Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
3 minute read
28 Aug 2021
8:00 am

Nandos’s spot-on comic gem makes us smile at fake news

Brendan Seery

The latest Nando’s ad has been burning up the internet.

I once heard it said that life in South Africa is easy for a comedian, because the gags write themselves. That means it’s also pretty straightforward for those copywriters working for brands which have, as their stock in trade, a healthy sense of humour. Nando’s, of all of our brands, is the one which has annexed humour as part of its marketing DNA … albeit there is a spicy bit of competition these days from the likes of Chicken Licken. The latest Nando’s ad has been burning up the internet because it “went viral” quickly. Within hours of its release...