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What’s art got to do with business?

What’s art got to do with business?

Elie Khouri argues that collecting art makes business sense in more ways than one

Best of 2012: Elie Khouri, OMG interview

Best of 2012: Elie Khouri, OMG interview

Ten years ago Elie Khouri ditched a glamorous job in the advertising industry to set up the media agency OMD. His friends thought he was crazy. A decade later, with 450 staff and over $2bn a year in billings, he has good reason to celebrate

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MBC Group interview: Sam Barnett

MBC Group interview: Sam Barnett

Leading one of the biggest media entities in the Middle East with 1,800 employees, MBC Group CEO Sam Barnett talks about his journey to success

Best of 2012: Rubicon Group interview

Best of 2012: Rubicon Group interview

Randa Ayoubi started Rubicon Group Holding from scratch eighteen years ago. Today, the Jordan-based digital content production house has become one of the industry’s greatest success stories on a global scale, with an IPO expected in the next two years...

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Ikoo: Isam Bayazidi

Ikoo: Isam Bayazidi

The quickest growth for online advertising in the Arab world will now take place outside the UAE, says Ikoo CEO Isam Bayazidi

Best of 2012: Zee TV interview

Best of 2012: Zee TV interview

As a teenager, Subhash Chandra had to give up college because his parents couldn’t afford the fees. He went on to create a multi-billion-dollar empire that changed the world of television. In a rare interview, the founder of Zee TV looks back at a life...

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Hot off the press

Hot off the press

Despite the eye-catching price, ‘Opus’ large-format books are selling like hot cakes. Commercial director Paul Murphy explains why

Rising star

Rising star

Al Aan TV may be just six years old, but it has rapidly taken its place among the region’s best known broadcasters

Two's Kompany

Two's Kompany

The husband and wife team behind production company K Kompany are as well known in front of the cameras, and microphones, as they are behind them. We caught up with them in Dubai

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Best of 2012: Alan Rutherford interview

Best of 2012: Alan Rutherford interview

The West may be heading into a double-dip recession, but global advertising spend is still forecast to rise by nearly five percent to $465.5bn in 2012 says International Advertising Association President

Lights, camera, action

Lights, camera, action

Jean Ramia, CEO of Grand Cinemas, the Middle East’s largest chain of cinemas, is spending $30m on expanding the brand amid increased competition and a slowdown in mall openings in its home market

Alex Saber interview: VivaKi

Alex Saber interview: VivaKi

Alex Saber has helped grow VivaKi into the region’s biggest media agency, with a 24% share of the total advertising market. And despite experiencing the worst recession in living memory, he has managed to increase revenues and not made a single redundancy...


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