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Data is talking... but are we listening?

Data is talking… but are we listening?

In the age of immediacy and action, are we missing the point when it comes to using data effectively? By Farah Moumneh Farah Moumneh is head of analytics and strategy at OMD Do you remember what you were doing on January 15, 2009? If you were a man named Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, then you would […]

MEDIA FACES TO WATCH 2018

MEDIA FACES TO WATCH 2018

AHMAD DARRAJ 30 Senior Branded Content Specialist, OMD Dubai CAREEER PATH: Ahmad started his career at an advertising agency before moving to the group in Jan 2015. Won the advancing content & experiences award in 2017. NOMINATION: Ahmad is constantly pushing the boundaries & utilizing the full scope of C&E. Ahmad has recommended and executed […]

Pepsi: The greatness is within

Pepsi: The greatness is within

Saudis today are connected more than ever to their national identity, anticipating the future while witnessing the historic transformation of their nation. For more than 60 years, Pepsi has been part of this evolution. In 2018, Pepsi is celebrating Saudi pride with ‘The Greatness is Within’ campaign. The campaign is based on the insight that […]

Digital Essays 2017: Client 2.0: success in a tech-fused world – by Waseem Afzal, executive director, integrated solutions, OMD UAE

Digital Essays 2017: Client 2.0: success in a tech-fused world – by Waseem Afzal, executive director, integrated solutions, OMD UAE

The industry is going through an intense period of change. Clients’ business models are threatened by a bevy of new and unexpected competitors, advertising agencies are being challenged by consultancies and media owners are confronted by the dominance of Facebook and Google. What’s at the heart of all of this? Digital technology. Why? Because it’s […]

As the hashtag celebrates its first decade, OMD’s Eman Abu Alia reflects on its rise

As the hashtag celebrates its first decade, OMD’s Eman Abu Alia reflects on its rise

Eman Abu Alia is insights analyst executive at OMD If ever there was an occasion to consider just how far the world of social content organisation has come, then the humble hashtag turning 10 is surely it. Hashtags, once merely signifying a ‘pound’ or ‘hash’ symbol on your phone, now have a much deeper meaning […]

Digital futurist Brian Solis says the technology behind psychographic marketing can be used for good, evil or advertising

Digital futurist Brian Solis says the technology behind psychographic marketing can be used for good, evil or advertising

Brian Solis is principal analyst at Altimeter Group in the US, where he studies disruptive technology. He was introduced at last month’s OMD Predicts event in Dubai as “a keynote speaker, digital anthropologist and futurist,”and he has always looked at how technology affects society. He began his career looking at ways to bypass the media […]

Power Essays 2017: Organised chaos – by Nadim Samara, CEO, OMD UAE

Power Essays 2017: Organised chaos – by Nadim Samara, CEO, OMD UAE

The days of marketers enjoying a linear influence on consumer habits are long gone. We live in a hyper-connected world where technology has sped everything up to such a degree that instant access to information, entertainment, goods or services – all within a great user interface – is not only desired but expected. Retaining consumer […]

OMD Predicts speakers will explore future of personalised communications

OMD Predicts speakers will explore future of personalised communications

OMD has revealed more details about OMD Predicts, its annual thought-leadership conference. The line-up of speakers assembled for this event, which will take place on September 20, includes Martin Lindstrom, a child prodigy who started his career in Lego’s design department at the age of 12. Now described by the Chartered Institute of Marketing as […]

Initiative wins Carlsberg media account

Initiative wins Carlsberg media account

IPG agency Initiative has won the global account for Danish beverage company Carlsberg Group, including in  Middle East markets. Carlsberg told Campaign UK: “Following a competitive pitch, Carlsberg Group has appointed Initiative as agency of record to manage its global media planning and buying business, replacing the incumbent OMD. The appointment is effective January 1st, […]

Media faces to watch 2017

Media faces to watch 2017

Campaign profiles some of the most promising and talented individuals aged 30 or under working in the media industry. Data crunchers, strategic planners and shrewd deal-makers, they all raise the game of their agencies and the industry Here they are…. Zeina Kettaneh, 24, integrated account executive, MEC Beirut Kettaneh was one of the six candidates chosen […]