Bruce Clay ME appoints new Managing Director

Dubai-based digital marketing agency, Bruce Clay Middle East (BCME), has promoted Neal Patel to the role of Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa. Having joined the agency in 2016 as Head of Digital, Neal has over ten years of experience in the digital sector and has worked across clients within digital spaces, focusing on acquisition, retention and conversion for multiple verticals and territories. In his new role, he will lead the growth of the team and maintain the services provided to the existing clients, including Johnson & Johnson, LG Electronics and Apparel Group.

“I am really excited about taking up the role of Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa at BCME,” says Neal. “We have huge plans for 2018, but will always ensure we remain true to our core value of keeping the client at the centre of everything we do.”

Stylist Social Media Awards 2017 nominees revealed

Women’s monthly magazine, Stylist Arabia in collaboration with the Apparel Group has revealed the nominees for this year’s Stylist Social Media Awards. The shortlisted candidates have been pre-selected by a panel of judges based on writing, personality, consistency of style, frequency of posts and high level of engagement across nine different categories this year. The awards will see nominees from various fields such as fashion, beauty, food, wellbeing, fitness, travel, lifestyle and vlogging with an aim to recognise the best digital innovators and influencers for 2017 across the UAE. The deadline for voting will be on April 24 followed by the award ceremony, which will be held on May 3, at the Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. In addition to the winners from the candidates shortlisted, the judges will choose an influencer to receive a special recognition award at the ceremony.

To view the shortlisted candidates and vote, head to