Jack Morton strengthens Middle East team for clients including HP and Sky

Jack Morton Worldwide has recruited six new members of staff to work in its Dubai office.

Jack Morton Worldwide is expanding its team in Dubai
Jack Morton Worldwide is expanding its team in Dubai

Growing business

The agency, which opened the Dubai-based office in October 2011 led by joint managing directors Alex Apthorpe and Yvonne Hoffzimmer, has recruited six new members of staff to manage its growing business. 

Jason Rodbard joins as creative director, with more than 12 years of experience for brands including Blackberry, Ford, Nokia, Johnnie Walker, Nivea, Toyota, and Sony Ericsson. 

Also joining Jack Morton is Niall Polley, who has been appointed as senior business development manager. 

Polley previously led the corporate sales team at Yas Marina Circuit from its opening in 2009.

Senior account managers

Meanwhile, Sufeena Hussain and Ahmad Diab join as senior account managers and Elham Namvar joins as graphic designer.

Matthew Serpico takes the role of project coordinator, joining from Jack Morton’s San Francisco office in the US.  He will be using his experience working with clients including Samsung, Google, Nintendo and Salesforce in the US, to help drive forward innovative work for clients in the Middle East. 

Exciting

Joint managing director Hoffzimmer said: "We are delighted with the Middle East office’s success within this short period and the appointment of our new team members further strengthens our offering to clients.

"It is an exciting time for us and we are determined to use our talent and experience to help our clients exceed their goals and expectations."

The Middle East office last month created Dunyana, the programme for the partners of the World Energy Forum delegates – which included influential leaders, politicians, heads of state and businessmen.

Clients

Other clients include: Dubai Water & Electricity Authority; Sky News Arabia; HP; Jumeirah; Juicy Couture; Kaspersky and Saudi Aramco. 

Jack Morton Worldwide president EMEA Julian Pullan said:  "I am thrilled with the progress our Middle East office is making. The team has already comfortably exceeded our targets for the first year of operation and has a client list which would be the envy of any agency in the region. It is a fantastic foundation on which to build and I’m very much looking forward to the year ahead."

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