Category Archive: Humour

Do You Have a Need for Speed?

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As the internet becomes more congested, we all feel the need for more from our broadband connections. Is your ADSL living up to your expectations? This week’s ‘Ad of the Week’ — which… Continue reading

The Way of Chicken Fu

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Every week I choose an ad from the current crop to feature as ‘Ad of the Week’ in my column on Marklives. South African fast-food chicken outlets have been vying for consumers’ attention… Continue reading

Friday Funny: Giving ‘Hunt and Peck’ New Meaning

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There is a universal trend for fast food chicken outlets to use humour to market themselves — SA’s Nando’s and Chicken Licken being two good examples. In Australia, an outlet called Chicken Treat has decided… Continue reading

The Brand That Pokes Fun at its Target

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Few brands can get away with it, but Garagista beer pulls off poking fun at hipsters, those beyond trendy, retro-loving, hat-wearing, beard-growing, cardigan-loving characters who, it seems, will never admit to being hipsters… Continue reading

Cats. Need I Say More?

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Even if you’re a dog lover, you have probably watched at least one YouTube video of cats doing strange things — playing on slippery floors, playing the piano, turning on the tap, taking… Continue reading

Justin – Always Good for a Laugh

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Because it’s Friday… an ad for Sauza 901 triple distilled vodka, featuring Justin Timberlake as a down-and-out lime. Got to see it, for a Friday Funny. Also, a pretty decent write-up at Adweek… Continue reading

Truth in Advertising? Just ask Ricky Gervais

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Would you pay Ricky Gervais a ‘shedload’ of money to slag off your product? Well, Australian ISP/telecommunications company Optus thought it would be a good idea. And they got the star of ‘The… Continue reading

Overrated Design

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I’m not normally into negative comparison, but there are occasions when it’s helpful to take a step back and look at what’s working and what’s just an overrated trend in design. FastCompany’s Bracket Challenge… Continue reading

What makes SA Unique?

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South Africa has 11 official languages, four capital cities and some of the weirdest-sounding names for our sports teams. But it’s our culture that many foreigners find strangest — yet enjoyably so. Every week, in… Continue reading

Funky Friday: Rap and the Art of Typography

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When presented with the opportunity to submit his work to the International Society of Typographic Designers, the typography guild in the UK, Mark Modimola married his two loves; hip-hop and history. Modimola, a… Continue reading