DUBAI, UAE, May 23, 2013 – Ford Middle East today launched a regional integrated advertising and communications campaign highlighting Ford’s various smart technologies and the brand’s leadership within the industry. The campaign uses a fun and engaging young Arab character, Youssef, and his friends to highlight the latest Ford models and demonstrate unique Ford technologies such as Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert, EcoBoost™, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping System, and Foot-Activated Liftgate.
In the new campaign, Youssef stands out from his friends by his quirkiness. Always trying to help his friends out, unfortunately Youssef never gets it quite right and, even though his friends like him and appreciate his enthusiasm, they are often slightly frustrated with him. In the series of five commercials, Youssef and his friends are introduced in various situations where Youssef attempts to assist the driver in his own unique way, but unfortunately he doesn’t quite succeed and gradually frustrates his friends even more. In these situations where “Youssef’s way” is shown, viewers will see the corresponding Ford technology as the better solution, or the “Ford way.” Viewers are challenged by “How far can Ford technology take you?”, as they clearly see “the Ford way vs. Youssef way.”