Fouad Abdel Malak reimagines the 1967 Sidney Poitier classic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Plot Summary An art director and copywriter (who have won awards for unforgettable performances in years past) are now playing perplexed ‘parents’ in this landmark 2017 production about a troubled union of sorts. Joining our main cast at the creative table […]
1 January kicked off with a bang when Samir Ayoub suddenly resigned as CEO of Mindshare MENA after 17 years in the role. No explanation by him or the agency was given into his departure, but the agency had hit turbulence in 2015 with the arrival of Filip Jabbour as the first CEO of GroupM MENA […]
1 Nissan: Take no sides Nissan bucked the austerity trend for cost-efficient feature ads with its $800,000 cinematic epic for its flagship 4×4 Patrol. TBWA/Raad managed to squeeze in cities rising from the sand, desert warriors in animal skins, Ming the Merciless urban emperors and a wind-swept scorpion. Agency: TBWA/Raad Creatives: Walid Kanaan, Fouad Abdel […]
By Austyn Allison Nissan has launched its new television commercial for its flagship 4×4 Patrol. It is the first big ad TBWA/RAAD has done for the Japanese brand since 2014, and takes the form of a cinematic trailer. It cost in the region of $800,000 to produce, which executive creative director Fouad Abdel Malak said […]
By Eleanor Dickinson DDB Dubai has won the creative account for McDonald’s food trust business following a competitive three-way pitch. The Omnicom-owned agency will enter a contractual partnership with the fast food giant after working together on a project-by-project basis during the past year. The account will entail creating an engaging consumer platform for 2017 […]
Campaign asked interns and recent graduates about how they see their role in the industry changing in the next five years Yasmine Hamadallah Age: 18 Degree: Economics, politics and international studies, University of Warwick, UK Position: Strategic planner intern, TBWA\Raad The advertising industry is at a crossroads today more than ever. Advertising, marketing and PR, […]
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 […]
Global president and CEO Troy Ruhanen identifies DAN, healthcare as thrust areas in region; Raad spells mandate to maintain UAE growth, expand in KSA, Qatar and Egypt.
Track and video were conceptualised with TBWA\Raad; will be distributed by Universal Music.
Airbnb has launched a global campaign that takes viewers on a train journey through a handcrafted miniature world — in a video produced in a single, continuous shot without computer graphics. The video campaign sets out to educate viewers about Airbnb, portraying the world as small and encouraging people to explore and discover. The journey […]