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Ghossoub resigns as Menacom chairman and CEO

Ghossoub resigns as Menacom chairman and CEO

Menacom chairman and CEO Joseph Ghossoub has resigned from his position with immediate effect. It is not yet known why he has stepped down, but WPP’s director for the MENA region, Roy Haddad, will oversee the position until a replacement is found. In a statement, Y&R confirmed Ghossoub’s departure and added: “Also effective immediately, Roy […]

Dubai Lynx 2015: Nissan-Mindshare team wins Young Lynx Integrated competition

Dubai Lynx 2015: Nissan-Mindshare team wins Young Lynx Integrated competition

Coca-Cola and Y&R combine finish second; FP7-Emirates NBD-Momentum trio is third. A team comprised of young professionals from Nissan ME and Mindshare MENA has won the Young Lions Integrated Competition, it was announced on 10 March, day three of the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015. The winning team comprised Reham Eldidi, senior manager, […]

Dubai Lynx 2015: Film shortlists revealed; 11 of 25 from Cairo

Dubai Lynx 2015: Film shortlists revealed; 11 of 25 from Cairo

Memac Ogilvy has five entries in the fray, Impact BBDO and FP7 have four apiece.

Dubai Lynx 2015: MENA’s annual celebration of creativity arrives

Dubai Lynx 2015: MENA’s annual celebration of creativity arrives

The regional festival brings with it different expectations from stakeholders, and has a whole lot in store besides the jewel in the crown – its awards show.

UM MENA appoints Rasha Rteil as head of innovation

UM MENA appoints Rasha Rteil as head of innovation

She was with Mindshare MENA in her last assignment.

Al Safi Danone calls pitch for Iraqi ad brief

Al Safi Danone calls pitch for Iraqi ad brief

Saudi-based dairy company Al Safi Danone has called a pitch for its creative advertising account in Iraq as part of a bid to bolster its operational presence in the country. The pitch for the Al Safi and Activia portfolio will take place in Erbil, northern Iraq, at the end of the month and will last […]

Records tumble at Cannes

Records tumble at Cannes

Y&R Dubai and JWT Cairo struck gold in the south of France, whilst the region as a whole had its best Cannes Lions festival ever, bringing home 31 Lions. A week on the Promenade de la Croisette and all is well with the world once more. Another record-breaking year, the first gold for Egypt, and a dominating […]

Agency heads sign and ratify IAA pitch code

Agency heads sign and ratify IAA pitch code

Senior figures from the advertising and marketing industry have pledged their support for the IAA’s first voluntary code of best practice. The UAE chapter’s Best Practice in the Pitch Process, which was first unveiled in June last year, is the region’s first ever guideline devised to improve the pitching process for both agencies and clients. […]

Less hormonal adolescent, more civilised adult

Less hormonal adolescent, more civilised adult

As this year’s Dubai Lynx gets under way, Shahir Zag, chief creative officer at Y&R Middle East & North Africa, looks at the evolution of advertising in the region “Evolution is a subtle thing. It’s imperceptible as it happens, but it does happen. It’s amazing how much advertising in this region has evolved over the […]

Leo Burnett heads Cristals shortlist

Leo Burnett heads Cristals shortlist

Leo Burnett has received the most shortlisted pieces of work following the first two days of judging at the MENA Cristal Festival in Lebanon. The network has a total of 77 shortlists in the film, print, print craft, radio, outdoor and integrated categories, with Impact BBDO the second highest at 56. The FP7 network has […]