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Dubai Lynx announces jury presidents for 2015

Dubai Lynx announces jury presidents for 2015

BBDO’s David Lubars to preside over Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Print Craft and Integrated; Grand Prix for Good launched. The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity has announced jury presidents for 2015. David Lubars, chief creative officer, BBDO Worldwide and chairman, BBDO North America, will preside over the Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio and Print Craft […]

IAA UAE chapter elects board of directors for 2014-'16

IAA UAE chapter elects board of directors for 2014-’16

Hani Ghorayeb, COO, AMS-Choueiri Group, elected  president. The UAE chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) has named its newly elected board of directors for the 2014-’16 term, following biennial elections held on 24 November. Hani Ghorayeb, COO, AMS-Choueiri Group, has been elected president. Douglas Palau, VP, Impact/BBDO will be VP and treasurer, while TBWA/RAAD Middle East […]

Cheil Worldwide buys Iris stake

Cheil Worldwide buys Iris stake

Deal gives South Korean group option to later acquire 100 per cent of the business. South Korean agency group Cheil Worldwide has made a ‘significant initial investment’ in Iris, which could potentially rise to 100 per cent of the business over the next five years. Iris said that it would remain a separate entity to Cheil but […]

Havas board approves Bolloré takeover

Havas board approves Bolloré takeover

Group already owns 36.2 per cent of the world’s sixth largest advertising company. The Havas board has approved the Bolloré Group’s attempt to buy a controlling stake in the company. At a meeting yesterday the Havas board reviewed the findings of an independent report into the offer. The report said Bolloré’s offer is fair as […]

Memac Ogilvy appoints Paul Shearer chief creative officer

Memac Ogilvy appoints Paul Shearer chief creative officer

Shearer joins from Enter (HMDG) UK, taking over from Ossama El-Kaoukji who moves into a consultative role. Memac Ogilvy has announced the appointment of Paul Shearer as the group’s new chief creative officer (CCO). Shearer brings with him 25 years of experience in advertising and moves from Enter (HMDG) UK. In past assignments, he has worked with Wieden+Kennedy, Arnold, BBH and Nitro. He will be […]

Effie MENA 2014: FP7 bags Agency, Network of the Year titles

Effie MENA 2014: FP7 bags Agency, Network of the Year titles

Agency won seven Golds and a Grand Prix; JWT, Impact BBDO net three Golds each. FP7 Dubai won the Effective Agency of the Year title, while FP7 was awarded  Effective Network of the Year at the Effie MENA 2014 Awards, winners of which were announced in Dubai on 19 November. The agency won seven Gold Effies (one […]

Horizon FCB win Oasis Mall's creative duties

Horizon FCB win Oasis Mall’s creative duties

Will work on rebranding and consumer engagement initiatives.   Horizon FCB has been appointed as the creative agency for Landmark Group’s Oasis Mall, following a  multi-agency pitch. The agency will work on rebranding and consumer engagement initiatives. Mazen Jawad, group managing director, Horizon FCB, said, “I’ve always believed that a brief can either inspire or kill your creativity, and […]

Coca-Cola celebrates the spirit of sharing in Lebanon

Coca-Cola celebrates the spirit of sharing in Lebanon

Watch the campaign conceptualised by Memac Ogilvy Dubai here. Coca-Cola has launched a campaign in Lebanon that’s currently on air. The ad film urges viewers to share a coke, building on the premise that the Lebanese love to share. It captures this spirit of sharing in different scenarios and contexts. Accompanied by a narrative, the […]

Al Jazeera makes a positioning statement with ‘human’ stories

Al Jazeera makes a positioning statement with ‘human’ stories

Watch the campaign conceptualised by Memac Ogilvy here. Al Jazeera English launched what is billed as its first global brand campaign, and largest marketing push till date, in South Africa on 3 November with the slogan ‘Hear the Human Story’. The campaign, which will run in 12 countries over the next six weeks, has been conceptualised by […]

BPG | bates appointed by Al Etihad Credit Bureau

BPG | bates appointed by Al Etihad Credit Bureau

Campaign across UAE launched for credit reporting services, with media handled by BPG I Maxus. BPG | bates has been appointed by Al Etihad Credit Bureau (AECB) to promote the launch of its credit reporting services across the UAE. The account was won following a three-month pitching process. The agency has developed campaigns under the theme […]