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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 […]

The Bravo Romeo story

The Bravo Romeo story

Meredith Carson calls her new company ‘story hackers and growth hackers’. She tells Austyn Allison what that means. If you have been involved in Dubai’s media industry over the past 10 years, you are likely to recognise Meredith Carson from her time as group director of content at Omnicom Media Group. She was also head […]

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 […]

Campaign Cannes Diaries 2017: Laura Jordan Bamback

Campaign Cannes Diaries 2017: Laura Jordan Bamback

Laura Jordan Bambach, chief creative officer of Mr. President, talks about brand purpose and how it works with agency culture.

Exclusive: MEC MENA names Neil Hardwick as CEO

Exclusive: MEC MENA names Neil Hardwick as CEO

WPP media agency MEC has today named Neil Hardwick as CEO for the Middle East and North Africa. The announcement was made by Alastair Aird, global chief operating officer and chairman for EMEA. Hardwick joins MEC from a position as CEO of GroupM Russia. Aird said: “I’m delighted that Neil is joining the MEC family. He is a […]

The end of the agency: Media planning and buying will soon become fully automated, says C1X’s Rammohan Sundaram

The end of the agency: Media planning and buying will soon become fully automated, says C1X’s Rammohan Sundaram

Having been in the business for about 20 years, I have seen all aspects of media changing. Way back in 1999 I knew that eventually the internet would be the only medium that will survive the test of time. Modes of access will be different, so you could consume movies on your television but the […]

Media faces to watch 2017

Media faces to watch 2017

Campaign profiles some of the most promising and talented individuals aged 30 or under working in the media industry. Data crunchers, strategic planners and shrewd deal-makers, they all raise the game of their agencies and the industry Here they are…. Zeina Kettaneh, 24, integrated account executive, MEC Beirut Kettaneh was one of the six candidates chosen […]

M&C Saatchi launches PR division with ADM Rolls Royce as first client

M&C Saatchi launches PR division with ADM Rolls Royce as first client

M&C Saatchi PR has  announced the opening of its UAE office, the latest expansion in the agency’s international growth. The dedicated PR team will bolster M&C Saatchi’s existing business in the UAE and across the region. Molly Aldridge, global CEO, said: “M&C Saatchi PR is an agency driven by passion, created in a modern time […]

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 […]