Nationwide Poetry Adverts: Fixed

Nationwide poetry adverts

I really hate these Nationwide poetry adverts, they’re so pleased with themselves. You can tell they’re gunning for winsome, joyous, authentic but they just make me want to give everyone involved a Chinese burn.

You hated them too – they were officialy the fourth worst advert of the year according to the Great British public.

I don’t bear any ill-will to the people featured in them – being vile to strangers on the internet is one of the more depressing phenomena of our time – so my apologies in advance to Heather. I hope your allotment thrives, your son gets his home and eats his carrots. But I never want to hear your poem ever again.

So I fixed it for you. For everyone with ears, in fact.

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.