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JWT wins Egypt's first ever titanium Lion at Cannes

JWT wins Egypt’s first ever titanium Lion at Cannes

Egypt won its first ever titanium Lion on the final night of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. JWT Entertainment in Cairo picked up the award for ‘Abla Fahita’, a female puppet turned pop star and chat show host. Described as an “entertainment brand that has created an entirely new business model in advertising”, […]

Disappointing start to Cannes for regional agencies

Disappointing start to Cannes for regional agencies

It’s been a flat start to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for regional agencies, with only a handful of silver and bronze Lions picked up during the first awards ceremony of the festival. At the Palais des Festivals this evening, awards were handed out in the direct, mobile, press and promo & activation categories. […]

Follow the yellow brick road

Follow the yellow brick road

Leo Burnett Dubai’s work for UAE telco du has won a D&AD yellow Pencil in film direction. Director Ali Ali discusses the win There is something about that yellow Pencil. Cannes has its Lion, The Clios have their Greek goddess statuette, the New York Festivals have their brilliant towering statue, the ADC has Cubes, and […]

Leo Burnett Dubai wins coveted Black Cube

Leo Burnett Dubai wins coveted Black Cube

Leo Burnett Dubai has been named agency of the year and awarded a rare Black Cube at the ADC Annual Awards in the US. The agency’s ‘Two for one tickets’ campaign for du, which also picked up two golds and two silvers, ensured Leo Burnett Dubai made regional history by becoming the first agency from […]

UAE agencies land 15 D&AD pencils

UAE agencies land 15 D&AD pencils

The UAE has won 15 pencils at this year’s D&AD Awards in London. Amongst the winners are Leo Burnett Dubai, Impact BBDO, DDB, Saatchi & Saatchi and Y&R Dubai, although they will have to wait until the awards ceremony on 21 May to find out what type of pencil they have won. It is the […]

Gunn Report 2014: UAE rises to number 13

Gunn Report 2014: UAE rises to number 13

Ali Ali is 10th most awarded director; Memac Ogilcy Dubai 22nd most awarded agency.

Y&R Dubai climbs up global rankings table

Y&R Dubai climbs up global rankings table

Y&R Dubai was the world’s fifth most creative agency in 2013, according to the annual Big Won Report. The agency also tops the print table and is positioned eighth in the world in outdoor, largely thanks to ‘Pelicans’ for Harvey Nichols, which was the most awarded press campaign in the world in 2013. Also performing […]

Leo Burnett Dubai and Bidenko part company

Leo Burnett Dubai and Bidenko part company

Leo Burnett Dubai has parted company with its regional executive creative director Peter Bidenko. In a statement Leo Burnett said the decision had been mutually agreed upon by Bidenko and the agency, with Bechara Mouzannar, chief creative officer of Leo Burnett Group MENA, to oversee the Dubai office until a replacement is found. Bidenko had […]

Agencies haul in two golds and six silvers

Agencies haul in two golds and six silvers

Two golds, six silvers and three bronzes were won by the region’s ad agencies at the Palais de Festivals last night. Y&R Dubai and JWT Cairo struck gold in the outdoor category, whilst Memac Ogilvy Label picked up four silvers across the outdoor, media and mobile categories for its ‘Mobilising the 12th man’ campaign for […]

McDonald's – Tastes of the world

McDonald’s – Tastes of the world

McDonald’s ‘Tastes of the world’ is back, with the three-month campaign a continuation of last year’s popular format where foreign TV shows and movies are given a twist by adding a dubbed message. The TV campaign is supported by digital, in-store, radio, outdoor and print executions. Project Tastes of the world Client McDonald’s Creative agency […]