Communications agency launches in the UAE, a UAE based creative & communications consultancy, has officially launched operations across the country. Founded by seasoned and senior PR and communications professional Omar Khan, is a new service that offers bold, creative ideas, bespoke communication strategies and highly professional PR consultation to small-medium is a service curated for entrepreneurs, start-ups and SME’s to support with ideas, strategies and consultation related to brand awareness, PR or marketing strategies, events, product or service launches, social media campaigns and other creative communication tactics. The nature of the service allows a client to purchase bespoke and creative proposals based off a given brief, whilst retaining full autonomy and rights to bring the idea to life themselves, or through partnering with one of’s preferred and recommended partners. At the helm of the new consultancy is Founder and CEO Omar Khan. With over a decade of professional experience within the PR and communications industry in the UAE, Omar brings together strategic-thinking and highly creative campaign ideas across a range of consumer-focused industries, including hospitality, F&B, luxury fashion and lifestyle.The concept of is simple. Ideas have value. Whether they’re part of an overall brand strategy, cool concepts for a new business proposal, or part of an internal brainstorm that leads to a fully-fledged executable experience, these all take time, effort and creative insight to develop and deliver. believes that it’s important to remunerate agencies, freelancers and creative professionals for the work involved with producing an idea. While most current agency models include these services as part of their overall fee structure, offers the choice of a more affordable ‘pay as you go’ model, where clients can purchase bespoke strategies with creative ideas on an ad hoc basis. Each client is provided with an idea that is meticulously produced with relevance to the brief, taking into consideration current trends, insights and data from reputable and locally relevant sources. is suited to entrepreneurs, start-ups and SME’s who want creative ideas and professional consultancy to help elevate their businesses, but may not necessarily be able to afford hefty retainer fees for communications and related services.Founder-CEO Omar Khan commented: “The PR and Communications industry needs a shake-up. With Dubai alone seeing a 550% annual rise in global SMEs attracted to the emirate, we need to be able to provide affordable communication services to a phenomenally fast-growing market segment that wants big, bold and creative ideas to help take their businesses to the next level. However, with hefty retainer fees predominantly the only option provided by reputable agencies in the Middle East, many SME’s are unfortunately unable to afford the investment. This is where comes into the picture. We provide individual project and tailored rates depending on the scale of the brief, offering more cost-friendly alternatives for clients whilst still ensuring strategic, creative and relevant thinking at its highest level. I’m very excited to be launching in the market and look forward to working together with clients, the industry and the region on bringing big ideas to life that are both memorable and impactful.” also acts as a conduit to leaders within the communications and creative industry. Placing emphasis and value on the quality of its creative ideas, the service works seamlessly with its network of professionals to ensure flawless execution of the ideas it produces. Whatever the client brief may be, is able to give brands the professional guidance and direction they need to drive awareness to new audiences, delivering satisfaction to clients and contributing to the overall success of the regions flourishing SME ecosystem.Raised in the UAE, Omar’s background draws extensive experience across a range of consumer-focused industries, particularly across hospitality, F&B, luxury fashion and lifestyle. He began his career managing operations for several leading establishments in London, before transferring his many years of knowledge and skills to handle PR and communications for global and local brands in the Middle East.Throughout his career, he has worked with International brands including Marriott International, The Hyatt Group, Four Seasons, Rixos, Taj Hotels, World’s 50 Best, Deliveroo, McDonald’s UAE, Dyson, General Motors, Loro Piana, GUCCI, Hugo Boss, Patek Philippe, LINDBERG, VIACOM and many more.

Katch International expands with third global office in Saudi Arabia

Dubai-based PR agency Katch International has opened its first office in Saudi Arabia, marking a significant milestone in the company's expansion into the region. The new office in Riyadh opened its doors on March 1.Katch International said in a press release that it recognises the immense potential within the hospitality sector in KSA, exemplified by the stunning Al Ula and the increasing presence of luxury hospitality brands in the region. Katch aims to become a cornerstone in shaping the narrative of these transformative developments, offering expertise to clients who seek a dynamic PR partner to navigate the evolving landscape. With a team comprising around 30 individuals, the company is continuously growing, fostering a diverse and skilled workforce to meet the unique demands of the Saudi market. Katch’s portfolio expanded significantly in 2023 and has continued on the same trend in 2024, including landmark events and collaborations, making the opening of the Riyadh office the next logical step for the agency. Katch International, which also has its office in London, has successfully managed a series of high-profile events and campaigns in KSA in the past. Notable among Katch's current endeavours is the management of PR for Address Jabal Omar Makkah, which holds the record for the world’s highest prayer room, while the agency also took the reins of the communications for the Global Restaurant Investment Forum 2023 in Riyadh. Additionally, Katch has helped orchestrate iconic events such as iLuminate, a pioneering event under the entertainment authority, and handled the integrated communications for BTS' historic concert in Saudi Arabia, making them the first foreign act to perform a solo concert in the country.Throughout Katch’s years of operation in KSA to date without a physical office, the agency’s collaboration efforts and strategic approach have played a pivotal role. Even for recent milestones, like handling the PR for BLACKPINK’s first concert in the country, the team seamlessly coordinated with all relevant parties. In the absence of a central office, team members have frequently travelled to meet KSA journalists, fostering strong relationships and ensuring effective communication for the numerous high-profile events and campaigns spearheaded by Katch in the region.Georgie Woollams, Founder of Katch International, expressed her pride in the company's expansion, stating: “Opening our new office in Saudi Arabia is a momentous occasion for Katch International. As we take this significant step and expand our reach into the region, we look forward to building on our past successes and establish even stronger relationships with clients in Saudi Arabia. This expansion reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional PR services and contributing to the dynamic growth of the Middle East.”Katch International's current client portfolio is bursting with renowned names across such diverse industries as hospitality, live entertainment, F&B, real estate, and more. Katch continues to collaborate with industry giants such as Rove Hotels, Live Nation Middle East, Brag, Al Seef Heritage Hotel, Grand Millennium Hotel, Palace Downtown, Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites, Rixos Premium Dubai, The H Dubai, Berkeley Group, Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, among many others. These partnerships exemplify Katch's ability to navigate and excel in varied markets, reinforcing its position as a trusted partner for clients seeking innovative and impactful PR solutions.In addition to showcasing its ongoing successes, Katch International is excited to announce a whole host of new client partnerships and renewals for the year 2024. Notable among these are the resigning of the entire Address Hotels & Resorts and Vida Hotels portfolios. The agency has recently completed PR for the 2024 edition of Break The Block, UNTOLD Dubai – Dubai’s 1st Mega Music Festival at Expo City - and is set to manage the PR for the 2024 edition of Dubai Comedy Festival as well. New clients who have joined Katch's roster for 2024 include Banyan Tree Dubai, Zieda Beauty Lounge, Veo Gym, Jones Social, Trader Vics, and InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort, alongside the agency taking charge of the PR for Cirque du Soleil Crystal and Scorpions’ concert in Etihad Arena, both presented by Live Nation Middle East.