JWT wins Network of the Year at MENA Cristals 2013
Beirut, Lebanon (8 February 2013) — JWT MENA scooped the coveted Network of the Year award at last night’s MENA Cristal festival having won 1 Grand Cristal (Grand Prix), 14 Cristals (Gold), 35 Sapphires (Silver) and 8 Emeralds (Bronze) for 27 individual pieces of work, over 10 different categories.
“I salute JWTers across our MENA network. Seven offices from around the region scored wins - Cairo, Beirut, Dubai, Kuwait, Tunis, Riyadh and Jeddah” remarked Vatche Keverian, CEO, JWT MENA, adding “the win is a testimony that our network truly works, that our Worldmade philosophy is in full motion, we're firing on all cylinders.”
Award winning work included JWT Tunis’ filmatic “Carta Klem” TVC for Tunisiana; JWT Riyadh’s arresting “Upside Down” press ads for Boecker; JWT Beirut’s innovative “Unlock Beirut” campaign for smart; JWT Kuwait’s deliciously dark humoured press ads for Kit Kat Dark; JWT Jeddah’s expressive digital work for Sa7i; JWT Cairo’s fascinating “Let Nothing Stop You” campaign for Vodafone Egypt; JWT Dubai’s captivating “What’s Coming Next” stories for Kit Kat.
Commenting on the agency’s success, Ramsey Naja, Chief Creative Officer, JWT MEA said “What delights me most is the weight of our big winners: big, client work that is the backbone of our operations. Work that is bread and butter, but ends up being gourmet. Work that we do day in day out, but which becomes anything but routine. Work that tackles tough briefs, but makes it all look effortless. The biggest show winner across all categories with 11 awards, is our client touch - a telecom operator. Enough said.”
Contact: Philippa Clayre, Head of Corporate Communication, JWT MEA - email@example.com
JWT is the world’s best-known marketing communications brand. Headquartered in New York, JWT is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals. JWT consistently ranks among the top agency networks in the world and continues a dominant presence in the industry by staying on the leading edge—from producing the first-ever TV commercial in 1939 to today, developing award-winning branded content. JWT embraces a “worldmade” philosophy, making things inspired by the world through blending technological innovation with international imagination. JWT has forged deep relationships with clients including Bayer, Bloomberg, Brand USA, Cadbury, Diageo, DTC, Ford, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Macy’s, Nestlé, Nokia, Rolex, Royal Caribbean, Schick, Shell, Smirnoff, Unilever, Vodafone and many others. JWT’s parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, please visit www.jwt.com and follow us @JWT_Worldwide.
JWT Middle East and Africa is one of the leading communication agencies in the MEA region with 27 offices in 24 markets. JWT MEA is structured to deliver communication based business solutions across all channels needed to deliver the marketing plan driven by a matrix that combines the strength of its competencies and the know how of its practices.
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