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Sign of the times: Sami Al Mufleh

Sign of the times: Sami Al Mufleh

With ten years at Hills Advertising, chief executive Sami Al Mufleh now controls nearly all of Dubai’s biggest and brashest outdoor billboards. In a rare interview, he tells Arabian Business how he’s taking the firm to the next level via hi-tech interactive...

Directing Traffik: Marcel Khairallah

Directing Traffik: Marcel Khairallah

Marcel Khairallah, founder and owner of below the line solutions company Traffik360, explains how he has adapted to a continually evolving business landscape, and how his business has become a global player

Brand designs: Insignia's Gaurav Sinha

Brand designs: Insignia's Gaurav Sinha

Gaurav Sinha’s ‘brand enrichment company’, Insignia, represents some of the UAE’s top firms. Ten years after he launched the firm, he’s looking to take it to a new continent

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Interview: Starcom MediaVest chief Laura Desmond

Interview: Starcom MediaVest chief Laura Desmond

Laura Desmond has spent a career looking after the fortunes of some of America’s biggest brands. Ahead of the Publicis-Omnicom mega-merger, the chief executive of giant ad agency Starcom MediVest Group talks trends, tech and Twitter

Qatar’s media taboo

Qatar’s media taboo

Despite the large number of local female journalism graduates, it is rare to see Qatari women appearing in print media, social media or on television. Arabian Business Qatar speaks with Christina Paschyn, a lecturer in journalism at Northwestern University...

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Staying on message

Staying on message

Don Baer wrote speeches for Bill Clinton and still advises Barack Obama. These days, however, the chairman and CEO of PR giant Burson-Marsteller has his eyes firmly fixed on the corporate world

Interview: Kashif Joosub

Interview: Kashif Joosub

The founder of Light House Studios explains how he launched a business during the financial crisis

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Growth junkie

Growth junkie

Maxus is one of the fastest-growing media agencies in the world. Global CEO Vikram Sakhuja assesses the biggest trends in the digital revolution

OSN chief talks production, profits and piracy

OSN chief talks production, profits and piracy

David Butorac, CEO of Orbit Showtime Network, on the future of pay TV

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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


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