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Al Arab News Channel officially closes

Al Arab News Channel officially closes

Al Arab News Channel will not re-launch. Employees at the troubled station, owned by Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, have received a mail from the executive director of human resources and admin affairs informing them that “the time has now come for a final decision to be made regarding the future of […]

Carat partners Gulf Marcom Group in Bahrain

Carat partners Gulf Marcom Group in Bahrain

Carat MENA, part of Dentsu Aegis Media, has appointed Gulf Marcom Group in Bahrain to support its clients with interests in the Kingdom. Gulf Marcom Group is billed as ‘the first marketing communications group established in Bahrain’. It was set up in 1974. Gulf Marcom Media House, the media planning and buying arm of Gulf […]

Gulf Air chooses to fly with Mindshare

Gulf Air chooses to fly with Mindshare

Mindshare has won the media business for troubled Bahraini carrier Gulf Air. The agency’s Bahrain operation will handle the brief, which was previously held by MEC following its winning of the account in August 2009. Gulf Air, which is state-owned, has faced significant challenges this year due to protests in the country, with the airline […]

Revolutions aren’t made in 140 characters

Revolutions aren’t made in 140 characters

Using social media to create a revolution only leads to chaos and disruption, argues Ghanem Nuseibeh “Don Quixote in his imaginary adventure encounters a group of merchants, and cries out: “Let the whole world stand, if the whole world does not confess that there is not, in the whole world, a damsel more beautiful than […]

Political turmoil adds to downgrade in global adspend forecast

Political turmoil adds to downgrade in global adspend forecast

Political upheaval in the Middle East has combined with Japan’s “devastating earthquake” to make ZenithOptimedia downgrade its global adspend forecast for the year. The Publicis Groupe-owned media agency has readjusted its forecast from 4.6 per cent growth this year to 4.2 per cent. In a report released today, the agency said that events in the […]

Why Bahrain could damage Al Jazeera’s image

Why Bahrain could damage Al Jazeera’s image

Ghanem Nuseibeh is a founder, partner and director at Cornerstone Global Associates “Al Jazeera is the primary source of news for and about the Arab world. The recent Arab uprisings have mostly reconfirmed the channel’s distinctive position. The Arabic language channel is seen by both the protestors and the regimes themselves as vital for disseminating […]