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Topic: Africa

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

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