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A statement from Fadi Yaish

A statement from Fadi Yaish

Impact BBDO’s executive creative director Fadi Yaish has announced he is to leave his position early next year. His reputation is well known in the region and beyond. For the past three years he has been among the top three creatives globally, as ranked by the Big Won Report. Although he will not yet say […]

Top 10 (and a bit) movers and shakers in 2017

Top 10 (and a bit) movers and shakers in 2017

1. The surprising news began leaking out in December that Impact BBDO’s multi-award-winning executive creative director Fadi Yaish was to leave Impact BBDO. He has not yet said where he will be going, and it is unknown whether he will be directly replaced. Memac Ogilvy’s chief creative officer Paul Shearer is moving to Impact BBDO as […]

Centrepoint's 'Sabotage' by Impact BBDO

Centrepoint’s ‘Sabotage’ by Impact BBDO

Impact BBDO goes existential in this new ad for Centrepoint’s upcoming sale. Shot in black and white, the eerie one-minute film shows a young man driving a smart vintage car as a woman stares out at the barren landscape from the back seat. Misery after misery blights the young couple and the film finally culminates […]

Big Won Rankings 2014: UAE retains sixth spot for creativity

Big Won Rankings 2014: UAE retains sixth spot for creativity

Impact BBDO Dubai ranks sixth among top agencies; Bechara Mouzannar, Fadi Yaish on top CCO, ECD lists respectively.

Dubai Lynx 2015: YouTube 7-Day Brief goes live, for UN Women

Dubai Lynx 2015: YouTube 7-Day Brief goes live, for UN Women

The cut-off for submitting entries is noon (UAE) on 21 January.

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 […]

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 […]

Double silver for FP7/BAH

Double silver for FP7/BAH

FP7/BAH’s directory campaign for Batelco has won the agency two silver pencils at The One Show in New York. The agency’s ‘hospital’ print execution took home the honours, while Y&R, which was named advertising agency and network of the year at the Dubai Lynx in March, walked away with a bronze for its ‘Zombieland’ work […]

Agencies named One Show finalists

Agencies named One Show finalists

Y&R Dubai, FP7/BAH and Cairo’s Advantage Marketing & Advertising are the only agencies from the region to be named finalists at The One Show in New York. Y&R, which was named advertising agency and network of the year at the Dubai Lynx in March, has its ‘Accessories Required’ work for Harvey Nichols shortlisted, as well […]

Y&R Dubai named agency and network of the year

Y&R Dubai named agency and network of the year

Y&R Dubai has been named both agency and network of the year at the Dubai Lynx. The agency, whose tally of awards included the grand prix in both print and design (pictured), pipped FP7/BAH to the title, although the Bahrain ad agency was interestingly named media agency of the year on the back of its […]