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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 […]

Khoury takes on executive creative role at Horizon Draftfcb

Khoury takes on executive creative role at Horizon Draftfcb

Christian Khoury has taken over as executive creative director of Horizon Draftfcb following the departure of Guilherme Rangel in June. Khoury, who was previously with Drive Dentsu, will now head up Horizon Draftfcb’s operations in Dubai and the neighbouring Gulf states. He has been tasked with working across multiple disciplines and expanding the agency’s client […]

Tamanna – September Christmas

Tamanna – September Christmas

The Beirut and Dubai offices of Horizon Draftfcb came together to work pro-bono for Tamanna Lebanon, a non-profit organisation dedicated to granting the wishes of Lebanese children with critical illnesses. Project September Christmas Client Tamanna Creative agency Horizon Draftfcb Production company Wonderful Productions Director André Chammas

HorizonGroup wins Abu Dhabi government briefs

HorizonGroup wins Abu Dhabi government briefs

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport has handed its PR, creative and digital accounts to the HorizonGroup. Parts of the business will also be handled by Memac Ogilvy and Viola Communications, although it is not yet known to what extent the business will be split between the three. HorizonGroup’s PR agency GolinHarris, ad agency HorizonDraftfcb and […]

Rangel takes on executive creative director role at gyro

Rangel takes on executive creative director role at gyro

Guilherme Rangel has taken on the role of executive creative director at gyro Dubai. Formerly of Horizon Draftfcb and Y&R Dubai, Rangel is the first person to take on the ECD role at the agency. Fiona Menzies, managing director at gyro, said: “We are thrilled that we finally have the rockstar we’ve been searching for […]

Blue Barracuda enters the Middle East

Blue Barracuda enters the Middle East

Digital agency Blue Barracuda has launched an operation in the Middle East. The London-headquartered outfit was acquired by Draftfcb in April, meaning it will now offer its full-service digital offering in the Middle East to Horizon Draftfcb’s portfolio of regional clients from its Dubai office. The agency will fall under the umbrella of the Horizon […]

Jawad takes the reins at Horizon Draftfcb

Jawad takes the reins at Horizon Draftfcb

Horizon Draftfcb has continued its managerial reshuffling with the appointment of Mazen Jawad as head of the agency’s UAE operation. Jawad, who was previously deputy managing director of the Dubai-based outfit, replaces Eddy Azzam as managing director. It is not known why Azzam has been replaced. Jawad’s appointment follows the departure of creative director Michael […]

Y&R's regional CD to join Horizon Draftfcb

Y&R’s regional CD to join Horizon Draftfcb

Guilherme Rangel, Y&R’s regional creative director, is to quit the agency in order to head up Horizon Draftfcb’s Dubai and Lower Gulf teams. Rangel, who has 19 years of experience in the industry, will join the agency in February as senior creative director. Neither of the Dubai-based agencies would comment on the appointment, which follows […]