Tonight I was watching MBC 4 here and a commercial appeared for KFC. A mother and her toddler are sitting at a table. The toddler is whining and complaining whilst the mother is trying to eat some KFC. The mother then gives some KFC to the child who is then quiet.
Goodness – would an Australian, or UK, or New Zealand or even US advertising agency dare to try that content in an advertisement in those markets?
I saw a piece in the online version of the Sydney Morning Herald called Abu Dhabi playboys cut loose so naturally I clicked on it to see what it was about.
This was a follow-up piece on the Jupiter Mines Executives, known as Bananas in Pyjamas (or B1 and B2) because of their hi-jinks on an Etihad Airlines flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. These guys were arrested and charged for sexual harassment, being drunk and generally acting the fool. Found guilty and deported from the UAE, seems that Jupiter Mines have also cut them adrift (again).
The fun part of this piece? When I clicked the link the first time, the paid advertisement that came up was for First Class and Business Class travel on Etihad Airlines 😆