Omnia expands into Jordan

UAE-based digital agency, Omnia has launched its Jordan office as part of its expansion plans. Located in Amman, the new office is in response to the growing demand for Omnia’s digital expertise and will act as a digital development hub for the company’s growing roster of digital clients which, at present includes the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, Emirates NBD, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and ACWA Power.
“Given the breadth and scale of digital consultancy and transformation work that we regularly undertake and deliver on behalf of some of the region’s, and world’s, biggest brands, we are committed to attracting and developing world-class talent,” says Adam Booth, Managing Director, Omnia. “Our new Jordanian office and the talented Arabic speaking team that comprise it – coupled with our regular investment in the latest industry tools – reinforce our ability to successfully deliver a range of digital services that not only positively impact our clients’ businesses but transform them for the better.”

Y&R Amman selected for 2016 Act Responsible Exhibition

Jordanian-based communications group Y&R Amman has been selected for the 2016 Act Responsibly Exhibition during Cannes Lions for its work “Smokey Sperms” for the Tobacco Free Jordan campaign. Established in 1995, the agency is a member of MENACOM Group Jordan and it has worked to address the relation between smoking and fertility issues prevalent in the male population in Jordan. The Act Responsible Exhibition showcases the best campaigns for good causes, charities, institutions, foundations, corporations or brands as a round up of the work created around the world between 2015 and 2016.

“We are so proud that we made this,” says Emad Khayyat, Creative Director, Y&R Amman. “It is important that Jordanian advertising has entered the biggest stage in the world and has done so for a good cause, with the aim to actually make a difference.”

Saif Haddad to leave UMEN magazine

Saif Haddad is stepping down as Editor of UMEN magazine. Having been with Amman-based magazine since 2009, Saif has overseen all editorial content for the publication and managed a team of 10 contributors, editors and designers, as well as helping to create and approve the promotional campaigns for UMEN magazine’s clients, including photo shoots, special production ads and paid promotional content. He moves on to a new and more international chapter in his career, and will remain based in Amman, Jordan.

UMEN was and always will be my second home,” says Saif. “The wonderful team and management have made my experience an unforgettable one and I wish them an even greater success. They will be truly missed.”