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    • When other agencies decided to spin off their non-core advertising ancillary services into separate boutique sub-agencies in the 1990s, we made a deliberate decision to retain all disciplines under one roof, with the aim of providing our clients with an efficient single point of contact and comprehensive ‘A to Z’ marketing communications solutions.

      Gulf Marketing and Services Company (GMASCO) was established in the 1970s, and today, we are justifiably proud of our 40 years plus heritage and continue to be fiercely committed to our independence.

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      Charles P Awad
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April 2015
GMASCO hosts global forum in Dubai

Intercontinental Dubai Festival City was the venue for this year's global conference of ‪ICOM‬ - the world's largest network of independent advertising and marketing agencies, hosted by GMASCO, one of its two UAE-headquartered member firms. ‬‬

GMASCO receives recognition for digital campaign

Over 80 delegates from 28 countries attended the gathering to debate, discuss and deliberate on the future direction of the advertising industry, sharing best practices and perspectives from the four corners of the world.

GMASCO receives recognition for digital campaign

“As a result of this conference, Dubai Festival City and Al-Futtaim gained significant global exposure in front of an audience of communicators and heavy social media users sending our brand to audiences around the world,” said Charles Awad, Director - Marketing Communications,

March 2015
GMASCO receives recognition for digital campaign

GMASCO’s recent digital campaign for Toyota on behalf of Al-Futtaim Motors received much attention from the advertising industry, as it was shortlisted for ideation, creativity and effectiveness at this year’s MENA Digital Awards held in Dubai in March.

GMASCO receives recognition for digital campaign

GMASCO took the Toyota Yaris out of the showroom, fitted it with hidden cameras and sensors, and placed it at popular hangout spots frequented by members of the model’s core target group. Passersby were surprised to hear the Yaris talk to them and their reactions were captured on camera. These were then posted to Facebook and Twitter, creating a highly impactful viral effect that promoted the Yaris in the realm of social media.

The entry was nominated under the category of ‘Digital Activation’ and beat off the competition from thousands of other entries from the entire region, all vying for a place on the prestigious shortlist.

February 2015
GMASCO wins MENA Cristal Award

GMASCO has won bronze in the ‘Best Use of Screens’ category at the MENA Cristal Awards for its Toyota FJ Cruiser Xtreme 4DX commercial, during an evening that capped the prestigious 2015 ID Cristal Congress, in front of an audience of 300 delegates from the region’s advertising industry.

GMASCO wins MENA Cristal Award

The latest award comes hard on the heels of GMASCO’s previous accolade for the same commercial at the Motivate Val Morgan ‘Best use of Cinema’ where it won gold.

“This is a great example of how creativity and effectiveness can seamlessly blend to develop campaigns that add value to the sales cycle of clients’ products, and prestige to the advertising agency that creates it” said Charles Awad, Director - Group Marketing Communications, Al-Futtaim.

December 2014
Internal training gathers pace

GMASCO’s internal Training Programme for 2014 is in full swing as part of the management’s strategic
commitment to the team members of the Middle East’s fully independent, 360° integrated marketing communications agency.

Internal training

“The advent of new media has dramatically altered the marketing industry’s landscape and in a totally integrated environment like ours, the way we interact with each other, our clients and consumers constantly evolves. Our training programme endeavours to update the skill sets of our team members while equipping them with the intellectual capital and know-how necessary to help them advance their game by strategically responding to the multi-disciplinary, omnichannel needs of our clients,” said Charles Awad, Director Marketing Communications, Al-Futtaim.

Module one of the three month programme commenced on August 13th with ‘The Art of Client Servicing’, followed by ‘The Basics of Public Relations’. Detailed dives into ‘How to Create a Marketing Plan’, ‘How to Judge Creative Work’ and ‘Understanding Print Production Process’ followed to complete round one of the programme, which was well attended by the majority of the agency’s 185 communications professionals. Other courses among others included ‘Insight Mining’, ‘Basics of Media Buying & Planning’, ‘Digital Marketing’, ‘Basics of Market Research’ and Operational Finance.

“Real integration starts and ends with seamlessly connected people and processes. At GMASCO, we pride ourselves for being able to deliver a level of integration that is in sync with our clients’ expectations and well above the industry’s average,” added Awad.

November 2014
2 GMASCO entries make the MEPRA Awards
2014 shortlist

Two GMASCO entries at the Middle East Public Relations Association’s Awards 2014 have been shortlisted by the panel of independent judges.

Digital Media Forum 2014

Plug Ins’ thought leadership campaign YOUR OPINION COUNTS is amongst the four finalists in the Consumer Services category and the only consumer electronics company between the 74 entries nominated for this year’s edition of the MEPRA Awards. This is the second consecutive time that the Plug Ins campaign has made it on to the awards shortlist.

Digital Media Forum 2014

The media launch event of Toyota’s all new Yaris Hatchback was also shortlisted in the Best launch Live Event category for succeeding in establishing the car as a favourite for the urbanistas of Dubai (and the UAE) by associating it with in-city activities relevant to a young, hip, artistic and fashionable audience. Just two more car launches by different manufacturers made the shortlist.

“MEPRA’s recognition comes hard-on-the-heels of our recent award from Motivate Val Morgan for Best Use of Cinema commercial and nominations received earlier this year for our creative and event organisation work and demonstrates the depth, breadth and talent of GMASCO’s diverse and fully integrated marketing communications offering,” said Charles Awad, Director - Marketing Communications.

21st October 2014
GMASCO wins award for Cinema Commercial

Digital Media Forum 2014

GMASCO has won ‘Best Use of Cinema’ category award
at the annual Motivate Val Morgan event recognising the agency’s 4DX cinema commercial for the Toyota FJ
Cruiser Xtreme as one of the most innovative campaigns ran to date.

‘Defy Your Limits’ became an instant hit with tens of thousands of UAE movie theatre goers firmly establishing the all-new FJ Cruiser as the ultimate off road SUV for the adrenaline-seeking, open-air enthusiasts.

“This is a great example of true team work with the best of Media, Creative, Client Servicing, PR & Digital all pulling together to deliver a truly integrated campaign for our client,” said Charles Awad, Director Marketing Communications, Al-Futtaim.

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