BPG closesQ1 2021 on a high following strengthened omnichannel positioning

Dubai, UAE; April14, 2021:Award-winning,omnichannel MarCom agency BPG, a part of the WPP network, reported a positive Q1 2021, havingclocked up new business winsworth more than 35% of 2020 revenueand growing revenue from top clients by 31% YOY compared to Q1 2020. Operating from its hubs in Dubai and Kuwait,with spokes in KSA, Egypt and Levant, BPG bagged clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including fintech, financial sector, edtech, construction, technology, tourism, entertainment and healthcare –validatingthe 40-year-old agency’s strengthened positioning.

Among BPG’s significant new business wins is the integrated communications remit for AMANA, the leader in modular anddesign-build construction of industrial and commercial facilities in the Middle East, as it embarks on an ambitious brand transformation. BPG will be leading AMANA’s rebranding, internal communications, PR and social media.

“Our mission as an omnichannel, MarCom partner is to connect people with brands through creative ideas, crafting and delivering integrated brand experiences that put real people at their heart.Digital media consumption is growing in the pandemic era, while media, communications, creativity, innovation and technology are all converging,” Avi Bhojani, CEO, BPG, explained. “As our clients transform and adapt tothis rapidly changingbusiness environment, BPG is also adaptingand innovating.”

As part of its strategic growth drive underpinned by technology, BPG has strengthened its senior leadership team with key appointments, naming Ryan Dunlap as Senior Vice President andChief Strategy Officer.Ryan brings over 15 years of experience across the US, Turkey and the UAE, in human-centric design, communications, and digital strategy to the role.He previously held senior leadership roles with Etihad Airways and Impact Proximity. His diverse experience spans a wide range of industries and geographies, having designed and developed communications, web applications and experiences for globally recognized brands.

Vaibhav Paranjpe has been named Senior Vice President and Head of Finance and Administration.Vaibhav, aqualified Chartered Accountant, brings two decade of leadership experience in the finance function at agencies such as Euro RSCG, Lowe &Partners, Brandcom and DDB, all in Dubai. 

“Having broken down siloes of traditional organizational structures, BPG’s model has omnichannel teams built around clients, with one client lead as the brand custodian. In the pandemic era, this has helped us continue to deliver ROI for our clients as we leverage the power of performance marketing, media services, social media, strategic PR, digital content and creative thinking for impactful, award-winning campaigns,” said Ketaki Banga, Executive Vice President, BPG Dubai.

At the recent Cannes Digital Young Lions Awards, BPG went head-to-head with 14 teams from international and regional creative agencies to win a bronze medal. BPG was also a finalist for 19 categories and winner of 10 awards at MEPRAacross diverse categories such as Best Consumer Goods Campaign, Best Art & Culture Campaign, Best Retail Campaign and Best Professional Services Campaign. The agency also picked up best campaign awards for clients in Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia.This digitallydriven, creative communications approach was also demonstrated in BPG’s recent chatbot newsletter BPG LIVE.

“Our latest innovation BPG LIVE, developed in-house and powered by AI, really speaks of who we are in 2021: an innovation-driven agency, free of conventional siloes, with digital at its heart. Adapting with agility to the behavioral shifts in media consumption, we focused on creating an exploratory content journey that is impactful and unique to each consumer. The new BPG LIVE is a small taster of the interactive brand experiences and communications programs we are able to create for clients, all developed and delivered with our in-house talents,” concluded Souheil Arabi, President, BPG Kuwait.

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About BPG

BPG has been in the ‘business of change’ since 1980, changing how clients’ brands are perceived by their audiences. A WPP company (minority share), BPG Group offers a refreshed agency model, integrated by design and combining performance marketing, media services, public relations, social media, branding and creative advertising, with digital at its heart.

In more than 40 years of business, BPG has enhanced reputations, amplified client media exposure and guided brands to invigorated positions in a market constantly in flux. BPG was chosen to launch the cluster-based knowledge economy in Dubai with Dubai Internet City, catalyze Dubai’s growth as a global retail magnet by launching Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Summer Surprises, and drive the public joint stock culture by managing the Union Properties, Dubai Investments, Emaar Properties and Union Insurance IPOs. BPG has executed game-changing comms assignments such as the Doha Asian Games, the IMF World Bank Conference and Dubai’s bid for Expo2020.

Today, BPG demonstrates the same values for a quality client portfolio comprising homegrown success stories, best-in-class global brands and dynamic startups. From strategic consultants and media experts, to creative thinkers, digital specialists and PR advisors, BPG offers an agile base of seasoned professionals, at home with the unconventional. Operating from regional hubs in Dubai and Kuwait, with GCC-wide presence, the multinational BPG team is committed to one goal: making clients around the region more relevant, engaged and successful than ever.

For more information, visit www.bpggroup.com.