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Top 20 list of Advertising Agencies in Kuwait

Advertising Agencies in Kuwait

Kuwait is a country in Western Asia with a population around 4.2 million people. Although Kuwait is not the most populated country in Asia, it is an important country in terms of influence in the Arab world. With a GDP over $280 billion and an per capita around $70,000, Kuwait is an important market for anyone looking to enter the Arabian Peninsula. So, to help you get stated, I put together a list of advertising agencies in Kuwait. This list is designed to give you a starting point for finding one of the many advertising agencies in Kuwait. The list is not an official ranking and should not be viewed as an award. Again this list of advertising agencies in Kuwait should allow you to start your marketing campaign and find out more about the Kuwaiti market.

Top 20 list of Advertising Agencies in Kuwait

IMPACT BBDO

Part of the global BBDO network, IMPACT BBDO is a leading regional communications group operating across the Middle East and North Africa region for more than 40 years. Established in the region in 1971 by Alain Khouri, IMPACT BBDO offers comprehensive and integrated communication solutions, covering the region from Algeria to Pakistan, to a wide and prestigious base of global, regional and local clients. IMPACT BBDO prides itself on contributing to BBDO’s worldwide creative reputation and has consistently been highly ranked in regional competitions. The group employs more than 1,000 people delivering comprehensive communication solutions.

Waveline Media

Established in 2010, Waveline Media is a member of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and a mobile advertising technology firm with operational offices in Kuwait, UAE, and Saudi Arabia. Waveline Media is primarily focused on bringing tangible results for its clients and advertisers via its proprietary carrier-class mobile advertising platforms, Yabila! and Nabd.

Nabd is Waveline Media’s personalized Arabic newsreader application aimed at keeping MENA users abreast of developments around the world, by delivering personalized Arabic content to their mobile phones and tablets. Nabd is currently used by over 10 Million users from the MENA region, generating over 1.4 Billion pageviews every quarter.

JWT Kuwait

Recognized among its local competition as an unrivaled powerhouse and the leading advertising agency in its field, JWT Kuwait is comprised of creatives and professionals from the region and beyond who are nothing short of exceptional. At their core, these young and experienced individuals continuously deliver groundbreaking work to some of the most eminent and successful businesses in Kuwait. JWT Kuwait takes pride in creating ads for their clients that people truly want to spend time with.

Arab Advertising Agency

Founded by the late Hassan Haikal, Arab Advertising Agency was established in 1963 by a team who had already gathered its initial experience in the Middle East since the early 1930’s. Today, the Agency has grown to a full-service Advertising Agency that offers not only the right territorial experience, but also the right blend of professional competence from its management. Each member has made a long term, successful professional career investment in one or more aspects of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations.

Such a provenance is worth very serious consideration, whether you are a locally based Kuwaiti company, or a multinational seeking to establish your company against its competitors in Kuwait. After more than forty years they are still committed to being the agency for the Arab world with no foreign association.

BPG Group

BPG Group provides integrated marketing solutions in the MENA region. The company offers advertising, activation, public relations and public affairs, branding and identity, media asset management, and digital marketing services. The agency endeavors to deliver media and medium agnostic marketing solutions and, uniquely, do so through a single brand custodian team.

list of Advertising Agencies in Kuwait

Raad Afyouni

Raad Afyouni, founded in 2001, is one of the leading Advertising Groups in Kuwait. Founder, Houssam Afyouni, had previously worked in France as Creative Director for 7 years before moving into Kuwait assuming the same responsibilities in a local advertising agency for 4 years. After a string of award-winning ads, Mr. Afyouni established Raad Afyouni and had the opportunity to work with the most respectable Brands in the world and has been doing so ever since.

Ogilvy Noor

Ogilvy Noor is the world’s first bespoke Islamic Branding practice, offering expert practical advice on how to build brands that appeal to Muslim consumers, globally. Noor means ‘light’ in Arabic – and perfectly encapsulates their aim to illuminate and bring to life the world of the Muslim consumer today.

They combine decades of experience and best practice in marketing successfully to Muslim consumers globally, with pioneering up-to-the-minute research conducted to shed light on the lives, needs and desires of the new Muslim consumer today. They then turn these insights into practical guidance for your brand and market.

Ghaliah

Ghaliah combines an innate understanding of social media with digital, public relations and marketing skills. They are entirely focused on innovative, creative and effective social media marketing and communications. They help to engage your customers, humanize your brand and build upon what works. If leadership in your market is your goal, Ghaliah is you partner!

Leo Burnett MENA

All business is now multi channel and Leo Burnett is structured accordingly. The Leo Burnett Group specializes in Advertising, Digital, Social Media, Content and Innovation, Sales Promotion, Direct Marketing, Event Management, Licensing and Luxury Branding.

They have one planning department across all these disciplines; one creative department creating ideas that work across all relevant media; one account management team and one production department. They have one desired outcome: To make brands popular.

Grassroots Advertising Agency

Grassroots Advertising Agency, is a market leader that has established its position in the market by aligning itself with reputable multinationals. Grassroots is a full fledged marketing and social media agency, that partners itself with your vision helping you plan unique, concepts that break the mold of traditional practices. Grassroots sets market standards for effective execution to ensure you get the return on investment that you are looking for. They help you achieve your objectives of increasing sales, enhancing brand image, increasing brand awareness and increasing customer engagement through cutting edge research techniques and tools.

Crossfuse

Crossfuse is an advertising agency based in Kuwait, and we love to create awesomeness! Their aim is simple – They strive to excel in what they do by not compromising on the quality of their service to elevate their customers’ brand and position it to an exceptional and unique stature. After all what is the use of the best brand building campaigns when it does not convert into revenues?

Traditional methods of advertising are part of a bygone era. Aesthetics is their key word, and they believe in freshness, their effort is to fuse this creativity to those who value new outlooks and unique branding proposals, and their approach is to fuse the culture and traditions with contemporary creative designs.

Hudhud

Hudhud is a leading full-service marketing communications agency in Kuwait with a 25 year old commitment to provide only the most effective solutions through outstanding creative quality, innovative thinking and a high sense of responsibility towards clients’ budgets. Their late founder and industry pioneer, Bassam Hassouna, established Hudhud in 1990 based on a unique vision to bring specialized knowledge and international standards to the industry. The result was the first full-fledged, result oriented local agency in Kuwait.

Paragon International

Paragon international is not an advertising agency. Paragon provides much more: brand creation, brand development and full brand management. Using a unique alchemy of hottest marketing trends and special custom made tools, they are creating simple excellence in every piece of an integrated marketing solution.

Refocus Media

Refocus Media is an international, multi-faceted media solutions provider. They offer brand services and marketing strategies to a range of clients in every industry and field, with all their resources under one roof. They create a unique process for each client to ensure that business objectives are met, success is achieved and customers are happy.

list of Advertising Agencies in Kuwait

Channels Media

Channels Media is a Kuwait based company helping businesses in entrepreneurship, tourism, hospitality and retail sector to meet the challenges of marketing in an internet-savvy world. Their aim is to educate and support their clients to find the most effective form of relationship marketing for their business – particularly in a tough economic climate.

PENCILVENT

Pencilvent is a creative production company that specializes in unique branding, marketing strategy, interior design & events creation. In an ever changing, fast-paced world, success is determined by good choices for lasting effects. Communication is essential. Pencilvent strives to be the best creator and decision maker. They are recognized for creating and managing designs and strategies with creative themes to give you a first class experience.

SQUARE

At SQUARE, they strongly believe in keeping your service consistent and on the track at all time. They offer a wide range of creative services and high quality of petro-products. They have worked for more than 50 clients over the last 2 years and offer advertising, marketing, branding, print, and event management solutions.

Totals

They are a company whose purpose is to provide Marketing and Business solutions that focuses on work and results. They pride themselves in understanding business challenges and latest trends, and they will strive to help their clients achieve their goals. They are driven by their team talent, reputation, and passion for economic success.

Faloer

Social media marketing is a great method to drive traffic to your business website in Kuwait and to attract new customers. With blogging, email marketing, digital marketing, monthly SEO, and proper content, you will maximize your marketing campaign. Faloer’s social media specialists in Kuwait take over all aspects of your brand’s on-line presence, from building a strategy to monitoring and tracking performance analytics. They provide Social Media Marketing and Management, Digital Marketing, Advertising, Search Engine Optimization SEO, Creating Content for Social Channels, Blogs, Press Releases and More.

Kuwait Solutions

Kuwait Solutions, founded 2008, is a digital marketing agency specializing in SEO, PPC, Social Media, Web Design, eCommerce, Email Marketing, Google Display Network and Analytics. Kuwait Solutions is a digital marketing company with a strong international presence. Their Digital Marketing Consultants use their knowledge and expertise to make a difference for businesses all around the world. They provide a large range of digital marketing and advertising solutions for clients.

Final thoughts on Advertising Agencies in Kuwait

There are many reasons to start marketing in Kuwait and this list of advertising agencies in Kuwait was designed to give you a starting point. If you have worked with advertising agencies in Kuwait or you know of an agency that should be on the list than feel free to leave a comment below and I will check it out. If enough people recommend an agency, it might make it onto the list above. If you need more information leave a comment or send an email.

If this list was not what you were looking for than maybe you should check out the top advertising agencies around Asia.

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Note: I have not hired any of these agencies and I do not have firsthand experience with their work. Also, most of the descriptions are taking from LinkedIn profiles or from the agency’s website.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    oliviapontet
    February 4, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    What is your process of selection Miguel ?

    • Reply
      Chairman Migo
      February 4, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Hey Olivia,

      I mostly look for a variety of agencies from major to local players. Again, like I said in the post, it is more a starting point and not a ranking. I guess the title should say a list of 20 advertising agencies in Kuwait and not “top”, but headlines are important to attract views and potential clients. It’s a frustrating balance, but that is content creation.

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        Pearl Brazlin
        April 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm

        Agreed, because after seeing Ghaliah’s work, they shouldn’t be on any recommended list. Quite simply put, they don’t have a clue what they are doing. They can create content, but have no clue about cross channel strategy. Laughable really.

        • Reply
          YK
          August 9, 2016 at 4:35 am

          I agree with you 100%, they are a content developers only with a very limited view in terms of strategic Marketing plans, in addition to That Ghaliah Tech. are having a big issues in terms of response and customer service. I still don’t understand what they really do.

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          Ali Almoosawi
          September 20, 2016 at 1:27 pm

          You are always welcome to try http://faloer.com we are partnered with with one of the top 5 american digital marketing companies in Utah and we are in the web business since 2002 🙂

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    Hassam
    March 23, 2016 at 4:57 am

    helo every one My Name is Hassam
    we Are seling the Led Display Plz Contact Me OR mail Me
    Contact; 00971-553566340
    E-Mail hassam@subauae.com

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    Ayman Hassan
    November 17, 2016 at 3:16 am

    This list is a 10 months old, during these months a lot of water has flowed under the bridge. Raad Afyoni for instance is not there anymore. There is also many Agencies must be added to the list P&A marketing and advertising is but an example. They are currently handling KFH account, Barwa bank and GSSG group in Qatar are on their portfolio. They will be celebrating 20 years anniversary in 2017.

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    Amal
    January 17, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Could you please provide some light towards the Advertising trend on expenses, channels and opportunities in Kuwait?

  • Reply
    Itsamansworld
    January 29, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Why the picture of Kuwait……so unrepresentative.

    • Reply
      Chairman Migo
      February 3, 2017 at 7:35 am

      The picture is free to use from wiki, which is the many reason for adding it, but Kuwait is also a Muslim country and many women wear the niqab, hijab, or other Muslim headdresses. Its not to say all women wear this type of clothing, it is just a picture.

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