Centrepoint Partners With Anghami To Launch New Talent Sessions

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Partnership is for the first 360 campaign set to bring to life the retailers new brand positioning ‘Show Yourself’

Kuwait: The region’s largest fashion retailer, Centrepoint, has joined forces with Anghami – the leading music streaming platform in the Middle East (exclusively represented by DMS) for a new season of Anghami Sessions. The collaboration will see the retailer supporting the popular concept, with the aim of nurturing musical talent from the region.   

Centrepoint’s recently launched brand campaign, Show Yourself, is centred on the belief that fashion can build confidence and reduce self-doubt. The partnership, facilitated by leading media planning agency, Wavemaker Global, is now set to bring this to life – with a series of eight Anghami Sessions beginning in April 2018 for the next 18 months.

In support of up-and-coming artists, the Anghami Sessions powered by Centrepoint will provide musicians with a recording space where they can record live sets whilst also streaming their music for the public to hear. In addition to the sessions, the campaign will incorporate online advertising, social media campaigns and PR. Planned bespoke activity includes a dedicated Show Yourself page on the Anghami website and app with content from the Sessions.

Simon Cooper, Head of Centrepoint, said: “Fostering aspiring talent and helping people achieve their ambitions is a commitment that we feel very strongly about. Our partnership with Anghami, reflects the message behind our Show Yourself campaign, and we are pleased to be able to support them in championing great artistic talents here in the region. We are very much looking forward to a great year of music through Anghami Sessions and hope that our customers will all enjoy it along with us.”

Anghami is known for providing unlimited and personalised Arabic and International music seamlessly on-the-go via mobile as well as web. Through Anghami Sessions, which are produced in the UAE and Lebanon, the streaming service also provides a musical podium for aspiring artists to showcase their talent and reach their 50+ million users across the Middle East and North African region.

Anghami Co-Founder, Eddy Maroun adds: “We are always looking to work with brands with whom we have shared values and have music as a core part of their strategy. With Centrepoint, and especially considering its new Show Yourself brand positioning, we feel we have a perfect fit for Anghami Sessions to reach a new audience of music fans. We are excited to be presenting great music from, local artists and we thank Centrepoint for partnering with us.”

About Centrepoint:

Centrepoint represents the Landmark Group’s strategy to synergize its core retail concepts, Babyshop, Splash, Shoe Mart, and Lifestyle, under one identity, thereby projecting a single fashion destination for an aspiring generation of shoppers. The most visible benefit of this convergence has been the enhanced design and stimulating shopping experience for consumers. Centrepoint offers the same great value for money in a visually exciting destination for the whole family. It is shaping consumer perceptions, increasing brand worth and fueling future growth for the group in the mid-market retail section.

First launched in Kuwait in 2005, Centrepoint already has 142 stores across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and Lebanon. As part of its efforts to provide greater convenience to customers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the fashion retailer has recently launched its e-commerce platform centrepointstores.com.  With the launch of its online store, customers can now view the full range of products and shop from the comforts of their own home while receiving the benefits of shopping online including exclusive offers, one click shopping, Click & Collect, earn and redeem Shukran points amongst others.