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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 […]

Weber Shandwick opens Kuwait office

Weber Shandwick opens Kuwait office

PR agency Weber Shandwick has opened a fully branded office in Kuwait. The agency had previously operated in the country via an independent internal division of its sister advertising agency, FP7 Kuwait, called Promoseven/Weber Shandwick. It is now a fully branded Weber Shandwick office operating and reporting to the agency’s Middle East and North Africa […]

MCN launches digital support agency

MCN launches digital support agency

MCN has launched a new integrated services and technology agency that will offer key digital support across the group’s UM, Initiative and Magna brands. Called Platform5, the new entity will be headquartered in MCN’s Hive building in Dubai and will be led by general manager Mohamad Itani. The agency has been created in response to […]

Jack Morton expands its regional operation

Jack Morton expands its regional operation

Global brand experience agency Jack Morton Worldwide is expanding its operation within the Middle East. The agency, which opened its Dubai office in October last year, has appointed a creative director and senior business development manager, as well as four other new members of staff as its business grows across the region. The role of […]

FP7 wins Byblos Bank advertising account

FP7 wins Byblos Bank advertising account

FP7 Beirut has won the creative and media duties for Byblos Bank in Lebanon following a multi-agency pitch. The bank, which is headquartered in Beirut and was founded in 1950, is seeking to inject increased dynamism into its growing brand and to revamp its positioning with different stakeholders in both Lebanon and international markets. Tarek […]

Najjar leaves position as FP7 CEO after just 16 months

Najjar leaves position as FP7 CEO after just 16 months

FP7’s CEO for the UAE, Kamil Najjar, has left the agency after just over a year in the position. It is not known who will replace Najjar, a former marketing director at P&G, or if the position of CEO for the UAE will be continued. Najjar had joined the agency in February last year following […]

More changes as FP7 shuffles its cards

More changes as FP7 shuffles its cards

FP7 is in the throes of another round of changes as part of its bid to become the region’s leading advertising network. The arrival of Fadi Yaish as executive creative director of the network’s Dubai office has triggered a string of relocations, redundancies, and one resignation. A total of 12 people have joined the Dubai […]

Harfouche to replace Salameh as MCN CEO

Harfouche to replace Salameh as MCN CEO

Ghassan Harfouche is to become the new CEO of the MCN group at the end of March. Harfouche, who is managing director of the Choueiri Group’s Middle East Media Services (MEMS), will replace longstanding CEO Fadi Salameh, who is stepping down. Akram Miknas, MCN’s chairman, said of the appointment: “I am convinced that Ghassan – […]

Durkan quits The Tribe for FP7 Bahrain

Durkan quits The Tribe for FP7 Bahrain

Dubai’s Creative Club chairman Andrew Durkan has quit independent agency The Tribe to become creative director of FP7 Bahrain. Durkan, who was creative director at The Tribe, fills the position left vacant by the departure of Fadi Yaish, who has moved to Dubai to take on the role of executive creative director. Dubai’s former ECD, […]

Yaish set to take on ECD role at FP7 Dubai

Yaish set to take on ECD role at FP7 Dubai

Fadi Yaish is expected to take over as executive creative director of FP7 Dubai following restructuring of parent company MCN’s senior management. Currently creative director of FP7 Bahrain, Yaish will replace Daniel Georr, who will become FP7’s chief creative officer for the region. MCN would not confirm the appointment, but it is understood that negotiations […]