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Gunn Report for Media 2014: UAE ranks 7th

Gunn Report for Media 2014: UAE ranks 7th

OMD is top media network, driven by MENA, Singapore, Colombia and UK; Starcom comes second, powered by USA, supported by UAE, Egypt, Poland and Netherlands. UAE has been ranked seventh globally among most awarded agencies for media in 2014, according to the Gunn Report for Media. Entries from the country accounted for 167 points, behind […]

OMD reshuffles management in KSA

Among other changes, Faisal Shams, business unit director at OMD UAE, has been promoted as GM of OMD Arabia. OMD Arabia has announced management restructuring in Saudi Arabia and named new general managers for its offices in Riyadh and Jeddah. This follows ‘significant increase in billings in 2014’, claimed a note from the agency. Toni […]

Bachaalani moves to OMD as investments director

Bachaalani moves to OMD as investments director

Replaces Mario Abdelnour, who has moved to OMG MENA in a similar capacity. Elie Bachaalani, previously head of investments at PHD UAE and group director – digital investments at Omnicom Media Group MENA, has moved to OMD UAE to lead its trading function. He has been with the group since 2006. Bachaalani replaces Mario Abdelnour, who has […]

Hassan Shoker moves from Mindshare to PHD

Hassan Shoker moves from Mindshare to PHD

He was senior director – trading, Mindshare MENA. OMG has brought on board Hassan Shoker, previously senior director – trading, Mindshare MENA, as its new head of investments at PHD in Dubai. He joined the agency on 4 January 2015, replacing Elie Bachaalani who shifted to OMD UAE in the same capacity. Shoker was at […]

CES 2015: Marketing and content creation are merging, but consumers don't mind

CES 2015: Marketing and content creation are merging, but consumers don’t mind

The blurring of boundaries caused by the rise of branded content renews the focus on quality content, say speakers. Sarah Shearman reports from Las Vegas.

Starcom MediaVest Group Dubai wins du's media mandate

Starcom MediaVest Group Dubai wins du’s media mandate

OMD was the incumbent. Starcom MediaVest Group Dubai has won the media buying and planning duties for telecom brand du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company), following a multi-agency pitch. Confirming the win, Alex Saber, chairman, SMG/VivaKi MENA, said, “du places quality, innovation, integrity and social responsibility at the core of its business ethos. We are incredibly proud of this partnership.” The mandate […]

Digital Essays 2014: Don’t blink

Digital Essays 2014: Don’t blink

Not only is the pace of change accelerating, the target is also moving faster, says Waseem Afzal. You’d think that by now we’d be used to all this change; it certainly has been coming at us for some years. All that talk about the changing consumer landscape and the adoption of technology isn’t new and […]

Effie MENA 2014: FP7 bags Agency, Network of the Year titles

Effie MENA 2014: FP7 bags Agency, Network of the Year titles

Agency won seven Golds and a Grand Prix; JWT, Impact BBDO net three Golds each. FP7 Dubai won the Effective Agency of the Year title, while FP7 was awarded  Effective Network of the Year at the Effie MENA 2014 Awards, winners of which were announced in Dubai on 19 November. The agency won seven Gold Effies (one […]

OMD walks off with Walt Disney’s social account

OMD walks off with Walt Disney’s social account

The Walt Disney Company has handed OMD its social media brief in the Middle East. The move follows a competitive pitch and the company’s appointment of OMG as lead agency at an EMEA level. Didier Vanneste, country head, The Walt Disney Company MENA, said: “We saw in OMD’s approach a potent blend of science and […]

OMD and Flip join forces for Beiersdorf digital account

OMD and Flip join forces for Beiersdorf digital account

Multinational skin care company Beiersdorf has handed its regional digital account to OMD following a competitive pitch. The account covers the Middle East and North Africa region and will see OMD create and run a digital strategy for Beiersdorf, which has brands including Nivea, La Prairie and Labello. OMD has partnered with digital agency Flip […]