BinSina and LivingRoom Dubai launch the 50/50 Vision NFT, an ad that sells itself
Posted on 2022 Feb,08

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BinSina and LivingRoom Dubai have become regional pioneers in the NFT space, launching one of the first examples of an ad that sells itself.

The 50/50 Vision NFT from BinSina has been released as part of the pharmacy’s tribute to the UAE’s 50th anniversary – and has already attracted considerable attention.

BinSina, the country’s oldest pharmacy chain, originally captured the golden jubilee spirit by using traditional media. It created a mural that told the country’s story, evolution and progress in the past 50 years. That mural was showcased in its 120 shop windows.

BinSina then wanted to capture the forward looking spirit of the 50th anniversary by using a new form of media, turning the mural into a non-fungible token – better known as an NFT.

Adding effects and animations to the mural design, LivingRoom, a Dubai-based creative agency, transformed it into a memorable work of art that appeals to the digital marketplace. It then created a MetaMask wallet and uploaded the NFT on OpenSea.

News of the launch was seeded and started spreading on popular social spaces, including Reddit, Quora and Twitter, where LivingRoom is constantly engaging with niche groups in the ‘metaverse’ – eventually being highlighted as one of the top NFT influencers on Twitter in the region. Its Discord server even had a boost of 500+ new members shortly after its OpenSea release.

“It is interesting to see if this new art form can be a new revenue stream for clients. There is the potential to see a massive return on investment by turning good advertising into great art,” said Seyoan Vela, Chief Creative Officer at LivingRoom.

The potential for clients to turn advertising into NFTs remains to be seen, but this could be the first of a new norm. The metaverse – a hypothetical universe of interconnected virtual worlds – has the potential to shake up marketing the same way the internet did, with clients and their agencies having a new challenge and a new opportunity. Agencies, which have only relatively recently adapted to social and content creation, will in the near future have to incorporate the increasing development of AI and the employment of VR and AR in their communication solutions.

As one of the first NFT creators in the region from the communications community, LivingRoom tries to inspire and build a community for local-based NFT artists of today and tomorrow.

The auction is now happening on OpenSea via Ethereum.