Dentsu Aegis appoints former 21st Century Fox and News UK exec

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by Simon Austin

Dentsu Aegis Network has appointed Naim Halloum as Business Development Director of its Manchester office to spearhead growth in the region.

Halloum brings 20 years’ experience across print, TV and most recently mobile programmatic. He spent the early part of his career working for the Evening Standard as Head of Agency Sales before moving to News UK as Head of Trading and then Head of Creative Solutions. 

In 2011, Halloum moved to Dubai to work with 21st Century Fox at two of the media giant’s joint ventures, Moby Group and Rotana Media Services.

Three years later, he opened the MENA office of AdMaxim before returning to the UK in 2017 to start his own media consultancy, 3LB Media and Marketing.

He said: “I’m delighted to join the Dentsu Aegis Network team; their ambition and desire for sustained year-on-year growth resonated with me. I’m looking forward to being part of the company’s continued success and adding to the ever-growing list of clients.”

Rachel McDonald, Managing Director of Dentsu Aegis Network North, added: “We are committed to meeting the needs of our clients in an increasingly disruptive world.

“Our investment in senior talent and the the ongoing development of our digital products and propositions ensures we are strategically placed to help clients navigate the digital economy.

“We have enjoyed sustained year-on-year growth and to continue on that journey we need to ensure we have the best talent available and Naim really fits the bill.”

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