Jun 20 - 2012


Bahrain, June 20 2012 As part of his regional tour, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Memac Ogilvy, Mr. Edmond Moutran attended the Memac Ogilvy Red Breakfast at the Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre, held in the occasion of his visit to the Bahrain office to award long-serving employees who have been with the company for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years and share the company’s vision and future goals.

Mr. Moutran addressed Memac Ogilvy Bahrain employees, thanking them for their hard work and reiterating the company’s commitment to invest in its workforce. Last year Memac Ogilvy spent six times more than its competitors across the region on employee training and development, something it plans on continuing this year. He then shared the recent good news that Memac Ogilvy became the first regional agency to win a prestigious Grand Prix at the Clio Awards in New York for the Campaign “The Return of Dictator Ben Ali” developed by its Tunisian office.

Highlighting the importance of keeping up with times, especially within the creative industry, Mr. Moutran said, “It is crucial to the success of any company to understand the right means of reaching its audience and today and it is quite evident what big role Social Media plays. People are relying less and less on traditional means of advertising and increasingly on social media, something only few companies are beginning to engage in.”

He also emphasized on the importance of evoking change within an organization, saying that it should not be carried out just for the sake of change, but rather be implemented to keep up with the development and grow the business. “Sustained innovation should be Memac Ogilvy’s approach to maintain and enhance performance through challenging times.” He further added.
Mr. Moutran examined all data and figures of the company performance in past years, and talked about the exponential growth experienced by Memac Ogilvy over the course of the previous year. He also expressed his optimism towards times to come with new offices opening in Baghdad and Doha and new associates joining the network in Morocco, extending the geographical presence in the MENA region to 14 offices employing over 500 professionals.

The company, which began its journey in Bahrain 28 years ago under the leadership of Mr. Moutran, aims to apply creativity at work by developing new perspectives, generating new ideas and coming up with unique ways of doing things while offering the best communication solutions for its clients.

At the end, long-serving Memac Ogilvy employees of 5, 10, 15 and 20 years received Certificates of Appreciation along with a gift from Mr. Moutran, recognizing their time and efforts with the company. Among those honored were Jerry Donato, Antoine Zakhour, Sayed Sharafa, Abigail Mascarenhas, Fauziya Yousif, Baskar Thangaraj, Mohamed Saleh, Krishna Prasad, Sujith Kumar and Jaquilyn Cruz.