2023 Shortlist

Congratulations to all of our 2023 MENA Search Award Finalists!

Best Use of Search – Retail eCommerce (SEO)

Assembly & Tommy Hilfiger

— Search Symphony: Elevating Fashion Visibility

Keyade & eXtra electronics

Merkle & Decathlon

— Kickstarting SEO Fitness in Saudi

RBBi & AllSaints

— From High-Street to Higher Rankings

RBBi & Lululemon

— From Zero to Hero

RBBi & THAT

— Fashionable SEO

SEO Sherpa & Sedar

— Drawing Curtains and Profits

Best Use of Search – Retail eCommerce (PPC)

Acquisit & YSL Beauty

— Maximizing Black Friday sales

Assembly & Azadea Group

— A Brand-Centric Structural Shift to Drive Omnichannel Success

Keyade Middle East

— eXtra Brand Campaign

Online Marketing Gurus & Cream Cake One

— OMG | Themed Cakes - DU

SEO Sherpa & Emirates Pride

— Simply Scentsational

Best Use of Search – Finance (SEO)

Chain Reaction & DIFC

— Revitalizing DIFC's Digital Footprint

Inhouse & Midas

SEO Sherpa & Al Ansari Exchange

— Converting Strategy to Results

Best Use of Search – Finance (PPC)

Hype & Allianz Turkey

— Increasing Online Sales

Sandstorm Digital & National Bonds

— National Bonds Always On

Best Use of Search – Travel/Leisure (SEO)

Artefact & DET

— Redefining SEO with Semantic Search

Hype & Prontotour

— Category Optimisation

RBBi & Hertz UAE

— SERP Boost: Drive Rentals & Revenue

RBBi & Qatar Airways

— FIFA World Cup Adventure - Flight to Glory!

SEO Sherpa & YAS Island

— Island Retreat

SEO Sherpa & YAS Waterworld

— Yaas Ladies

Zeo & Pegasus Airlines

— Cleared For Takeoff

Best Use of Search – Travel/Leisure (PPC)

Assembly & Address Hotels & Resorts by Emaar

— Driving Significant ROI Through PPC

Hearts & Science and Atlantis Dubai

— Always On Strategy

Hype & Pegasus Airlines

— Increase in Brand Awareness on the EU Market

Best Use of Search – Third Sector/Not for Profit

Chain Reaction & UNRWA

— Rebuild Hope with Your Zakat

GroupM & American University of Beirut (AUB)

Best Use of Search – B2B (SEO)

eLogo

— where content blooms

Home of Performance & Meydan Free Zone

— Climbing SERPs & Business Ladders

Red Sea Global & GroupM Nexus

Roads & Transport Authority

— RTA Invest

SEO Sherpa & Food Specialities Limited

— Ingredients For Flavourful Success

Best Use of Search – B2B (PPC)

Artefact & Adyen

— Targeting Business Decision Makers with Search

Assembly & Rewaa tech

— Accounting Module Campaign

Home of Performance & Meydan Free Zone

— Unlocking Leads, Unleashing Growth

Best Use of Search – B2C (SEO)

Chain Reaction & Samsung Saudi Arabia

— Samsung KSA's SEO Transformation

Kriko & Bella Maison

— Expecto Patronum

OMD & Mahzooz

— Making Millionaires: Navigating to Win

RBBi & AllSaints

— From High-Street to Higher Rankings

RBBi & Lululemon

— From Zero to Hero

RBBi & Qatar Airways

— FIFA World Cup Adventure - Flight to Glory!

RBBi & THAT

— Fashionable SEO

SEO Sherpa & Orange

— Migrating with Zest
Sponsored by RBBi

Best Use of Search – B2C (PPC)

Assembly & Dubai Tourism

— Driving Worldwide engagement with Paid Search

Boopin & GEMS Education

— The winning Always On

Chain Reaction & Midea

— Clean Sweep: Midea Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Best Use of Search – Health

Home of Performance & SKIN111

— From Chats to Consultations

Hype & Diyabet.com

— Effective Results with Constrained Optimisations

Incubeta & Medcare

— Prescription for Success

Best Use of Search – Automotive

Incubeta & Excellence Driving

— Excelling with Excellence

Opportune Global & Rent Go

— Digital Accelerator with AI: AI-Based Highly Interactive Content Strategy

RBBi & Lexus UAE

— LuxuryDrive: Accelerating Prestige Sales

TIDAL Digital & Rolls-Royce

— Elegance and Power

VMLY&R & Ford

— Ford’s Roadmap To Success: Hreflang Test Drive In The Middle East

Best Use of Search – Real Estate & Property

Artefact & Wasl Properties

— Data Driven Leasehold Acquisition

Assembly & EMAAR Properties

— Unleashing EMAAR's Organic Potential

Assembly & Sobha Realty

— Unlocking Dubai's Real Estate Potential

Chain Reaction & Aldar Properties

— Strong Foundations For Growth

Sandstorm Digital & Arada Developments

— Always On

Zeo & Hepsiemlak

— Digital Real Estate Empire

Best Use of Search – FMCG

Incubeta MENA & Neutrogena ME

— The Snippet Glow-up

SEO Sherpa & African + Eastern

— Delivering Sparkling Success

Best Use of Search – Fashion

Assembly & Guess Middle East

— Mixing overlapping Google campaign Types

RBBi & AllSaints

— From High-Street to Higher Rankings

RBBi & Lululemon

— From Zero to Hero

RBBi & THAT

— Fashionable SEO

Best Local Campaign (SEO)

Assembly & Carluccio’s

— Flavors of Italy: Carluccio's Local SEO Triumph

Chain Reaction & Samsung Saudi Arabia

— Samsung KSA's SEO Transformation

Kriko & Petrol Ofisi

— Fill up the gas tank!

Zeo & Aydem Perakende

— SEO Blueprint for a Local Giant

Best Local Campaign (PPC)

Boopin & GEMS Education

— The winning Always On

Chain Reaction & Alasala

— Online Engagement, On-Campus Success

Online Marketing Gurus & Mermaids Of Arabia

— OMG | Search | DSA UAE

Best Low Budget Campaign (SEO)

Chain Reaction & e-Arabization

— A Zero to Hero Journey

RBBi & Al-Futtaim Auto Centers

— SEO That Shifts Gears!

SEO Sherpa & Food Specialities Limited

— Ingredients For Flavourful Success

Webtures & Memorial

— Bolt Pilot Story

Zeo & Teyit.org

— Chasing the Truth

Best Integrated Campaign

Boopin & GEMS Education

— Integrated measurable ROAS

Assembly & CEER

— CEER's Record-Breaking Launch: A Game Changer in Saudi Electric Vehicles

Assembly & Centrepoint Online

— Unlocking New Customer Growth With Performance Max

BoostROAS & Jebinde

— Technical Expertise Led to SEO Leadership

Chain Reaction & Asharq Sports

— From Goal to Glory: A World Cup Story

TIDAL Digital & Dubai International Boat Show

— Making TIDAL Waves

Weber Shandwick & Miral Destinations

— SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Grand Opening

Weber Shandwick MENAT & Miral Destinations

— Saadiyat Island/Best Beach Campaign

Most Innovative Campaign

Assembly & Centrepoint Online

— Unlocking New Customer Growth With Performance Max

Chain Reaction & MobiMatter

— Connecting the World!

Chain Reaction & YELO

— Frosty Adventures, Soaring Rentals

Hype & İpragaz

— iPApp AI Page

icerik.com & Medicana

— SEO Vaccine

Sandstorm Digital & Payit [Powered by FAB]

— Acquisition & Retention

Best Arabic PPC Campaign

Chain Reaction & Alasala

— Online Engagement, On-Campus Success

SEO Sherpa & Emirates Pride

— Simply Scentsational

Best Arabic SEO Campaign

Acquisit & L’Oreal Paris Middle East

— Elevating L'Oréal Paris' SEO Strategy for Ramadan

Assembly & Nice One

— Nice One's Arabic SEO Revolution: Beyond Beauty

Chain Reaction & Asharq Al-Awsat

— How To Make a Journalist Have Faith In SEO?

Home of Performance & Kabrita Arabia

— Nourishing Success & Scaling SERPs

RBBi & Al Futtaim Automall

— Arabian Auto Momentum: Accelerating Arabic SEO

Reforge Digital & Makarem Hotels, Dur Hospitality

— Dominating Saudi spiritual tourism through effective search & customer-centric content marketing.

SEO Sherpa & Al Ansari Exchange

— Converting Strategy to Results

SEO Sherpa & Sedar

— Drawing Curtains and Profits
Sponsored by Diginius

Best PPC Campaign

Assembly & EMAAR Hospitality

— Travel & Leisure campaigns that offer significantly higher ROI and lower CPA

Boopin & GEMS Education

— The winning Always On

Croud & Ooredoo

— Growing the Mobile Postpaid Offering

EssenceMediacom & Vodafone Oman

— Search at its Best

Hearts & Science and Atlantis Dubai

— Always On Strategy

Online Marketing Gurus & Cream Cake One

— OMG | PMax | Feed Only - DU

Sandstorm Digital & Arada Developments

— Always On

SEO Sherpa & Emirates Pride

— Simply Scentsational

TIDAL Digital & Rolls-Royce

— Elegance and Power

Best SEO Campaign

Artefact & DET

— Redefining SEO with Semantic Search

BoostROAS & Jebinde

— Technical Expertise Led to SEO Leadership.

Chain Reaction & MobiMatter

— Connecting the World!

RBBi & AllSaints

— From High-Street to Higher Rankings

RBBi & Lexus UAE

— LuxuryDrive: Accelerating Prestige Sales

RBBi & Lululemon

— From Zero to Hero

RBBi & Qatar Airways

— FIFA World Cup Adventure - Flight to Glory!

RBBi & THAT

— Fashionable SEO

SEO Sherpa & African + Eastern

— Delivering Sparkling Success

SEO Sherpa & Food Specialities Limited

— Ingredients For Flavourful Success

SEO Sherpa & Sedar

— Drawing Curtains and Profits

SEO Sherpa & YAS Island

— Island Retreat

Best Use of Content Marketing (other languages)

Hype & KaleCore

— Quality Over Quantity

SEO Sherpa & GEMS

— SEO Goes Back to School

Best Use of Social Media in a Search Campaign

Assembly & EMAAR Hospitality

— Social & Search for Travel & Leisure that offer significantly higher ROI and lower CPA

Chain Reaction & Art Dubai

— From Clicks to Canvas

Havas & La Perle

— Generating Search demand via Performance DCO on Social

TIDAL Digital & Rolls-Royce

— Elegance and Power

Best Use of Data (SEO)

Acquisit & AlMatar

— Growing AlMatar’s organic presence

Artefact & DET

— Redefining SEO with Semantic Search

Chain Reaction & Arab News

— Smart Not Hard!

Best Use of Data (PPC)

Acquisit & almatar

— Customer Data research and optimization for Customer Retention (Q4 2022)

Artefact & Wasl Properties LLC

— Data Driven Leasehold Acquisition

Assembly & EMAAR Hospitality

— Travel & Leisure (PPC) that offer significantly higher ROI and lower CPA

Boopin & GEMS Education

— The winning Always On

Chain Reaction & DIFC

— Real-Time Lead Attribution

Chain Reaction & Ostaz

— From Analytics to A+ Results

Havas & Faces

— Google Shopping Insights Dashboard

Keyade Middle East & Flynas

— Soaring performance in summer

Sandstorm Digital & Payit [Powered by FAB]

— Acquisition & Retention

Best Performance Campaign

Assembly & Centrepoint Online

— Unlocking New Customer Growth With Performance Max

Boopin & GEMS Education

— The winning Always On

Chain Reaction & Asharq Sports

— From Goal to Glory: A World Cup Story

EssenceMediacom & Vodafone Oman

— Maximizing Google Ads

Hearts & Science and Atlantis Dubai

— Always On Strategy

Home of Performance & Meydan Free Zone

— Delivering Performance & Trade Licenses

Online Marketing Gurus & Cream Cake One

— OMG | PMax | Feed Only - DU

RBBi & Lexus UAE

— LuxuryDrive: Accelerating Prestige Sales

Sandstorm Digital & National Bonds

— National Bonds Always On

TIDAL Digital & Rolls-Royce

— Elegance and Power

Weber Shandwick MENAT & Miral Destinations

— Saadiyat Island/Best Beach Campaign

Weber Shandwick MENAT & Miral Destinations

— Yas Island’s GCC summer campaign

Best Viral Campaign

Ceen Marketing & Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (AMAD Campaign)

Weber Shandwick MENAT & Miral Destinations

— Yas Island’s Chief Island Officer Campaign

Best Software Innovation

Assembly

— STAGE – Automating Digital Campaigns Intelligently
Sponsored by SMX Munich

Rising Star Award

Çağatay Yazıcı, Markethinkers

Jineesh Kattil, Keyade Middle East

Muhammad Zahi Naushad, SEO Sherpa

Zarna Sanghavi, Tidal Digital

Best Consultant

Ammar Badr, Red Blue Blur Ideas DMCC

Çağatay Yazıcı, Markethinkers

Sponsored by Diginius

Best Large PPC Agency

Assembly

Chain Reaction

Best Small SEO Agency

Markethinkers

Best Large SEO Agency

Assembly

Chain Reaction

SEO Sherpa

Sponsored by Diginius

Best Large Integrated Agency

Assembly

Chain Reaction

Home of Performance (HOP)

Our Event Sponsors & Partners

Diginius
TRIBE GLOBAL
We Are Search
Don\'t Panic
Pimento
RBBi
SMX Munich
Digital Agency Network

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We would like to acknowledge the MENA Search Awards community, thank them for their support, and express that we are ecstatic to have become a part of this amazing family.
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