KFC South Africa Features A Wildly Flopping Soccer Player

Here’s an amusing KFC ad, created by Ogilvy South Africa. A footballer named Herbz (as in herbs and spices) is playing at Cape Town’s Athlone Stadium when he gets tripped up. It’s pretty obviously a flop, but he persists in dramatically rolling about. And then it gets crazy. He ends up rolling out of the stadium and takes a rolling odyssey all around the sprawling city. People are following him and taking pictures. Herbz finally stops rolling when he reaches a KFC, which was his plan all along. And in a final clever touch, Herbz wears number 11. Here’s more from Adweek.

 

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Tuesday Throwback: This Beautiful Bell’s Whisky Ad From South Africa Shows An Elderly Man Learning To Read

I wrote about this one in 2014, and it’s a post I wished got more views, since the ad is just so good. The story of an elderly man learning how to read seems like an odd one for a whisky ad. But this South African Bell’s Whisky spot created by ad agency King James and directed by Greg Gray makes it work beautifully. We see the man slowly learning to read…he makes some mistakes along the way, but sticks with it, buoyed by the kindly support of his wife and friends. The payoff is absolutely triumphant and heartwarming. Here’s the ad, followed by a behind the scenes video.

This Bell’s Whisky Commercial From South Africa Is Fantastic

The story of an elderly man learning how to read seems like an odd one for a whisky ad. But this South African Bell’s Whisky spot created by ad agency King James and directed by Greg Gray makes it work beautifully. We see the man slowly learning to read…he makes some mistakes along the way, but sticks with it. The payoff is absolutely triumphant and heartwarming. Here’s the ad, followed by a behind the scenes video.

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