Category Archives: Stock Images

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Check out the Ahli Bank logo in this blog logo section.
• Notice the use of stock photos in both the Sony and the AL Ghanim Electronics ads and check the stock photos section of this blog.

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

The only graduate

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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.

No woman no cry

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The featured stock photo of a member of the Star Tribe

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Client: Al Sarraf computers

Agency: Horizon FCB – Kuwait

Country: Kuwait

The entire “artwork” is based on cutting and pasting stock photos from the same CD and that too from an “international” agency.

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Client: Al Fanar mall

Agency: P&A (Performance & Action)

Country: Kuwait

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Client: Mekky Furniture Center

Country: Kuwait

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Client: Wataniya Telecom Authorized Dealer

Country: Kuwait

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Client: Staffordsshire university

Country: Oman – 2009

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Published in Dalal magazine, November 2009. Page:110

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Published in Dalal magazine, November 2009. Page:112

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Client: NBK – National Bank of Kuwait

Agency: JWT – Kuwait

Country: Kuwait

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Client: Wataniya Telecom Authorized Dealer

Agency: Graffiti Marketing Communications

Country: Kuwait

Client: Staffordsshire university

Country: Oman – 2010

Key question, How difficult is it to actually take a photo of a veiled woman in the GCC?

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

Fishy ads

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Featured in Arab Ad magazine September, 2003 issue. Vol. 13. No. 8. Page:202.

Unbelievable!!! This cliché concept based on a stock photo 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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both the above ads were published in Kuwait.

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The above Du ad was published in 2008!!!

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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.

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.

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


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the below example has a different idea “Sharing” although it features  fish and fish bowls.

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The below example; although featuring a gold fish in a fish bowl has a different concept behind it from the jumping fish examples – as it advertises a window cleaning detergent. the idea is clear (no pun intended)

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Flying high

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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.

Nerds r us

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I had previously contributed this entry to Arab Ad magazine which they kindly published in the December 2004 issue. Vol. 14 / No 11. Page: 260

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

Scream

 

Client: Bokhamseen Carpets

Agency: Unknown

Country: Kuwait

 

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Client: Americana

Agency: Uni Expo

Country: Kuwait

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Client: KFC – Americana

Agency: Uni Expo

Country: Kuwait

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Client: KDD – Kuwait Danish Dairy

Agency: JWT – Kuwait

Country: Kuwait

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Client: Al Hour Bookshop

 

Agency: Unknown

 

Country: Kuwait

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Client: Beirut Complex

 

Agency: PPA – Power Plus Advertising

 

Country: Kuwait

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

Just Don’t do it

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The ad by The Kavli which was published only in D’mag June 2006 is based on a royalty-free stock image –  got awarded a Bronze at the 2006 KAAA (Kuwait Arabic Advertising Awards)!!! check out KAAA book; page: 31. 

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