50 most admired companies
Tue 27 Feb 2018 12:46 PM
Omnicom Media Group (MENA)

Headquarters Dubai

Year established 2002

Sector Media, advertising

Omnicom Media Group MENA’s companies, OMD, PHD, Hearts & Science and several digital marketing, analytics and technology consultancies, provide their clients – some of the world’s and the region’s largest advertisers – with analysis, strategies, communication activities and investment management in order to best position themselves in the competitive UAE and wider GCC market.

Headed by CEO Elie Khouri, Omnicom has managed to increase its market share in a challenging market and, in 2017, one of its companies, PHD UAE, was named the most effective media office at the 2017 Effies MENA Awards. OMD was also named media agency of the year at the Festival of Media MENA Awards, and had previously been named the most effective media agency in MENA in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 according to the Effectiveness Index.

Omnicom Media Group MENA, along with its agencies, has featured in the UAE’s list of top employers established by the Great Place to Work Institute since 2012, ranking second in 2017. Khouri received the consultancy’s inaugural Leader of the Year award last year. This recognised his efforts in keeping his group on the Top Companies list for seven years and for achieving the highest trust scores from direct reports among all leaders in the Top Companies programme.