Monday, April 6, 2009

Striking ads for Samsung, or are they?

These appear to be some really arresting print ads for Samsung's washing machines by the ad agency FP7 Doha. In fact, they're so good, they won a major award and helped FP7 Doha win agency of the year. However, the ads were not authorized. Indeed, Samsung doesn't even sell the washers in the Middle East, where the ads purportedly ran. FP7 Doha also submitted to the contest ad work that purportedly ran in the Middle East featuring pork and Jesus.

The agency was stripped of its various awards. Read about it and see more of the ads here and here. Via.

*Previously: Glossy black cube washer and dryer set.

*Buy vintage advertising at eBay.