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  • 1980: The late Majed Ahmed Al Ghurair starts PanGulf Publicity
  • 1982:¬†PanGulf Publicity hires the first copywriter in the UAE
  • 1988: PanGulf Publicity is the first agency to purchase a MAC in the UAE
  • 1992: PanGulf Publicity wins 11 out of 23 at the International Advertising (IAA) GCC Advertising Awards
  • 1995: Dubai Shopping Festival is launched; a game-changing idea that is assisted by PanGulf Publicity
  • 1995: PanGulf Publicity creates 4 SBUs; PanGulf Advertising, PanGulf Public Relations, PanGulf Direct and PanGulf Strategy
  • 1998: PanGulf Publicity divests a substantial minority stake to Cordiant Communications Group (holding company of Bates Worldwide) and rebrands itself as Bates PanGulf
  • 1999: Dubai Internet City is launched, with assistance from Bates PanGulf
  • 2000: Bates PanGulf opens an office in Kuwait
  • 2003: Bates PanGulf launches Healthworld – the first specialist healthcare marketing practice in the region
  • 2003: Cordiant Communications Group is acquired by WPP
  • 2004: Alliance with Bell Potinger Group – an international full service communications business
  • 2006: Bates PanGulf celebrates 25 years
  • 2006: Massive PR Campaign surrounding the Doha Asian Games is launched
  • 2007: Bates PanGulf rebrands itself as BPG – an ambition to expand beyond PanGulf
  • 2009: BPG Media forms strategic alliance with Maxus, GroupM’s global media agency of the year, to become BPG Maxus
  • 2011: BPG Possible is a joint venture between the BPG Group and Possible Worldwide, an interactive marketing agency, part of the WPP Group
  • 2012: BPG Iraq is officially registered with branches in Baghdad and Erbil, BPG Qatar receives commercial license for office in Doha
  • 2013: BPG Group partners with one of the world’s leading communications agencies, Cohn & Wolfe, to create BPG Cohn & Wolfe
  • 2015: BPG Group moves into its new headquarters at the Emaar Business Park in Dubai.
  • 2015: BPG Maxus opens in Qatar