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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Vamos a ir a Sudafrica

Whether you’re in the Netherlands, Australia or Mexico, it seems Africa looks the same (but you already knew that). In yet another “original” 2010 World Cup promo, we find actors and newscasters from Mexico’s Televisa network “on the way to South Africa.” And no, they’re not lost—they’re in Africa, where you find only animals roaming

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Animal Kingdom

It will get ridiculous over the next month.   For now the price goes to goes to the Australian media company, Optus. This is the concept for the ad, above: “… To prepare for the 2010 FIFA World...

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

It must be Africa

EDIT: Earlier today I saw this ad on a feed from Dutch TV during the Ghana-Holland friendly. And then it did not look funny. It’s getting ridiculous. Children, animals and Masai. The commercial by ING Bank, official...

Friday, May 21st, 2010

The best World Cup commercial?

After my praise of Bono earlier today, you must be wondering: No I am not lightheaded.  It’s the World Cup stupid. Clever commercial by Nike. Probably the best of the 2010 bunch I’ve seen thus far. And...

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Welcome to the Rainbow Nation

So, the BBC has unveiled this trailer, titled “The World Cup from the Rainbow Nation,” to promote its coverage of the 2010 World Cup. As The Guardian notes, the clip features “a montage of African...

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

NIGERIAN MILLIONAIRES

The Nigerian government is upset with a new (internet only?) commercial for SONY’s PS3 video game console. The government’s ire is reserved for the character who says 8 seconds into the ad: “You can’t believe everything you...

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