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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

PSA reminder: you're an ass when you drink

Lowe Bull wisely avoids the clichés of the genre in these alcohol-awareness ads for South Africa's Association for Responsible Alcohol Use. I expected a bloody fistfight in the "Rugby" spot…

October 19, 2009, 11:05 AM EDT

Retailer's ad stars Hitler-James Dean hybrid

Adolf Hitler and James Dean were both resurrected for ads recently—Hitler for that racy AIDS-awareness campaign from Germany, Dean for a South African insurance spot. But now, thanks to…

October 1, 2009, 1:08 PM EDT

Strip-club ad refers to Caster Semenya saga

Strip clubs should know better than to be topical. This has been made clear yet again by Teazers, a South African club that recently put up the billboard shown…

September 30, 2009, 1:21 PM EDT

Cadbury and Ghana celebrate Fairtrade pact

If you think the drumming gorilla or dancing-eyebrows kids got big heads from starring in Cadbury ads, check out the oversized star of "Zingolo," this new Cadbury video, shot in…

September 21, 2009, 8:58 AM EDT

James Dean grows old in new financial spot

South African agency King James resurrects James Dean (with the help of an actor who trained for months and wore heaps of prosthetics and was always filmed in soft focus…

September 17, 2009, 10:11 AM EDT

South African dairy births animal super race

The "Rediscover Dairy" project from South Africa's milk producers is aimed at teaching the public about the natural health benefits of milk, cheese and yogurt. But there's nothing natural about…

August 27, 2009, 11:50 AM EDT