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Kamil Kuran appointed CEO of Grey MENA

Kamil Kuran appointed CEO of Grey MENA

Grey Group has announced the appointment of Kamil Kuran as group chief executive officer, Grey MENA. In his new role, he will report to Nirvik Singh, Chairman & CEO, Grey Group Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. His is the third CEO announcement within WPP agencies in the region in a week, following the news that […]

Edmond Moutran replaced by Patou Nuytemans as CEO of Memac Ogilvy

Edmond Moutran replaced by Patou Nuytemans as CEO of Memac Ogilvy

By Claire Beale Patou Nuytemans, the chief digital officer of Ogilvy EMEA, is taking over as CEO of Memac Ogilvy in the Middle East, replacing Edmond Moutran, the founder of the agency. Nuytemans, who has worked for Ogilvy for more than two decades, will  move to Dubai, though she will continue in her digital role alongside […]

Twitter COO Anthony Noto: "The role of a platform is to give a microphone to the world"

Twitter COO Anthony Noto: “The role of a platform is to give a microphone to the world”

Campaign caught up with Twitter’s global chief operating officer Anthony Noto, who talked about the microblogging platform’s relationship with the Middle East. He says Twitter is relatively geography-agnostic, explaining: “The incremental invetment for us to be in a marketplace for us to put a resource behind it, is not that significant.” However, certain technological developments will […]

Initiative wins Carlsberg media account

Initiative wins Carlsberg media account

IPG agency Initiative has won the global account for Danish beverage company Carlsberg Group, including in  Middle East markets. Carlsberg told Campaign UK: “Following a competitive pitch, Carlsberg Group has appointed Initiative as agency of record to manage its global media planning and buying business, replacing the incumbent OMD. The appointment is effective January 1st, […]

Sasan Saeidi leaves FP7 to become Gulf CEO of J. Walter Thompson

Sasan Saeidi leaves FP7 to become Gulf CEO of J. Walter Thompson

J. Walter Thompson has announced the appointment of Sasan Saeidi, previously managing director of FP7, as CEO for the agency’s Gulf operations, leading the Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar teams. Saeidi took over the role on 5 September, succeeding Michiel Hofstee, who has been working on network projects, leading on group pitches and WPP ‘horizontality’ initiatives […]

Bell Pottinger Middle East plans management buyout

Bell Pottinger Middle East plans management buyout

The directors of Bell Pottinger Middle East (BPME), based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, have announced the agency is in discussions to formalise a separation from its current owner Bell Pottinger Private Limited. This follows the news that Bell Pottinger Private Limited in the UK is likely to be put into administration. In a statement, the […]

The MediaVantage wins rights to CarInsight.com

The MediaVantage wins rights to CarInsight.com

CarInsight.com, the leading car search website has appointed The MediaVantage as their exclusive media sales representatives for the Middle East. The contract, awarded after a competitive pitch enables The MediaVantage to sell advertising and manage all related commercial opportunities for CarInsight.com, which is now among UAE’s Top ranked Alexa websites within new car automotive category. […]

Motivate hires new publishing director

Motivate hires new publishing director

Motivate Media Group has announced the appointment of Carlos Pedroza Luna to the position of Publishing Director to its luxury media division. Carlos will oversee the development of Motivate’s luxury brands including the company’s flagship women’s title Emirates Woman, the GCC’s first women’s magazine that celebrated 35 years in print last year. His portfolio will […]

Skyscanner appoints The MediaVantage as the exclusive sales representative in the Middle East Region

Skyscanner appoints The MediaVantage as the exclusive sales representative in the Middle East Region

Global travel search engine, Skyscanner, has appointed The MediaVantage, a Dubai-based international media sales representative, as its exclusive sales representative in the Middle East region. The contract enables The MediaVantage to sell advertising opportunities across all areas of the website and its brand extensions. James Stephens, Senior Commercial Manager, Skyscanner said, “We have been successfully […]

Middle East Loeries finalists: Are you on the list?

Middle East Loeries finalists: Are you on the list?

South Africa-based advertising festival and awards show The Loeries has announced its list of finalists, and the Middle East and North Africa is well represented. From the region, Impact BBDO and J. Walter Thompson dominate, although there is also work from TBWA/RAAD, Memac Ogilvy, Y&R and more. Andrew Human, CEO of the Loeries, says entries […]