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Topic: Africa

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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