MEPRA confirms key partners for 2016 Awards

The Middle East PR Association (MEPRA) has confirmed key sponsors for the 2016 Middle East PR Awards, due to take place at the JW Marriot Marquis on November 23, 2016. The awards will be supported by platinum sponsor, Mubadala; gold sponsor, MCG Associates and bronze sponsor, Edelman, with category sponsors including; Middlesex University Dubai, Sumo Sushi & Bento, Pan Arab Research Centre, RAK Media office and BUZ PR. The 2016 MEPRA awards will recognise innovation in the PR sector from across the region and reward practitioners who have made a distinctive contribution to the communication industry.

“The communication industry has evolved and modernised over the last few years and the MEPRA awards is the perfect opportunity to shine the spotlight on the public relations sector and celebrate the creative individuals who craft innovative communication campaigns,” says Brian Lott, Chairman, MEPRA and Executive Director – Communications, Mubalads. “I would like to thank all our board of sponsors for their support towards encouraging originality and imagination in the industry.”

Justin McGuire, CEO, MCG Group, adds “The MEPRA awards go beyond known boundaries and disciplines, encouraging the most innovative PR professionals and agencies who make a mark in the communication industry. It inspires path-breaking campaigns that happen on the edges of tradition. We are excited and proud to be able to support the Awards, which are considered to the the pinnacle of the communication industry in the region.”

Buz PR promotes Tahira Mehmood

Tahira Mehmood has been promoted to the role of Senior PR Executive at Buz PR, part of Buz MMC. Tahira has worked for Buz PR for two years, most recently as PR Executive where she worked on a mix of corporate and lifestyle brands. As Senior PR Executive, she will be taking on more accounts as well as additional responsibilities, on top of supporting her existing clientele and the Buz PR team.

“At Buz I have worked with skilled account managers and supportive department heads which gave me the opportunity to hone my PR skills,” says Tahira. “I am excited to engage more with my hard working team and I look forward to the challenges that this new role will bring.”