An Ad without a name

Frankom had posted about an ad placed in a Saudi newspaper, where they forgot to out the store’s name on the ad. That was funny.

Well, before we start making fun of them, check this ad in today’s Al-Qabas. I had also posted yesterday about an ad that placed twice in the same paper , in the same day, on consecutive pages.

I guess someone in the ad world is getting affected by fasting in Ramadan.


Mo 5oosh 5abar lilriyatha elkwaitiya

The governemnt just announced The Youth & Sport authority’s new members, and it appears that it came as a hell of a  shock to the people on the sports scene.

These are some of the opinions, and are mostly negative. This is Al-Jareeda link, and this is Al-Qabas’ link.

Older related posts are here and here.

E wallah a big thank you to Al-Roudhan Ramadan Tournament

The organizers of Al-Roudhan Ramadan Football Tournament have outdone themselves this year.

They brought players from the best international and soccer teams, A\C Milan & Inter Milan; have brought the best and most valuable cups and trophies from the best competitions in the world; and have entertained the audience for a whole month with fun activities and gifts.

  • Thank you for bringing A\C Milan legends.
  • Thank you for bringing FIFA Club World cup and European Super cup.
  • Thank you for bringing Inter Milan’s President and goalkeeper.
  • Thank you for bringing back the fun.

Older related posts about Al-Roudhan are here, here, and here.

I love Gulf Bank

I love the advertising campaigns of Gulf Bank. They just scream old Kuwait.

I love how they use old lights (zhaiwi), young girls of the past (m3 dararee3hum w 3achayfhum), and the magnificant boom-like buildings of their branches.

Here is a 3eed greeting from Gulf Bank.

Older related posts are here, here, and here.

Watch this… Funny NBK Wa6ani 3eed ad

These Kuwaiti students in Australia made this funny video response to NBK’s 3eed ad, which was a very big hit in Kuwait.

Thx B.

Why ya Flex?

Today, one of my training buddies and close friend called me pissed out of her head about her class at Flex Fitness ladies.

That’s my gym, I’ve been with them ever since they opened ages ago. They were excellent, with their cute little building, excellent classes, professional trainers, and top-of-the-state equipment.

Then Flex went and did this dumb thing, where they expanded by building a new extention. And what an extension, a 4 floor new addittion. With an a lap pool, a huge cardio room, 2 squash courts, a full spa floor, numerous training rooms, and a huge variety of new classes.

But with this expansion, their services started going down the drain. I try to be positive, but it’s difficult. The classes are very crowded, towels are rare and scarce to get, parking is a nightmare even with the stupid valet, the friendly reception staff are gone, bad customer service replaced them, complaints are many and repeatitive.

Problem is, for me and my friend, is that Flex is the closest good gym we’ve got. We both live on 2nd and 3rd ring roads; so the Sea Club with its far location, the Corniche in traffic jammed Salmiya, and the equally jammed Champions are out of the question for us.

But what happened to my friend today is really over the top. She loves Flex’s Body Sculpting class, she never misses one. However, she had to do the class today with busted A\C and with a pregnant trainer. Isn’t that a bit too much? I know we’re loyal, I know location-wise Flex is the best for us. But we have to draw the line somewhere. I think today is it.

Couldn’t they fix the A\C, have maintenance come at once? Couldn’t they have shifted the class to another excercise room? Couldn’t they get a non-pregnant trainer? I don’t really think Human right groups would like to know that a pregs trainer is instructing a high and physically challenging class.

Flex, get your act together. You were on top. Get back there again. Start listening to your customers. We’ve been with you for the great part of a full decade, shouldn’t you listen to us when we talk? Do you really want to open our eyes to the many other great gyms out there?

Tara we know about Pilates, we know about Le Femme, we know about the Palms and Sea Club. Don’t let us go and check them out, get our nostalgic Flex golden days out of our heads, and get convinced that there are other places in Kuwait that do offer better and superior gym experience.

Get your act together and stop treating customers like sheep. They deserve respect.

8 watch ads in Al-Watan vs 6 two days ago

I posted two days ago about the huge number of watch ads in Al-Watan newspaper, which were 6 ads the other day. Today’s Al-Watan has an eve bigger ad numbers, at 8. I still don’t get the fuss about watches. I’m sure there are other better gift\accessory idea out there.

Older posts about shopping are here, here, here, and here

A very late ad by IKEA

I found this ad in today’s Al-Watan. Laish chethi ya IKEA? Don’t you know that tomorrow’s the last day of Ramadan? What a waste of good advertising money.

Older posts about IKEA are here, here, here, and here.