Saatchi & Saatchi’s Beirut and Amman offices have announced their withdrawal from the agency’s EMEA network, which they have been part of for 18 years.
As of 24th December, the agreement between the two offices and the wider Saatchi network will be dissolved, with Saatchi EMEA to announce the next phase of its plans for the Middle East.
Prior to the split, Saatchi & Saatchi Holding was one of two major shareholders in Saatchi & Saatchi Beirut Sal, the other being Quantum Holding Sal.
It is not yet known what the Beirut and Amman offices will now be called.
Eli Khoury, CEO of the Beirut and Lebanon offices, confirmed that the withdrawal from the network aims at implementing his agency’s wider plan in the region.
Simon Francis, CEO, Saatchi EMEA, said: “We’d like to thank Eli and his team for their successses and contributions over the last 18 years, and wish them continuing success in the future.”