Stories of Friendship, Love and God!

Super Bowl – the sporting event that has turned the tide of advertising. The event where more people watch the game for the ads than for the game itself. Find out why!

One year on the dark side…

In my one year working in a branding role at a telecom company I learnt some interesting lessons. From the need for simple strategies, to the challenges of execution. In the end it’s about getting the job done and delivering results! No excuses! Read on to find out more…

Why big ideas don’t happen?

As a branding professional I have always aspired to lead and enable award-winning work, the kind of stuff that gets a Cannes Lions Grand Prix! However this has been a huge challenge in Saudi Arabia. In this post I look at some of the key factors that are hindering creativity in this market in my opinion. Let me know what you think.

Journey into the world of telecom branding

14 years in advertising and branding. 10,000 hours of strategic thinking. 120,000 minutes of brainstorming. I finally took the plunge to the dark side. Sworn to always be true to the world of brands and advertising. Here I am changing sides. Read on as I look back at why I both hated and love advertising.

Brand Storytelling

Branding has entered the era of storytelling. How can brands learn from the best storytellers to deliver emotional, authentic and personal stories that can move people and eventually move product? This post shares some insights on this topic from the Cannes Lions 2013.