The new ads by Smeds for their mozarella cheese are nothing but sexually inferring. Without them telling you what they’re advertizing, you’d think Antoinette Akiki has a new sex-ed show, à la Lezem Ta3ref, on YouTube.
I’m not a marketing expert. But if someone intends to sell some food item, is associating it with talk about breasts and a man bringing his wife to orgasm a decent strategy?
In other words: food and vulgar ads, do they go hand in hand (no pun intended) or is it a grave misstep here?
I’ll leave the answer to the pros.
To me, I think sex sells. But not cheese.
Here are the ads:
The frontman of Lebanese band Meen Fouad Yammine is part of the ads for Buzz Vodka Mix and I just watched his newest offering for the brand & it’s simply hilarious.
Yammine’s initial ad, which spun several parodies, is the following:
His partner in the previous ad has also went solo:
Overall, some successful ads Buzz has going for it here. My favorite is the latest one by Fouad Yammine. I couldn’t stop laughing after watching it.
I gotta try this Buzz drink.
One of the best TV Ads I have ever seen in Lebanon. Absolutely epic.
Even though Maya Diab, currently hosting MTV’s “Hek Menghanné” is a great looking woman, many have been sure that she’s had a few plastic surgeries to help her.
And what’s “better” than to have an old TV appearance of Maya Diab come back to “haunt” her.
This is her in 2001:
And this is her today:
No need to watch the whole thing. The first minute should be enough.
They should make a “spot the difference” game out of this. It’d be her whole face – literally.
A friend linked me today to a YouTube video that hasn’t gone viral in the Middle East yet, featuring Lebanese TV presenter Razan Moghrabi in an intimate session with friends, discussing sex.
I normally wouldn’t care about such a thing. Sex is a natural thing that we discuss. However, Razan takes this “discussion” to a whole new level with lewd behavior that includes putting her hand up the guy’s shorts.
Lebanese people in general, and women in particular, are already being stereotyped as being overly promiscuous, which, in a region as conservative as the one we live in, isn’t a positive association. We try to tell everyone how this is not true and that those spreading such lies are Saudi men whose only purpose of coming to Lebanon in summer is to get laid.