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Nadim Khoury replaces Eric Hanna as CEO of Grey

Nadim Khoury replaces Eric Hanna as CEO of Grey

Nadim Khoury, formerly chief operating officer of Grey Group, has been promoted to CEO of Grey Advertising MENA. He replaces Eric Hanna, who had been in the role since 2011 and “will be leaving to pursue other opportunities,” according to a statement. Khoury will report to Nirvik Singh, chairman and CEO of Grey Group Asia […]

Mike Shackle leaves Grey as Ali Shabaz becomes new CCO

Mike Shackle leaves Grey as Ali Shabaz becomes new CCO

  Grey Group has announced Ali Shabaz, chief creative officer for Southeast Asia, will be joining as chief creative officer for Grey Middle East. He will be based in Dubai and will report to Nirvik Singh, chairman and CEO, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, said Grey in a statement. He will be replacing Mike Shackle, […]

Grey wins Subway for Saudi Arabia

Grey wins Subway for Saudi Arabia

Grey Group MENA has won the creative brief for global sandwich giant Subway across Saudi Arabia. The agency scooped the fast food franchise following a six-way pitch held over four months. Grey’s Riyadh office will handle all of Subway’s advertising and communication for all of the brand’s branches across the kingdom. Marc Bouharb, MD at […]

Grey and Lowe MENA win Ferrero advertising brief

Grey and Lowe MENA win Ferrero advertising brief

Italian chocolate and confectionery giant Ferrero has split its regional advertising business between Grey and Lowe MENA following a pitch. The review of the business began in the final quarter of last year, with Grey winning Ferrero’s full Kinder line (Kinder Chocolate, Kinder Joy, Kinder Country, Kinder Bueno, Kinder Schoko-Bons) and its Pralines range (Ferrero […]

Chalhoub named Grey's new chief creative officer

Chalhoub named Grey’s new chief creative officer

Grey Group MENA has named Marc Chalhoub the network’s new chief creative officer. Chalhoub, who will be based in Beirut, fills the position left vacant by last year’s departure of Philippe Skaff, who had the dual role of CEO and chief creative officer. Eric Hanna, previously CEO of MediaCom MENA, replaced Skaff as CEO in […]

Qatar Airways calls advertising review

Qatar Airways calls advertising review

Qatar Airways has called a review of its advertising account. The airline, which uses the tagline ‘The world’s 5-star airline’, would not comment on the move or confirm that it was taking place, although it is understood that an RFP has been sent out to a number of agencies. Batey Singapore won the airline’s creative […]

Memac Ogilvy and Advize merge in Jordan

Memac Ogilvy and Advize merge in Jordan

Memac Ogilvy Jordan has merged with Amman-based independent outfit Advize. The new entity, called Memac Ogilvy Advize, is majority owned by WPP, with the collaboration effectively doubling the size of both parties. Each agency had had around 27 members of staff, and the two offices are set to move into new joint premises within the […]