Simply put, KICKSTART Team specializes in creating marketing and communications strategies to support brand building, business development, growth and expansion, whilst staying true to the brand identity and core values.
We’re on a mission to make a difference. We won’t get there overnight, but it all starts with a small step in the right path that will ultimately lead to our goals.
A UAE resident since 1995, Naser Hakim enjoyed a diverse and impactful Public Relations and Marketing Communications career with some of the biggest public and private entities. His role as Head of Media Centre at Dubai Festivals & Retail Est., and later the Head of Dubai Tourism media Centre, allowed him to have an in-depth knowledge of the vital economic sectors in Dubai and UAE, this includes Tourism, Retail, Events, Festivals, Gastronomy, Culture, Banking, Health and much more. An excellent communication strategist, Naser spearheaded city-wide Communication strategies that were implemented by all Dubai Tourism stakeholders. A talented writer both in Arabic and English, Naser also is very popular in the media industry and has a wide network of media connections both locally and regionally. These qualifications prompted Expo 2020 Dubai to call upon his services and experience to support during event time. There, he had the great honor of being chosen to be the scriptwriter for Expo 2020 Dubai opening ceremony, in addition to his success in ensuring the best coverage for the event among all local and regional media. “I love this city. Dubai is the land of endless opportunities; you just need passion and dedication and great things will happen”.
:::Naser is a die-hard fan of Liverpool football team.
:::Naser loves Tennis & Chess.
With more than 16 years of marketing experience working in E-Commerce, FMCGs & Consumer Electronics global brands, Mona’s passion for brand building evolved into a unique understanding of what clients really need to do to build a successful brand story. This prompted her to leave her successful career and cofound Kickstart Middle East, enabling her to passionately serve her clients without the limitations and politics of the corporate world. She believes that every brand she works on is her own, and puts a lot of care, love, and attention to detail in all her work. Throughout her career, Mona spearheaded marketing strategies and tactical campaigns for global brands such as Unilever, Nestle, Samsung, Jumia, and many others, whereby she successfully achieved and exceeded the business targets set for her role. “My vision for Kickstart ME is to grant entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses high-standard quality marketing work while achieving their business goals through personalized plans and processes. But, I want us to be part of the process rather than just putting the process”.
:::Mona is obsessed with her 6 year old pug named Pablo.
:::Mona loves reading books & Yoga practice.
As the head of the video content department, Peter is a master of storytelling. He has shooting & editing professional experience of 7 years. Telling a cohesive and engaging story is his forte. He is also a seasoned motion graphics expert and has championed the video marketing space.
:::Peter likes to watch movies, play video games and travel.
:::Peter is passionate about telling African stories in a fun and exciting way.
Lamia is a social media consultant with 10 years of experience. She has worked with multiple sectors telco, e-commerce, healthcare, fashion, and beauty. Her main mission is to help entrepreneurs, brands, and small businesses create social media strategies and executions that leverage the power of social media to grow online!
:::Lamia can't live without her hairdryer.
:::Lamia has a passion for cooking.
Gulenoh straddles both the creative and business sides of advertising plus social media. She strives to present the best and most valuable content strategies to our clients while adapting to the new trends and challenging algorithms. Additionally, Gulenoh delves into all the aspects of developing advertisement concepts, creative photography, and videography. She holds a degree in fashion luxury brand management with an experience of 5 years in Dubai.
:::Something few people know about Gulenoh, she's a model who has been on billboards and commercials.
:::Gulenoh has a passion for DJING.
Salwa has taken her love of storytelling and English literature and made a career out of it. She is our skilled copy and content writer with 4 years of professional marketing experience within different industries of fashion, beauty, and food.
:::Salwa is a certified makeup artist from London school of style.
:::Salwa's passion is to write a book in the near future while keeping the professional hustle along side.
We are a group of passionate professional marketers, with vast experience in various markets both locally and regionally. We believe in the power of ideas and we will work relentlessly with our clients to achieve their aspirations.
We comprise of different talents who are experts in their specialized fields: Business strategies, digital marketing, social media, communications, content creation & creative writing.
This diversity of talents ensures top notch products’ delivery & reliable performance.