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AdBlogArabia launches MediaSouq.com – the place to be for Middle East creatives!

Found this in my RSS feeds now! Do take a look around! Looks promising. http://www.mediasouq.com From their blog: “…It is a project I’ve been working on for several months; and is a first-of-its-kind platform for advertising and media professionals in the Middle East to present their work, opinions and themselves to a wide regional and […]

Everyone can help preserve the environment – Interesting campaign!

Came across this very interesting campaign in my RSS feeds through Digg.com. Though it is non-UAE, it communicates a urgent message that is universal. By a strange coincidence, for the past week or so, we had also started a practice of ensuring all switches at home and work were off when not in use. Enjoy […]

Campaign Media Planning Awards 2006

The Campaign Media Planning Awards 2006 has now closed for entries. Click here to view the shortlist of nominees. Our Other UAE Blogs: – UseUae.com – KaramaStuff.blogspot.com

Upside down – do readers frown?

David Ogilvy on Advertising” contains section with a lot of donts on the use of twisted and upside down elements in an ad. Ogilvy frowned upon anything that would require a reader to do any additional task in trying to comprehend an ad. The ones below for example feature upside down visuals. The topsy-turvy visuals […]

UAE Advertising related posts on other UAE blogs

1) Designer Woke’s ‘How to create a Ramadan ad in 4 easy steps Campaign ME also ran an article on Ramadan ads. Our Other UAE Blogs: – UseUae.com – KaramaStuff.blogspot.com

For a change – Creative advertisements from around the world

Came across these links in my RSS reader, thought I’d post them here as they were advertising related: 1) Creative Advertisements Around The World http://www.hemmy.net/2006/10/15/creative-advertisements-around-the-world/ Our Other UAE Blogs: – UseUae.com – KaramaStuff.blogspot.com

A UAE Media Analysis Blog

A UAE blog critically analysing news channels and media in the UAE…informative read! http://dxbsumo.wordpress.com/ Our Other UAE Blogs: – UseUae.com – KaramaStuff.blogspot.com

TheOne Furniture Store – Misleading Advertising? – Disappointed customers

The One dhs10 sale leaves readers upsethttp://www.7days.ae/2006/10/01/the-one-dhs10-sale-leaves-readers-upset.html In reference to your article on page 21 of Friday, I would also like to add that it was just an exaggeration as the items which were for dhs10 were only tiny little stuff like candles, table mats, etc. as compared to such a huge store which boasts […]

[Portfolio of the Week] Yvan C. Goudard, Associate Creative Director – Now in Dubai

Yvan C. Goudard, who has finished a stint in Promoseven, Jeddah is now in Dubai. He writes in: “I finished my contract with promoseven Jeddah as Associate CreativeDirector and have now relocated in Dubai where I am looking for a similar position. My profile and portfolio are online at the following URL: www.yvan.tk. Feel free […]

Freej – Emarat Al Youm (arabic version of Emirates Today)

The Arabic version of Emirates Today – Emarat Al Youm (24 Sep 06) was encased in a very colourful and glossy sleeve, advertising Freej. “FREEJ; the Middle East’s first 3D animated series is the brainchild of Mohammed Saeed Harib who also directs the fifteen standalone episodes of fifteen minutes each, launching this September on national […]