Memac Ogilvy's Moutran named top creative director
Dubai, May 26, 2014
Memac Ogilvy Dubai creative director Ramzi Moutran has been named the 'Number One Creative Director Internationally' at the 41st edition of The One Show in New York, recently.
This success was sweetened further as Memac Ogilvy was ranked Number 3 within the advertising category as well as Number 13 overall at the awards event, a statement said.
The One Show is one of the prestigious competitions in the world, celebrating the very best in advertising, design, interactive, branded entertainment and intellectual property and products. For the first time in the event’s history, finalists were not only awarded gold, silver and bronze Pencils but were also ranked across four creative categories.
Ramzi Moutran shared the limelight with fellow Dubai-based Ben Knight, creative director, OgilvyAction, who joined him in the Top Ten Creative Directors list.
Moutran was the most awarded creative director of the evening and was recognised for his inspirational work on UNWomen - Autocomplete Truth and Sawa Mninjah – Rescue Radio.
Moutran said: “I am extremely honoured to receive this award. This would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of my entire team. Due to our great clients we are able to continually produce effective and creative campaigns.”
Ronald Howes, managing director of Memac Ogilvy & Mather, added: “This is a phenomenal result which demonstrates the true quality of our creative talent. It is also a testament to the strong team work between the creative director and the management to help foster a relationship and environment of true excellence.”
Within the advertising category, Memac Ogilvy ranked third receiving 6 Pencils, 8 Merits for 2 campaigns, UNWomen - Autocomplete Truth and Sawa Mninjah – Rescue Radio. The agency also celebrated a tremendous feat, ranking 13 globally from a pool of 463 agencies across 63 countries, the statement said.
In the face of 21,300 submissions from 63 countries, Ogilvy & Mather won 57 gold, silver and bronze Pencils, out of a total 374 pencils awarded at The One Show 2014. -TradeArabia News Service