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Sophia Kenvold says it’s time to rethink how we make content for social

Sophia Kenvold says it’s time to rethink how we make content for social

Sophia Kenvold is head of social at TBWA/Raad Social media is not a box to be ticked, a department to be manned or even a campaign to be launched. It’s about thinking differently about marketing, customer service and the entire company. Unfortunately many don’t see it that way, which is why the networks have become […]

Times Now marks its presence in 100 countries

Times Now marks its presence in 100 countries

TIMES NETWORK – of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group is set to launch its No.1 English News Channel in Europe, marking its presence in 100 countries.  The expansion, closely followed on the heels of Times Now’s launch in UK, will enable TIMES NETWORK to add a potential audience of 1.4mn Indians in mainland Europe in countries like Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, taking […]

ARN launches two digital-only Arabic stations

ARN launches two digital-only Arabic stations

Dubai-based Arabian Radio Network has launched two new digital-only radio stations. Al Khaleejiya Classic will play tracks from GCC musicians of the 1980s and 1990s. And Al Arabiya Cassette will also have nostalgic Arabic programming, broadcasting Arabic hits from the 1960s to the 1990s. The two new stations are brand extensions of existing ARN properties Al […]

Cicero & Bernay signs alliance with Kuwait's Local Flavour

Cicero & Bernay signs alliance with Kuwait’s Local Flavour

Dubai-based PR agency Cicero & Bernay has announced an affiliation with Kuwait City’s Local Flavour, a PR and marketing company originally established in 2012. C&B chief operating officer Ahmad Itani said: “Our complimentary insights will enrich already effective communication delivery across both of our markets and to the wider region.” Managing partner of Local Flavour […]

C2 launches C2 NATIVE with strategic Oracle partnership

C2 launches C2 NATIVE with strategic Oracle partnership

Independent creative communication agency, tamra C2, recently revealed C2 NATIVE – a separate entity focused on delivering data-driven digital communications, technologies and solutions for brands in the region. This announcement comes alongside the announcement of C2 NATIVE being signed as the second agency in the world for the Oracle DMP (Data Management Platform) agency model […]

Loeries announces call for entries

Loeries announces call for entries

The Loeries Africa Middle East has opened for entries. This year the awards, which will be presented in Durban, South Africa, in August, expect to attract more than 3,000 entries. Organisers have also added three new categories. Design for Digital will sit within the communication design category. Data-Driven Campaigns will focus on “the creative use […]

B2B creative and technology shop Omobono launches in Dubai

B2B creative and technology shop Omobono launches in Dubai

UK-based creative and technology agency Omobono has opened an office in Dubai. Last year, the Cambridge-headquartered company was named business-to-business (B2B) Marketing Agency of the Year at the Drum Awards, and received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. It has already worked with regional clients including Dubai Multi Commodities Centre and Saudi Arabia’s Sadara Chemical Company. […]

Al Arab News Channel officially closes

Al Arab News Channel officially closes

Al Arab News Channel will not re-launch. Employees at the troubled station, owned by Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, have received a mail from the executive director of human resources and admin affairs informing them that “the time has now come for a final decision to be made regarding the future of […]

Mike Shackle leaves Grey as Ali Shabaz becomes new CCO

Mike Shackle leaves Grey as Ali Shabaz becomes new CCO

  Grey Group has announced Ali Shabaz, chief creative officer for Southeast Asia, will be joining as chief creative officer for Grey Middle East. He will be based in Dubai and will report to Nirvik Singh, chairman and CEO, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, said Grey in a statement. He will be replacing Mike Shackle, […]

Yves-Michel Gabay to leave MEC and region

Yves-Michel Gabay to leave MEC and region

Yves-Michel Gabay, regional general manager of Group M agency MEC MENA, is to leave his post at the end of the month. He will leave Dubai, where he has been in his role for the past 11 years, a couple of months later. French media reports he plans to remain within WPP. “For the last […]