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Topic: South Africa

Ogilvy Nabs a Grand Prix at Cannes for KFC Radio Ads Telling Men They're Still Manly

Alma DDB Miami dominates U.S. winners

CANNES, France—Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg took home the Grand Prix in the Radio Lions contest at the Cannes Lions festival here tonight for a KFC campaign that humorously reassured men…

Testicles Give Amusing 'Testi-Monials' in This Straight-Talking Anti-Cancer Campaign

Eulogies for their fallen partners

We started the week with testicle-themed advertising, and now we come full circle. Men don't really like to talk about testicular cancer. But the testicles themselves certainly do, judging by this…

A Couple's First Kiss Comes Too Late in This Remarkable, Horrific Seat-Belt PSA

Love and loss, set to the perfect soundtrack

By and large, road safety ads are not a sunny category. Still, this new seatbelt PSA from South Africa manages to be impressively and powerfully dark.  Created by the government of…

How Trevor Noah Is Making The Daily Show His Own, Without Changing It Completely

Late night’s only millennial host opens up about his first month

On Sept. 28, the final piece of the recast late-night lineup clicked into place with the debut of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. Replacing an icon like Jon Stewart…

KFC Comically Re-enacts Mick Fanning's Shark Attack, but He's Not Laughing

Surfer's family protests South African spot

It was the shark attack caught on a live surfing broadcast, and then seen around the world. But Mick Fanning's family is condemning a comical new KFC ad that revisits…

The Couple Who Quit Their Ad Jobs to Travel the World Ended Up Poor and Scrubbing Toilets

The uglier side of a year-long creative journey

You remember Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger, the South African couple who quit their agency jobs this year to travel the world and document the experience. It sounded like a…

Ad of the Day: This Incredible Scouting Ad Shows How Lessons Can Last a Lifetime

A South African spot with a touching twist

Being a Scout isn't just about roasting marshmallows and hiking through the wilderness. It's also about learning life-saving skills that stick with you far beyond childhood. In a new ad from…

Bic Apologizes for Women's Day Ad That Mostly Just Made Women Furious

Advice to 'think like a man' falls flat

Bic continues to have trouble talking to women. The pen maker, which was the object of ridicule a few years ago for its absurd "Bic for Her" pens, failed spectacularly in…

This Agency Ran a Print Ad About How Angry It Was That No One Ran Its Print Ad

Spec strong-arming from South Africa

Here's the moment when spec advertising finally digests its own tail. The Open Collaboration (aka, OpenCo), a South African agency majority owned by TBWA, whipped up what it apparently considers a…

Meet the Couple Who Quit Their Ad Jobs to Take the Most Creative Trip Around the World

Chanel and Stevo's big adventure

You've dreamed about it. But Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger are doing it. After a decade in advertising, the South African couple—inspired by a talk by Stefan Sagmeister—recently quit their agency…

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