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Campaign Cannes Diaries 2017: TBWA's Chris Garbutt on collaboration

Campaign Cannes Diaries 2017: TBWA’s Chris Garbutt on collaboration

Chris Garbutt chief creative officer of TBWA\Worldwide talks to Campaign about collaboration in creativity. Some of the collaborative works that won at Cannes include Potatoes on Mars for Memac Ogilvy Dubai, Fearless Girl by McCann, and Meet Graham by Clemenger BBDO Melbourne. They used a combination of agency, artists, scientists and more to convey powerful messages.

DDB Dubai appoints Iris Minnema as managing director

DDB Dubai appoints Iris Minnema as managing director

DDB Dubai has announced the appointment of Iris Minnema as managing director. In her new role she will lead the Dubai office and report to Hubert Boulos, the agency’s Middle East CEO. In a statement, the agency said: “Over the past four years DDB Dubai has grown substantially, mostly thanks to new business wins originating […]

Emirates airline renews contract with Havas through to 2020

Emirates airline renews contract with Havas through to 2020

Dubai-based airline Emirates has announced it will renew its contract with Havas Media. Havas Media will continue to manage the global media strategy, planning, social, traditional and digital investments for Emirates across the carrier’s 150 worldwide destinations through to 2020. Since winning the account in a hotly contested pitch in 2014, Havas Media has led […]

Campaign Cannes Diaries 2017: YouTube's 6-second bumper ads

Campaign Cannes Diaries 2017: YouTube’s 6-second bumper ads

Debbie Weinstein managing director of YouTube & video solutions at Youtube, tells Campaign about YouTube’s six-second bumper ad format, which the platform was promoting at Cannes. And if you’re not too sure how to best use that format, here’s Renato Fernandez chief creative officer at TBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles, talking about how to make the most of […]

Campaign Cannes Diaries 2017: Jayanta Jenkins

Campaign Cannes Diaries 2017: Jayanta Jenkins

Jayanta Jenkins global group creative director, Twitter, talks about his work on the brand, which picked up a grand prix in outdoor later that day.  

Khaleej Times is making grand plans to change and expand

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

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

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

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 […]

Media faces to watch 2017

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 […]