Columns 14.9.2017 01:34 pm

An ad that inspires other ads is a success

It’s no surprise that few things under the sun are original. I love a good ad. And a clever one even more.

Advertising is a cut-throat industry. There’s a lot to take in when you find yourself either on agency or creative’s side, and both sides serve up their challenges. It’s an industry notorious for the toll it takes on advertising professionals, and also for its questionable ethics. Burnout, creative blocks and ridiculous deadlines are part and parcel of what’s become known as #AgencyLife, but it’s still an industry I love.

An ad that inspires other ads is a success
An ad that inspires other ads is a success

An ad that inspires other ads is a success

It’s no surprise that few things under the sun are original. I love a good ad. And a clever one even more.

Tolls there to milk consumers, yes?
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Tolls there to milk consumers, yes?

The most unfair aspect of the whole system is that motorists continue to pay escalating annual toll fees every year.
KZN spat shows ANC is no monolith
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KZN spat shows ANC is no monolith

Should the illegally elected leadership attempt to run the nomination process in the lead-up to the party’s national conference in December, there will be legal challenges.
Is it not time for the ANC-led alliance to consider breaking up?
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Is it not time for the ANC-led alliance to consider breaking up?

Unless there is a radical change that would favour the continuation of the alliance, each of its components must accept their ‘sell-by’ date has expired.
Robin Hood was just a hood…
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Robin Hood was just a hood…

For ordinary South Africans to celebrate criminals as heroes is sending a terrible message to our kids.
Facebook thinks it knows me
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Facebook thinks it knows me

I am starting to think that these social media apps have insight into information that we are not aware of.
Slay, nana: why I get people who flaunt what they don’t have on social media
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Slay, nana: why I get people who flaunt what they don’t have on social media

Why I understand the actions of the WSU student who mistakenly received Nsfas millions and went balling with the money.
The joke’s never on you, Trevor Noah
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The joke’s never on you, Trevor Noah

You remind us we can laugh at each other and at ourselves and that defining yourself by your colour is the real joke.
Road users won’t miss you, Nazir Alli
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Road users won’t miss you, Nazir Alli

He was abusive and dictatorial in forcing through the concept of e-tolls and was dismissive of all critics.
Kunene’s fake news and shot credibility
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Kunene’s fake news and shot credibility

Kunene has flipped and flopped from one allegiance to the next. No wonder it’s nearly impossible to take him seriously.
Becoming a promised new man
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Becoming a promised new man

A number of passers-by who had had similar surgery years ago confirmed that ‘I would be a new man soon’.
Anderson doesn’t need to be ‘gutted’
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Anderson doesn’t need to be ‘gutted’

It was his first Grand Slam final, surpassing his previous best finish of reaching the quarterfinals of the US Open two years ago.
Zuma’s anti-Cyril plan is dangerous
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Zuma’s anti-Cyril plan is dangerous

The president may be able to avoid prosecution for good once Dlamini-Zuma is in charge in the Union Buildings.
A political dynasty is unfolding
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A political dynasty is unfolding

Zuma has ensured the institutions that can be used to bring him to book are under the control of people not interested in the welfare of the rest of the country.
You’ve probably been saying happy birthday a lot lately
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You’ve probably been saying happy birthday a lot lately

September is the month with the most birthdays.
Knives are out for Zuma dissidents
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Knives are out for Zuma dissidents

The power play for Dlamini-Zuma’s rise to power is well and truly under way.
Er, but what if Kenny Kunene was telling the truth?
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Er, but what if Kenny Kunene was telling the truth?

As a society, we seem to have agreed without any evidence whatsoever that the Sushi King must be lying – and probably just because it’s Kenny.
1Life insurance: A celebration of life
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1Life insurance: A celebration of life

You can ‘say hello to today’ and celebrate it, secure in the knowledge that tomorrow is taken care of.
Buoyant Boks out to buck trend
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Buoyant Boks out to buck trend

If they are to beat the Wallabies Down Under for the first time since 2013, they’ll have to be on top of their game.
Bafana Bafana go from bad to worse
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Bafana Bafana go from bad to worse

The Ghanaian referee who awarded a nonexistent penalty to Bafana in the November 2016 qualifier in Polokwane, which Bafana won 2-1 has been banned for life.
Bell Pottinger’s slop bucket runneth over
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Bell Pottinger’s slop bucket runneth over

The company may be doomed, but don’t feel too sorry for the toffs who’ve been disgraced.
Boks have a lesson to pass on
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Boks have a lesson to pass on

Why our national soccer and cricket teams have, without putting too fine a point on it, been disappointing.
Over my dead body…
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Over my dead body…

I also want people to lie at my funeral. It is something I have thought long and hard about and I am dead serious, pardon the pun.
Kevin Anderson is tennis’ new superhero
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Kevin Anderson is tennis’ new superhero

The 31-year-old has over the last 10 days at Flushing Meadows shown his 2015 US Open quarterfinal appearance was no fluke.
Cancelling 18-month-old traffic fines a good move
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Cancelling 18-month-old traffic fines a good move

The move has sent a clear message to municipal authorities that they need to get their act together when it comes to traffic law enforcement.
So what if you fly the old SA flag?
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So what if you fly the old SA flag?

Just because you may be sensitive about it doesn’t mean your reaction should be a general truth.

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