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Less original: Khaleej Times

Creative Agency: Brandcom, Dubai – 2007 Creative Director: Manoj Ammanath Copywriter: Manoj Ammanath Art Direction: Jeevan Doddanagudde

A 99.999% copycat. Same category (PSA), same concept, same execution, same layout, and same headline; just the logo is different J

Source: http://www.adblogarabia.com/khaleej-times-does-it-again-this-time-its-smoking/



September – 2000



Source: http://www.coloribus.com/admirror/big_cigarette_filter/


Lateral Thinking: When a low probability line of thought leads to an effective idea, there is a “Eureka” moment and at once the low-probability approach acquires the highest probability. – Edward De Bono. Excerpt from a book by John Townsend & Jacques Favier titled The Creative Manager’s Pocketbook. Page: 2. ISBN: 1-870471-69-5.


A copycat is a person that mimics or repeats the behavior of another. The term is often derogatory, suggesting a lack of originality. The expression may derive from kittens that learned by imitating the behaviors of their mothers. – Wikipedia.


Plagiarism: The abuse of another’s original work by copying it and passing it off as one’s own. As defined in Alastair Campbell book titled The Designer’s Lexicon. Page: 293 ISBN: 0-304-35505-4.


“Imitation is the sincerest form of thievery” excerpt from a book by Capsule titled Design Matters. Page: 84. ISBN -13:978-1-59253-341-1.

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