P&G Honoured as Dubai Lynx 2012 Advertiser of the Year

Al Rajwani, Vice President & General Manager, P&G Arabian Peninsula & Pakistan to Accept the Award

28 February 2012– The prestigious Dubai Lynx Advertiser of the Year award is presented to advertisers in the MENA region who have distinguished themselves for inspiring innovative marketing of their products and who embrace and encourage the creative work produced by their agencies. This year the organisers of the Dubai International Advertising Festival are proud to present this honour to P&G.

The Dubai Lynx Advertiser of the Year 2012 trophy will be presented to Al Rajwani, Vice President & General Manager of P&G Arabian Peninsula & Pakistan, during the Dubai Lynx Awards ceremony at The Madinat Arena, Dubai, on 7 March.

Commenting on the award, Al Rajwani says, “We are honoured with the Dubai Lynx 2012 Advertiser of the Year award, recognising P&G brands’ innovative communications and the creative work produced by our partner agencies. Dubai International Advertising Festival provides the opportunity for us to learn from innovative creative ideas from all around the region. Big ideas is an essential element for brand building, and requires a new level of creativity, depth, relevance, and authenticity driven by consumer insights. Our purpose focuses us on the consumers we serve and inspires us to understand them, leading to insights that inspire life-improving innovations.”

P&G, a global brand that values the cultural nuances of the MENA region, has so far won, since the launch of the Dubai International Advertising Festival, a total of 39 Dubai Lynx awards across different disciplines: two Grands Prix – the Outdoor Grand Prix in 2008 for Koleston Naturals, titled ‘Natural Colors Change’ and the Print Grand Prix in 2007 for Olay, titled ‘Undo’ – as well as three Gold, 21 Silver and 13 Bronze Dubai Lynx awards between 2007 and 2011.

“In recent years P&G have embraced creativity to drive their marketing, the result of which is some great advertising both globally and regionally. The outstanding number of Dubai Lynx awards won over the last five years is testament to their commitment to working with their agencies to continue to innovate their brand communications to strengthen their consumer relationship,” comments Terry Savage, Chairman of Cannes Lions who with Motivate Publishing are joint organisers of the Dubai International Advertising Festival.

P&G is the largest producer of beauty, household and personal care products by revenue and one of the world’s top spending advertisers investing more than eight billion US dollars a year. P&G’s 50 leadership brands, 24 of which each generate more than one billion dollars in annual sales, are some of the world’s most well-known household names such as Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Wella, Braun, Gillette, Crest, Oral-B, Pringles, Ariel, Duracell and Pampers. Serving about 4.4 billion people in the world, P&G’s purpose-inspired growth strategy is to touch and improve the lives of more consumers, in more parts of the world more completely. Founded in 1837, headquartered in Cincinnati, P&G currently operates in over 80 countries.

The Dubai International Advertising Festival takes place from 4-6 March with the Dubai Lynx Awards drawing the Festival to a close on 7 March. To register to attend, please visit http://www.dubailynx.com/registration/ for details of delegate packages.

P&G Honoured as Dubai Lynx 2012 Advertiser of the Year

The Dubai International Advertising Festival is the leading competition and awards for advertising creative excellence in the Middle East and Africa
Presented by Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity together with their regional partner, Motivate Publishing, the Dubai International Advertising Festival is held with the support of Dubai Media City (DMC) and in association with the UAE Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA). The 5th Dubai International Advertising Festival will bring to the Middle East and Africa a series of high-profile seminars, workshops, exhibitions and screenings aimed at giving creative inspiration, learning and networking opportunities to the advertising and allied industries in the region. The Lynx Academy, The Young Lynx Integrated Competition and Networking evenings are additional events enjoyed by participants. The Dubai Lynx advertising awards, which are part of the Festival, will honour creative excellence in Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Direct, Promo & Activation, Media, Interactive, Film Craft, Print & Poster Craft, Design, Mobile, PR and Integrated advertising and communications. High-profile international jurors will award the coveted Dubai Lynx trophy to establish the definitive standard for creative excellence in the Middle East and Africa region.

About Procter & Gamble
P&G touches and improves the lives of about 4.4 billion people around the world with its portfolio of trusted, quality brands. The Company’s leadership brands include Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Pringles®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, and Ambi Pur®. With operations in about 80 countries, P&G brands are available in more than 180 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

Key Dates:
Delegate Registration: Open
Entries: For late entries, please contact entries@dubailynx.com
Festival Dates: 4–6 March 2012, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Dubai Lynx Awards: 7 March 2012, Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

P&G Honoured as Dubai Lynx 2012 Advertiser of the Year

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