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Ink to publish Qatar Airways' Oryx

Ink to publish Qatar Airways’ Oryx

London-based travel media company Ink is to take over production of Qatar Airways’ in-flight magazine Oryx, with its first issue appearing on January 1. In an interview with Arab News, Ink’s joint CEO Michael Keating said: “What we’re doing is massively upgrading the magazine; it’s going to be much more premium in feel.” Regionally, Ink has […]

Doha News blocked in Qatar

Doha News blocked in Qatar

Online news site Doha News has been blocked in its home country of Qatar, allegedly because of licensing issues. On 30 November the site reported that it had been blocked by Qatar’s two telecoms providers, but a reason had not been given. It has since come to light, the site reports, that licensing issues could be […]

DDB lands TV commercial brief for Qatari department store

DDB lands TV commercial brief for Qatari department store

DDB Dubai has won the brief to create a new brand TV commercial for Qatari department store Fifty One East. The project will focus on showcasing the Darwish Holding-owned retail company as one of the world’s most coveted and elegant global and regional brands. To bring this to life, the TVC campaign shows a series of precious moments lived and […]

Qatar Airways calls Middle East media pitch

Qatar Airways calls Middle East media pitch

Qatar Airways has kicked off a regional search for a media agency. The Doha-based aviation giant  is understood to have approached  a number of media networks to pitch for the media planning and buying brief for the Middle East and North Africa. There is no incumbent agency on the account as the duties are currently […]

Agency 222 launches first phase of regional expansion

Agency 222 launches first phase of regional expansion

Doha-based Agency 222 is to expand into Saudi Arabia with the opening of offices in Riyadh and Jeddah. The move is the first phase of a regional expansion plan that will include the launch of operations in the UAE next year, with other regional and international markets also of interest to the agency as it […]

MediaCom expands regional operation

MediaCom expands regional operation

MediaCom is expanding its operations in the Middle East and North Africa with the opening of two new offices in Qatar and Abu Dhabi. The new Qatar office will open in January next year and follows significant new business wins in the country. Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi operation will be based in twofour54 and will […]

Qtel calls creative advertising review

Qtel calls creative advertising review

Qtel has called a review of its creative advertising and media accounts. The Qatari telecommunications company confirmed that the pitch was taking place, but added that it was too early in the process for the company to comment any further. A number of agencies are understood to be involved in the review, including incumbent Impact […]

Agency sought for 2011 Asian Cup

Agency sought for 2011 Asian Cup

The organisers of the 2011 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar are looking to appoint an agency to handle the tournament’s promotional advertising in the run-up to kick-off next January. Amira Yehia, head of marketing and advertising for the event’s Local Organising Committee, confirmed that a number of agencies were being considered to handle the account, […]

Agency sought for 2011 Asian Cup

The organisers of the 2011 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar are looking to appoint an agency to handle the tournament’s promotional advertising in the run-up to kick-off next January. Amira Yehia, head of marketing and advertising for the event’s Local Organising Committee, confirmed that a number of agencies were being considered to handle the account, […]