M&C Saatchi PR expands into the UAE

Public relations agency, M&C Saatchi PR, part of M&C Saatchi has opened its UAE offices as a part of its expansion plan into the region. The new PR division will increase M&C Saatchi’s existing businesses in the UAE and offer clients across the region a range of fully integrated creative communications services. The new launch will also see the appointment of Amy Brill to the role of Head of PR, having worked with clients such as Hilton, Kimberly Clark and Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism, Amy brings with her a solid background in brand and multi-markets. In her new role, she will head all PR operations at the Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices reporting to the Global CEO at M&C Saatchi PR, Molly Aldridge, as well as drive new business growth and ensure the delivery of quality and creative work.

“M&C Saatchi PR is a close-knit, yet truly global agency with expertise in delivering some of the industry’s best campaigns for the world’s top brands,” says Amy Brill, Head of PR, M&C Saatchi PR, UAE. “I look forward to bringing the same passion and energy that the global M&C Saatchi PR family is known for to this dynamic and fast-moving market. Watch this space!”

House of Comms welcomes Anoushka Talukdar

Integrated communications agency House of Comms has appointed Anoushska Talukdar to the role of Senior Account Manager. Born and raised in Dubai, Anoushka has gained over nine years of international experience working for PR agencies such as Ketchum and Asda’a Burson-Marsteller, with clients such as Hilton, Accor and Qatar Airways. As Senior Account Manager, Anoushka will form part of House of Comms’ team of Senior Consultants, where she will be working specifically on the agency’s hospitality accounts.

“I knew instinctively the House of Comms was the agency for me and the focus of my role within the hospitality division is perfectly suited,” says Anoushka. “With my dream client portfolio and the refreshing approach taken by House of Comms to ensure we deliver incredible results at every level, I could not be more excited about this role.”

Kasper Wigen joins Dubai Hilton Cluster

Kasper Wigen has been appointed as Cluster Marketing and Communications Manager for the Dubai Hilton Cluster – Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah The Walk and Hilton Dubai Creek. Having worked with Hilton Hotels and Resorts for almost seven years across Europe and the Middle East, Kasper was most recently Marketing and Communications Manager for the two Hilton hotels in Beirut, Lebanon. In his new position, Kasper’s primary role will be focused on strategies and innovation, significantly on F&B marketing and PR.

“Coming back to the UAE, and Dubai in particular, really brings me great pleasure,” says Kasper. “It’s a high-impact, constantly evolving market, so as a communications specialist you need to stay sharp and tirelessly be innovative to keep up with competitors. I am anxious to throw myself to the sharks and develop my skills and knowledge!”