Meltwater launches new division

Global media intelligence platform, Meltwater has launched a new agency partnership division. Led by Meltwater EMEA’s Mohamed El Wardani, the new division will focus more on agency-specific support and intelligence solutions.

“This is a new initiative for Meltwater globally and we are delighted that our Middle East operations is pioneering this. It shows our commitment to this region and also the importance that agencies are placing on social media and online news monitoring analytical tools,” says Zubair Timol, Partner & Area Director for India, Middle East & Africa, Meltwater. “Mohamed El Wardani’s appointment as Managing Director of this marquee operation is an investment based on the market potential and increased relevance of online, social and digital data for today’s business decision maker. Mohamed brings a wealth of agency experience and his role will help us create our flagship agency operation across EMEA.”

Mohamed El Wardani, Managing Director, Meltwater agency partnership division adds, “We are working with some of the leading names in PR, digital and advertising in the region. With the launch of this new division, we will focus more on enhancing this partnership to bring the latest media intelligence solutions to the market, offer agency specific support and referral programs. I look forward to leading this initiative.”

Meltwater Dubai opens agency department

Global media monitoring platform Meltwater has opened an agency department for the MENA region. Based in Dubai, the new department will deal directly with media agencies to provide local and customised support as well as technology solutions. Meltwater will provide a dedicated account manager to agencies to act as an extension of its team, in order to consult on ways to improve client accounts. The department will be headed up by Director of Agency Partnerships, Mohamed El Wardani, and current Meltwater clients include Leo Burnett, Memac Ogilvy and TBWA\RAAD.