Following a three-month-long review process, IKEA Saudi Arabia has awarded its media mandate to Starcom MENA.
With immediate effect, the agency will manage the strategic media planning and buying responsibilities for the multinational retailer with its franchisee in Saudi Arabia Ghassan Ahmed Al Sulaiman Furniture Trading Co. Ltd.
“We look forward to our new partnership with Starcom who has demonstrated a transformational approach which is in line with IKEA’s vision. We trust that our work together will deliver outstanding growth,” says Omar Mugharbel, chief brand officer at IKEA Saudi Arabia, in a statement.
“We are extremely honored to represent IKEA in Saudi Arabia. This proves once again the leadership of Starcom and its ability to deliver advanced solutions and ensure sustainable growth,” says Ramzi Ghanem, Publicis Media EVP and managing director in KSA.
Edmond Bouez, General Manager of Starcom in Jeddah added: “The selection process was a challenging one and we are proud to have stood out with our innovative offering and thinking and won the account. We look forward to this partnership.”