Series of awards leads to accolade at annual digital forum
Dubai, March 31st, 2015 – The results at this year’s MENA Digital Awards, where OMD MENA received eight trophies, demonstrated the media agency’s digital edge. No only was it the most awarded on the night, it was also named ‘Agency of the Year’. The overall performance of its holding company led the Omnicom Group to being named ‘Network of the Year’ at the recent ceremony held at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.
The awards ceremony, which concluded the two-day Digital Media Forum, saw OMD’s work for Beiersdorf’s Nivea Men ‘Survive the Night’ campaign win Gold in the Best Integrated Digital Campaign category. Henkel’s ‘Persil Abaya Revolution’ received three Silvers for Best Use of Video, Best Integrated Digital Campaign and Digital Activation. OMD MENA was the most shortlisted media agency at this year’s awards ceremony, continuing its success streak from last year’s inaugural event where they were also the most awarded media agency.
“A digitally focused competition such as the MENA Digital Awards is a focal point for OMD and should be for the entire industry,” commented Nadim Samara, managing director of OMD UAE & Lower Gulf. “We, as a profession, are very active in that arena, not only in terms of consumer usage and touch points, but also in terms of data infrastructure and business insights. More than ever, we strive to continue producing exceptional work for our clients and business partners, and paving the way forward with our partners in the industry.”
OMD, a global media network part of the Omnicom Media Group, is the largest and most innovative media marketing company in the world, with more than 10,000 employees in 100 markets serving many of the most successful and well-known global brands. The Gunn Report for Media has rated it as the Most Creative Media Agency for an unprecedented nine consecutive years. Named Media Agency of the Year by Campaign Middle East in 2011, 2013 and 2014, it has also received several global accolades, including the title of Adweek’s Global Media Agency of the Year in both 2013 and 2014, and Agency Network of the Year at the M&M Global Awards 2014. OMD MENA also led the Effectiveness Index in the region, produced by WARC and Effie Worldwide in both 2011 and 2012. In 2014 and 2015, the Great Place To Work Institute named it the third best employer in the UAE, along with the rest of the Omnicom Media Group MENA agencies.