IAA UAE chapter elects board of directors for 2014-’16

Hani Ghorayeb, COO, AMS-Choueiri Group, elected  president. The UAE chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) has named its newly elected board of directors for the 2014-’16 term, following biennial elections held on 24 November. Hani Ghorayeb, COO, AMS-Choueiri Group, has been elected president. Douglas Palau, VP, Impact/BBDO will be VP and treasurer, while TBWA/RAAD Middle East […]

Cheil Worldwide buys Iris stake

Deal gives South Korean group option to later acquire 100 per cent of the business. South Korean agency group Cheil Worldwide has made a ‘significant initial investment’ in Iris, which could potentially rise to 100 per cent of the business over the next five years. Iris said that it would remain a separate entity to Cheil but […]

Havas board approves Bolloré takeover

Group already owns 36.2 per cent of the world’s sixth largest advertising company. The Havas board has approved the Bolloré Group’s attempt to buy a controlling stake in the company. At a meeting yesterday the Havas board reviewed the findings of an independent report into the offer. The report said Bolloré’s offer is fair as […]

Memac Ogilvy appoints Paul Shearer chief creative officer

Shearer joins from Enter (HMDG) UK, taking over from Ossama El-Kaoukji who moves into a consultative role. Memac Ogilvy has announced the appointment of Paul Shearer as the group’s new chief creative officer (CCO). Shearer brings with him 25 years of experience in advertising and moves from Enter (HMDG) UK. In past assignments, he has worked with Wieden+Kennedy, Arnold, BBH and Nitro. He will be […]

Effie MENA 2014: FP7 bags Agency, Network of the Year titles

Agency won seven Golds and a Grand Prix; JWT, Impact BBDO net three Golds each. FP7 Dubai won the Effective Agency of the Year title, while FP7 was awarded  Effective Network of the Year at the Effie MENA 2014 Awards, winners of which were announced in Dubai on 19 November. The agency won seven Gold Effies (one […]

Horizon FCB win Oasis Mall’s creative duties

Will work on rebranding and consumer engagement initiatives.   Horizon FCB has been appointed as the creative agency for Landmark Group’s Oasis Mall, following a  multi-agency pitch. The agency will work on rebranding and consumer engagement initiatives. Mazen Jawad, group managing director, Horizon FCB, said, “I’ve always believed that a brief can either inspire or kill your creativity, and […]