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Panasonic - Make Me Better - Akani Simbine & Ruswahl Samaai (2016) South Africa

Panasonic - Make Me Better - Akani Simbine & Ruswahl Samaai (2016) South Africa

Panasonic South Africa is getting into the Olympics action with its #MakeMeBetter campaign, featuring SA 100 metre men's record holder Akani Simbine and long jumper Ruswahl Samaai.

 

Nivea "Sunslide" (2016) 1:36 (South Africa)

Nivea "Sunslide" (2016) 1:36 (South Africa)

South Africa has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world and children are especially at risk because they hate wearing sunscreen. Nivea came up with a freaking genius way to get them to apply it-- by creating a Sunslide.

 

Western Cape Government "First Kiss" (2016) 1:30 (South Africa)

Western Cape Government "First Kiss" (2016) 1:30 (South Africa)

Well, that escalated quickly. This is a powerful, but quite depressing story of a doomed first kiss. The story teases you each time thinking it's going to happen but they keep getting interrupted. By the end they are interrupted permanently. By death.

 

1Life "One" (2016) 1:30 (South Africa)

1Life "One" (2016) 1:30 (South Africa)

This spot marvelously celebrates 17 years in a relationship from first glance to text message to date, to baby to watching baby grow up. Really nice spot and great voice over, too.

 

Virgin Active - Get up. Get Active. (2016) :45 (South Africa)

Virgin Active - Get up. Get Active. (2016) :45 (South Africa)

Get off your ass! If you're feeling kind of bummed that you're not having all the fun, come on, get up get active.

 

Batuk - Daniel ft Nandi Ndlovu (2016) 4:06 (South Africa)

Batuk - Daniel ft Nandi Ndlovu (2016) 4:06 (South Africa)

Batuk is a creative collective founded by South African electronic music producers Aero Manyelo and Spoek Mathambo; along with the prolific artist and vocalist Manteiga. This is the debut video, for their debut EP, "Daniel".

 

GWK - This Man Is Building A Rocket - (2015) 1:30 (South Africa)

GWK - This Man Is Building A Rocket - (2015) 1:30 (South Africa)

This delightfully styled animation contains no less than 520 model cobs of corn, 500 miniature stalks of wheat and it took 14 hour days spread over two months to make this happen.

 

KFC Next Level Awesome - Mick Fanning fights off shark (2015) :30 (South Africa)

KFC Next Level Awesome - Mick Fanning fights off shark (2015) :30 (South Africa)

KFC South Africa uses the Mick Fanning shark attack in an ad for double awesome bites, because apparently they make men with titanium balls and a quirky sense of humor down in Australia, and South Africans appr

 

Prudential - The Fisherman - (2015) :60 (South Africa)

Prudential - The Fisherman - (2015) :60 (South Africa)

This is the well crafted story of a fisherman's steady grind with his grandson, as they get up before the sun, working the nets in the hot mid day, and keep pulling up empty nets day after day after day.

 

VW Up has some advice for you.

Here are some fun ads for VW in South Africa that are very matter-of-fact in their advice. "The car that takes you places," reminds me a lot of Toyota's "Let's go places." I guess because it's more or less the same tagline. Stillt hese are quite witty and are in some ways a modern take on the classic Bernbach VW ads. The women headline is my favorite.

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