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> Om­ni­com Me­dia Group-owned agency PHD has opened of­fice in the Le­banese cap­i­tal to re­spond to grow­ing client re­quests. In or­der to man­age these clients’ in­ter­ests in Le­banon and the Le­vant re­gion, Maroun Has­soun has been ap­pointed as gen­eral man­ager. Has­soun who pre­vi­ously served as in­vest­ment di­rec­tor for the Le­vant re­gion at MCN, will re­port to Elda Chou­cair, CEO of PHD MENA, and lead his team from an of­fice lo­cated in Beirut’s Mar Mikhael district.

> Dubai-based com­mu­ni­ca­tions agency, O2, has ap­pointed Sami Eid as chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer. The an­nounce­ment marks the start of an ex­cit­ing new chap­ter for the com­pany, which is cel­e­brat­ing its 11 an­niver­sary.

> its. Com­mu­ni­ca­tions has in­te­grated new de­part­ments to the agency in or­der to con­sol­i­date its of­fer­ings. The new de­part­ments that have been added are: Pub­lic Re­la­tions de­part­ment man­aged by Raya Haidar, a dig­i­tal ser­vices de­part­ment man­aged by

Chris­telle Ab­dul­lah, and an Event Mar­ket­ing de­part­ment in col­lab­o­ra­tion with event spe­cial­ists Ez­zat Kraytem. The com­pany also es­tab­lished its. Sports by merg­ing with Proteam, an agency that has been or­gan­is­ing sports events in Le­banon and abroad for 20 years.

> Uk-head­quar­tered cre­ative and tech­nol­ogy agency Omobono has ex­panded into the Mid­dle East. The ex­pan­sion in­cludes the open­ing of an of­fice in Dubai headed up by man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Hadley New­man. Omobono launches in the re­gion with a client ros­ter that in­cludes DMCC and Sadara. Omobono has of­fices in Lon­don, Cam­bridge, Chicago and now Dubai.

> Cicero & Ber­nay (C&B) con­tin­ues to en­hance its strong MENA re­gion net­work ca­pa­bil­i­ties through the seal­ing of a new af­fil­i­a­tion with Kuwait-based PR agency Lo­cal Fla­vor. This agree­ment fol­lows a num­ber of 2016 an­nounce­ments of new al­liances for C&B, with the agency ex­pand­ing its reach to Iraq, Jor­dan, Saudi Ara­bia and Turkey.

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