The UK market research group Kantar has polled South Africans on their favourite ads in the first six months of 2018. Fast food brands like Chicken Licken, Nando's and KFC dominated the list. One KFC ad nearly missed the cut after being reported to SA's Advertising Authority.
The British multinational market research heavyweight Kantar Millward Brown has polled South Africans on their favourite ads in the first half of 2018.
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The firm said in a report that they are seeing "creative competition" between fast food brands, with Chicken Licken, Nando's and KFC in particular engaging with customers via great story-telling.
These are the top 20 TV adverts for the first half of 2018. First quarter of 2018 1. Nando's - "We can fix our Sh#t" VIDEO M&C Saatchi Abel 2. Kia Sportage 4x4 - "The Harrisons" VIDEO Old Friends Young Talent 3. VW Polo - "Red flashy thing" VIDEO Ogilvy, Cape Town 4. Oreo Biscuits - "Oreo dunk challenge - Shaquille O'Neal's acrobat skills" VIDEO The Martin Agency 5. Samsung Galaxy S9 - "The Camera. Reimagined" VIDEO 72andSunny 6. VW Polo Vivo - "Share the ride" VIDEO Ogilvy Cape Town 7. Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly - "Elevator" VIDEO Ogilvy Johannesburg 8. Sunlight Liquid - "Tough on plastic"
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Mullen Lowe London 9. Huggies Nappy - "The world's first baby marathon" VIDEO Ogilvy, Johannesburg 10. Shield for Men deodorant - "Moses" VIDEO Gorilla Second Quarter - 2018 1. KFC - "Travellator" VIDEO By: Ogilvy, Johannesburg 2. KFC - "Stop it! I like it!" VIDEO
This ad nearly missed the cut following a complaint to SA's Advertising Standards Authority. The complainant objected against the ad's catch phrase 'Stop it!', which is also used in women and child abuse ads.
The Ads Authority, however, ruled that a reasonable viewer wouldn't connect the ad to sexual acts of abuse, given that the phrase 'Stop it!' is also commonly used to express enjoyment.
Ogilvy Johannesburg 3. ClearScore - "Get your money sorted" VIDEO Big Rock Media 4. ACC 200 Tablets - "Sick of the snotties"
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here. LeftRight Advertising 5. Voltaren Emulgel - "Linesman" VIDEO Saatchi & Saatchi 6. Assupol Funeral Plan - "Red light" VIDEO M&M Pictures 7. Sanlam Wealthsmiths - "Bright Idea" VIDEO King James 8. Colgate Total toothpaste - "Totally ready" VIDEO Redfuse Paris 9. Nescafé - "Soul of the bean" VIDEO Publicis Communications Johannesburg 10. Chicken Licken - "Sbu 2.0" VIDEO Joe Public Receive a single WhatsApp every morning with all our latest news: . click here
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