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Topic: Africa

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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