Nando’s Official Response To Santam Challenge

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This just in, fresh from the production house. The final word in the Nando’s vs Santam back-and-forth.

 

The friendly battle of the brands started when Nando’s, the usual suspects, spoofed the well-known Santam TV commercial featuring Sir Ben Kingsley. In response Santam hit them back with a challenge. They’d be prepared to overlook the spoof ad if Nando’s followed their instructions to have meals delivered to the Johannesburg Children’s Home by 4pm today.

 

Nando’s gladly accepted the terms, delivered a day early and has guaranteed to provide the children’s home with free Nando’s meals once a month for a whole year. This is their official response entitled ‘Talk to the hand.’

 

Thanks to Black River FC and King James for the entertainment.

 

Let’s look back:

 

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17 Comments

  1. Well done to both companies! Makes you proud being a South African 🙂

  2. i just wish nando’s would get off their do-gooder, so healthy and nice horse. they use battery chickens, which is pretty gross. but hey, who cares what they really do when they can spend budget telling everyone what they stand for. meh.

  3. FUCK YES!

  4. what proof do u have that they use battery chickens? they use free range chickens and if they didn’t someone would have taken them to the ASA by now for false advertising since they hardly fly (ehm) under the radar.

  5. what proof do u have that they use battery chickens? they use free range chickens and if they didn’t someone would have taken them to the ASA by now for false advertising since they hardly fly (ehm) under the radar.

  6. I like what Santam and Nandos are doing. Brilliant. Some amazing work done by both agencies.
    A little bit of competition won’t kill anyone, oh..did I mention that something positive came out of this campaign. Battery what? Whatever…yum!

  7. Brilliant marketing …. they planned this add well… congrats to the marketing company…. thinking out of gthe box

  8. Brilliant marketing …. they planned this add well… congrats to the marketing company…. thinking out of the box.. well executed

  9. Danni.. what have you done today or any day that has changed advertising in this country?

    Do you have a free range chicken farm?

    Haters gonna hate.

  10. fool’s gonna be fooled ..

  11. so many insurance ads on TV they’ve spilled over into fast food. it’s an infestation. the entire advertising and broadcasting industry has mutated into a giant insurance robot, funded by frightened consumers in lego suburbs built on exploitation

  12. and what’s with all the respectable half-way across the sea accents doing the rounds, like the last foot-soldiers of the moth club risen from the dead

  13. amandla awethu isipingo

  14. I think Nandos won!! Well done

  15. Some entertaining advertising again for a change – and for a change, money well spent…. Well done Black River FC and King James!!

  16. I loved this!!! As someone has already commented, I feel proudly South African!!!

    I would just like to comment on Santam’s ad though. I have seen the advert several times on TV and found it very entertaining, have rewound it to see the uniform changing etc. But when my husband and I saw the Nando’s spoof, we were convinced it was an Allan Gray ad….the brand name certainly didn’t make itself memorable? Maybe a few more yellow hands would link Santam’s signature colour to the ad? 😉 Does anyone else feel the same?