Egyptian Steel Advert: Money without marketing mind doesn’t make a successful campaign!

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Egyptian Steel launches Ramadan 2017 campaign starring by Cristiano Ronaldo, BUT!

Ronaldo failed to visit Egypt and they use an actor wearing a green screen mask to film his scenes in Egypt instead of him!

Here below are 5 reasons that make this advert unsuccessful:

1) No clear marketing message:

Brands always use superstars in their commercials to deliver the brand message.

At the beginning of this advert, we see Ronaldo is riding a horse next to the pyramids then surfing the Nile! Wait for a second! Is this commercial for the minister of tourism?!

  • The advert’s message is not relevant to the brand message.
  • The campaign approach doesn’t match the audience behavior in Egypt.
  • Scenes are not on the same wave, it’s very clear that every shot is separated from the others and doesn’t make sense too.

2) A bad execution and weak points in the production:

For sure, Egyptian Steel paid a lot of money to have Ronaldo in their campaign. The question here is: Why didn’t we have a suitable production for this big event?!

3) When you run this advert in this quality of graphics, for sure you will have sarcasm towards your advert!




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4) The advert was not posted by the Egyptian Steel on their main channels; instead, it was shared by the superstar on his own Facebook page.























5) Poor caption & announcement! 

When you have a superstar like Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s a huge event you should not have to fail in mistakes or to promote your commercial by the traditional way.

  • They can make an attractive teasing campaign before launching their advert.
  • They have to improve their caption for campaign’s posts.
  • Before launching part 2, they have to learn from the previous mistakes.

Share with us your thoughts for this advert, and if you are in charge:

How can we use a superstar like Ronaldo in a brilliant advert in Egypt? 

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