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Skywatch: Royal Billboard

There are images of Saudi Arabia’s king everywhere here in Jeddah – on the sides of buildings, on billboards, inside businesses, etc. This huge image of the king is on a center island dividing lanes of traffic on a very … Continue reading

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Billboard Ad

While alcohol is strictly forbidden by the religion in this country, many products are packaged to resemble and imitate forbidden items. “Near Beer” is very popular in this country and comes in a variety of flavors – and is quite … Continue reading

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TV Commercial

This is one of the amazing images from a commercial for a phone company here in Saudi Arabia. The graphics on this commercial are among the best I have ever seen on any ad. I posted the video for the … Continue reading

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Rotato Chips Van

Rotato Chips is a brand of chips that has become popular in the Middle East. There are several flavors of potato chips and several flavors of Mexican style corn chips. I think their vans are very eye catching.

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MyWorld: Body Builder Sign

I still don’t understand – why is it okay for a huge sign like this to be on display here in Saudi Arabia, when images of women’s arms, faces, or with other skin showing in magazines or on products are … Continue reading

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Storefront Overkill

I don’t know – ya think we might be able to get a Coke here?

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Pepsi Advertising Saturation

Many small businesses here decorate their store windows with free Pepsi advertising. On almost every block, you can see at least one shop, and maybe several, with graphics supplied by Pepsi. The one shown here is quite subdued. Many are … Continue reading

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