“The Middle East, where Asia meets Europe, is a region of tremendous diversity, dynamism and history; it’s an incredible melting pot of backgrounds and cultures and always has been. It’s a region that has been beset with staggering change over recent decades, too, and this is evident everywhere you go, and across the states of The Gulf in particular. Whether you’re looking at the skyline of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Manama, Kuwait City or Cairo the change and ambition is indisputable. And with these economic, social and physical on-the-ground changes, the communications industry has flourished alongside as governments, corporations and individuals have acted to communicate and message their plans and visions to their public and the wider world as well.
H+K has the longest track record on-the-ground in the Middle East of any international communications consultancy and we are immensely proud of this legacy. Just over thirty years ago, we started with a small office in Bahrain and today we have teams on-the-ground across the region, in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Doha, Kuwait City, Cairo and of course Bahrain, which still holds a special place in our Middle East story. Since we launched operations back in 1985 our business has evolved alongside the economic landscape of the region and today the Middle East plays a key role in H+K’s global network.
Our commitment to the Middle East remains as strong as ever. We are proud to be here and to be helping evolve the communications landscape in this fast moving and ever more geo-strategic part of the world. While the communications industry is still a relatively young industry here, the insight, impact and creativity of the Middle East PR and communications industry has flourished and continues to go from strength to strength. With all the opportunity and challenge that it brings, the Middle East is a very vibrant and exciting place to be.”