Wherever There’s An Offer, There’s A Kenyan- Right?

For a few weeks now, two banks have been confusing me and my fellow consumers who have as little (or as much) as sh1,000  to put aside. Both banks are both green in color and you’d be forgiven to think its one bank running two different promotions with similar prizes. Confusing right? Thing is, these two banks are running promotions that are similar in nature- deposit some money in your account and you stand a chance of winning, among other prizes saloon cars, pick-ups, motorbikes and other worldly possessions that we hold so dear and use as a measure of how well we’re doing.

Bank one. Cooperative Bank- Ongeza Akiba, Imarisha Maisha promotion. The creativity behind this promotion hits more than two nails on the head at the same time. Coop Bank has taken different scenarios of how one can forego a quick, short lived luxury in anticipation for a higher, more satisfying reward. A quick run through of my favourite among them: A guy walks past a restaurant and see another digging in into a delicious meal with gusto.Image

He reaches into his pocket and pulls out  Continue reading

101 Ways to Make Women Look Ridiculous

JIK- Really? 101 uses and all you could think about how to tell us about it using was with 101 women dressed like clown wives and a parody to a South African jig song!

I wonder how the advertising agency managed to convince the client (Reckit Benkiser) that this ad would pass the audience’s sneers and gales of laughter, especially with the ‘momo’ bug going around town. And what’s with the shot of these ‘momos‘ down on their knees sashaying their bums mid air? Way to get us thinking about 101 ways to use JIK.

I think South African ad agencies assume that whatever passes for them, will pass for the rest of Africa, but lets talk about them some other day. Flashback: I prefer JIK’s other advert with the naughtiest boy I know. Who, by the way, I think is not Kenyan Continue reading