Clearly Osama Bin Laden was an icon in advertising in the last 10 years. His controversial persona and the events around him were a good fit for certain brands including Samsung, Land Rover, DHL and the Cannes Lions advertising festival. Check out some of the ads below. No doubt this post will be updated in the coming days with more ads.
Poster announcing that DHL now has an office in Afghanistan at a time when governments were having a “problem” locating Ossama bin Laden – aerial shot is of Kabul.
Finally, watch this video with Osama giving a statement for Attentants French clothing brand:
An ad on Osama’s death.
Also, check out G.W. Bush’s advertising legacy.