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New radio stations launched by ARN and Shock Middle East

New radio stations launched by ARN and Shock Middle East

Dubai-based Arabian Radio Network has launched two new digital-only radio stations, while an independent dance station has launched in Dubai. ARN’s Al Khaleejiya Classic will play tracks from GCC musicians of the 1980s and 1990s. And Al Arabiya Cassette will also have a retro feel, broadcasting Arabic hits from the 1960s to the 1990s. The […]

World Assembly of Youth leader calls for ministers to join social media

World Assembly of Youth leader calls for ministers to join social media

To speak to youth, parliamentarians must use social media, said Ediola Pashollari, secretary general of the World Assembly of Youth (WAY). “It’s the quickest platform; in a way it’s less restrictive or controlled,” she said. She admitted that there can be repercussions in some states, but it allows governments to assess different viewpoints from their […]

Face to Face wins Rainbow creative

Face to Face wins Rainbow creative

Face to Face has won the creative communications account for Dutch dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina’s Rainbow brand. The appointment was made following a competitive pitch and covers all of the brand’s marketing and communications for the Middle East, as well as creative communication for some of FrieslandCampina’s other brands in the region. Rainbow is a well-known […]

Sheikh Sultan: communication is crucial to delivering change

Sheikh Sultan: communication is crucial to delivering change

On March 22-23, Sharjah will host the International Government Communication Forum. Speakers will include Horst Köhler, former president of Germany and managing director of the IMF, and Al Gore, the former vice-president of the US. Ahead of the event, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, told Campaign: “Under the […]

Don't Panic Events launches MENA Search Awards

Don’t Panic Events launches MENA Search Awards

Don’t Panic Events, the company behind the UK Search Awards, is launching a regional version of the show. The MENA Search Awards will celebrate and reward innovation and achievements of the search industry for agencies and brands either based in or serving the MENA region. The awards will be held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, […]

OMG's Hearts & Science announces first account win: Americana Group

OMG’s Hearts & Science announces first account win: Americana Group

Kuwait Food Company, better known as Americana Group, one of the Middle East and North Africa’s most successful groups of companies, has announced the result of a three-way agency review with the appointment of Omnicom Media Group’s new-to-the-region agency Hearts & Science. Americana, which operates restaurants and manufactures consumer foods and food-related products across the […]

Nadim Khoury replaces Eric Hanna as CEO of Grey

Nadim Khoury replaces Eric Hanna as CEO of Grey

Nadim Khoury, formerly chief operating officer of Grey Group, has been promoted to CEO of Grey Advertising MENA. He replaces Eric Hanna, who had been in the role since 2011 and “will be leaving to pursue other opportunities,” according to a statement. Khoury will report to Nirvik Singh, chairman and CEO of Grey Group Asia […]

Magna wins Saudi Subway acccount

Magna wins Saudi Subway acccount

Magna Global has won the account for Subway in Saudi Arabia. The sandwich chain, franchised in the kingdom by Shamel Food Company, made the appointment only six months after Magna opened its Riyadh office. Magna is part of Interpublic Group of Companies, and a subsidiary of Middle East Communications Network in the region. Subway is […]

Moving targets: sometimes creatives have face more threats than just obstinate clients

Moving targets: sometimes creatives have face more threats than just obstinate clients

Ali Rez is regional creative director at Impact BBDO/BBDO Pakistan, and Assam Khalid is strategic planning director/creative director. Their talk at the Dubai Lynx is called Do the Poster and you Might be Bombed. In early 2014, a small group of advertising creatives and artists quietly visited the heavily bombed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan […]

VR is a bold new branding medium, but it is not a sales tool

VR is a bold new branding medium, but it is not a sales tool

Jon Collins is global president of integrated advertising at Framestore. He will be speaking at the Dubai Lynx on What Four Years of VR Have Taught Us. Virtual reality (VR) is the most exciting new platform to be introduced into marketing, entertainment, education and healthcare for many years. Yet brands still struggle with committing to […]