Rahman Risilia joins MCG Group

MCG Group has appointed Rahman Risilia to the role of Managing Director – MENA of its recruitment brands, MCG& Associates and Kemistry. With 16 years of experience in recruitment across the marketing, digital, communications, IT and sales sectors, Rahman has worked with Mackenzie Jones Middle East as Sales, Marketing, Digital Manager and most recently with Simply Digital ME as Director.  In his new role, he will work alongside the Global CEO of MCG Group, Justin McGuire and take full control of the Dubai office.

“MCG& Associates and Kemistry are reputable and global recruitment agencies and I’m thrilled to be joining at such an exciting and crucial time for the business,” says Rahman. “I am looking forward to working with the talented team and building on what is already an amazing brand, by implementing a proven service delivery model, customer engagement plan and to centre our place as the number one agency within the advertising, marketing and digital space.”

M&C Saatchi PR launches global Influencer Squad

M&C Saatchi PR has launched new influencer team, Influencer Squad. Influencer Squad is a global team that aims to develop strategies and programmes for clients and run its multi-channel, influencer campaigns globally. With its headquarters in London, and offices across seven markets, Dubai will serve as its regional office and will see Amy Brill, Head of PR at M&C Saatchi PR, lead the operations of the team’s regional office, while Meredith Brengle, Director at M&C Saatchi PR will head the team globally.

“All too often, in every market where we operate, we see influencers being used as a tactical and not a strategic tool,” says Chris Hides, Managing Director and Co-Founder, M&S Saatchi PR. “The Influencer Squad has been assembled to deliver best practice influencer campaigns. The team will develop campaigns that use influencers in the right way at the right time to deliver measurable commercial impact.”