Ananke and Elan to collaborate

Online publications Ananke and Elan are to partner in order to coproduce content to provide more engaging and relevant features for their readerships. Ananke was established to celebrate visionary women and cover issues relating to female empowerment, women’s economic emancipation and gender mainsteaming, while Elan looks to highlight positive trends emerging across the Middle East and South Asian regions.

“We are absolutely thrilled to form this strategic alliance with Elan,” says Sabin Muzaffar, Executive Editor, Ananke. “Our collaboration is poised to go a long way. It also reinforces our resolve to create a dynamic platform for women seeking inspiration, education and empowerment through the dissemination of meaningful content.”

Hyacinth Macarenhas, Managing Editor, Elan, adds “We are pleased to collaborate with partners who share our goals to celebrate the best that the Middle East and South Asia have to offer and showcase the remarkable work and accomplishments of women in the region.”

2015 SABRE Awards EMEA winners announced

The 2015 SABRE Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Awards were held on 21 May, 2015 at The Roundhouse in London. Over 650 PR professionals from the EMEA region attended the ceremony to celebrate the winners, selected from 2,400 entries.

Among the agencies to have won were Roche Lebanon with Memac Ogilvy Public Relations for their Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, Al Baik with TRACCS for their Park it Right campaign, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange with Weber Shandwick for their The DGC-X-Factor! How DGCX Transformed its Regional and Global Profile campaign and Canon with DABO & CO for the Canon Cabast trade show. UN Women with Memac Ogilvy Public Relations – Dubai, were also nominated as finalists for the Platinum Sabre award for Best in Show for their campaign, The Autocomplete Truth.

Global agency Weber Shandwick won five awards in total on the night, with Memac Ogilvy winning three. Ketchum was presented with four awards for its clients, and Burson-Marsteller and Edelman (including Elan and DABO & CO) won three.