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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

Pepsi joyfully crashing Africa's soccer party

You don't have to be a soccer fan to appreciate this warm-spirited spot for Pepsi Max. Set in Africa, which is hosting its first World Cup this summer…

March 3, 2010, 10:05 AM EST

Lowe ad revisits Bush thrown-shoe incident

Lowe Bull's new campaign for South Africa's Cape Times newspaper carries the tagline, "In-depth news investigated from every angle. Know all about it." Somewhat humorously, one such angle…

February 5, 2010, 9:17 AM EST

Plenty to fear in TBWA's AIDS in Africa spot

TBWA\Paris makes a stirring, cinematic plea on behalf of French relief group Aides in its fight against AIDS in Africa. At first, it seems the visitor who frightens the residents…

January 4, 2010, 8:03 AM EST

Hold on to your hairpiece with Stimorol gum

This spot by Ogilvy in Cape Town, South Africa, for Stimorol "Air Rush" gum manages to transcend its hackneyed office-humor setup through sheer unabashed silliness. The new employee's finger-pistol bit…

October 29, 2009, 11:45 AM EDT

Vanilla Ice reprises 'Ice Ice Baby' for beer ad

Yes, it's 2009, and ad agencies are still asking Vanilla Ice to perform "Ice Ice Baby" for TV ads. This one's from Ogilvy South Africa, and it promotes…

October 20, 2009, 3:38 PM EDT

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