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| 19 September, 2017

Instinctif Partners appointed by Engineering Contracting Company (ECC) as public relations agency for the Middle East

Instinctif Partners appointed by Engineering Contracting Company (ECC) as public relations agency for the Middle East

ECC selected international business communications consultancy Instinctif Partners to handle all its public relations.

As the UAE's construction industry embarks on new growth in coming years,

ECC has selected international business communications consultancy Instinctif Partners to handle all its public relations and communication activities in the region


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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - One of the most established and diverse contracting companies in the region, Engineering Contracting Company (ECC), offering unified construction services through its integration with ECC Group, has announced that it has appointed Instinctif Partners as its business communications agency for the Middle East region.

The appointment will see Instinctif Partners roll-out an integrated communications strategy that encompasses corporate reputation, media relations, media training, digital support and events management, in addition to supporting ECC with all content development and strategic business communications consulting.  

Samantha Bartel Al Khalaf, Managing Partner, Instinctif Partners Middle East, said:

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with ECC at this exciting time in the company’s journey. As one of the UAE’s oldest companies operating in the construction sector, it is an honour to work together to ensure many more years of success to come. Our objective is to build and maintain a leadership position for our client, strengthening their already excellent reputation, while adding value to their daily operations – ultimately showcasing ECC as thought leaders in their industry.”

Cian Farah, Managing Director, ECC, commented:

“Our decision to appoint Instinctif Partners as our public relations agency is a reflection of their reputation and track-record servicing well-known clients in the region. We are therefore pleased to have partnered with an agency capable of serving our diverse and unique requirements.”

Instinctif Partners’ areas of expertise include capital markets, corporate affairs, public policy, engagement, life sciences, content and creative, strategic insight and research.  The international business communications consultancy operates from 23 offices across 13 countries, with its Middle East operations headquartered in Dubai, serving clients across the GCC and MENA region.

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About Instinctif Partners:
Instinctif Partners Middle East is a leading international communications consultancy with areas of expertise in capital markets, content & creative, engagement and insight & research. Headquartered in the UK, Instinctif Partners currently employs 450 people in 20 offices across ten countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. Based in Dubai, UAE, our team partners with clients across the MENA region, helping them meet the challenges of their business by developing strategies, delivering brand value and communicating their story to key audiences.

We work with clients across sectors, combining insights, expert storytelling and creative delivery to help them engage with stakeholders and develop trusted relationships. One of the fastest growing consultancies in the UK, Instinctif Partners has been awarded Large Consultancy of the Year by PRCA, Best PR Consultancy at the Corporate & Financial Awards, Regional Independent Consultancy of the Year (EMEA) at the ICCO Awards, and City Agency of the Year for the second consecutive year at the PRCA City and Financial Awards 2017. Instinctif Partners Middle East won the PRCA MENA Best PR Campaign in Crisis for 2017.

About ECC: 
Engineering Contracting Company (ECC L.L.C) was established in 1975 by Mr. Hatem Farah, Chairman & CEO, in response to the need for a quality service-oriented civil engineering & construction company in the UAE market and the Gulf region.

ECC is one of the most established and diverse contracting companies in the region; offering unified construction services through its integration with the ECC Group. With a track-record of innovative and challenging projects, it is able to deliver dynamic solutions to its clients at all stages of construction.

Over the years, ECC has built a reputation that is not only associated with quality, but also of efficiency & speed, and has grown in size in terms of manpower and machinery, with a current size of 7000 dedicated & highly qualified employees..

As one of the UAE’s market leaders in providing engineering solutions, ECC is known for providing unique design and build solutions. Completed, managed, as well as ongoing projects include (but are not limited to) Hospitality, Residential, Commercial, Historical, Educational, Institutional, Industrial, Healthcare, Leisure & Retail.

ECC clients, to name a few, include: Dubai Investments Real Estate Company (DIRC) The Ruler’s Office, Dubai Municipality, Emirates Tele-communications Corp. (Etisalat), Emaar Properties, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Union Properties, Dubai Festival City (DFC), Deyar, Damac, Zayed University, and the Roads Transportation Authority (RTA).

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