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Vodafone inks pacts to build its brand in Oman
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Vodafone, the leading technology communications company, signed on Monday a partnership with creative communications powerhouse Memac Ogilvy and Muscat-based specialised marketing communications agency Alamah Marketing to bring world-class marketing excellence to Oman.


The agreement will see Memac Ogilvy and Alamah Marketing work shoulder to shoulder to launch and build the Vodafone brand in the Sultanate while simultaneously advancing the skills of Omanis working in the marketing sector.


“Vodafone has a long history of connecting global with local to provide our customers with world-class services that are hyper-relevant to them,” commented Bader al Zidi, CEO of Vodafone Oman. “Our partnership with Alamah Marketing and Memac Ogilvy takes this to new heights as we bring a global marketing leader and an expert local agency together for the good of our brand and the country’s communications sector. This partnership will undoubtedly open doors for Oman’s youth to pursue a rewarding career in a thriving industry.” Hashar al Mandhari, Alamah Marketing CEO, commented: “We are proud of our partnership with a global brand as Vodafone and our contribution to the company’s efforts to develop the skills of Omani talent so they can pursue opportunities outside of the Sultanate.


The communications and information technology sector is dynamic, and marketing plays a vital role in understanding and connecting with a culture. As a proud Omani company, Alamah Marketing is perfectly placed to help develop global marketing strategies that remain connected to local roots, backed by our new partner Memac Ogilvy and the expertise they bring.” David Fox, Memac Ogilvy’s Chief Executive Officer, MENA, added: “Growing the influence of a major brand such as Vodafone is what we get out of bed for, but this partnership with Vodafone and Alamah Marketing is something special. It is a privilege to apply our expertise not only to help launch a company in a new territory, but also to support the development of young communications talent alongside a local agency partner.” Cementing Vodafone’s commitment to the market and support for society, the Vodafone Academy aims to qualify and employ more than 140 Omanis, placing them on a path to becoming future leaders of the Sultanate’s communications sector. After the success of the first training programmes in Care and Retail, Vodafone will set up a new training programme in Marketing to equip young local talent with specialist, industry-leading expertise.


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