Panel of judges announced for Effies 2017

The MENA Effie Awards has announced its panel of judges for the 2017 edition. With the ceremony set to hold on November 15 2017, the panel of judges have been selected from across 147 sectors to judge the most effective marketing efforts in the region. The list of judges will include, Fahd Osman, Marketplace Leader at IBM MENA, Hani Alaita, Regional Marketing Manager at Danone Middle East, Abdallah Touqan, Director PR, Communications and Events at Dubizzle and OLX MENA. The full jury list is available on the MENA Effie Awards website.

“Our judges are absolutely crucial to the success of the Effies, because it is only by working with the finest minds in the marketing world that we are able to identify the best work that has been achieved in our sector this year,” says Alexandre Hawari, Co-CEO, Mediaquest. “Entries are open and the deadlines are fast approaching, so we urge all companies to seize this opportunity to display their innovative, effective approaches to everything, ranging from sector-specific marketing to branded content and media ideas.”

dubizzle launches Brand Stories

dubizzle has launched its native advertising solution Brand Stories, designed to deliver tailored branded content to specific audiences. The advertising placement will be nested within the listings pages on the dubizzle UAE website, across both desktop and mobile, and content can be in the form of short or long form blog posts, infographics, research or sponsored articles with integrated video and photography. This can be created by dubizzle’s content team or content partners, or the advertiser’s creative agency.

“Brands are starting to look for new ways to forge a connection with consumers, whilst consumers are engaging more and more with premium integrated content,” says Sonel Ajayi, Head of Advertising Operations, dubizzle. “We are building a new generation of dubizzle ad experiences and hope to refresh the advertising landscape in the UAE.”

For further information, contact Abdalla Touqan at / +971 (0)56 102 3140