Ascia + Coca-Cola

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Local instagram star Ascia was recently featured in Coca-Cola’s #OpenUp Ramadan campaign. The campaign pays tribute to the holy month by spreading happiness and encouraging people to open up to each other, rekindle lost connections and mend unresolved tensions. It’s pretty touching and both her and her husband “open up” in front of the camera which is never something easy to do, although I guess if Coca-Cola came knocking on my door I’d probably do the same thing as well. Checkout the spot below.


[YouTube]

via Life in Kuwait


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My favorite Ramadan commercial so far

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I was going through the list of top Ramadan commercials on Khaleejesque and the one above for Rauch drink was the only one that stuck out for me. Everything else either looked the same or put me to sleep. [YouTube]


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Who and where is the Pizza Italia guy?

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[YouTube]

Two years ago by complete randomness I found out who the Tikka “I like it spicy” guy was and posted about him. Now out of nostalgia curiosity I’m hoping to find out who the Pizza Italia guy from the commercial was and what he’s doing right now.

So if you have any information on the guy running in the commercial (pictured above) then let me know. Actually any information on the commercial like who did it, how it came to be etc.. would be interesting as well.

Update: Here is some information according to two readers. The Pizza Italia guy in the commercial is actually a Lebanese actor. The commercial was directed by Nick Cate, who is now living in the UAE. The scene in which is he running in front of shops was filmed in old Salmiya where Alamiah and Waleed Toys were located. The camera was located on the first floor of the building on the opposite side (the one with Xcite and Cinemagic).

Update2: According to Nick the director of the commercial, it was shot on a hand cranked 16mm Bolex camera and the music was composed by an Egyptian composer called Mohammed Al Banna.


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2013 Super Bowl Commercials

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I’m not a fan of the Super Bowl but I love the commercials. You can check out most this years ads on YouTube [Here]


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Racist or Not?

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A reader emailed me regarding this China Garden ad that appeared in the latest Bazaar’s Dining Guide. Him and his friends found it very offensive. What do you think?

Do you find this ad racist or not?

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    This can’t be real

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    This wasn’t made for Kuwait I guess? [YouTube]

    Update: The KDD commercial has been pulled from YouTube so if you didn’t watch it you missed out.


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    Red Mango Commercial Part 2

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    The continuation for the Red Mango commercial has been released and I now think their commercials are my favorite this Ramadan (and yes I prefer it over the Qualitynet one). [YouTube]

    If you missed out on the first part you can watch it [Here]

    Update: I just noticed the video says part 2 of 3 which means there’s still another one left. I don’t mind a series of ads for the same campaign but I’m not a fan of one single ad divided into smaller parts. This is YouTube, you can release one long ad and not have to worry about the advertising cost…


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    Ramadan Commercials 2012

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    I’ve collected most of this years Ramadan commercials and listed them all below after the jump. If you prefer you could also watch them all consecutively by playing the video above or on YouTube [Here]

    Note: I will keep adding to the list below, if there is any good commercial I’ve missed let me know.

    Update: Added the National Youth Project commercial
    Update2: Added Asnan Tower’s commercial
    Update3: Added 6alabat and ABK
    Update4: Added new Zain, Viva and McDonalds commercials

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    Pizza Italia Commercial (extended version)

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    Someone uploaded the extended version of the classic Pizza Italia commercial which contains a few scenes extra compared to the original. Good times. [YouTube]


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    Watch all the Superbowl Ads

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    YouTube has a channel called adblitz filled with all the Superbowl commercials from this year. Check them all out [Here]


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