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MEPRA Awards 2020 opens for entries

MEPRA Awards 2020 opens for entries

The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) has called for entries to the 2020 MEPRA Awards, which recognises and celebrates “the brightest, boldest and bravest campaigns and practitioners in Middle East PR”.

FTI Consulting strategic comms revenue drops 3.8% in Q2

FTI Consulting strategic comms revenue drops 3.8% in Q2

The company blamed declining pass-through revenue for the dip.

Pandemic sends Omnicom PR revenue plunging 13.9% in Q2

Pandemic sends Omnicom PR revenue plunging 13.9% in Q2

The holding company’s overall revenue dropped 23% in the quarter.

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Zeno wins Hyatt Hotels international AOR account

Zeno wins Hyatt Hotels international AOR account

Hyatt also hired Maverick Creative and Gagen MacDonald.

Say hello to the comeback industry

Say hello to the comeback industry

How the beauty industry will get better by doing better.

Newly merged WPP alliance tops Mergermarket H1 M&A adviser ranking

Newly merged WPP alliance tops Mergermarket H1 M&A adviser ranking

The recently merged WPP alliance of Finsbury, The Glover Park Group and Hering Schuppener has topped the new Mergermarket table that ranks PR agencies by the value of M&A deals they handled globally in the first half of 2020.

Movers & Shakers: Edelman, Portland, Teneo, Fleet Street, APCO, Nestle and more

Movers & Shakers: Edelman, Portland, Teneo, Fleet Street, APCO, Nestle and more

PRWeek's weekly roundup of industry hires, departures and promotions. This column for the week commencing 6 July.

Portland restructures with new MD and senior departures

Portland restructures with new MD and senior departures

Portland is restructuring most of its global business under a single P&L, with a new MD appointed for the combined operation and the announcement of several senior departures, PRWeek has learned.

IN-DEPTH

‘Working in-house means wearing a lot of hats’ - PR manager for Dubai’s most expensive homes

‘Working in-house means wearing a lot of hats’ - PR manager for Dubai’s most expensive homes

Aneesha Rai is in charge of marketing the multi-million-dirham homes of the emirate's wealthiest residents.

'Ethics is a word that is merely window dressing in the Middle East'

'Ethics is a word that is merely window dressing in the Middle East'

As Global Alliance marks its first ever Global Ethics Month, Louay Al-Samarrai, joint MD of Active DMC, says that, far too often, companies are simply paying lip service when it comes to a code of ethics.

'Mediocrity is the word that comes to mind' - Active DMC founder on Middle East PR industry

'Mediocrity is the word that comes to mind' - Active DMC founder on Middle East PR industry

Louay Al-Samarrai, managing partner and joint founder of Active DMC, gives a blunt picture on the regional PR landscape, saying it is "behind in many ways".

Middle East marketing and PR salaries remain 'stagnant' amid decreasing optimism

Middle East marketing and PR salaries remain 'stagnant' amid decreasing optimism

The latest Hays 2020 GCC Salary & Employment Report also found that hiring activity within PR and marketing was steady year-on-year.

Middle East agency CEOs pros pay homage to 'remarkable' Burson

Middle East agency CEOs pros pay homage to 'remarkable' Burson

PR pros across the GCC offer their condolences on the death of PR giant Harold Burson.

Middle East PR predictions for 2020: Industry pros weigh in

Middle East PR predictions for 2020: Industry pros weigh in

As a new year begins, PR professionals in the region predict what's in store for the year ahead - and reflect on the successes of 2019.

The Work

10 million votes cast in PR campaign to find UAE's new brand logo

10 million votes cast in PR campaign to find UAE's new brand logo

A PR campaign to determine a new logo that will represent the UAE for the next 50 years led to an international poll which attracted more than 10.6 million votes from 185 countries.

Expo 2020 Dubai releases Lionel Messi PR campaign

Expo 2020 Dubai releases Lionel Messi PR campaign

Barcelona's front man is the global ambassador of Expo 2020 Dubai and the face of a new PR-led campaign by UAE-based agency Face to Face.