Category Archives: Advertising

Cafe Najjar From “Wen fi Lebnene Fi Najjar” To “Abel Kel Chi, Fi Najjar”

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If I had seen this ad on TV, I would have never guessed it was a Cafe Najjar one. Beach house, surfer with dreadlocks, beach volley and a camp fire: A drastic change from their latest ads but a good one in my opinion.

It’s a feel-good summer ad and I love how they’re showing beautiful areas and surfers in Lebanon because very few people know that you can actually surf here. There’s one thing that I didn’t get though: Why is he drinking Cafe Najjar in a mug? Who does that?

[YouTube]

PS: Someone should tell them to fix their YouTube title and remove the 47s (47 seconds) from it.

PS2: They removed the video I shared and uploaded a shorter one with the seconds in the title 🙂

What Are These Girls Talking About?

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Child marriage continues to be a serious problem in Lebanon and the Middle East. Girls are generally more impacted than boys as they are not physically nor emotionally ready to become wives and mothers. Child marriage is also quite prevalent among Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and families seek to marry their teenage girls for protection or economic reasons.

Raising the minimum legal age of marriage to 18 is a must but is unfortunately far fetched in Lebanon.

Best Father’s Day Ads From Lebanon [2016]

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kababji Kababji is my favorite this year

Here’s a roundup of the best Father’s Day ads I spotted this year. If there are ads that I might have missed, please forward them to me.

Happy Father’s Day!

exotica When dad breaks the rules – Exotica

touch A son’s first hero. A daughter’s first love – Touch Lebanon

almaza Awwal kar3a min wara daher 2emme – via Almaza

Jeep I will always look up to you – Jeep Lebanon

Fakhry Haha! via Fakhry

Dodge This should be used to promote road safety – Brilliant one by Dodge Lebanon

dewards1 Cherish these moments with your fathers as long as they are here – Dewars

Sultan Ibrahim To more generations to come – Sultan Ibrahim

Pepsi leb via Pepsi Lebanon

volvo-fathers-day-3 via Volvo Lebanon

KHoury Game of Thrones-inspired ad – Khoury Home

deek duke Being a dad is the greatest – Deek Duke

BMW Lebanon My hero – BMW Lebanon

Bank Audi It’s all about the trust indeed – Bank Audi

Bank of Beirut These little things that made a big difference – Bank of Beirut

Spinneys1 Lol! – via Rizk Group

kronfol El Dene 2em wou bay – Kronfol

Krikita via Krikita

papaya Haha!

zifaf via Zifaf

shawarmanji Via Shawarmanji

Toyota via Toyota Lebanon

stoli Stoli

The Most Frequently Asked Question in Lebanon: Dawle Aw Moteur?

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For me, it’s even more complicated than Dawle Aw moteur, since we still don’t have our own circuit breaker (disjoncteur) and are using the main construction site one that powers three buildings.

I have no idea what’s that campaign about. I hope it’s not another 24/7 electricity campaign because the last time we had one, electricity got even worse.

Ten Great Travel Destinations Where Lebanese Don’t Need a VISA

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Even though we have one of the most expensive and least useful passports in the world, there are still some cool travel destinations that we can go to without a visa and MasterCard wants to remind us of some of them:

1- Mauritius
2- Turkey
3- Sri Lanka
4- Georgia
5- Jordan
6- Nepal
7- Malaysia
8- Oman
9- Seychelles
10- Maldives

I am not so sure about Sri Lanka though as I know there is a visa of around 50$ to be paid.

Someone is Suing MTV Over Their Road Safety Campaign

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A Lebanese lawyer apparently got offended by MTV’s brilliant road safety campaign and is planning to sue them. Sandrellah Merhej, the lawyer in question, wants to stop the ad because it is disrespectful to religious symbols (mainly Christian Saints in that case). She even stated that a protest was being planned against MTV but they decided to legally sue MTV instead.

Now isn’t that the most ironic thing ever? someone suing MTV for disrespecting Christianity while MTV keeps bragging about standing for Christian rights in Lebanon? What would be even more ironic and funny is for the lawyer in question to fall into a pothole and ruin her tires on her way to the hearing session.

I personally loved the ad and thought it brilliantly tackled road safety in Lebanon.

[YouTube]

sandrellah

Hey Najib, is Everything Secure Enough?

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I seriously have no idea who came up with that ad, but this guy acts exactly like me. I lock my car at least 3-4 times and if I’m leaving the laptop in the car, I check all the doors like 5 times. I make sure our building’s gate is properly closed and don’t get me started with my daily house inspections. I check everything twice every morning before leaving and twice before sleeping.

My wife couldn’t stop laughing when she heard the ad.

PS: As far as online payment is concerned, I only use one specific card with a low limit and always make sure the website is secure enough. Of course with 3D Secure, payments are even more secure now so it’s great news for me and that other “Najib” lol!