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BPG Bates wins University Hospital Sharjah's creative duties

BPG Bates wins University Hospital Sharjah’s creative duties

Appointment follows multi-agency pitch. BPG Bates has been appointed by University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) following a multi-agency pitch.

J. Walter Thompson Cairo wins EgyptAir

J. Walter Thompson Cairo wins EgyptAir

Agency bags global mandate following multi-agency pitch.

comScore, Kantar enter strategic partnership outside US

comScore, Kantar enter strategic partnership outside US

WPP to acquire minority stake in web analytics major.  US-based web analytics company comScore and WPP’s data investment management division Kantar have entered into an alliance covering markets outside the US. The two companies will bring their products, technology, data assets, research panels and relationships together, enhancing cross-media audience and campaign measurement capabilities, informed an official statement. The alliance follows an announcement that WPP […]

Mel Edwards to lead Wunderman EMEA

Mel Edwards to lead Wunderman EMEA

Reporting to global CEO Mark Read, she will manage 3,000 people in 78 offices across the region. Wunderman has promoted Mel Edwards, the chief executive of Wunderman UK, to chief executive EMEA, replacing Stephane Faggianelli. She will report to Mark Read, the WPP agency’s global chief executive, and manage 3,000 people in 78 offices across the […]

Dubai Lynx 2015: Dr Amina Al Rustamani is Advertising Person of the Year

Dubai Lynx 2015: Dr Amina Al Rustamani is Advertising Person of the Year

The group CEO of TECOM Investments will be honoured at the Dubai Lynx Awards ceremony on 11 March.

‘We’re not interested in volume, but in performance’

‘We’re not interested in volume, but in performance’

Besides expanding in the Middle East, its second-fastest growing market, Cheil will look to build digital planning and buying capabilities globally, and continue to scout for acquisitions, says global COO Michael Kim.

‘We do advertising for the love of it’: Alok Nanda

‘We do advertising for the love of it’: Alok Nanda

India-based design and branding specialist is eyeing Dubai – besides selling a watch brand it created, marketing its own brand of chocolates, and winning awards for branded art installations.

MEC MENA awarded Kansai Nerolac’s media duties

MEC MENA awarded Kansai Nerolac’s media duties

Move follows over six months of ‘consultation’ with multiple agencies; mandate covers planning and buying across GCC. MEC MENA has been awarded the media planning and buying duties of Kansai Paints Middle East. This follows six months of consultation involving multiple agencies on the brand’s expansion strategy for the region. MEC’s mandate covers GCC markets. […]

BPG Bates to handle Continental in MENA

BPG Bates to handle Continental in MENA

German tyre major relocates marketing responsibility for region to Dubai; agency appointment follows multi-agency pitch. BPG Bates, a part of the BPG Group, has been appointed by Continental, the German premium tyre manufacturer and international automotive supplier, to handle its creative duties in the MENA region. This follows Continental relocating responsibility for marketing in the region from […]

Wadih Massaad returns to DDB Group as GM of TracyLocke

Wadih Massaad returns to DDB Group as GM of TracyLocke

He was most recently with Wunderman; replaces Andrea McKenzie at the shopper marketing arm. DDB Dubai Group has announced the appointment of Wadih Massaad as general manager of its shopper marketing arm TracyLocke Dubai, effective January 2015. The position was previously held by Andrea McKenzie, who has since returned to Australia. Massaad’s role will involve consolidating and growing the operation in co-ordination […]