House of Comms welcomes new Head of Digital 

Integrated communications agency, House of Comms has appointed David O’Sullivan to the role of Head of Digital. With over 15 years of experience in digital strategy and transformation for brands such as The Kraft Heinz Company, Mercedes Benz, Emirates Group, NBC Universal, LG Electronics and Marks & Spencer. In his new role, he will drive strategic and creative data-driven technology solutions to broader business problems.

“The team at House of Comms is dedicated and passionate about the work they do, and I am really glad to be part of the family,” says David. “It’s amazing to see a traditionally comms-focused agency move heavily into the data and tech arena as this is exactly where the market is moving. The need for businesses to gel and refine experiences across the board, almost always through technology with web, app, social, e-marketing, digital media, tech-based experiential and digital content, is crucial and absolutely central to most brand/product strategies.”

Jamie Wilks, Managing Partner, continues, “We’re buzzing to have David on board as we enter a new era for House of Comms.  We’ve been building web, app and creative tech solutions for years of course but now we can elevate our offering further as tech becomes an essential consideration for all comms strategies, product design, customer experiences and effective employee engagement.”

Grazia Style Awards to be held in Qatar

Grazia magazine is set to host the Grazia Style Awards on November 21, 2016 at the Westin Doha Hotel and Spa in association with Salam stores and Mercedes-Benz in Qatar for the first time. The theme for the awards is ‘From Catwalk to Qatar’ and will be hosted by Alice Temperley to celebrate the industry’s achievements from favourite shopping destinations to the most influential personalities and their contribution to the fashion landscape. Nominations for the awards are currently open and can be made through

Crème de la Creme Awards winners announced

The first ever Crème de la Crème magazine Luxury Awards have been held at Turtle Beach, Shangri-La Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Oman. Presented by Mercedes-Benz, the awards honoured luxury brands across nine different categories including Best Fashion Label Powered By Mercedes-Benz, Best Jewellery and Best Hotel. Nominees were evaluated by well-known names in the Sultanate and winners included Amouage and Patek Philippe.

Socialize welcomes new Senior Account Manager

Digital communications agency Socialize has welcomed Leah Duquemin to the role of Senior Account Manager. Leah joins the agency from London, where she has over seven years of digital marketing experience. As Senior Account Manager, she will be leading the social media strategy for brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Reed Exhibitions.

“I’m so excited to have made the move to Dubai and joined the team at Socialize,” says Leah. “I’m looking forward to working alongside like-minded people who have a passion for digital and are experts in their fields. I can’t wait to deliver some really great work for some fantastic clients.”