Omar Kattan

I’m Omar Kattan, the founder of the Brand Stories blog. I’m a new age adman and corporate brand storyteller with over 20 years experience in brand strategy, marketing communications and advertising, spanning two continents in two high profile regions; MENA and Europe. I’m currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Sandstorm Digital, a leading Content Marketing agency headquartered in Dubai, Media City.

Middle East /N. Africa Experience

The first 10 years of my career were spent in the Middle East/North Africa  working on brand communication strategies and launch campaigns for some of the world’s largest brand owners including Nestle,  L’Oreal and Philip Morris.

Europe Experience

In 2002 I moved to the UK and since then my focus switched to digital content marketing and advertising.

I’ve spent the last 7 years working in large media agency environments setting up and managing the SEO and Inbound Marketing departments for both Aegis‘ Diffiniti (now iProspect) and WPP‘s MediaCom.

During that time I’ve also been fortunate to work with more awesome brands including DellSainsbury’s,  IKEA, ShellDeutsche Bank and VW.

Until October 2012, I was part of the management team heading up MediaCom Beyond Advertising  (MBA), the content marketing division of the UK’s largest media planning and buying agency.

In September 2012 I assumed the brilliant role of Chief Strategy Officer at Sandstorm Digital in Dubai, UAE.

Areas of Expertise

Brand Communications, Digital Strategy, Content Marketing, Corporate Storytelling, Display Advertising, Analytics, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Online Reputation Management (ORM), Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing (SMM) and Pay Per Click advertising (PPC)

Hire me

I’m available for private consultation and bespoke speaking appearances such as this one for Dell. Contact me here to discuss rates.

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