As a seasoned marketer, I am uniquely gifted at developing marketing communications plans that fuel growth and build brand awareness. I connect strategies to execution, innovate, experiment, learn and adapt tactics and strategies to better solve client problems. I work relentlessly on developing and executing plans that help establish credibility and brand awareness in a manner that optimizes the organization's market share and promote growth.
Corporate Events and Exhibitions
Social Media Marketing
Campaign Development and Execution
In my free time you can find me volunteering, reading, traveling, trekking, running marathons and fingers crossed climbing Everest...
Superbrands Award, 2009
Won the “Superbrands’’ award in 2009 for being one of the most powerful brands in UAE.
MRM Business Award, 2008
Won the prestigious MRM Business Award in 2008. The award follows stringent assessment criteria focusing on the factors that lead to outstanding business performance in areas of Marketing, Business and Finance Management. The model incorporates local requirements and a number of criteria with international standards.
Sep 2012 - Present
Jul 2012 - Present
Marketing Communications Consultant
A visual editorial site providing an exhilarating mix of news with over 82,000 monthly unique visitors and 1 million page views.
Apr 2003 - May 2012
Senior Marketing Manager
One of the GCC's leading investment companies with C$ 5.2 billion in total assets and annual revenues of
C$ 1 billion. Brand portfolio includes: MotorCity®, Green Community® and Ritz Carlton® among others.Responsibilities
Developed and implemented the Strategic Marketing Communications plans for the B2B and B2C segments.
Responsible for corporate and product branding, brand development and positioning.
Managed client-agency relationship (advertising, digital communications, direct marketing and public relations).
Responsible for lead generation and Search Engine Marketing.
Managed the development of the corporate, subsidiaries and brands' websites and marketing collaterals.
Managed marketing research.
Product introduction and launch process in determined geographical areas.
Oversaw events and exhibitions planning in local, regional and international markets.
In-charge of on-line and off-line advertising revenues.
Provided counsel on product strategy (pricing, product development and innovation, roadmap).
Partnered with the sales team to devise a sales strategy for each product.
Direct sales support through promotions, incentives, etc. (End user and distribution channels) and communication with key customers.
Won the "Superbrands'' award in 2009 for being one of the most powerful brands in the region.
Won the prestigious MRM Business Award in 2008.
Developed strategic marketing communications plans that grew the customer base by over 160% generating a revenue of C$ 790 million and increased brand awareness by 42% (Audited by ACNielsen).
Increased media coverage by an excess of 712% with an advertorial value close to C$ 1.32 million.
Conceived and implemented marketing and communications programs that gained the company significant traction in the market averaging 22% market share, an increase of 120%.
Achieved 320% pre-bookings for the high-end brand Green Community®, total sales amounted to
C$ 146 million.
Feb 1999 - Mar 2003
Madar Media & Communication International
A Pan Arab company specialized in marketing and advertising with several offices and branches throughout the Middle East and Europe. Clients portfolio includes: Aremco Holding, Al Dar and Site Info among others.Responsibilities
Assisted in the preparation of the annual Marketing Plans.
Planned the marketing efforts in the Levant (Lebanon, Syria and Jordan) and GCC markets, in line with the company's strategic objectives.
Set up and monitored the distribution channels.
Managed all major client relationships through building trust, being close to their needs, and delivering high standard of service.
- Set up of sales and marketing units in various regional branches.
Achieved an increase in ad sales of more than 300% generating revenues of C$ 100,000.
Jan 2013 - Present
University of Toronto
Oct 2011 - Nov 2013
Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
The Chartered Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing is a challenging, high-level two part marketing qualification that demonstrates specialist professional knowledge across many areas and a route to Chartered Marketer status.The qualification aims to enable marketers to champion the customer experience and exert a strong influence on the organisation to adopt a customer orientated approach. It will also enable them to contribute along with other directors and senior managers to the organisation's competitive strategy and manage the organisation's marketing activities in line with the customer.