RSSAll Entries in the "News" Category

HelloArabia and HelloIndo Arabia axed by APP

HelloArabia and HelloIndo Arabia axed by APP

Dubai-based Arab Publishing Partners has ended the runs of the quarterly titles Hello! Arabia and Hello! Indo Arabia. The ITP Publishing Group subsidiary obtained the magazine licenses in February 2015, with initial plans to bring the titles out monthly, but were instead released quarterly. Their closures come just as ITP closes the homegrown women’s monthly, Viva after more than 11 years in publication. […]

Hug's Dajani honoured at World Marketing Congress

Hug’s Dajani honoured at World Marketing Congress

Hussein M Dajani, chief operating officer of Dubai-based hug digital, has been listed among the 50 Most Influential Digital Marketing Leaders at the World Marketing Congress, held in Mumbai. Dajani has more than 15 years of experience, building integrated marketing practices within multinational agencies and on the client side across the Middle East and Africa region. […]

Kuwait's Americana calls media pitch

Kuwait’s Americana calls media pitch

The Kuwait Food Co, also known as Americana, is holding a pitch for its media planning and buying account. The owners of the Middle East franchises fast food chains KFC, Krispy Kreme and Pizza Hut has worked with MCN-owned Initiative MENA for the past eight years. However, the Kuwaiti-owned conglomerate called the pitch following Gulf investment firm Adeptio’s acquisition […]

Coca-Cola named Dubai Lynx Advertiser of the Year for 2017

Coca-Cola named Dubai Lynx Advertiser of the Year for 2017

Coca-Cola Middle East has been named Dubai Lynx Advertiser of the Year. During the past three years Coca-Cola has amassed a total of 42 awards at the festival, including 3 Grands Prix. In 2016 alone, the company won an Interactive Grand Prix, a Gold Media Lynx Award and Bronze Lynx Awards in Integrated, Media and PR for ‘Dark […]

Ex-Saatchi & Saatchi ECD Richard Copping joins WPP’s GTB

Ex-Saatchi & Saatchi ECD Richard Copping joins WPP’s GTB

The former executive creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Dubai has moved to WPP. Richard Copping has joined Global Team Blue (GTB) as ECD for the Middle East and Africa, where he will be largely overseeing the creative account for Ford. Copping served as ECD at the agency for three years, winning accounts such as Cadillac.. He […]

Doha News blocked in Qatar

Doha News blocked in Qatar

Online news site Doha News has been blocked in its home country of Qatar, allegedly because of licensing issues. On 30 November the site reported that it had been blocked by Qatar’s two telecoms providers, but a reason had not been given. It has since come to light, the site reports, that licensing issues could be […]

Arla Foods holds media pitch

Arla Foods holds media pitch

Scandinavian dairy cooperative Arla Foods has put its media planning and buying account for the Middle East and North Africa out for pitch. The account is held by PHD, which won it in 2005 and again after a review in 2012. PHD is understood to be competing against Mindshare, UM and Carat for the account. […]

Dubai glossy magazine Viva closes down

Dubai glossy magazine Viva closes down

  Middle Eastern women’s luxury magazine Viva has closed down. The lifestyle magazine, described as being the GCC region’s  “only handbag sized magazine targeting working women aged 25 years”, will cease publishing after its December issue. The glossy has been managed by ITP Consumer since 2004, though was re-launched by the publishing house in 2014, and is edited […]

MEC CEO Mohan Nambiar quits

MEC CEO Mohan Nambiar quits

WPP’s Mohan Nambiar has resigned as CEO of MEC after 23 years. Nambiar has been with the media agency since its inception  in 1993. In a statement released by WPP, the global media giant said: “It’s with great sadness that we confirm that Mohan Nambiar, MEC and WPP veteran for 23 years, has decided to leave […]

UAE newspaper 7DAYS announces closure

UAE newspaper 7DAYS announces closure

UAE free tabloid 7DAYS  is to shut down by the end of December due to the ‘impossibility’ of operating in a climate of severe print adspend cuts. Newspaper owners 7DAYS Media announced that the entire news brand will close down including the website, with the last issue being printed on December 22. Campaign understands that all staff working under the news […]