SMG wins Sunbulah account

17.04.2014 / By
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Saudi frozen food company has appointed StarcomMediaVest Group – SMG – as its media communications agency. The assignment covers the MENA region and will see SMG provide Sunbulah with communication solutions across all analogue and digital media. “During the pitch process, SMG’s team in Saudi Arabia showcased multi-disciplinary capabilities. We are happy to partner with [...]

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Mashreq offers the UAE’s first instant 0 per cent plan at Gitex Shopper

17.04.2014, 11:19 by
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Mashreq has launched what it says is the UAE’s in first, instant nought per cent easy payment plan which it is launching at the forthcoming Gitex Shopper. The solution allows card holders to split their payments instantly at the merchant counter to a nought per cent installment plan versus having to wait for agent confirmation. [...]

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Record year for Jaguar MENA makes region 5th largest market

17.04.2014, 10:51 by
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Jaguar Land Rover – JLR – has posted a record 36% YOY sales increase for fiscal year April 2013 to March 2014. The results are a continuation of the auto makers YOY record performance, with growth exceeding that of the overall premium passenger and SUV segments in the region it says. Led by the flagship [...]

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Majid Almuhand is new Face of Mouawad

16.04.2014, 15:39 by

The award-winning Arab singer and master-composer, Majid Almuhand is, will be the face of Grand Ellipse, the collection that marked the launch of Mouawad watches. As a musical composer with meticulous standards and attention to detail, Almuhand appreciates the craftsmanship required to create the Mouawad Grand Ellipse collection says a company press release. Almuhand will [...]

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Etisalat launches smartphone app in Nigeria

16.04.2014, 15:38 by

Etisalat Group has expanded its mobile banking offering to its customers in Nigeria. The app is available for free download from various online app stores. Since September 2012 Etisalat has partnered with international and regional banks to allow Etisalat Nigeria customers to access banking services through mobile phones. The service has since registered more than [...]

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Longest DOOH LED screen revealed at Dubai’s DIFC

15.04.2014, 17:17 by

Digital digital-screen media company, Elevision has  launched a new outdoor LED screen for the Dubai’s financial area, DIFC. The signage will report the price for listed companies on the Nasdaq Dubai, updated continuously throughout the day’s trading session. The market-data will be supplemented by DIFC branded content, and a revolving stream that will allow brands to [...]

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Bahrain’s Kalaam to buy Jordan’s Lightspeed

15.04.2014, 16:08 by

Bahrain’s challenger telco brand Kalaam Telecom is to acquiring Lightspeed Communications, a subsidiary of Jordan Telecommunications Co. The acquisition makes it the second-largest ISP for Fixed Business Broadband in the Kingdom. This is the first M&A transaction in Bahrain’s teleco history. Kalaam has increased its Fixed (wired) Business Broadband market share to 17 per cent [...]

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“Your Face Sounds Familiar” debuts on MBC4 and MBC MASR

15.04.2014, 11:05 by

Endemo’s global TV format “Your Face Sounds Familiar” will debut on MBC 4 and MBC MASR in April. During the weekly competitions celebrity contestants will impersonate famous singing stars mainly from the Arab world. The Arabic language version features eight celebrities: Abdelmenem Amayre; Tamer Abdelmenem; Wael Mansour and Khaled Al Shaer representing the men, Dima [...]

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Chedrawy named COO of Dentsu Aegis Network Mena

14.04.2014, 15:16 by

Following the merger of Dentsu and Aegis Media, Dentsu Aegis Network has promoted Antonio Chedrawy (pictured) as COO help drive expansion of the network in the North Africa and Levant – NAL. Chedrawy was previously CFO, Chedrawy responsible for the network’s corporate governance, financial accounting and trading departments as well as being closely involved with [...]

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MCN opens J&J dedicated planning unit

14.04.2014, 10:49 by

MCN has opened a dedicated media planning unit – J3 – for its longstanding client, Johnson & Johnson – J&J. “In alignment with IPG practice in other markets, the new J3 unit was formed by MCN to specifically manage the Johnson & Johnson global account and provide dedicated support to the client across the Mena,” [...]

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