Shortlist for Young PR Lions MENA announced

PRCA MENA has released the shortlist for the Young PR Lions MENA competition to find the best young PR professionals in the Middle East and North Africa. Eight teams have been shortlisted to win the accolade this year and one of them will be heading to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity to take part in the international competition on June 19, 2016. The shortlisted teams of two PR agency professionals aged 30 or under are from; Memac Ogilvy, MCS Action, Edelman, Grayling META, Golin MENA, H&K Strategies, Memac Ogilvy and Weber Shandwick.

On May 17, the shortlisted teams will be asked to deliver a five minute presentation explaining their PR campaign at Motivate, located in Media One, Dubai and the winning MENA team will be announced on May 19.


H+K Strategies promotes Iman Issa

H+K Strategies had promoted Iman Issa to the role of Deputy General Manager, Dubai. Formerly Group Account Director, Lead on Corporate and Technology, where she was responsible for securing new business, team motivation, creative campaigns and overall division performance, Iman has over 10 years of experience in PR and communications. As Deputy General Manager of the Dubai office, she will be co-responsible for driving new business and talent development across the division, as well as leading accounts and teams in delivering creative programs across the corporate and technology practice.

“Having started my career at H+K Strategies 10 years ago, riding up the ranks to Deputy General Manager has been a very rewarding experience,” says Iman. “My personal philosophy throughout my career has always been to think and do things differently and to create increased impact for our clients businesses. 2016 is a year where we are witnessing growth in brands investing in creative communication campaigns that are led by the marketing division. In my new position, I look forward to enabling H +K Strategies to play a more significant role in this exciting phase for the communications industry.”