Friday, 30 March 2012

Vintage Arabic Drink Advertisements

I'm unsure of the dates when most of these ads were issued.

Zouzou Tea, est 1901

Lipton Tea

"Summer drink" - Pepsi Cola

Celebrity endorsement. Ismail Yassin, late Egyptian actor, drinks Paschal. 

Coca Cola

Coca Cola. Drink soda with class - keep your pinky finger up. (That's not actually in the ad).

Joke time! I actually don't know what to make of this joke.
A disappointed salesman of Coca Cola returns from his Middle East assignment.

A friend asked, "Why weren't you successful with the Arabs?" The salesman explained, "When I got posted in the Middle East, I was very confident that I would makes a good sales pitch as Cola is virtually unknown there. But, I had a problem. I didn't know to speak Arabic. So, I planned to convey the message through three posters. In the first poster, a man is crawling through the hot desert sand - exhausted and panting. In the second poster, the man is drinking Cola. And in the third, the man is now totally refreshed. Then these posters were pasted all over the place."

"That should have worked," said the friend.
The salesman replied, "Well, not only can't I speak Arabic, I never realised that Arabs read from right to left."


Anonymous said...

lool! @ the joke. Man I can't read arabic to save my life so the posters are foreign to me.

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