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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

Huggies ad visits theme park of parenthood

Huggies depicts the emotional experience of parenting as an amusement park in this lavishly detailed new commercial from Ogilvy South Africa. Some parents might disagree that childrearing is an…

October 4, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

Ostrich gets air in latest Cadbury confection

Cadbury goes the epic-animal route once again, tapping an ostrich (instead of an ape) in this spot by Saatchi & Saatchi in South Africa. Our hero, incapable of flight,…

August 16, 2010, 8:56 AM EDT

Wear fur, and you have blood on your hands

Lowe Bull in South Africa put together this gory spot for the International Anti-Fur Coalition. The idea is to emphasize that fur products were once animals who were killed…

June 15, 2010, 11:32 AM EDT

Ogilvy reverses assumptions in AIDS appeal

A couple of recent road-safety PSAs have shown time running backwards to make the point that drunken accidents can't be reversed. The ravaging effects of AIDS can be reversed,…

June 15, 2010, 9:44 AM EDT

MC Hammer's beer spot is too hot to handle

MC Hammer, perhaps pissed that he didn't get a tumble with other past-it celebs in that retro Butterfinger spot, takes his revenge by appearing in Ogilvy's latest South African…

June 11, 2010, 9:31 AM EDT

Get that chicken-wing monkey off your back

The monkey-on-your-back theme is so old, it's nearly prehistoric. But Net#work BBDO evolves the tired premise in a fun, funky way in this South African spot to illustrate the…

May 11, 2010, 1:02 PM EDT

Wimpy family is super talented with glasses

Here's a spot for South African burger chain Wimpy's from ad agency Metropolitan Republic. The "Skoltimaier Seven" play "Funky Town" on collectible cola glasses while wearing skin-tight, shiny costumes.…

April 23, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

Don't despise nature? Use green packaging

The true story of American park ranger Roy Sullivan, who was struck by lightning seven times between 1942 and 1977, for some odd reason inspired this spot by…

March 8, 2010, 6:51 AM EST