As a part of its mission to bring communities across the region together, Communicate will be hosting the first Open Mic Night curated specially for the MENA’s marketing and advertising community.
Every 6 in 10 (59%) young marketer is concerned about burning out at work. The survey commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) collects responses from 500 marketing and advertising professionals, and also finds 74% of marketers believe that their employees take mental health more seriously in the post-pandemic era.
With uncertainty and predictions of an economic crisis in the coming year, mental well-being is one of the many concerns of discussion among all industries. To take this conversation forward for the region, Communicate is bringing to life its post 6 pm community meet-ups. The Open Mic Night scheduled to take place on February 16th will inaugurate this meet-up series.
The Open Mic Night is an outlet for the region’s marketing and advertising community to connect and unwind in an informal setting with fellow professionals and discover their interests outside the workplace. This time around, the meet-up is open for registrations to attend or to perform in three capacities – comedy, music, and poetry.
The community event will take place at The Fridge in Al Serkal Avenue, with an anticipated audience of marketing, creative, and advertising professionals. It is also open to anyone looking for the right platform to showcase their creativity and network with regional personalities in the industry.
NordStella, a subsidiary of Akama Holding and Communicate’s parent company will be organizing the events under the series. Commenting on the launch of the series, Sahar Rafique, Managing Director at NordStella said, “In a fast-paced industry, we're always juggling work and leisure. As a community-led platform, at Communicate we decided to strike a chord between the two with a fresh approach. The Open Mic Night is an exciting opportunity for creators, marketers, and brands to network and explore new outlets for collaboration. We're aiming to position ourselves as the leading platform for MENA's marketing and advertising community while empowering professionals with knowledge, and exclusive access to new ventures."