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UM bags Qatar Financial Centre Authority’s media business

UM bags Qatar Financial Centre Authority’s media business

  Mandate covers EMEA, Apac and North American markets; agency’s Doha, London offices to collaborate on the account.   UM has won Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority’s media buying and planning across the EMEA, APac and North American markets, it said in a statement issued 15 December. The account was won following a multi-agency pitch. QFC Authority is the […]

Starcom MediaVest Group Dubai wins du's media mandate

Starcom MediaVest Group Dubai wins du’s media mandate

OMD was the incumbent. Starcom MediaVest Group Dubai has won the media buying and planning duties for telecom brand du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company), following a multi-agency pitch. Confirming the win, Alex Saber, chairman, SMG/VivaKi MENA, said, “du places quality, innovation, integrity and social responsibility at the core of its business ethos. We are incredibly proud of this partnership.” The mandate […]

FP7 Dubai bags Warc Innovation Gold for ‘Sapna’

FP7 Dubai bags Warc Innovation Gold for ‘Sapna’

Shark detector buoy from mobile provider Optus by M&C Saatchi Sydney awarded Grand Prix. FP7 Dubai accounted for one of six Gold awards at the 2014 Warc Prize for Innovation, winners of which were announced on 8 December in London. The agency’s work for NGO SmartLife ‘Sapna – how 17,793 nails changed the future of […]

Zenith retains BMW Group Middle East

Zenith retains BMW Group Middle East

Development follows multi-agency review that lasted six months. BMW Group has reassigned Zenith MENA its media planning and buying duties following a multi-agency review. The agency has held the account since 2010. The review spanned over six months, according to an agency statement. Besides handling paid, owned and earned media, Zenith’s mandate covers consultancy in […]

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 […]