This self-promotional effort by an unemployed Egyptian team of art directors and copywriters is simply brilliant.
The bored and jobless advertising enthusiasts figured the best way to attract attention from ad agencies is by showing their skills with ads about themselves. They become the product.
The team (which could be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org) asked their friend Hussein Shabban to photograph these fun, witty ads. We see the two man team lounging on the bed in their messy bedroom and fighting with Star Wars-style light sabers in a shop. They are obviously bored and jobless.
In order to communicate their nationality to the International ad agencies, the guys don masks of Egyptian Pharaohs and gods.
The ads were published in July 2008, and I have a feeling these guys won't be out of work for long.
See another creative self-promotion in the ad world:
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