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Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

I'm sometimes amazed what companies do to promote their products in other parts of the world. The local advertisement agencies really seem to lack the esprit to produce advertisements that are fun to watch and that deliver a message. They always seem to go straight to the message and forget that viewers are usually bored by those ads.

I have spotted a Pepsi advertisement on Youtube that is airing in South-America only which has all the traits of an interesting fun to watch ad. Honestly, what can go wrong if you combine Kung Fu Fighting, Mini Me and Godzilla in an ad?

Interestingly enough that's not all there is to be seen and done for the viewer. They did release a free browser widget for Nokia Mobile phones built by interactive design & marketing group AgencyNet that can be downloaded free of charge from a newly created website. Supported languages are Spanish, Portuguese and English. The Pepsimundo website itself is only in Spanish but easy enough to navigate.

How does this ad compare to the ads you usually see when turning on the television?

Update: The video has been deleted on YouTube, it is no longer available on the popular video hosting website. The account that has uploaded the video has been deleted as well. The video itself does not seem to be available as a copy on the site, which is often the case when a video goes down.

Here are related videos that you may enjoy. The first is a French Pepsi commercial.

A Dr. Pepper commercial featuring Godzilla.

Nike's famous Ronaldinho commercial.

Please let me know if you find the original Pepsi Kung Fu commercial on the Internet, I'd like to embed the video again on the site.

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    1. Roman ShaRP said on November 6, 2008 at 7:32 pm

      How does this ad compare to the ads you usually see when turning on the television?

      I quit watching TV last year. So I don’t see any ads :)

    2. Angelo R. said on November 6, 2008 at 11:07 pm

      @Roman ShaRP: As did I.. happily I get to miss the really bad commercials, but gems like these get uploaded,so I get to catch all the good ones

    3. Jonathan said on November 7, 2008 at 12:21 am

      This is by far one of the better commercials I have seen and I have cable, so I see allot of bad ones!!

    4. Jesse said on November 7, 2008 at 2:56 am

      I don’t watch tv either, but I digress, web ads are never this good.

    5. hal9000 said on November 7, 2008 at 11:20 am

      There is a variation of this advert in the UK
      Its not as long and doesn’t feature godzilla but does have some very funny kung fu in it between 2 guys

    6. GRTerrero said on November 7, 2008 at 7:23 pm

      Ha ha ha. There’s a commercial with a lizard in the U.S. that uses that song (the gecko for the Geico Car Insurance company). That song is always good for a chuckle.

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