Sure, it’s as easy to remember as blue denim and A for apple. It clearly winks at a great icon. And it's the simplest way to describe us: we are an agency born with a very different DNA. And just in case you're wondering why 'blue' and not glow in the dark purple, blame it on our DNA again. Blue is the colour of innovation, infinity, imagination and new think. And those who know these things say it's also the colour of the new millennium, which naturally makes us even more comfortable in our skin.
Blue Apple is an independent advertising and brand communications agency built on a team of specialist communications professionals, with regional and global experience.
Everyone talks about ‘their’ differences, but we believe we genuinely offer our clients something different;
a team of communications experts who value client relationships. We strive everyday to create fresh, innovative and collaborative communications solutions to help drive our clients businesses forward.
And, of course, we believe that effective communication, no matter the channel, is based on sound strategic thinking and engaging creativity.
We have designed ourselves such that we can offer the whole apple barrel with a complete solution at one go, or just a slice or two as required. But which ever you bite into, it will always be refreshingly different.
We simply took a leaf off the same tree that created us: break out of convention to create the exception. Does this mean that we ignore wisdom? Not at all. We believe that consumers have an irrepressible appetite for new stuff. And new stuff doesn’t happen without new think. And new think doesn’t happen, unless we ask ourselves ‘why and why not'. Much like Newton and his convention breaking apple moment. By integrating new media with traditional, and being tuned in to what’s emerging, we’ll always find the best way to tell a story.
Vishal is an advertising professional with 19 years of experience in multinational advertising agencies on global and regional brands. His strengths include team leadership, brand planning, relationship management, and multi brand/country exposure.
A management graduate, he was formerly Vice President at The Partnership Dubai, prior to that with Adinc Y&R Oman, and Indian offices of Rediffusion DY&R, Grey Worldwide & Concept Communication.
A true Piscean…a dreamer who is consistently working towards making his dreams come true! What keeps him occupied outside of work are family & friends, cricket, movies, books and music. Golf is scheduled next! What drives him is the belief:‘Life is a journey. Enjoy the drive.
Neil credits working with the finest talent at the best agencies for developing his skills and understanding of diverse international and regional brands,
markets and clients in India, Singapore and presently in the UAE.
Clients he is associated with include Dubai Islamic Bank, Eros Group, Damac, General Motors, Sony, Hitachi, Samsung, Landmark Group, Al Ain Foods, Britannia, Tata Tea, Domino's, SmithKline Beecham, Standard Chartered Bank and Xerox, to name a few.
Neil is a Bachelor of Commerce (1980) from Bombay University, and schooled across various cities in India.
Newton has spent over 15 years in the advertising business across a mix of international and local agencies. He leads the client servicing team at Blue Apple, and is responsible for providing direction and maintaining all aspects of client-agency functions. He believes that in any job or role, a sense of ownership is paramount in making it a success.
A graduate in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Bombay (Mumbai), Newton also holds an MBA from the University of Wollongong. Prior to Blue Apple, he was the Associate Vice President at BPG Group with previous stints at The Partnership Dubai and Nebula Advertising. He has worked on a range of retail and financial brands like Rivoli, Omega, Longines, Rado, Tissot, Swatch, Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Shopping Malls Group, FGB, Swicorp and Kodak, to name a few.
Passionate about sport and football in particular, his interests include reading non-fiction books and watching movies. When he is not busy putting together a presentation, he can be found trying his hand at the piano or his DSLR camera.
Born in Lebanon from a Lebanese father and Turkish Lebanese mother, raised in Brazil, and married to a Dane. Add to that mix the fact that Piero have been working in the GCC for the last 12 years. With such a multi-cultural background and passion for ethnicities, Piero made it his mission to immerse in the fascinating local cultures and traditions.
Bachelor of Art from Notre Dame University, 1995.
For the past 16 years, Piero has lead & handled top global and regional brands like Samsung, J&J, Nescafe, Lexus, Toyota, Jazeera airline, UNB, DSF, among many others.
Robyn is a marketing communications professional with over 7 years’ experience in APAC and Middle East markets.
She has a vast background working on the client side in both a B2B and B2C environment across many industries including Technology, Software and Automotive working with brands such as Microsoft, CISCO, Apple and Lexus.
Making the switch to the agency side in her move to Dubai, she worked with a global marketing agency, DigitasLBi, on high profile brands such as EMAAR, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Baby, New York University of Abu Dhabi and Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC).
Over the years Robyn has developed an avid fascination for human behavior, the ever-evolving realm of digital and social media and all things tech.
When out of the office, she enjoys working out and embraces a balanced, healthy and fit lifestyle.
Yousef is an inspiring creative person with 12 years of regional and international experience. Armed with a degree in Literature, he has given words & original concepts to brands such as L’oreal, Sony Ericsson, HP, Siemens, Kempinski, Rotana, Damas, Farfasha, McDonalds, Coca Cola, Nestlé, Liberty Auto, Suzuki Motors, Etisalat, RAK Bank, and more.
His bright persona and positive attitude have won him many friends here and at his previous agencies FP7, Arabian Gulf & Media House advertising.
When he has put down the pen after a long day at work, he sometimes picks up a brush to paint or a pick to strum some guitar.
Annalena is a highly experienced Account Director with expertise in branding, advertising, communication and marketing sector. Annalena started her career with Saatchi & Saatchi Germany. Being exposed to multinational agencies and working for the most renowned brands from Europe and MENA region, she has developed strong strategic/analytical and management skills. A result-oriented, pro-active team player, she has succeeded in leading key accounts such as Toyota, Jumeirah Group and Falcon & Associates within the MENA region.
Ravie is a communications professional with a wide experience spanning 20 years in the Asian markets.
Playing a key role in Saatchi & Saatchi X’s team in the region, he worked with the Global team of LG Electronics on a brand store redesign strategy and concept as well as lead managed Canon, Tiffany Foods, Arla/ Lurpak, Cadbury and Daigeo.
Ravie started his career with Grey Worldwide in India. He has handled a wide variety of clients in the areas of retail communication, merchandising, identity program design, exhibition design, road shows and promotions. He was General Manager at Mudra Communications India. Contributing to the launch and growth of brands such as Gujarat Ambuja Cement, Bridgestone, Silicon Graphics Computer systems (now SGI) and Hindustan Motors.
Ravie is an avid off-roader, outdoorsman and auto-enthusiast who is currently helping a fellow enthusiast build a custom sports car.
Alisa is a thorough PR professional with over 13 years of experience in UAE and wider region. With a stable mind set and an extensive experience across multi-national and regional brands, she brings in a perfect blend of hard-core PR operations and strategic perspective.
Her previous experience includes 8-year stint at Ekadaa PR, Dubai and before that 4-years at Madco Gulf, Dubai (also called Intermarkets) on a range of brands including Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, German Tourism Board, Red Tag, Canon, Clinique, Doha Asian Games, MedCare Hospital, Allukas Jewellery and more.
With a range of interests including travelling (visited over 20 countries), painting, watching movies, and looking after her army of animals (5 species), Alisa is full of energy and fun person to be with!
Pankaj is a passionate creative person who is in advertising for 15 years. Having worked with multinational ad agencies for leading brands from Dubai and India, his excellence in creating concepts is well supported with new techniques and strong strategies.
He was Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather, Dubai and prior to that with The Partnership Dubai and Indian offices of JWT, McCann Erickson, and Ogilvy & Mather.
He believes that a ‘brand idea’ has to be spontaneous and it can come any point of time And anywhere. Observation is the key. Apart from exploring life, his interests are in bowling, pool or catching up with friends over a cup of tea.