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Dubai Lynx 2015 to feature Arabic Day, Tech Talks

Dubai Lynx 2015 to feature Arabic Day, Tech Talks

For the first time, Pakistan and Turkey can enter the awards. The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015 will see the introduction of a dedicated stage for seven hours of presentations and panel discussions in Arabic, under the theme ‘Arabic Day’, alongside the main programme. Emma Farmer, Festival director, Dubai Lynx, said, “Dubai Lynx serves […]

Where’s the real storytelling?

Where’s the real storytelling?

Beirut-based The Outpost has turned to crowdfunding to keep itself alive in a media world that likes to discuss storytelling but rarely delivers it, says Ibrahim Nehme As an editor of a print magazine, there are some questions that never escape me. Don’t you think print is dead? Why don’t you have a digital edition? […]

The milestone and the crossroad

The milestone and the crossroad

Do we as an industry wish to fool the system and gain fake glory, or do we wish to solve the genuine marketing challenges that all of our clients face, asks Leo Burnett’s Kamal Dimachkie The RTA deserves credit, much credit for the job it is doing in elevating road standards and driving conditions all […]

Memac Ogilvy wins double crown at Dubai Lynx

Memac Ogilvy wins double crown at Dubai Lynx

Last night belonged to Memac Ogilvy as the group took home both ‘Agency of the Year’ and ‘Network of the Year’ at the Dubai Lynx awards. With Edmond Moutran, the group’s chairman and CEO, also named ‘Advertising Person of the Year’, the agency withstood the challenge of Impact BBDO and Leo Burnett to take home […]

Leo Burnett leads in final Dubai Lynx shortlists

Leo Burnett leads in final Dubai Lynx shortlists

The Dubai Lynx integrated, branded content & entertainment and film craft shortlists have been released, with Leo Burnett receiving the most nominations across the final three categories. The network has 24 shortlisted entries in the film craft category alone, as well as four in branded content & entertainment and a further three in integrated. Memac […]

Impact BBDO and Memac Ogilvy lead first shortlists

Impact BBDO and Memac Ogilvy lead first shortlists

Memac Ogilvy and Impact BBDO lead the charge towards network of the year following the release of the first shortlists at this year’s Dubai Lynx awards. Impact BBDO has a total of 115 shortlisted pieces of work – not including the media category – ahead of its nearest competitor Memac Ogilvy. Both are the clear […]

Dubai Lynx names four jury presidents

Dubai Lynx names four jury presidents

Organisers of the Dubai Lynx have officially named the first four presidents for next year’s awards. Graham Fink, chief creative officer at Ogilvy & Mather, will head the film, print, outdoor and radio jury. Fink was instrumental in Ogilvy Asia winning its first Cannes Lions Grand Prix last year, for Coca-Cola’s ‘Cokehands.’ The branded content […]

Y&R Dubai crowned agency of the year for third year in a row

Y&R Dubai crowned agency of the year for third year in a row

Y&R Dubai has won the Dubai Lynx agency of the year title for the third year in a row. The agency is now the most awarded in Dubai Lynx history in terms of major awards, with last night’s awards show seeing it win the design grand prix for Land Rover’s ‘Personal Extinction Prevention Book’ and […]

Only seven campaigns make Dubai Lynx integrated shortlist

Only seven campaigns make Dubai Lynx integrated shortlist

The final two shortlists have been released by the Dubai Lynx, with only seven entries making the cut in the integrated category. Impact BBDO’s Beirut and Dubai offices have three nominations between them, while Leo Burnett Dubai has two and Interesting Times and DDB Dubai have one apiece for Lebanese Brew and Al Manzil School […]

Old deal makers die hard

Old deal makers die hard

Ramsey Naja is chief creative officer at JWT MEA “One day, some nerdy archaeologist with a fixation on trivia will write a thesis on advertising awards. You’d have to love the guy’s travel request. It would read like a novice copywriter’s script: “Pristine beach/ski slopes/gorgeous city etc.” And you couldn’t blame him: advertising festivals happen […]