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Hill+Knowlton Strategies names Azurée Montoute-Lewis, Bridgette O’Neal to top DE&I roles

Hill+Knowlton Strategies names Azurée Montoute-Lewis, Bridgette O’Neal to top DE&I roles

They will lead diversity, equity and inclusion globally and in the U.S., respectively.

Steinreich Communications launches practice following UAE and Israel agreement

Steinreich Communications launches practice following UAE and Israel agreement

A communications agency has formed a practice that provides services to clients from Israel and the UAE following a historic agreement between the two states.

MEPRA Leadership Majlis explore comms response to pandemic and what recovery looks like

MEPRA Leadership Majlis explore comms response to pandemic and what recovery looks like

Last week's first virtual MEPRA Leadership Majlis brought together more than 500 comms professionals to address topics including the 'industry recovery beyond the curve'.

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Meaningful CSR - from corporate to collective social responsibility?

Meaningful CSR - from corporate to collective social responsibility?

How can companies evolve from driving a traditional social purpose strategy to one that allows their target audience to play an active part?

WPP PR arm outperforms as Q2 like-for-like revenue dips 7.5 per cent

WPP PR arm outperforms as Q2 like-for-like revenue dips 7.5 per cent

WPP's PR arm outperformed the company as a whole in the first half of 2020 amid the downturn triggered by COVID-19. PR like-for-like revenue fell 4.5 per cent to £426m ($561.9m) in H1, and by 7.5 per cent to £214m ($282.3m) in Q2.

Porter Novelli promotes Ayanna Robinson to chief client officer

Porter Novelli promotes Ayanna Robinson to chief client officer

The global position had been vacant for more than two years.

Boeing finalizes changes to comms function

Boeing finalizes changes to comms function

The new communications leadership team consists of six VP-level leaders.

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”.

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.