This could have really been better. I only found one guy who was making fantastic chilli sauces and chutneys which go by the name Simply Wild. Otherwise, I really wasn't impressed. I thought there would have been a stand for imported chilli sauces, marinades, and something new and exiting but there wasn't. Maybe in years to come there will be something better. Posted on 19 Jun 2012 23:05
Very lovely and true,but please use a different name DRUMS just sounds so ridiculous considering what you are referring to. There are other things that brands and/or agencies fail at doing and that is applying a creative idea to the media type and format. What I mean by this is, how they extend a creative idea from TV to print, to Out of home (which has many different formats like street pole ads and billboards). I am not sure whether it's laziness or gross incomeptence that causes agencies to copy and paste a print ad onto, for instance, a billboard, this never works particularly when trying to be impactful. Optimum usage of the dynamics of the format is imperative! Of course another challenge is that the deadlines are never met, so there is never time to do such, so it's always easier for creative agencies to just resize artwork to fit the dimensions of the said format....it's sad. Posted on 19 Jun 2012 15:44
Unemployment is a collosal problem in the country, how will banning alcohol advertising aid this problem? If banning alcohol advertising will only have a marginal positive effect, is this worth destroying thousands of lives who will be looking for jobs most of which, I infer, are bread winners?
Yes I agree as well that alcohol abuse is a symptom of other deep rooted problems, so what has the Government done to deal with these? Banning alcohol advertising sounds like an escapist's route to me because it's the deep rooted problems that have a greater impact on social mis-behaviour rather than advertising. All the stakeholders should come together in dealing with the problems as curt warning labels do nothing to the illiterate in Kwamashu. All big brands should take responsibility by running educational campaigns with the government about alcohol abuse and the like.
Banning is certainly not the way to go, but all stakeholders should come together to find ways to combat the social ills that come with alcohol. Posted on 19 Jun 2012 14:06
This ads is a racist! Why are you mocking these poor whites, wena!? After everything this country has been through, whites must still suffer this humiliation and be exposed to this disgraceful public scrutiny. #justsaying Posted on 19 Jun 2012 08:07
I'm surprised having met the new President of Coke SA. I also don't think we should jump to firing any agency. Dig deeper it's usually some junior trying to make a mark. Bottom line, consumers are apathetic, so like they toss their bottles they won't boycott coke. And planet earth is the lower... Posted on 18 Jun 2012 16:17
Ah, the good ol' Streisand Effect. Whoever's handling Coke's PR should be fired PDQ before they do more damage. There are at least 3 other ways they could have handled this situation, none of which would have left them looking like pissy out-of-touch asses. Posted on 18 Jun 2012 15:37