Sakshi honoured by HH Sheikh Mansoor

Sakshi Advertising & PR was presented a Certificate of Honour by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on behalf of Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs, at a ceremony held on 17 May, 2015. Sakshi has strategised and executed PR activities for the centre and maximised its exposure across the region.

“We at Sakshi have always believed that with social responsibility, you gain back what you put in,” says Atul Dhawan, CEO, Sakshi Advertising & PR. “I thank Al Noor, my team and our clients for their love and continuous support.”

Urbanologie launches Dubai edition

Global destination guide, Urbanologie has launched a new Dubai platform and app. The members-only guide features insider news and exclusive content on new restaurants, bars, pop-ups, clubs and hotels opening, as well as access to events from the world of fashion, the arts, music and sport.

The new, ‘live’ destination guide to Dubai is available to members by registering via Urbanologie’s dedicated website,, or as part of the Urbanologie app – available for iOS and Android. Urbanologie also features guides to other cities including London, New York, Los Angeles and Ibiza. The Dubai edition has been added as part of a global expansion programme to include the world’s principal and most exciting cities and holiday destinations, inspired by members’ preferences.

“Our promise is to establish and maintain an exclusive, curated service dedicated and committed to our members, delivered across unique digital platforms,” says Hugo Campbell-Davys, Founder, Urbanologie. “Dubai has become an important destination for our global members; both as a leisure destination but now also as an international business hub and we are looking to provide an insightful curated guide to those visiting as well as providing a unique and useful lifestyle resource for locals.”


Motivate Publishing welcomes Katie Sadler

Katie Sadler has joined Motivate Publishing as Sponsorship Sales Manager. Bringing with her a wealth of experience including established relationships with clients, PRs and media agencies in the UAE, Katie will be working with the events team to drive sponsorship and creative solutions sales for company events, both new and established. She will also be assisting the Motivate marketing team in managing existing business relationships, as well as establishing new ones.

Boasting over 10 years of experience in media sales, working for IPC Media in London before her move to Dubai, Katie has most recently held the position of Senior Advertising Manager for Stylist Arabia, part of APP.

“I have joined Motivate as Sponsorship Sales Manager to work alongside the event teams on their prestigious portfolio of activations,” says Katie. “I am very excited to be part of the Motivate family, and look forward to the challenges my new role will bring.”

Digital Ink launches in Dubai

Content services agency Digital Ink have launched in Dubai. Covering a network of freelance journalists, editors, photographers and producers based in the region, Digital Ink supply social media content, features, interviews, copy-editing, translation and video services to media outlets and brands.

Headed up by Managing Director Rachel McArthur, Digital Ink is currently responsible for editing T Emirates – the UAE version of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and Executive Series – a lifestyle print publication that is a supplement to Bloomberg Businessweek ME. Rachel brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role having worked across various publications for the past decade including Emirates Business 24/7, Explorer and Yahoo! Middle East.

“When it comes to UAE media, we’ve found that more and more publishers and digital companies are looking for freelancers to cover full-time staff on holiday, as well as perhaps cover events they cannot attend or work one-off projects,” says Rachel. “Approaching us saves editors the time of having to look for contributors, and they trust that we will pair them with the right people. We also work with brands – providing everything from web content to more creative campaigns.”