O2, the Dubai-based creative agency, has celebrated10 successful years at the forefront of the Middle East’s advertising and communications industry.
The 10-year milestone was celebrated in a ceremony held at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai, in the presence of the company’s employees, representatives from the media and a roster of clients.
Thanks to its persistency, dedication and hard work, the company has won numerous accolades since its founding on 4th December 2005, including the Dubai SME Awards for “Best Marketing Business”, VISA Middle East’s“Best Entrepreneur of the Year in the GCC” Award, and CNBC’s “PR Agency of the Year” and “Marketing Agency of the Year” awards.
Since the beginning, O2 has set itself apart from the region’s traditional practices, offering a progressive, research-oriented approach and welcoming an open and honest dialogue with clients. With the tagline ‘reflecting on the past, looking forward to the future’, O2’s strategy, determination and professionalism have resulted in an impressive portfolio of high-profile clients, including Etisalat, TECOM Group, Zabeel Ladies Club, OGS Group and RE- Salons & Spas.
Founded by serial entrepreneur Mohammed Johmani on his 25th birthday, O2 has become a leading example for the region’s start-ups and young entrepreneurial talent. Established to promote skilled and passionate young creatives, the agency continues to grow by doing what it does best – finding innovation through research, inspiration and exclusive opportunities,in order to gain creative exposure.
Along the way, O2 has also incubated further successful start-ups, which are now thriving companies in their own right. This includes: Cary!, a social mobile marketplace; Mobibus, a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ app aimed at SMEs; and Belong Interactive, which provides customized digital solutions.
“I am incredibly proud of how far the company has come over the last 10 years,” says O2 founder and CEO,Johmani. “We are very lucky to have a team of talented and dedicated individuals who have a real passion for what they do. This passion underlines everything we do at O2. It is what drives us, and has enabled us to achieve remarkable things along the way.”