Emicom Media (BVI), established in April 2011, has acquired five separate business entities, namely Bareface, arabianEye, The Studio, Alchemy and Magnet (the newly formed merger between Bareface Production and Arabian Eye Production). Through arabianEye, Emicom Media also represents Corbis® exclusively in the MENA region.
The new holding company has been established with the objective to provide its brands with a better platform to add value to their clients, increase market presence and widen geographical reach.
The board of directors, which includes Jesus Blanco as CEO, Venetia Maunsell as Chairman, Celia Peterson as Client Services Director and Nick Davidson as Executive Partner, will play a key role in developing and expanding each of the group’s brands.
“The launch of the group brings with it a powerful merge of resources, expertise and strong client relationships and enjoys the wealth of experience and successful track record of its member entities, some of which were amongst the very first companies of their kind in the region.” commented Jesus Blanco, CEO, Emicom Media.
Blanco continued: “Our know-how as a group lies in our deep understanding of the industry and market dynamics, and a profound knowledge of both local and regional media requirements. As a result, Emicom Media is capable of allowing us to leverage our diverse strengths to offer clients an unparalleled breadth and depth of service, quality and capacity for accelerated innovation.”
Venetia Maunsell, the newly appointed Chairman of the group said: “Operating in the region for so long and understanding the ins and outs of the visual media, we have come to know our clients well and fully understand their need to count on us to be flexible enough to meet their varying demands. Our clients not only need us to provide solutions that they need today, but also solutions that meet their requirements tomorrow. We are confident the new structure will help meet that rising demand for quality, flexibility and reliability allowing us to provide newer and ever more exciting innovations.”