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Let’s run away. I vote: Brazil

I don’t think we’ll ever forget the goosies that spread collectively through the nation almost four years ago. When Tshabalala blasted the opening goal of the World Cup, I was pretty...

#Retrospective13

I can remember doodling logo inspiration on serviettes and notebooks in a Starbucks in West London more than five years ago. Fast forward to 1 June 2010, Retroviral was formed out of a passion to...

This post is dedicated to Berton Bosman

There are times when the world loses someone too young and too awesome. Last year this time, South Africa lost a fucking rad dude. Berton Bosman sadly passed away at the 2013 Ironman 70.3 event. This...

Continental Run2Stop

There’s been a lot of talk in SA marketing circles about CSI campaigns – where the ‘S’ stands for ‘superficial’ or ‘sugarcoat’. This is the second year...

Kreepy Krauly Wrangler from South Africa

The most exciting trend for us this year at Retroviral has been the growing brand interest in scripted and produced-for-online content. Fortunately requests for the F-word (Flashmobs) also seem to...

Children’s Hospital Africa

We don’t have too much choice when it comes to remarkable homegrown TV content. We have ‘reality’ forced down our throats because it makes someone money. Unfortunately if...

Webfluenti.al is live

I’m excited to announce our latest venture – Webfluenti.al – is live, in association with Silver Apple Studios (Dave Philip) and Stratos Capital (Murray Legg). Webfluential is...

Play100Club Top 10

Voting for Converse’s #Play100Club is aaaaalmost closed. You have until next Friday to make sure we’re sending SA’s BEST to play at London’s iconic 100 Club, Daisies in Darling, and to...

The ad about gays that Unilever pulled

‘Uhhh Dad I’m gay… You need a strong heart today’. Wow!   And this is how they deny deny til they believe the lie on the twitterz -”This advert was prepared by an...

Yawn-activated coffee machine

We’re so close to the entrance of Weekend Land folks. Hang in there. Have a coffee. Or watch this epic idea created by Joe Public for client Douwe Egberts – the yawn-activated, coffee...

It’s time to stop being a fatty

I’m turning 30 this year. I’m having one of those quarter life crises. Yes I’m going to be 120, smartass. I look at my body in the mirror. I no longer see the chiseled physique of a...

From Japanese inspired theatre to cars…

Suzuki uploaded its latest series of Swift TVCs just over half an hour ago. Just so you know, I have not been paid to bring this to your attention. I do not work for this brand in any context. I...

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