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Google has been explaining how it is tackling problems with advertising and content. But the lines are not always clear

Google has been explaining how it is tackling problems with advertising and content. But the lines are not always clear

Last month, Google called together 18 journalists from across Europe and the Middle East to its European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. The official reason for the congregation was to give the press some background on Google’s ad offerings, with a specific focus on brand safety. Back in March, the search giant had come in for […]

Campaign Cannes Diaries 2017: Kevin Allocca

Campaign Cannes Diaries 2017: Kevin Allocca

Kevin Allocca, YouTube head of culture and trends at Google, talks about how YouTube has helped shape popular culture. And he has some advice for brands who want their agencies to produce a video that will go viral.

New app from ARN will serve you ads when you unlock your phone

New app from ARN will serve you ads when you unlock your phone

Dubai-based radio operator Arabian Radio Network will branch into telecoms ad-tech when it launches Unlockd in the UAE this week. Unlockd is an app that serves a static ad when a phone user unlocks his or her phone. It has licensed the regional rights to the technology from the company’s Australian founders, who have already […]

Which ad-tech company will take its place beside Google and Facebook?

Which ad-tech company will take its place beside Google and Facebook?

By Imad Sarrouf, commercial and technology director at DMS “Ad technology” and “marketing technology” are two hot topics doing the rounds in business circles these days. They are also hot enough to make the entire bubble burst. With the proliferation of more and more brands, agencies and publishers are adopting new technologies to keep up […]

The future of programmatic

The future of programmatic

The most talked about aspect of ad tech is now moving beyond the buzz, says Nourah al Fayez, DoubleClick agency head at Google The global programmatic market has grown from $5bn in 2012 to $40bn in 2016 – an average growth rate of 71 per cent a year, according to Zenith. In MENA, however, between 2013 […]

Google names new MD for the Middle East

Google names new MD for the Middle East

Google has announced that Lino Cattaruzzi has been appointed as managing director for the Middle East and North Africa. He has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including eight at Google. He joins from Mexico, where he was country director.  He led the global strategy team for online media solutions at […]

"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 […]

Shortening the distance between brands people

Shortening the distance between brands people

Google’s first ever regional head of creative agencies, Alex Brunori, talks integration and content

Google and MediaMonks launch Jumeirah Inside

Google and MediaMonks launch Jumeirah Inside

Dubai-based hotel group Jumeirah has teamed up with Google to launch Jumeirah Inside.

Dubai Lynx 2015: Jeddah duo crack YouTube 7-Day Brief for UN Women

Dubai Lynx 2015: Jeddah duo crack YouTube 7-Day Brief for UN Women

Young woman’s make up tutorial vlog on ‘How to cover facial bruises’ impresses jury.