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14Jan/160

The Ad Doritos Don’t Want You To See

doritos pepsi sumofusHappy to share this rather brilliant skit of a Doritos advert in order to ecnourage them to stop killing tigers so we can enjoy fried corn product.

It’s 2016 and we’re back -- taking on Doritos by crashing the biggest sporting event in the US again!

Last year, we made a video that looks suspiciously like one that could be in the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl marketing campaign -- where budding filmmakers are pitted against each other to create the most Doritos-y commercial to be aired during the biggest sports event in the United States.

Our video demanded that Doritos and its parent company PepsiCo adopt a responsible deforestation-free palm oil policy, and it racked up a whopping 25 million views.

It worked! PepsiCo came out with a new palm oil policy at the end of last year! But it still contains massive loopholes -- that’s why our fight isn’t over yet.

As the main sponsor of the Super Bowl, all eyes are going to be on PepsiCo. And that means it is especially vulnerable to pressure from us. If all of us share this video right now, we can make this video go viral and force PepsiCo to act.

Under PepsiCo’s new policy, the rainforest will still be destroyed, endangered species like the Sumatran tiger and orangutan will still suffer, and workers -- many of them children -- will still be exploited.

This is because the policy does not cover PepsiCo’s business partner in Indonesia, Indofood, which produces all of PepsiCo’s products in South-East Asia.

We know that pressuring PepsiCo works. Our video made waves -- it got more than three times the views of the ten official finalists in the Crash the Superbowl competition -- combined. It forced PepsiCo onto the defensive -- and that’s why we have to do it again.

PepsiCo’s palm oil policy is disappointing, but we can push the snack food giant to go the whole way and use only conflict-free palm oil. The SumOfUs community has already been instrumental in transforming the palm oil industry -- we’ve made McDonald’s and Yum! Brands (owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell) commit to zero-deforestation policies.

Now let’s make PepsiCo do the right thing.

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8Oct/110

Diesel’s 10-year anniversary not-porn SFW XXX viral

This is a stone cold internet meme that will hardly be new to seasoned media nodes, but it bears repeating for just how superbly conceived and executed it is.

Not many things make me laugh out loud, but the mouth organ, accordion, corn-on-the-cob and Skittles bits here do.

I expect at some point this vid would have hit a brick wall at some point in most companies - even in the more edgy ones there's probably someone high up baulking at a video like this that, let's face it, references and virtually shows a lot of hard-core shenanigans. It takes a brave outfit to slap your name all over it.

So, well done to Diesel. No doubt that twonk Alex Zane will make making a shit joke about on Channel 4 very soon.

NB. While Diesel branded this 'safe for work' it is by no stretch of the imagination safe for the majority of workplace PCs.

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