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Topic: South Africa

FCB's Giant Eco-Civic Project Would Create a South African Flag Visible From Space Economic driver and sustainable symbol of hope

FCB South Africa is running an idea up the flagpole. A really big idea. In fact, the idea is ginormous. And its main component is a South African flag so…

November 20, 2014, 10:44 AM EST

Five Red BMWs Drift Together in Automaker's Latest High-Octane Stunt Great driving, hokey storyline

If you like watching pretty cars dance with each other, check out this new stunt driving ad from BMW South Africa. Five cherry red M235i coupes spin around each other in…

August 4, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

Who Says There Are Too Many Facebook Ads? Developing World Says More Brands, Please Global users find unique marketing

Kelly MacLean’s job as Facebook’s lead ad planner in emerging markets is to watch people watch ads. She travels to places like Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa to study the local…

July 2, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT

South African Brewer Uses Ads to Declare an All-Out War on Hipsters Hands off our limited-edition beer

We've reached peak hipster. And we've also reached peak anti-hipster. But South Africa's Garagista Beer Co. is barging ahead anyway with a campaign that positions the brand as absolutely not…

June 25, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

This Whisky Ad From South Africa Is More Heartwarming Than Most of the Super Bowl Commercials Elderly man learns to read

Scotch whisky brand Bell's and ad agency King James might just lift your spirits with this South African ad with an elderly man struggling to overcome his illiteracy so he…

February 4, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

Famous Photos Reimagined as Selfies in Newspaper's Wonderful Print Ads 'You can't get any closer to the news'

Lowe South Africa developed a campaign for the Cape Times newspaper last spring in which famous photographs—the wartime kiss, Beyers Naude and Desmond Tutu, Winston Churchill smoking, etc.—were reimagined as…

November 13, 2013, 10:06 AM EST

Agency Sets Up Its Office on the Sidewalk Once a Month to Soak Up the Real World Studio Shelf takes it outside

Way to gain some street cred! South African design firm Studio Shelf has been taking its laptops and a few pieces of colorful furniture outdoors and setting up shop one day…

October 14, 2013, 8:39 AM EDT

Universe's Most Indulgent Gum Gets a TV Commercial to Match A true party in your mouth

Stimorol Sensations, a South African gum that appears to be the same thing as Trident Layers, claims to be the most indulgent gum in the universe. In its latest spot…

September 4, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

Coffee Brand Pours You a Free Cup When You Yawn at Its Vending Machine These airport stunts never get tired

Vending machines have been developing unique personalities for some time. We've had generous ones, sadistic ones, patriotic ones. Now, we've got an exceedingly empathetic one. Check out the video below…

July 24, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT

Agency Sends Briefs Back to Clients as Elaborate Paper Sculptures TBWA office shows off design chops

When it comes to paperwork, the designers at TBWA\South Africa in Johannesburg are a cut above. As an exercise in self-promotion, the design group transformed some of the agency's creative…

March 25, 2013, 9:19 AM EDT

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