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FP7 wins Uber brand launch

FP7 wins Uber brand launch

FP7/DXB has  won the Dubai brand launch project for Uber, which initiated a full-fledged creative communication pitch process in February of this year. Various multinational agencies participated in this pitch process. Campaign believes those others pitching included Memac Ogilvy and Interesting Times. Sasan Saeidi, managing director of FP7 UAE Group, said: “Uber is a pioneer brand […]

Netflix eyes Middle East Market with localised and Arabic content

Netflix eyes Middle East Market with localised and Arabic content

By Triska Hamid Netflix, the online streaming service, is looking to produce an Arabic TV series, according to the company’s chief executive, Reed Hastings. Speaking to Campaign at the company’s headquarters in Los Gatos, California, Hastings described the Middle East as a “great market” for Netflix as “there is strong interest in internet video of […]

Blis Futures launches, to predict where customers will go next

Today, global location intelligence company Blis, released its latest groundbreaking innovation for the mobile advertising market: Blis Futures. Using proprietary deep learning technology, Blis Futures is an AI-powered, predictive location modelling solution. It identifies consumers most likely to visit specific locations, then provides advertisers a guarantee they will only be charged per consumer visit.  Working […]

UAE Environment minister says media can make change part of citizens' daily behaviour

UAE Environment minister says media can make change part of citizens’ daily behaviour

By Riyad Awais “Media plays an important role in delivering information to everyone in a simplified way,” said Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the UAE’s Minister of Climate Change and Environment, speaking on the sidelines of the International Government Communication Forum in Sharjah. “As a government, we look forward to working with the different forms of […]

Muhammad Yunus: media can "change the discourse" to help eradicate poverty

Muhammad Yunus: media can “change the discourse” to help eradicate poverty

By Anna Abou Zeid Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus spoke today at the International Government Communication  Forum (IGCF)  in Sharjah on the importance of fostering a culture of entrepreneurship among youth. The pioneer of microcredit loans, whose goal is to eradicate poverty from the world, told Campaign Middle East that the media industry has an […]

Behind the scenes: what advertising production companies do

Behind the scenes: what advertising production companies do

Marianne Azhari explains what advertising production companies do and what brands can learn from them to stretch their marketing budgets further Marianne Azhari is regional managing director of Williams Lea Tag When it comes to marketing and advertising we generally think of advertising agencies, media agencies, digital, PR, social media, events, experiential marketing and event […]

Lynx 2017 winners announced

Lynx 2017 winners announced

Dubai Lynx, the International Festival of Creativity, has come to a close this evening in an Awards Ceremony that saw 18 Grands Prix presented. Impact BBDO Dubai took the agency of the year, and BBDO Worldwide took network of the year. The awards, which celebrate excellence in creative communications in the MENA region, received 2,632 […]

Is there such a thing as digital retail?

Is there such a thing as digital retail?

Martin Oisterschek, director of innovation at Serviceplan Group Middle East, looks at where the code meets the road in the future of shopping Hear me out before you turn that page, because chances are, digital retail may not be what you think it is. It certainly goes beyond simply replacing a point of sale poster […]

Influencing Iran: why content is the only way to reach the Islamic Republic's social media users

Influencing Iran: why content is the only way to reach the Islamic Republic’s social media users

By Alex Malouf, vice chair, EMENA, for the International Association of Business Communicators Let me ask you a question: what do you know of Iran? The country has a population of almost 80 million, 68 per cent of whom are online. Sixty per cent of Iranians are under the age of 30, and 73 per […]

Sophia Kenvold says it’s time to rethink how we make content for social

Sophia Kenvold says it’s time to rethink how we make content for social

Sophia Kenvold is head of social at TBWA/Raad Social media is not a box to be ticked, a department to be manned or even a campaign to be launched. It’s about thinking differently about marketing, customer service and the entire company. Unfortunately many don’t see it that way, which is why the networks have become […]