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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 […]

FP7 retains Emirates NBD account

FP7 retains Emirates NBD account

FP7/DXB has retained the creative advertising account for Emirates NBD following a multi-agency review called at the tail end of last year. The agency will oversee the communications brief for Emirates NBD – the UAE’s biggest lender – as part of a three-year contract that covers the UAE. “We are delighted to renew our partnership […]

FP7 expands into Iraq with Erbil office

FP7 expands into Iraq with Erbil office

FP7 has expanded its regional operations into Iraq with the opening of an office in Erbil. Although based in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, the new FP7 office will serve as a hub for the entire country, supporting international clients such as Ford, Coca-Cola, Sony Mobile and Nestlé. The new office is to […]

Al Safi Danone calls pitch for Iraqi ad brief

Al Safi Danone calls pitch for Iraqi ad brief

Saudi-based dairy company Al Safi Danone has called a pitch for its creative advertising account in Iraq as part of a bid to bolster its operational presence in the country. The pitch for the Al Safi and Activia portfolio will take place in Erbil, northern Iraq, at the end of the month and will last […]

FP7 bags Harvey Nichols brief

FP7 bags Harvey Nichols brief

FP7 has won Harvey Nichols’ advertising account following a multi-agency competitive pitch. The win means long-term incumbent Y&R Dubai has lost the account just two weeks after winning three golds for the upmarket department store at Cannes. Tarek Miknas, FP7’s CEO for the MENA region, said the win “was a testament to the level of […]

Unisono wins Batelco creative brief

Unisono wins Batelco creative brief

Bahraini telecommunications firm Batelco has handed its creative advertising account to Unisono following a competitive pitch. The win follows a two-stage, multi-agency review of the business that began last year, with independent agency Unisono taking on all of Batelco’s above and below-the-line creative duties. The account was previously held by FP7, with O2 also understood […]

Mindshare named media agency and network of the year

Mindshare named media agency and network of the year

Mindshare was named both media agency of the year and media network of the year at the MENA Cristal Festival in Lebanon last night. At a packed awards ceremony at the Intercontinental hotel in Mzaar, the media agency (pictured above) picked up the two titles thanks to one Cristal and a raft of silvers and […]

Banham set to take over ECD role at FP7

Banham set to take over ECD role at FP7

Paul Banham is to take over the role of executive creative director at FP7 Dubai following the departure of Fadi Yaish. Banham will begin in his new position on 9 September, moving from JWT London, where he was digital creative director. The move follows the double departure of Yaish and chief creative officer Daniel Georr, […]

FP7 parts company with Yaish and Georr

FP7 parts company with Yaish and Georr

FP7 has parted company with two of its most senior creatives. Chief creative officer Daniel Georr and Fadi Yaish, executive creative director of FP7 Dubai, have both left the agency, although their departures are not thought to be related. Yaish took over as executive creative director in January last year, replacing Georr, who became regional […]

Aldar reviews advertising account for second time in 18 months

Aldar reviews advertising account for second time in 18 months

Abu Dhabi-based property giant Aldar has called a review of its advertising account. It is the company’s second review in less than two years, having handed its business to Leo Burnett in July 2010. Sami Eid, director of marketing and communications at Aldar, confirmed that an RFP had been sent out, with presentations already received. […]