cycling) for his life through a…

December 30, 2010, 11:42 AM EST

Drive drunk, have romance with jail inmates

Ad agency FoxP2 takes an unexpected tack in this South African anti-drunk-driving campaign. This isn't your typical category PSA. There are no blood-splattered operating theaters, mangled bodies or ghosts of…

December 7, 2010, 1:39 PM EST

Do not make the Panda Cheese mascot mad

These Panda Cheese spots from Advantage Marketing in Egypt are a few months old, but there's no sell-by date on the glorious stupidity and mayhem on display. In each vignette,…

December 3, 2010, 9:35 AM EST