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Did Safaricom Spend Almost $1 M in Copy – Pasting?

There is this Niko Na Safaricom campaign which Safaricom reportedly spent over Ksh 60 Million to make and alot more to run. Safaricom has praised the advert as something which was done from scratch and it being an “original composition”. That is not coming out as the truth since in 2009, Qantas Air (Australian national carrier) ran a similar advert called The spirit of Australia.

The campaigns looks similar in every bit and it is very hard for Safaricom to convince anyone that their is an original concept. If at all Safaricom copy pasted, then this is going to be one of the most expensive copy pasting campaign ever.

Qantas the Spirit of Australia – TV Ad 2009

Niko na Safaricom – 2010

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Written by Robert

Respected Kenyan blogger, tech evangelist, and social justice activist. Robert is known for his hard-hitting articles and opinions disseminated through his Twitter handle @RobertAlai or Facebook page (www.fb.com/RobertAlai).

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