Sunday, September 10, 2017

Lebanese Forces annual mass advertising: A masterclass of propaganda

The Lebanese Forces know how to talk to their people, it is a fact. The ad above is for their annual mass for their martyrs during the war. Women clad in black are brought in busses holding photos of their dead sons (I see no images of daughters usually). This is a major political event and every year the Lebanese Forces advertise it in fanfare (full disclosure, I myself was responsible for doing such ads when I was working at a certain agency and I managed to produce hits which took their base by storm). And the ad above is another proof - "for tenacity, for martyrdom, for integrity, for a brighter tomorrow, we are here". Beat this!