We’ve got the Christmas ad winner already – and all because Clearcast, a company that acts as a broadcast ad regulator, in its wisdom banned it.
It’s Iceland’s “the story of Rang-tang,’ an orangutang which invades a bedroom as nasty humans have destroyed its natural habitat for palm oil. Agency Mother used Greenpeace footage and, according to Clearcast, that makes it “too political.”
You can see why Clearcast is doubly cautious in this “fake news” era but, in this case, an own goal.
Not that Iceland and Greenpeace should be complaining with over three million YouTube views already (but they are naturally.)
Palm oil appears in many of the products made by TV’s biggest traditional advertisers. Which could be a coincidence of course…
MAA creative scale: 9.