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Leo Burnett wins Emirates creative account

Leo Burnett wins Emirates creative account

Leo Burnett Dubai has won Emirates’ creative account for the Middle East and North Africa following a competitive multi-agency pitch. The new partnership will commence in June, with the agency tasked with developing strategy and creative for the business needs of Emirates across the MENA region. It will also work on transcreation and the adaptation […]

Audio Kultur campaign seeks to champion female DJs

Audio Kultur campaign seeks to champion female DJs

A Beirut club night and an independent magazine have come together to create a campaign aimed at championing female DJs in Lebanon. Smirnoff Sound Collective and Audio Kultur have teamed up to create the #Recognize campaign following on from International Women’s Day. Created by Audio Kultur, the project includes a poster, a GIF and a […]

Zain to champion Iraqi youth

Zain to champion Iraqi youth

An integrated campaign targeting the youth of Iraq has been launched by mobile operator Zain across the country. The campaign, called ‘Hassa Eliya’ (Now for Me), includes social media activity, a television commercial and a community-focused health, sports and innovation programme. The idea is to encourage Iraqi youth to turn their aspirations into reality. Within […]

House of Comms wins Dubai Opera House account

House of Comms wins Dubai Opera House account

Independent communications agency House of Comms has been appointed by Dubai Opera to handle its public relations. The Dubai-based agency will handle media relations for the 2,000 capacity theatre as well as its line-up of events. Based in Downtown, the opera house will be Dubai’s first multi-format performing arts space, and owner Emaar has confirmed […]

Impact BBDO wins consolidated Etisalat brief

Impact BBDO wins consolidated Etisalat brief

UAE telecommunications giant Etisalat has consolidated its entire advertising brief into Impact BBDO following a major review. The agency has also won the creative brief for Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. Commenting on the two wins, Dani Richa, chairman and chief executive of BBDO Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, said: “We are extremely proud of these […]

MediaVantage lands News UK contract

MediaVantage lands News UK contract

United Arab Emirates-based media sales representative The MediaVantage has won the exclusive contract to represent all titles published by News UK. The MediaVantage won the contract following a multi-representative pitch and will handle the business from its head office in Dubai. News UK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American mass media conglomerate News Corp, […]

MediaMonks appoints new business leader for Dubai operation

MediaMonks appoints new business leader for Dubai operation

Dutch production company MediaMonks has appointed a new business director to oversee its recently launched Dubai office. Coen Doolaard, former mobile business lead at the firm’s Amsterdam base, will take over the role previously filled by Ali Mansoor. Doolaard will be responsible for relationships between the company and agency-clients in the region, including hotel group […]

Al Jazeera to axe 500 jobs in 'optimisation plan'

Al Jazeera to axe 500 jobs in ‘optimisation plan’

Qatar-based media network Al Jazeera has announced that it is cutting 500 jobs. It said the job reduction would affect posts worldwide but most of the losses would be in Qatar. “Over the past few months, we have carefully evaluated every option available to the Network in order to ensure that we are best positioned […]

Face to Face wins Primal MD account

Face to Face wins Primal MD account

Independent agency Face to Face has been handed the communications brief for an innovative new health initiative founded in the UAE. The agency is to handle the brand strategy, creative advertising, events, digital and social media for Primal MD, a creative consumer-focused health initiative that has aggressive international expansion plans and the paleo diet at […]

Wallis Marketing wins Hyundai brief

Wallis Marketing wins Hyundai brief

South Korean motor company Hyundai has appointed Wallis Marketing Consultants as its public relations agency in Africa and Middle East. The contract will see the agency handle the group’s media activity throughout the region, including the GCC and Levant, as well as North Africa and parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. “Hyundai is in a period of rapid […]