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Someone please explain this Datsun ad in the Cape Times today [pic]
Posted by on Sep 28th, 2016

Earlier today we featured some very clever advertising and marketing with the #ElectionBurger campaign from RocoMamas HERE and to put things into perspective we have another ad doing the rounds, but for rather different reasons.… Read More »

SA print ad for Flora margarine removed for being homophobic [pic]
Posted by on Sep 4th, 2013

Plenty of award winning and clever advertising out there, but every now and then ad agencies don’t get it exactly right and are forced to admit it wasn’t the greatest strategy. Case in point…the latest… Read More »

Virgin Mobile Xmas ad FAIL slammed by Richard Branson [pic]
Posted by on Dec 10th, 2012

Virgin Mobile in the US has removed a Christmas ad after dozens complained that it made a reference to sexual assault. The ad was quickly removed and led to Virgin boss Richard Branson releasing a… Read More »

Inappropriate front page newspaper ad placement fail [pic]
Posted by on Feb 17th, 2012

Remember not so long ago i showed you the ad placement fail in the South African Star newspaper after that Italian cruise liner sank HERE. Well the Metro newspaper yesterday ran a front page story… Read More »

UK energy saving company uses Athlone Cooling Towers in ad…fails to get message across [video]
Posted by on Feb 9th, 2012

Remember the Athlone cooling towers…the ones that were demolished  in August 2010? Well they have been brought back to life for an energy saving company from the UK. Ecotricity have a new ad which is… Read More »

Inappropriate ad placement of the day from The Star newspaper in SA [pic]
Posted by on Jan 16th, 2012

I’m busy writing my post about all the stuff you may have missed over the weekend and stumbled across the front page of The Star newspaper today. Considering the headline i reckon that ad in… Read More »

Outdoor advertising fail in Cape Town [pic]
Posted by on Jul 5th, 2011

Ha..some more fail for you (see previous post) except this happened in Cape Town earlier. Just got sent this by somebody back home and it made me all kinds of proud to be South African. Outdoor advertising… Read More »