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Tarek Daouk joins Dentsu Aegis network as CEO, from Starcom

Tarek Daouk joins Dentsu Aegis network as CEO, from Starcom

Dentsu Aegis Network has announced the executive appointment of Tarek Daouk as CEO of Middle East and North Africa, a move that will continue to drive forward the organisation’s ambition to become a 100 percent digital economy business by 2020. In his new role, Daouk will take responsibility for accelerating Dentsu Aegis’ growth in MENA […]

Motivate partners with Vamp to build new media offering

Motivate partners with Vamp to build new media offering

Motivate Media Group last week announced a partnership with Vamp, the world’s leading influencer marketing platform. The venture, which encompasses the Middle East and North Africa region, creates a significant opportunity for Motivate as it focuses on growing its digital footprint through the amplification of its digital and social audience that currently reaches 1 million […]

Young Lions is open for entries

Young Lions is open for entries

The UAE Young Lions Digital Competition 2018 (organised by Motivate and Motivate Val Morgan – in association with Dubai Media City, and sponsored by Getty Images and Xerox) is open for registration. Visit: http://bit.ly/2GFWRAo to enter.  

TBWA bags eight Lynx Grands Prix

TBWA bags eight Lynx Grands Prix

It was TBWA’s year at the 2018 Dubai Lynx awards, held at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah on Wednesday, March 14. TBWA\Raad Dubai won agency of the year, making TBWA Worldwide network of the year. Ramzi Raad, the founder and group chairman of TBWA\Raad Middle East, was heard to remark on the night that as the agency […]

Dani Richa: Dubai Lynx Advertising Person of the Year 2018

Dani Richa: Dubai Lynx Advertising Person of the Year 2018

The Dubai Lynx Advertising Person of the Year is no stranger to awards, but BBDO boss Dani Richa tells Austyn Allison why everything stems from the best talent creating work that works for the right clients Dani Richa wants to produce great work. “It is very important for us to do great work that is […]

Banham completes Saeidi’s JWT exco

Banham completes Saeidi’s JWT exco

The agency’s new ECD has followed its CEO from FP7 and promises to use passion to raise standards Sasan Saeidi, formerly managing director of FP7 Dubai, recently joined J. Walter Thompson as its regional Gulf CEO. He took the post about six months after JWT Dubai CEO Mohammed Sabry left, along with executive creative director […]

The problem  with keeping mum

The problem with keeping mum

Agencies may have more women than men in junior roles, but the industry needs to talk about why that changes closer to the top Shirrin S Patwa is CEO & career transition coach at SikkaLuna. She previously led HR at WPP agencies. The series Mad Men was a powerhouse of creativity and very often its […]

Fi, She?!

Fi, She?!

There are some questions the industry needs to ask about how it sees women within its ranks and in the world outside, writes Vidya Manmohan, executive creative director at Grey Dubai Depending on your understanding of Arabic, you can interpret the combination of words in the headline, “Fi, She?!” in a number of different ways, […]

A Clear Vision

A Clear Vision

This is the advice Tamara Ingram, global CEO of J. Walter Thompson offers young women in advertising today: Have a vision for yourself. Tell someone, because by telling someone you make it real. Take people with you. You can’t be a leader if you haven’t got people following you. Leave people feeling a little bit […]

Publicis Media’s Starcom wins Etisalat Misr Account

Publicis Media’s Starcom wins Etisalat Misr Account

  Following an extensive pitch process with a heavy focus on both planning and buying capabilities that was carried out over the duration of a year, Starcom Egypt has been appointed to handle the prestigious account of Etisalat Misr. The pitch involved Starcom and 4 of Egypt’s top agencies. The incumbent agency represented Etisalat Misr […]