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Komal Bedi Sohal returns to replace Copping at Saatchi & Saatchi

Komal Bedi Sohal returns to replace Copping at Saatchi & Saatchi

Komal Bedi Sohal, Y&R Singapore’s chief creative officer, is to return to the UAE to replace Richard Copping as CCO of Saatchi & Saatchi Dubai. Bedi Sohal has been at Y&R Singapore since June 2015, having moved there from India where she spent two years with Rediffusion Y&R. She previously spent 10 years in Dubai: eight […]

Ex-Saatchi & Saatchi ECD Richard Copping joins WPP’s GTB

Ex-Saatchi & Saatchi ECD Richard Copping joins WPP’s GTB

The former executive creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Dubai has moved to WPP. Richard Copping has joined Global Team Blue (GTB) as ECD for the Middle East and Africa, where he will be largely overseeing the creative account for Ford. Copping served as ECD at the agency for three years, winning accounts such as Cadillac.. He […]

Campaign graduates 2016: Tala Ali

Campaign graduates 2016: Tala Ali

Campaign asked interns and recent graduates about how they see their role in the industry changing in the next five years Position: Creative copywriter at Saatchi & Saatchi Winston Churchill said: “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” We’re lucky to work in an industry driven by change, and half […]

Whatever next?

Whatever next?

Campaign asked interns and recent graduates about how they see their role in the industry changing in the next five years. (An abridged version of this article appeared in the August 28, 2016 Graduate Issue of Campaign. Read our respondents’ full responses here.) Name: Yasmine Hamadallah Age: 18 Degree: Economics, politics and international studies, University of […]

Where are the female leaders?

Where are the female leaders?

How did the regional and international advertising industry react to Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts’ strong words on gender diversity, asks Austyn Allison The ad industry around the world and in the Middle East has been reacting to the controversial remarks on gender diversity that led to the resignation of Saatchi & Saatchi’s executive chairman […]

Saatchi scraps EMEA, Apac chief exec roles in restructure

Saatchi scraps EMEA, Apac chief exec roles in restructure

EMEA COO Justin Billingsley handed responsibility for growth markets, mergers and acquisitions.

Saatchi & Saatchi bags RTA account

Saatchi & Saatchi bags RTA account

Saatchi & Saatchi has won the Roads & Transport Authority’s creative brief following a competitive pitch. The win covers all strategic communication activities for the Roads & Transport Authority’s (RTA) brands, including the launch brief for Dubai Tram. Saatchi & Saatchi, which has been a strategic partner of the RTA since the launch of the […]

Impact BBDO and Memac Ogilvy lead first shortlists

Impact BBDO and Memac Ogilvy lead first shortlists

Memac Ogilvy and Impact BBDO lead the charge towards network of the year following the release of the first shortlists at this year’s Dubai Lynx awards. Impact BBDO has a total of 115 shortlisted pieces of work – not including the media category – ahead of its nearest competitor Memac Ogilvy. Both are the clear […]

Are brands listening to Arab youth?

Are brands listening to Arab youth?

In a country without cinemas, nightclubs or any places where young men and women can mingle, youngsters in Saudi Arabia have to be creative when filling their free time. But far beyond the thrill of car sand surfing and dune bashing, many young Arabs are enjoying a more raucous underground lifestyle behind closed doors. While […]

Izel – Lose Yourself

Izel – Lose Yourself

Izel is a new Latin supper club that has recently opened its doors in Dubai. In order to build up hype around the venue, four online videos that share the theme of ‘Lose Yourself’ have been created. Project Lose Yourself Client Conrad Hotel – Izel Supper Club Agency Saatchi & Saatchi Director Omar Abbas Producer […]