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Featured in Arab Ad magazine September, 2003 issue. Vol. 13. No. 8. Page:200.

Unbelievable!!! This cliché concept got awarded at the 2003 Jordan Advertising Awards!!! The awards were organized by Arab Ad and Mediascope J and were held on the 14th of August, 2003 at the Grand Hayatt hotel in Amman – Jordan.

The following criteria was used to evaluate the work, 55 points for freshness of the idea, 20 points for strategy, 20 points for quality of the execution and 5 points for personal assessment.

Judging panel included: Walid Azzi (Arab Ad), Tony Sabbagh, Nadim Zahar, Nagi Moubarak, Reema Karram, Halim Choueiry (publisher of Comma in Arab Ad), Hanadi Shehabeddine (Arab Ad), Ali Maher and Ani Orfali.

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BKME ad was created by Horizon FCB Kuwait; the Jordan Telecom ad was created by Team Young & Rubicam Amman and the MTC ad was created by JWT Kuwait.

I had previously contributed this entry to Communicate magazine which they kindly published as an example of their cover story titled “Copycat Incorporated” in the November 2005 issue No. 11. Page: 18.

Stock photography consists of existing photographs that can be licensed for specific uses. Publishers, advertising agencies, graphic artists, and others use stock photography to fulfill the needs of their creative assignments. A customer who uses stock photography instead of hiring a photographer can save time and money, but can also sacrifice creative control. – Wikipedia.

A cliché (from French, klɪ’ʃe) is a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty, especially when at some time it was considered distinctively forceful or novel. – Wikipedia.

“When we all think alike, then no one is thinking” – Walter Lipmann.

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