TBWA\RAAD expands to Egypt
TBWA and AB Group create the home of disruption in Egypt
TBWA\RAAD, The Disruption Company, and AB Group Egypt ink partnership agreement to form AB\TBWA\Egypt
TBWA\RAAD, the leading creative agency in the Middle East, founded on a vision of Disruption® and a commitment to overturning cultural and market conventions, announced today its joint venture with AB Group, to establish its presence in Egypt and expand in the wider North Africa region.
AB\TBWA\Egypt, the new company formed as a result of the agreement, is expected to bring an integrated vision and disruptive thinking to its client and industry collaborations. It will focus on anticipating future trends and defining unique strategic platforms that help achieve the business objectives of its clients.
AB Group specializes in diverse areas and straddles multiple disciplines, including advertising, media, events and activations, TV content, branding and digital marketing. Established in 2015, the agency works for clients such as Talaat Moustafa Group, IVA System, Blom Bank, Allianz Insurance, the German Electricity Fund, Nestle and Energizer.
“We are enthusiastic about our new venture and look forward to disrupting the Egyptian market with our new partners”, said Reda Raad, Group CEO of TBWA\RAAD. “The AB Group shares our integrated vision and offers strong capabilities in the disciplines needed to influence a demanding consumer in an evolving market.”
Ahmed Badie, CEO of AB Group said: “A partnership with TBWA\RAAD is extremely compelling for us. We both share the same set of values and work for the same objective of achieving the most effective business results for our clients. Their disruption model offers an ideal methodology to create ground-breaking and exceptional work. We are impressed by their creative strengths and data-driven approach that will help us address the communications challenges of our clients in Egypt.”
TBWA\RAAD now counts 10 offices in the region, including the UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. It is among the most awarded agencies in the region. In 2018, it led the MENA awards tally at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and was crowned Network & Agency of the Year at the Dubai Lynx Festival. Contagious magazine ranked it the 8th ‘Bravest and Best Agency on the Planet’. It was also ranked the 16th most awarded creative agency in the world by the 2018 Big Won report. Its iconic campaigns include “Highway Gallery” for the Louvre Abu Dhabi and “#SheDrives” for Nissan Saudi Arabia.