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Power Essays 2017: Now that everyone is doing everything and agencies are being paid less and less, who can we afford to blame? – by Wassim Bassil, CEO and founder, Interesting Times

Power Essays 2017: Now that everyone is doing everything and agencies are being paid less and less, who can we afford to blame? – by Wassim Bassil, CEO and founder, Interesting Times

If I look back on the last three pitches we had at Interesting Times, there was something really intriguing that I never experienced in the last 15 years in the industry. Media agencies are competing with creative agencies. Social agencies are competing with traditional agencies. Consulting companies are competing with media agencies. Social agencies are […]

Power Essays 2017: Take care of your people and everything else will take care of itself – by Sasan Saeidi, Gulf CEO, J. Walter Thompson

Power Essays 2017: Take care of your people and everything else will take care of itself – by Sasan Saeidi, Gulf CEO, J. Walter Thompson

If the headline above should hold true, then as organisations we should really think about this notion through a more humanised lens and ensure the phrase “people as assets” really stands for something. In a Harvard Business School executive education course I took part in, the notion of human capital as the biggest challenge for […]

Omobono's Hadley Newman on why native video for LinkedIn matters to businesses in the Middle East

Omobono’s Hadley Newman on why native video for LinkedIn matters to businesses in the Middle East

By Hadley Newman, managing director at Omobono Middle East   When YouTube was launched,  it’s unlikely the founders expected its most significant traffic would come from Saudi Arabia. With the largest number of YouTube consumers per capita in the world, it is no surprise then that the social media channel chose the Kingdom to host its […]

Six Trends: Mintrics CEO Tarek Nasr on the future of video

Six Trends: Mintrics CEO Tarek Nasr on the future of video

By Tarek Nasr, CEO of Mintrics Consumers of digital content have redefined the way publishers create, monetise and distribute their video content. The media space is in the middle of a complete shift that will ultimately and completely change viewing habits, mediums and power structures in the content publishing industry. To keep up with the […]

Edmond Moutran replaced by Patou Nuytemans as CEO of Memac Ogilvy

Edmond Moutran replaced by Patou Nuytemans as CEO of Memac Ogilvy

By Claire Beale Patou Nuytemans, the chief digital officer of Ogilvy EMEA, is taking over as CEO of Memac Ogilvy in the Middle East, replacing Edmond Moutran, the founder of the agency. Nuytemans, who has worked for Ogilvy for more than two decades, will  move to Dubai, though she will continue in her digital role alongside […]

M&C Saatchi launches PR division with ADM Rolls Royce as first client

M&C Saatchi launches PR division with ADM Rolls Royce as first client

M&C Saatchi PR has  announced the opening of its UAE office, the latest expansion in the agency’s international growth. The dedicated PR team will bolster M&C Saatchi’s existing business in the UAE and across the region. Molly Aldridge, global CEO, said: “M&C Saatchi PR is an agency driven by passion, created in a modern time […]

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 […]