February 2013 was a busy month for Zaman. Our management team accumulated quite alot of air miles traveling to Qatar and Oman to meet existing & prospective clients. We see this as a really encouraging indicator that in 2013 Arab companies are keen to better align their brand proposition with their core operations; and ultimately are ready to invest in enlisting external support to help them strategically tap opportunities to tie this to the bottom line.

We’ve also begun preparations for this year’s edition of our newsletter Senso, these have included a few in-house photoshoot sessions of some of the project material we created for our clients last year. We are also continuing work on an ongoing project, for which we can’t reveal any details just yet, but some members of them team have spent quite a few hours trawling tailoring workshops in Dubai’s Al Satwa district.

Currently adorning one of our shelves in the office are two handmade ceramic pieces (pictured below) by an artist called Virginia Graham, couriered in from the UK. Her pieces, which range from teapots and cups to jewellery, offer some great ideas for unique gifts. You can read more about her work one her website –

We capped off the month by attending a free digital strategy workshop organized by LBi Digital agency. This was the 5th installment of a monthly digital academy workshop which has become a great networking platform for us to catchup with our counterparts from the industry. The free flowing cappuccinos & complimentary generous servings of pancakes provided by MAKE Business Hub cafe in Marina, are an added bonus. ;)