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Flip becomes SapientRazorfish as Publicis Sapient launches in region

Flip becomes SapientRazorfish as Publicis Sapient launches in region

Publicis Groupe has announced the launch of its Publicis Sapient operating unit in the MENA region. Digital agency Flip, which under Publicis Communications, has rebranded as SapientRazorfish. It has already won a contract with property developer Emaar. SapientRazorfish will be led by Kareem Monem (pictured), previously managing director of Flip. Flip has been part of Publicis Sapient since […]

OOX signs up Kijamii, Promo Media and Savoir Flair

OOX signs up Kijamii, Promo Media and Savoir Flair

Online ad monitoring service OOXmonitor has added a new advertising agency and publisher to its client list. Cairo-based digital native advertising agency Kijamii has signed-up, along with Egyptian media house Promo Media, and Savoirflair.com. “We aim to provide Kijamii an unparalleled database of advertising data and insights to help them win new business and build […]

Dentsu Aegis' iProspect launches in Saudi Arabia

Dentsu Aegis’ iProspect launches in Saudi Arabia

Dentsu Aegis Network’s digital performance agency iProspect has launched operations in Saudi Arabia. It will be headquartered in Jeddah, with a presence in Dentsu Aegis’ Riyadh office and support from its Dubai hub. IProspect’s offering includes search optimisation, performance, content, online consumer conversion strategies, comparison shopping engines and social. Saudi operations will be headed by […]

Elie Khouri's 17 predictions for 2017

Elie Khouri’s 17 predictions for 2017

Elie Khouri is CEO of Omnicom Media Group MENA The marketing industry is in the midst of major disruption. From economic and political uncertainty and the transformation of the media marketplace to the emergence of new business models and the impact of new technologies, we have the makings of a perfect storm. Still, with every […]

It's time to rethink the 80:20 split of production versus media

It’s time to rethink the 80:20 split of production versus media

Tej Desai is managing director at wIDEAwake and Boot Polissh Films Advertising’s 80:20 rule has changed. Over the last few years, I have had the benefit of sitting in several meetings with varied teams across brands and categories, more or less debating the same thing. “Why do we spend so much on production? Can’t we get it […]

The power of Pokémon

The power of Pokémon

The world’s consumers are chasing imaginary monsters with their mobile phones and marketers have yet to work out how to leverage the latest craze, writes Ema Linklater Be honest. How many of you have thought about spending your weekend searching for Pokémon over the last month? Loathe it or love it, the Pokémon Go app, […]

"Google All-Stars Academy" marks start of search engine's partnership with J Walter Thompson

“Google All-Stars Academy” marks start of search engine’s partnership with J Walter Thompson

J Walter Thompson has entered into a training partnership with Google. Its first iteration will be the “Google All-Stars Academy,” a four-day programme that will take place this month with sessions from publisher and consultancy Contagious, digital production houses The Zoo and MediaMonks, and video platform YouTube. There will also be hands-on workshops for J […]

Make a video go viral? Make it relevant first

Make a video go viral? Make it relevant first

What sounds like a simple request is all but impossible unless you ask some tough questions and stick to a strict relevance strategy, writes Jamal al-Mawed A brand once handed me a short product video and said: “We need you to make this go viral on social media.” That sentence is a fantastic one-liner when […]

Dubai Lynx 2015: “Your audience now has an audience”

Dubai Lynx 2015: “Your audience now has an audience”

AOL’s David Shing had this to say on the future of video: “The future is video.”

UM MENA appoints Rasha Rteil as head of innovation

UM MENA appoints Rasha Rteil as head of innovation

She was with Mindshare MENA in her last assignment.