Street P•rn






























What’s with all the porn-oriented ads? Is that all we have to offer? Are belly-dancers and nude (or semi-nude) women the only thing that catches our attention? I wonder if the Lebanese people are as sexually-frustrated as the marketing intended for them lets us think. There are millions of possibilities to explore for beautiful attractive visuals that do not necessarily deal with the  ‘femme-objet’ approach. I recall an art director once explaining -her- approach for a poster promoting an electrical item that had a semi-nude female on it: ‘both men and women will look if they see a female nude, even if not for the same reasons, so whenever we integrate a female body presence in our ad, no matter what the ad is, we can guarantee that the audience will be interested’. 

Well… I’m sure there are MANY other visuals that would attract both men and women and that would be a little bit more mentally-challenging and less basic in their approach. Please advertising people try to make an effort.

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13 Responses to “Street P•rn”

  1. Katie Says:

    Hi nice blog 🙂 I can see a lot of effort has been put in.

  2. Dayana Damah Says:

    it’s great Maya!! this is very true! i also feel it’s pathetic when you realize that lately this is the only way used to grab attention!! yalla have a nice day:)

  3. Joana Abou-Rizk Says:

    I totally agree!! those ads should be abolished!!!

  4. Omar Says:

    femme-objet is head on correct. Ads should remain as is. Thank you

  5. mrred Says:

    Love this blog I’ll be back when I have more time.

  6. IngZ Says:

    Noway! Izo & Elissar, totallyyyyyy true!bass plz $5 is too much :S:S, i guess it’s much less!loooool! its “Come & take me” to the max ;);)

  7. Majd Says:

    I like the idea of the map in the end, it rules:D

  8. Zouzeta Says:

    So True!!! nice one… 🙂

  9. Eugenie Bitar Says:

    creativité ,don,et meticulosité sont entremêlés dans ce blog 😛 😀
    felicitaciones! mi Prima :P:P:P

  10. Mimo Says:

    I love this one!! Zakartine bi 7aleh!!! hehe kell ma shoufon hek bfaker, fi pub jdideh la maillot akid cheftiya, law lebseto noss msibe bass 3am techla7o hehehe

  11. Global Voices Online » Lebanon: Porn-oriented Ads Says:

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  12. Marillionlb Says:

    My first visit, and it will not be my last. Your page is a breath of fresh air. Thank you for sharing

  13. Reeta Haskour Says:

    I work in that center (on which you can find Izo & Elissar’s poster) and I really hate itttttt ! :@

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