Khaleej Times is making grand plans to change and expand

Khaleej Times is the UAE’s oldest paper, so you might be forgiven for thinking it is also the country’s most old-fashioned. But with 30 per cent more web traffic than its nearest competition, according to monitoring firm Effective Measure, its management say it is the most popular news website among the population. It must still […]

Exclusive: MEC MENA names Neil Hardwick as CEO

WPP media agency MEC has today named Neil Hardwick as CEO for the Middle East and North Africa. The announcement was made by Alastair Aird, global chief operating officer and chairman for EMEA. Hardwick joins MEC from a position as CEO of GroupM Russia. Aird said: “I’m delighted that Neil is joining the MEC family. He is a […]

The end of the agency: Media planning and buying will soon become fully automated, says C1X’s Rammohan Sundaram

Having been in the business for about 20 years, I have seen all aspects of media changing. Way back in 1999 I knew that eventually the internet would be the only medium that will survive the test of time. Modes of access will be different, so you could consume movies on your television but the […]

Guinness World Records offers individuals the chance to be the best. It also gives brands a chance to do something special

The Middle East is a region of records. Especially Dubai. A visitor to the emirate can arrive at the world’s busiest international airport, before getting straight on to the longest driverless train. The metro will take them past the tallest building, the biggest mall and the highest vertical maze, before reaching the largest indoor ski […]

Zee Network launches Z5 Weyyak this Ramadan

As part of its strategy to expand its entertainment services and to provide the best viewing experience for the Arabic audience, Zee Entertainment has announced the launch of its video on demand service Z5 Weyyak. Weyyak is an Arabic word that means “With You” which demonstrates the spirit of the service of being with you […]

Media faces to watch 2017

Campaign profiles some of the most promising and talented individuals aged 30 or under working in the media industry. Data crunchers, strategic planners and shrewd deal-makers, they all raise the game of their agencies and the industry Here they are…. Zeina Kettaneh, 24, integrated account executive, MEC Beirut Kettaneh was one of the six candidates chosen […]