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UAE’s Radio 1 and Radio 2 pulled from air after Gulf News Broadcasting loses licence

UAE’s Radio 1 and Radio 2 pulled from air after Gulf News Broadcasting loses licence

United Arab Emirates radio stations Radio 1 and Radio 2 have been pulled off air due to a dispute over the frequency licenses, it has been alleged. Owner Abu Dhabi Media has reclaimed the licence for the two radio stations from the current managers Gulf News Broadcasting, a source close to GNB told Campaign anonymously. […]

Vice to launch in Middle East with an office in Dubai

Vice to launch in Middle East with an office in Dubai

Vice Media is to launch a digital newsroom in Dubai as part of its rapid worldwide expansion. The youth-focussed media company, which consists of the Viceland TV channel, Vice News and lifestyle, culture and entertainment programming, has partnered with Dubai-headquartered company Moby Group to open a new hub. Vice Media will operate independently from Moby Group […]

King Tut courts controversy with 'Talking babies' ads

King Tut courts controversy with ‘Talking babies’ ads

Cairo agency King Tut’s Playground has caused controversy in Egypt with one of the most talked about campaigns of Ramadan. Juhayna’s ‘Talking babies’ went viral, leading to millions of Facebook and YouTube views, as well as the creation of numerous memes, hashtags and remixes before being taken off air by the country’s Consumer Protection Agency […]

Memac Ogilvy Dubai strikes double gold

Memac Ogilvy Dubai strikes double gold

Memac Ogilvy Dubai has won two more gold Lions at Cannes. The agency landed both for Ikea Saudi Arabia’s ‘It’s that affordable’ in the outdoor category last night, adding to the gold and silver it won for the same campaign the night before. Memac Ogilvy Doha also landed bronze in the design category for its work […]

Leo Burnett Beirut wins Glass Lion for 'Legally Bride'

Leo Burnett Beirut wins Glass Lion for ‘Legally Bride’

Leo Burnett Beirut has won a Glass Lion and a bronze in direct for its hugely successful ‘Legally Bride’ campaign for Lebanese NGO Kafa. The win came during the first night of awards at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Memac Ogilvy Dubai also won gold in print & publishing thanks to Ikea Saudi Arabia’s ‘It’s that affordable’ […]

The Dawn of Netizency

The Dawn of Netizency

Videos are being created in two days versus two months, visuals in two hours instead of two weeks, with briefs of two lines instead of two pages, resulting in customer interaction that is measurable in minutes versus weeks, with media budgets that reach people at a tenth of the cost. It feels like Moore’s law […]

Kellogg selects agencies for EMEA media and digital

Kellogg selects agencies for EMEA media and digital

Kellogg has retained Carat and iProspect for its European, Middle East and North Africa  media business and moved its digital business to DigitasLBi from Isobar. It follows a review called in february that was handled by Chris Nolan, media and digital director for Kellogg EMEA. Carat has held the European business since 2008 when it won […]

SocialEyez wins Dubai Parks and Resorts brief

SocialEyez wins Dubai Parks and Resorts brief

Digital engagement agency SocialEyez has won the social media brief for Dubai Parks and Resorts. Situated opposite the Palm Jebel Ali, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination is scheduled to open in October this year. The Dubai-based agency will manage all social media activities, monitoring and content creation for the overall destination as well […]

New agency Y&D Cicero & Bernay forms in Jeddah following merger

New agency Y&D Cicero & Bernay forms in Jeddah following merger

Dubai agency Cicero & Bernay Public Relations (C&B) has merged with Jeddah-based agency Y&D Communications (Y&D) as part its expansion into Saudi Arabia. Under the new partnership, the Saudi social media and PR agency will be re0named Y&D Cicero & Bernay, though the Dubai office’s name will remain unchanged. Ahmad Itani, chief operating officer of Cicero & Bernay, said: […]

Samsung and Leo Burnett collaborate on 'Safety Screen'

Samsung and Leo Burnett collaborate on ‘Safety Screen’

Samsung and Leo Burnett have teamed up to help combat the rising problem of myopia. Half of the world’s population is expected to be short-sighted within the next 10 years, largely due to children holding screens too close to their eyes. In the spirit of Ramadan, Samsung – in collaboration with Leo Burnett – has […]