|Posted on September 6, 2017 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|
Katch International is all set to disrupt the region’s existing digital landscape with the launch of Katch Disruption. Always on the forefront of innovation and constantly striving to enhance its existing portfolio of online services, Katch Disruption will see the agency offering advanced marketing technology. Interactive mobile advertising, geo targeting, advertising geofencing, creative interactive ads, intent-based marketing, augmented reality and SEO and SEM optimisation are just some of the areas that will be focused on to increase traffic on clients’ social media channels.
Talking about this new venture, Georgie Woollams, Managing Director, Katch International says, “Disruption to us is all about breaking the mould and innovating while generating humanising content, tingling the senses aesthetically and cashing in on real-time opportunities. We strive to disrupt the way people in the region think digitally by localising our offering and customising it for the Dubai market.”
Katch Disruption will be changing the perspective of businesses today and showing them what it means to get personal with their target audience and engage with them, take them on a visually exciting journey, and most importantly, feel understood. The agency’s out-of-the-box array of creative solutions will also extend to videography, 360 videos, photography and graphic design.
|Posted on June 27, 2017 at 7:10 AM||comments (0)|
Thanani, the contemporary restaurant in Ajman’s serene Al Zorah pavilion hosted the official opening event of the ‘Zayed Humanitarian Day’ launched by Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD). The initiative which is aimed at training and integrating people of determination in the government and tourism sectors across Ajman commenced with a hearty and delectable Iftar served on the evening at Thanani who were also the official sponsors of the event.
The initiative was launched under the patronage of Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Tourism Development Department and is in line with the ATDD’s initial CSR plans and programs. Through this the department aims to fulfil its responsibility towards the community, contributing to integrate people of determination into society. Following interviews with all candidates, the 4-week internship program started on 15th June, where fifteen Interns were placed in various government and tourism sectors across Ajman.
The kickoff event was attended by a number of directors and senior officials from the government and tourism sector along with all the Interns and their families, who gathered for Iftar on Wednesday where they savored a selection of dishes while soaking in views of the mangrove forests, creek and the Al Zorah Golf Course. Guests were offered a range of sharing dishes including red quinoa and herb salad with dried cranberries, quail eggs, shallots, roasted garlic and a lemon and sumac vinaigrette as well as a Turkish chicken with yoghurt and spring onions.
HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General of ATDD, said: “We have decided to launch the “Zayed Humanitarian Day” as a valuable opportunity to express our commitment to social responsibility and empowering people of determination with the tools they need to take job opportunities in various government and tourism sectors. This initiative comes in line with the Year of Giving, and is aimed at promoting the culture of giving in future generations, strengthening social security, and achieving solidarity.”
Amy Siviter-Smith, General Manager of Thanani, said: “Giving back to the community is something that Thanani sees as every corporate organisation’s responsibility, so to be able to play host to a noble initiative conceived by the Ajman Tourism Development Department, marking Sheikh Zayed Humanitarian Day, is a privilege. Extending disabled people the opportunity to take up a one-month internship placement in the hospitality sector is an extremely positive step and hopefully one, that will see more of them finding their way into the work environment.”
To encourage the initiative and provide an opportunity of empowerment to the people of determination, the Ajman Executive Council, as well as ATDD, each offered an internship placement, with further positions having been filled in some of Ajman’s leading hotels such as the Fairmont Ajman, the Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, the BAHI Ajman Palace, the Kempinski Hotel Ajman and the Ramada Hotel & Suites.
Zayed Humanitarian Work Day falls on the 19th day of Ramadan every year in memory of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (May Allah rest his soul in peace), who passed away on this day.
|Posted on March 30, 2017 at 10:10 AM||comments (0)|
Ajman – UAE. Thanani, the recently opened contemporary restaurant in Ajman’s serene Al Zorah Pavilion has opened its doors. An urban sanctuary, the venue is poised to indulge guests with its unique culinary offering all set against the beautiful backdrop of the Al Zorah Creek with sweeping views of flamingos and one of the region’s most prized natural mangrove forests.
Derived from the Arabic word for “pairing”, Thanani’s culinary inspiration comes from the power house kitchens of modern-day Europe, Paris, Barcelona, London, Rome and the north of Italy. Diners can sample a unique European “grazing” style menu, with sumptuous dishes designed to be shared, complemented by a well-crafted beverage menu. Great attention has been paid to ensuring that only the finest quality seasonal ingredients are used and the restaurant’s premise is simple – clean, distinct flavours are presented in a simple but beautiful way.
An array of specialities feature on the menu, carefully curated by Head Chef Ricardo Menta who believes in enhancing the natural profile of every ingredient. Some of the delicacies on offer include a bespoke Burrata trolley featuring smoked and flavoured Burrata from Puglia in Italy, Loch Duart salmon, Kataifi prawns marinated in garlic olive oil and parsley with a sweet and sour apricot puree, Turkish chicken, freshly baked baskets of flavoured brioche and focaccia sliders with slow braised wagyu beef cheeks in a tarragon sauce. Thanani will also introduce the much-loved pintxos concept to the region. In addition, there will be a selection of mocktails with home-made ingredients such as freshly squeezed juices and home-made ginger beer.
The laidback, refined atmosphere at Thanani is enhanced by a lounge-style seating area, perfect for the cooler months.
Thanani is open on weekdays and weekends from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am. For reservations or enquiries, please call 06 573 3109 or email [email protected]
|Posted on October 3, 2016 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
Wednesday, 28th September saw the electrifying Premier Launch of iLuminate™, a New York based group specializing in the field of entertainment technology. The touring company performed in the conference hall of Princess Noura Abdul Rahman University for Women to an audience of political and media elite, including noted presenter, Ibrahim Basha. iLuminate™, the Off-Broadway smash spectacle is a visual feast.
They wowed the USA with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's "America's Got Talent," where the dance-in-the-dark LED sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them "The Best New Act in America!" The innovative performers entertained the young and mature alike, with contemporary music blended with choreography as the LED suits were used to create visual illusions. The highly organised affair was brought to life to an expressive and appreciative audience. Local businesses Munch Bakery, Fauchon, Krispy Kreme and Ala Khafeef provided food and beverages at the venue. Miral Kotb, an entrepreneur, dancer, choreographer, and software engineer combined her passion for dance and computers in 2009 to create iLuminate™. The concept emerged while Miral was developing iPhone applications. She had a vision of dancers wearing costumes that illuminated wirelessly to compliment the music and choreography; wireless technology that could be controlled from the palm of one’s hand. She pursued her idea with help from some of the best hardware and software engineers in the business to create this innovative production. Following the establishment of the General Authority for Entertainment, in May, the invigoration of the cultural scene in the kingdom is a major component of vision 2030. Vision 2030 is determined to diversify the capabilities of the Saudi Economy away from its currently high dependency on oil. Productions of this nature will help the entertainment industry, which in turn should attract tourism to the region.
The show is scheduled to continue its run in Riyadh before moving onto Jeddah. In Riyadh the show will continue on until Saturday, October 8th, and then will move on to the Red Sea city of Jeddah, where it will be held in the locked hall in King Abdullah Sports City from Monday, October 12th to Thursday, October 22nd.
To stay updated please follow :
iLuminate KSA at www.facebook.com/liveentertainmentKSA/
|Posted on March 31, 2016 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
Katch International is delighted to announce it has been appointed by SampleMe to launch its brand new app into the UAE market. Katch will be utilizing its full range of expertise, including Design and Branding, PR and Communications, Digital Strategy and Marketing in order to ensure maximum impact and consumer engagement for this exciting new brand. The brainchild of digital guru, Ryan Singlehurst, SampleMe was created to be the ultimate thought engine, providing a totally unique new method of social search that will appeal to the consumer and an innovatively effective marketing tool for brands. Katch International will be responsible for ensuring the local and regional discovery of this reward based application and providing a comprehensive launch strategy. The unique nature of the app and its capabilities will require dual B2C and B2B campaigns in order to raise brand awareness.
The Campaign #AllAboutMe
it’s #allaboutme. The app allows you to earn instant free gifts, discounts or prizes just for taking a quick 20 seconds to give your opinion, good or bad. That’s about the same time it takes to instagram your main course! It can also tell you what your friends thought of somewhere and where the hottest new place is. “The app was born from a passion to give, a love to get and a desire to share. Traits we can all empathise with!” said CEO Ryan Singlehurst. “We are delighted to be launching SampleMe in the Middle East market, particularly given the discerning calibre of consumers in this region and the natural culture of sociability that makes the UAE one of the best countries in the world!” How it works – Give Today, Get Today for doing the things you love! Download the app for free and it will notify you when you enter a restaurant, store or venue in the SampleMe community. You can then choose to answer a 20 second survey, post a picture or write a quick review. Tell the venue about your experience, what you’ve enjoyed or what you haven’t. Because the app works in real time, the rewards do too. Claim your instant free gift or choose to save your points and redeem them against a super sample prize; take your pick from an hour in a Ferrari, a wakeboarding lesson, a Flyboard session, a professional photoshoot, an HD Brows treatment or eyelash extensions. Care what other people think? Perfect. The innovative social search structure of SampleMe allows you not only to share your reviews with friends, but also see what places your friends would recommend, which places they didn’t like and where to get the best deal! So it’s like having a search engine you actually trust (unless your friends have really bad taste!). There is even a ‘Pay It Forward’ function where you can send your friends a discount code so they can enjoy the places you loved the most! DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW The SampleMe app is free and easy to use. Use it to review the places you go and get free stuff just for giving your opinion. It will revolutionize the way you share and experience the things you love. The future of feedback is here!
|Posted on April 23, 2015 at 6:30 AM||comments (0)|
Katch recently worked with Vicky Pattison from Geordie Shore, to help launch her new Mini V Nutrition range. We spoke to some of the top UK beauty bloggers, and organised opportunities for them to interview Vicky and find out first-hand the inspiration behind her product lines.
Here are some of the best bits of coverage we achieved...
|Posted on January 15, 2014 at 5:20 AM||comments (0)|
Katch are delighted to be looking after Beats and Cuts, DJ Bliss’s new business venture which is quickly becoming Dubai’s number one celebrity barber shop. Beats and Cuts offers a cool environment to get stylish shaves, funky haircuts, men’s waxing, manicure, pedicure, hair treatments and facials whilst enjoying the vibe, listening to good music.
Beats and Cuts barber Mohammad Amir recently had the pleasure of giving Will Smith a trim and a shave.
Earlier in 2013, DJ Whoo Kid was also seen at Beats and Cuts as well as Jay Sean who even took a selfie of himself which was then posted on Beats and Cuts’ Instagram account.
|Posted on June 19, 2013 at 5:15 AM||comments (0)|
The new Novesta website has launched! The Slovakian based company has enjoyed huge success across Europe and has created their new Novesta.co.uk website tailored to the UK market. Following this success, Novesta has developed their UK site to capitalise on the UK’s position as the leading market for online retail sales in Europe.
An ever increasing number of consumers are using e-commerce sites to purchase footwear, so Novesta has created a site to cater to the digitally engaged fashion consumer. The new site enhances the customer experience through easy to use navigation tools, and clearly displays an array of sizes plus multiple colour options and styles to suit a variety of ages and personalities. The simplicity of the website means that you can shop on the move, as it is easy to use on your mobile and tablet, too.
The new e-commerce site offers an extended range, maintaining playful and distinctive designs throughout, you can fill up your shopping basket with high quality products sold at great prices. The new online collection features lots of Spring/Summer 2013’s hottest trends. Novesta’s women’s streetwear is full of classic designs bursting with personality, including this season’s key pastels in pale pink, mint green, lavender and baby blue. The Muel design comes in two-tone cotton candy shades with an awesome fringe detail! The two-tone trend for men comes in the form of Steve, our low-rise canvas shoes in neutral tones with a bright sole for a punch of colour.
The classic men’s Novesta Star high-top sneakers have been bestsellers for forty years and are updated this season in bright neon. Our women’s Star 20th special version for this summer comes in classic black or eye-catching shades of lime green, sunshine yellow and bright pink. Suzana is Novesta’s cute cut-out high-top, bringing gladiator style to comfortable canvas. The Popular canvas shoe comes in bold geometric stripes with a statement red ribbon tie and lives up to its name!
The bright Novesta rain boots for men and women are practical and stylish, making them perfect for festivals and the unpredictable UK summers. The Miro designs are low rise lace-ups, perfect for practical style in the city while Novesta’s traditional wellingtons come in a rainbow of colours. For children, choose multi-coloured rain boots for rainy days or bright high-tops for fun in the sun.
“It’s an exciting time for Novesta,” Alistair Paterson from Novesta said. “Our new website will expose us to a whole new audience and we’re thrilled to show off our fabulous ranges.”
The website has a blog section bringing you frequent Novesta brand news. For daily updates, offers and information on Novesta follow the Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/NovestaUk" target="_blank">Facebook pages!
|Posted on April 30, 2013 at 5:20 AM||comments (0)|