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From Left: Turkish Ambassador Emre Yunt, Edmond Moutran and Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani during the formal opening of Memac Ogilvy Qatar Office, yesterday
DOHA: Memac Ogilvy, one of the top marketing communication agencies in the Mena, formally opened its doors in Qatar yesterday. Memac Ogilvy is part of Ogilvy & Mather, one of the largest marketing communications networks in the world.
The Qatar office is the 15th Memac Ogilvy office and is headed by SamerAbboud. The Office is located in West Bay business district.
“I’m proud to open our 15th Mena office, in Doha. Starting from one office in 1984 in Bahrain, we have grown to become not only one of the biggest agencies in the Mena region, but also the most creative agency in the Arab world,” said Edmond Moutran, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Memac Ogilvy & Mather Holding Middle East & North Africa. “We’re pleased to bring our history, expertise and award-winning team to the Qatar market. It’s a country with big ambitions, visionary leadership and companies that are looking beyond Doha to tell their story. That’s a good fit for the Memac Ogilvy brand.”
Samer Abboud, Managing Director of Memac Ogilvy Qatar said: “We’re offering a unique proposition to the Doha market, integrating communications that keep the business ambition ahead of channel focus. That keeps us focused on creativity that’s effective, drawing inspiration from David Ogilvy’s line – ‘If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.’”
The office, open since mid-2012, counts several local clients on its roster in addition to providing support to Memac Ogilvy’s regional client relationships. A team of 15 advertising, public relations and social media specialists are on staff, bringing global experience from the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Gulf Region. The Peninsula