Flip’s creative talents have seen the agency garnered with an impressive tally of 38 international and regional awards. This year, Flip Media has received 2 Summit International Awards, 3 Bahrain Web Awards and 14 awards at the recent Pan Arab Web Awards. At the UAE Web Awards held in March, Flip Media scooped the board taking 18 out of 36 awards and receiving the ceremony’s highest honor, the prestigious Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for ‘Website of the Year’ for the Mercedes-Benz B Class website.
New account wins have been significant with over 20 new clients, added to the agency’s roster of clients in the last six months. International names such as Air Miles, Proctor & Gamble, Panasonic Middle East and NestlÃ©, along with regional power brands like Qatar Airways, RAK Bank and Wataniya Telecom have engaged Flip Media to develop and expand their online presence and integrated marketing communications activities.
According to Martin Diessner, CEO, Flip Media,
‘2006 has proved to be an incredible year for Flip Media so far and it’s great to see all of our hard work coming to fruition. We’ve significantly enhanced our reputation as the region’s leading, independent interactive marketing agency by consistently winning new high profile regional and international business and in attracting the best people in the industry to join us. In the second half of the year, we plan to launch new products and services which will assist our clients in maximizing the full potential of online communication.’
In order to support the agency’s strategy, Flip Media has established Flip Labs as an internal research and development division to facilitate technological innovation and establish best practices. Dinesh Lalvani, Group Creative Director says, ‘It has been a constant endeavor to innovate at flip. With the advent of Flip Labs we now have a dedicated research and development team that will provide new web concepts and out of browser activities. All I can say is: Watch this space.’
Additionally, a number of senior appointments have been made proactively to expand client servicing capabilities and support Account Director Yousef Tuqan Tuqan. Rasha Mansour, a self-confessed ‘online newbie’ has joined after four years at Saatchi & Saatchi, bringing her passion for brands and strategy, and extensive knowledge of marketing and branding to Flip Media. Nadine Kennedy is focused on taking Flip to international standards with her background of over eight years international expertise in online marketing working for agencies such as DNA and Agency.com in London.
James Whale brings six years proficiency in online and web applications having worked for DNA New Zealand and Sweeney Vesty New York in roles spanning design, strategy, production and business development. New additions to the media department see Media Manager Mohammad Itani heading up a fully fledged dedicated unit, comprising a team of six. With the opening of an office in Bahrain and increased GCC-wide business, regional expansion is the pipeline.
Martin Diessner says, ‘It has been a great year so far and we are thankful. We are focused on giving back to the Community in every way that we can through various social work and activities, and all suggestions and joint endeavors are welcome.’
Source – Ameinfo