Omobono, a creative and technology agency for global brands, has opened an office in Dubai’s JLT. The agency was set up in 2001 to cater to brands across London, Chicago, Cambridge, Bristol and, since October 2016, Dubai. Last year, it won the title of B2B Marketing Agency of the Year at The Drum Network Award’s and received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
It has worked with clients including Johnson&Johnson, Google, Motorola, and Vodafone globally and launches in the region with DMCC and Sadara.
Hadley Newman will lead the Middle East operations as managing director. With over 10 years’ experience in the region, Newman’s most recent role was regional division director at Cheil MENA for the last three years, prior to which he has worked at Publicis, Action Impact and Emaar.
Newman says in a press statement: “I am delighted to have joined Omobono at an exciting period in the company’s growth. I was attracted to the agency because it has digital in its DNA, strength in strategic planning and focuses on delivery – not only the deliverable. Omobono has developed fantastic relationships and delivered brilliant work and I look forward to continuing this success for global brands throughout the region”.
Ben Dansie, CEO, Omobono, adds: “Omobono works with some of the biggest global brands and we continue to support our clients through a follow-the-sun service. The growth of Dubai under the guidance of the UAE government means that it is currently one of the most exciting and challenging cities in the world. I am thrilled that Hadley has joined us to oversee the Dubai office; he is greatly respected in the industry and his appointment reinforces our commitment to supporting our clients with unique business expertise. The opening of the Dubai office is another part of our success in global trade for which we received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise this year.”