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Topic: South Africa

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…

Ad of the Day: Prudential Visits Madagascar's Fishermen for This Gorgeous, Moving Film

Lowe Cape Town captures the power of the human spirit

Consistency—supposedly the hobgoblin of small minds—might seem like an unlikely driver for evocative brand storytelling. Yet, Lowe Cape Town and Prudential South Africa have created memorable, moving short films illustrating…

Salvation Army Turns #TheDress Into a Powerful Domestic Violence Ad

Brilliant topical PSA from South Africa

You thought the dust had settled on #TheDress. But today, The Salvation Army in South Africa released what just might be the most harrowing take on the viral phenomenon—in the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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