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…