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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 […]

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 […]

BPG I bates appoints Kevin Jones strategic planning director

BPG I bates appoints Kevin Jones strategic planning director

Jones moves from Havas Worldwide Middle East, following the exit of Gregory Bolle from BPG in August. BPG | bates has announced the appointment of Kevin Jones as strategic planning director. He moves from a similar position at Havas Worldwide Middle East, where he has been since 2008. Prior to Jones, Gregory Bolle was strategic planning head at BPG […]

Cannes Lions 2015: Coca-Cola’s Wendy Clark appointed Creative Effectiveness jury president

Cannes Lions 2015: Coca-Cola’s Wendy Clark appointed Creative Effectiveness jury president

First client to chair category; eligibility extended to allow three years’ shortlisted work. Lions Festivals have announced that Wendy Clark, president of sparkling brands and strategic marketing, Coca-Cola North America, will chair the Creative Effectiveness jury at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015. In another first, organisers have announced that shortlisted and winning […]

Social specialist Holler launched to bolster Leo Burnett and Publicis’ integrated offering

Social specialist Holler launched to bolster Leo Burnett and Publicis’ integrated offering

(From left: Yousef Tuqan, Ema Linaker, Raja Trad) Ema Linaker appointed regional director; unit will support agencies’ offices across MENA from Dubai. Leo Burnett and Publicis group of companies have announced the launch of social and mobile agency Holler in Dubai. London-headquartered Holler was founded in 2001, and acquired by Leo Burnett in 2011. Raja […]