There is a very interesting local panel and guests from the UK, Kuwait and Dubai which promises a rich discussion.
Mr. Louai Alasfahani, President of the IAA Kuwait Chapter and Paragon Marketing Communications CEO
Kuwait, 1 February 2010 – The Kuwait Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) has invited global not-for-profit media auditor, BPA Worldwide, to present on the theme of media auditing as a means to improve long-term industry success, transparency and accountability in the media planning, procurement and sales processes.
The event, entitled “Buying and Selling ‘Safe Media’: An Introduction to Media Auditing,” will be convened on 9 February 2010 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait City.
By way of introduction to the internationally-recognized best practice of third-party media auditing, BPA will present background and audit methodologies involved in verifying distribution of both print and digital media. Additionally, BPA will share its experience in developing an audited media environment in the UAE as a case study. A representative of Dubai’s Gulf News shall share that paper’s experience of how auditing has impacted its business as well as the local and regional publishing and advertising industries.
In the second half of the program, IAA Kuwait will moderate a panel of leading media and marketing professionals from Kuwait to discuss the benefits and risks for the country’s media sector in adopting audits as a standard and expected practice for our industry.Mr. Louai Alasfahani, newly-elected President of the IAA Kuwait Chapter, welcomed the roundtable as a first for the Kuwaiti media industry. “We look forward to a lively and constructive debate among the panelists and audience to set an agenda for increased accountability, transparency and fair play in our market. The Kuwaiti media industry is maturing and increasingly participating in the global media industry, so we must recognize the need to provide third-party verified data to the media buying community in the buying and selling of advertising in our market.”
The IAA Kuwait Chapter and BPA Worldwide anticipate broad participation by members of the media and advertising communities and hope to see a large number of participants from media, agencies and advertisers.
Published in the IAA global newsletter, Network News. Issue #27. February 2010.
Mr. Stuart Wilkinson, BPA Managing Director EMEA
Miss Aspen Aman, BPA Business Development Manager – Middle East
Representatives from the Media, The Agencies, the MBU’s and the Clients discussed openly and showed a lot of interest
Miss Gaja Cruchlik, Deputy MD of Paragon Marketing Communications and Mr. Wasim Khan Media Planner at the agency closely following the presentation
Representative of Dubai’s Gulf News
Mr. Mahre Al Shofi interacting with the panel
Mr. Marwan Farah, IAA Board member contributing to the disscussion
Guests from Oman Muscat Bank
We met again at the Dubai Lynx 2010 🙂
IAA General Secretary in a side discussion
A group photo of the speakers, the panel members and some guests.
The event was publicized in the format of a press release in the following media media vehicles with the respective dates:
February 14th, 2010. Al Anba. Page: 39.
February 16th, 2010. Al Qabas. Page: 52.
February 16th, 2010. Al Dar. Page: 11.
February 16th, 2010. Kuwait Times. Page: 32.
February 16th, 2010. Al Wasat. Page: 13.
February 16th, 2010. Al Watan Daily. Page: 11.
February 16th, 2010. Al Seyassah. Page: 4.
February 16th, 2010. Arab Times. Page: 6.
February 16th, 2010. Al Jarida. Page: 14.
February 16th, 2010. Alam Al Youm. Page: 14.
February 17th, 2010. Awan. Page: 10.
February 17th, 2010. Al Watan. Page: 48.
February 17th, 2010. Al Nahar. Page: 8.