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Publicis team wins McDonald’s GCC

Publicis team wins McDonald’s GCC

A Publicis Groupe partnership of media agency Starcom and creative shop Leo Burnett has won McDonald’s creative and media account in the GCC. The media account had been held by OMD since it won it from Interpublic’s UM in 2012. OMD had defended the account, along with its Omnicom stablemate TBWA/Raad, although Campaign understands that […]

Google has been explaining how it is tackling problems with advertising and content. But the lines are not always clear

Google has been explaining how it is tackling problems with advertising and content. But the lines are not always clear

Last month, Google called together 18 journalists from across Europe and the Middle East to its European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. The official reason for the congregation was to give the press some background on Google’s ad offerings, with a specific focus on brand safety. Back in March, the search giant had come in for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Campaign Cannes Diaries 2017: YouTube's 6-second bumper ads

Campaign Cannes Diaries 2017: YouTube’s 6-second bumper ads

Debbie Weinstein managing director of YouTube & video solutions at Youtube, tells Campaign about YouTube’s six-second bumper ad format, which the platform was promoting at Cannes. And if you’re not too sure how to best use that format, here’s Renato Fernandez chief creative officer at TBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles, talking about how to make the most of […]

FP7 wins Uber brand launch

FP7 wins Uber brand launch

FP7/DXB has  won the Dubai brand launch project for Uber, which initiated a full-fledged creative communication pitch process in February of this year. Various multinational agencies participated in this pitch process. Campaign believes those others pitching included Memac Ogilvy and Interesting Times. Sasan Saeidi, managing director of FP7 UAE Group, said: “Uber is a pioneer brand […]

Behind the scenes: what advertising production companies do

Behind the scenes: what advertising production companies do

Marianne Azhari explains what advertising production companies do and what brands can learn from them to stretch their marketing budgets further Marianne Azhari is regional managing director of Williams Lea Tag When it comes to marketing and advertising we generally think of advertising agencies, media agencies, digital, PR, social media, events, experiential marketing and event […]

Nadim Khoury replaces Eric Hanna as CEO of Grey

Nadim Khoury replaces Eric Hanna as CEO of Grey

Nadim Khoury, formerly chief operating officer of Grey Group, has been promoted to CEO of Grey Advertising MENA. He replaces Eric Hanna, who had been in the role since 2011 and “will be leaving to pursue other opportunities,” according to a statement. Khoury will report to Nirvik Singh, chairman and CEO of Grey Group Asia […]

Lynx 2017 winners announced

Lynx 2017 winners announced

Dubai Lynx, the International Festival of Creativity, has come to a close this evening in an Awards Ceremony that saw 18 Grands Prix presented. Impact BBDO Dubai took the agency of the year, and BBDO Worldwide took network of the year. The awards, which celebrate excellence in creative communications in the MENA region, received 2,632 […]