BPG Group celebrated its recent rebrand and renewed business restructure at the company’s 25th offsite on the QE2 floating hotel in Dubai. The Group unveiled the new structure in June by replacing BPG Bates, BPG Cohn & Wolfe, BPG Maxus and BPG Possible with two verticals: BPG Max, which will handle media and data just […]
BPG Group is asserting its independence through a restructuring that aims to make the group “more client-centric and more relevant as a marketing service provider,” according to a note sent out by Satish Mayya, CEO, BPG Max – the rebranded BPG Maxus. The structure The restructure will see BPG Bates, BPG Cohn & Wolfe, BPG Maxus and […]
By Lindsay Pattison, chief transformation officer, Group M Worldwide and Worldwide CEO, Maxus Global The ad business is gearing up for another trek to the south of France for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. But this year, the sunny Mediterranean skies greeting us will belie more ominous, metaphorical clouds looming over our industry. […]
Ramadan is a peak period for advertisers as audiences purchase more as well as consume more content on different channels. The last couple of years have seen a gradual shift from TV spends to digital not only during Ramadan, but also throughout the year. However, Ramadan is one month during which both TV consumption and […]
The holy month of Ramadan is an introspective and spiritual time of the year, when people fast, pray, change their daily routines, catch up with their favorite TV drama series and spend more time with their near and dear ones. It’s also that time of year when television and digital screens are bombarded with commercials. […]
Last year’s brand safety debacle brought to light some key issues with digital advertising. Among these were viewability and ad fraud. Ad fraud is rather self-explanatory, but what is viewability? Viewability is essentially an online advertising metric that determines if an ad is actually ‘viewable’, and then, allows advertisers to pay only for ads that […]
Earlier this year, BPG Maxus re-pitched for the opportunity to continue its partnership with Global Village. It has now re-won the account for the third consecutive time and will continue to develop and drive the brand’s media solutions in the Middle East. The renewed contract is applicable for the next three years. “We are delighted […]
According to industry sources, Publicis Media, MCN’s Initiative and GroupM are pitching for the Nestlé account, which has been with GroupM’s MEC, which recently merged with Maxus to become Wavemaker. Spokespeople from all the agency groups as well as Nestlé were unavailable for comment at the time of publishing.
Following the announcement by GroupM of merging MEC and Maxus into one entity back in June 2017, we now have a name for the newly formed agency: Wavemaker. The new billion-dollar revenue – $38 billion in media revenue, to be precise – agency will combine media, content, and technology. “Making waves happens when media, content and […]
MS Plus, part of GroupM, has bagged the media planning and buying account of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB). According to an official source, who confirmed the move but declined to be named, MS Plus bagged the account after a competitive pitch. Both sides, however, declined to comment. GroupM is the leading global media investment […]
BPG Group has announced a new enhanced structure with the aim of creating a stronger group-wide strategy and new business development team.
Much has been said about millennials and what they want from their personal and professional lives. If popular notion is anything to go buy, it seems that they want travel, technology, and bean bags. We decided to find out what it is they really seek in their professional lives – and in the process dispel […]
Obi Mobiles, the new smartphone brand co-founded ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, has appointed the BPG | Group for creative advertising and media planning and buying services in the EMEA region. The brand was launched in India earlier this year and in the UAE in late September. Jumbo is the exclusive distributor in the region covering […]
In a bid to keep clients from moving their programmatic operations in house, GroupM, the media agency network under WPP, is building a less constrictive alternative for its programmatic buying arm Xaxis. The alternative is a system in which clients work with whichever ad-tech vendors or data-management platforms they choose – Group M will suggest […]
A flurry of media companies are evaluating or changing their media agency relationships as they grapple with digital’s increasing influence over TV budgets and content. Four media organizations have shifted, or are currently considering a change in their media agency relationships:FX Networks has consolidated its business with Publicis Groupe’s Zenith, dropping smaller incumbent MediaStorm; Al Jazeera has […]