Whopper Sacrifice

Post by Mark

Right on the heels of Whopper Virgin comes Whopper Sacrifice, another super smart campaign by Burger King. Whopper Sacrifice is a Facebook application and unlike anything else on Facebook it isn’t trying to make you join a group, make more friends or spread the word, instead it asks you to delete 10 friends from your list and in return you get a free Whopper. Usually when you de-friend someone on Facebook its quiet and your friends might not even notice, not the case with Whopper Sacrifice. It will make sure your 10 friends know you ditched them for a whopper. Now it doesn’t work in Kuwait as in you won’t get a free Whopper here but its still fun to do. [Link]


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Robocop Fried Chicken Commercial

Post by Mark

This is one strange Korean commercial. It’s for fried chicken and stars a Korean version of Robocop and has spaghetti western music as the soundtrack! [YouTube]


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Wataniya Airways first TV commercial

Post by Mark

Back in October my agency pitched for and won the Wataniya Airways account. For those of you who don’t know, Wataniya Airways is the new “premium” Kuwaiti airline. I am highlighting the word premium because many people including me originally thought Wataniya Airways was going to be competing against the likes of Jazeera Airways as an economy no frills airline, it’s not. Wataniya Airways won’t even be using the regular airport instead they will be flying in and out of the new Royal Aviation Terminal, the exclusive terminal used by private jets. Anyway, the TV commercial is finally completed and here it is. I might later add some behind the scenes (making of) pictures but only if I find interesting ones. [YouTube]

update: Added a few behind the scenes photos below, might add more later.

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Ah Ya Lasmar Ya Zain 35 Years Later

Post by Mark

The video above is of the new Zain commercial, while the one below is the original from 1973. Same song, same singer. Its cool seeing the same thing but 35 years apart. Big difference of course is that the singer (Abdul Karim Abdul Kader) is much older, but I also noticed how the girls skirt is now much longer and Abdul Kader is no longer sitting next to her but standing a couple of meters away. Imagine a remake of Bye Bye London today, the whole play would probably take place at a Starbucks.


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The Fans

Post by Mark

Just wanted to share two more commercials which I think are also really great. I love how the fan walks into the room in the commercial above!

Update: Here are some more…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7No9jQHoDg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlWp7uanYcc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By6_nhzJOCY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH5I1xRmwhQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OUO-QX2esc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5yIxQU5tfA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH_iyWijV44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzmtPaUk7xI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaZSRyj7zvA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHQOcKUj5ps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUsSWOfLOdE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJbQVqL_8o4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FryfCujh2hU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhhbdTXK16c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpQS04leUAo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQxv8L6B0Os
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJjoTNseTPc


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Whopper Virgins

Post by Mark

Whopper Virgins

This is definitely definitely definitely one of my favorite ad campaigns ever. Burger King hired independent researchers to travel to remote places around the world and find people who have no clue what a McDonalds or Burger King is and who have never eaten a burger and then have them try both the Whopper and the Big Mac and see which one they preferred. Its pure GENIUS! Its a very short touching and entertaining documentary which you can watch on the Whopper Virgins site and although I hate Burger King in Kuwait I think I am going to go have a Whopper for lunch tomorrow.

I LOVE IT so watch it! [Link]


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Teta Latifa

Post by Mark

A funny Lebanese commercial. [YouTube]


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Rahma Campaign

Post by Mark

Just saw this anti abuse/racism campaign and thought I would share it. There are three different versions but these two are my favorites. [Link]

via ads2blog


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Strange Kuwait Airways Commercial

Post by Mark

According to the video uploader this commercial was aired on Monday. So just a quick poll, how many people said WTF?! after watching it? [YouTube]


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Ajwan’s Ramadan Ad

Post by K.theKuwaiti

I have been trying to follow this year’s ‘Ramadan Season’ television; however, most of our beloved shows have given up on originality and are just trying to add a new taboo to a recycled story line.

My family actually looks forward to the commercial breaks more than the shows themselves. You know there is something wrong when advertisements are more entertaining than the content itself. [YouTube]

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