15 creative ideas from the Gulf

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Came across a campaign for Polo – the mint with a hole, in Ads of the World. We’ve seen several executions of the ‘Mint with a hole idea in India’, including this cracking one created by Freddie Birdy & Naved in the early ’90s. I found these expressions fresh and unique.

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Over the years, there’s been seen a steady improvement in idea and more importantly, execution of creative ideas from the Gulf. Here are a few that illustrate the point:

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Al-Ain Wildlife Park. Claim: Now open till midnight.

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Don’t let them (pests) get comfortable, says this cheeky ad for Boecker Public Health.

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Beautifully art-directed ad for Career Junction: put your skills to better use.

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Dial Hand Sanitizer: Anywhere.

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Ingenious ambient idea for Duracell torches.

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Ad for EA’s Medal of Honour, which won several awards.

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An obvious scam for Dubai Cosmetic Surgery. Funny, nevertheless.

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Whacky idea for Kit-Kat, Have a Break.

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An ad for a push up bra in Wonderbra territory.

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Part of the scam-ifested work from FP7, Doha for the Dubai Lynx Festival. Samsung: get your clothes to spill the dirt out.

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Interesting approach to sell Volvo cars in Dubai, presumably from a dealer.

All ads, via Ads of the World.

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