Four!

One of Abu Dhabi’s great attractions is golf. After all, the capital city is home to numerous world-class courses, a major tournament and endless blue skies. So to take advantage of that, I joined some NYU colleagues for some evening golf. None of us were really any good, but that didn’t matter. The weather was …

Edelman conquers the Middle East!!

Despite being shut-out last year, Edelman UAE stormed back in 2011 to win 3 out of the 4 awards we were a finalist in for the Middle East PR Association’s Annual Awards, including Corporate Reputation, Young Professional of the Year, and – wait for it – Agency of the Year! Although hard to imagine, the …

Media Darling

Less than a week after being heard on UAE airwaves, Megan made her television debut on the Dubai based show “Studio One“. “Studio One” could best be described as a daily lifestyle show that features everything from musical acts to cooking demonstrations to serious discussions of current events. Oh, and did I mention that it’s …

Meg hits the Big Time!

Family and friends (well, those of us not in the public relations universe) often wonder what Megan really does every day. I know I still do. But her recent work on an Edelman-driven UAE health study, and the resulting media engagement around the study’s results, has thrust our beloved Megan into the media spotlight. For …

Brussels – Definitely More Than Just Chocolate

One of the places I thought I’d might not see again is Belgium – not because it isn’t beautiful, with great food and culture, but because our “must visit” list is getting longer and longer. Taking advantage of a free half day after a work conference, my colleague Corianna and I set out for a …

Abu Dhabi from the Air

The CEO of Edelman Europe was in town, and I was one of four lucky colleagues who was invited to partake in a helicopter flight across the coast of Abu Dhabi. It was a cloudy day, but that didn’t dampen our spirits. Check out a few photo highlights, as well as video from our take …

And it’s not even written in crayon!

Not to be outdone by Megan, I finally received my official NYU Abu Dhabi business cards. While I have no idea if the Arabic translation is correct, Meg and I could at least tell our last names are translated the same on each of our cards. They could both say “silly gringo”, but at least …

MEPRA! PR in the Middle East…

So, I was lucky enough to be here in time to celebrate the Middle East PR Association Awards in Dubai right before National Day. Although we came home empty-handed, we had one heck of an after party, which cemented what an awesome group of coworkers I have.

First Week of Work

After a two month vacation of sun and surf, my life of leisure came to a crashing end this week as I started my new job. Despite no longer being able to sleep in, my first week of work went well. The administrative department of NYUAD takes up 2 floors of a brand new building …