Tarék ElKhatib

Creative Director

Level
Senior
Location
Paris, France
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

A Paris based Art/Creative Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Concepting, Digital and Social Strategy, Art Direction, Craft. Passionate about great ideas, growing businesses and sales and working with different and interesting people. Strong arts and design professional with a Master focused in Creative Writing from INSEEC.

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Skills

  • Digital/ Print
  • Art Direction/copywriting/creative/digital/build/campaigns
  • Brand Creative Strategy
  • Brand Activation
  • Mobile Advertising
  • Social Advertisign

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • JWT

    JWT

    • Advertising
  • Leo Burnett

    Leo Burnett

    • Advertising

Work history

Currently

Creative Director

McCann Paris

Jan 2016
  • Paris, France
  • Freelance
  • Beginning January 2016, I joined McCann Paris as a Digital Consultant (background as a Creative Director) to mainly ensure a smooth transition into a more digital behavior creative department. The focus is mainly on the L'Oréal Paris global account, we create campaigns, social contents, activations and work on constant partnerships with Facebook, Snapchat, Google and others. I worked on the launch of the TOTAL COVER foundation cream/palette with youtube films that got over 3.4M views. I also played a major role in launching a new Natural brand BOTANICALS by L'Oréal, which was a great success and the brand is performing greatly on the sales front in Europe. I also work on MEN Expert Asia, our latest launch with Kris Wu for the Skin Care Products Desert Clay has been exceeding expectations. My role include: - Reporting directly to Global ECD on all assigned projects - Working under tight deadlines and in results-focused environments - Be a digital team lead, driving creativity and team growth forward across all digital channels - Conceptualizing, developing and leading amazing digital experiences - Creating ideas and content for the @LOREALMAKEUP Instagram account 3.7M followers - Clearly and efficiently communicate ideas and rationale to creative team and clients - Collaborate with developers to deliver polished, pixel-perfect products - Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment - Ensuring a smooth transition into more digital thinking - Execute and deliver for all design stages from concept to final hand-off - Constantly propose proactive ideas that are also awards show material L'Oréal Paris Global - L'Oréal Men Expert Asia/China - Botanicals Fresh Care Global - Nestle Cereal EU

2015

Digital Creative Director

DDB France

Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
  • Paris, France
  • Freelance
  • From August 2014 until December 2015 I was freelancing, and luckily each partnership started on a project basis then turned into a longer partnership, some reached six months. I joined efforts with DDB in France mainly working on a major global pitch reporting to the ECD, which we landed for the ventilators ALDES French brand. The communication campaign included one 360 campaign with an offline/online communication and an impeccable strategic approach to it. It was also communicated in 7 languages. In January 2015 I joined Proximity BBDO for a freelance job reporting to the ECD, and ended up consulting them for five months after that. I Worked for both agencies CLM BBDO & Proximity BBDO on 7up Global, Mercedes Europe, P&G WW, Tropicana Europe & The Americas and other pitches. In May 2015 I joined Publicis for a freelance job reporting to the ECD, and ended up consulting them for six months after that. I was Mainly working on one of the main telecom French operators, SFR, working on all the 360° communication, and the launch of the new Nescafé Dolce Gusto. Also participated in winning important pitches for the group.

2014

Creative Director

JWT

May 2013 - Dec 2014
  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • Full Time
  • I answered a call to join JWT MEA as CD on STC, the biggest client in the MEA region. Reporting to Chadic Haddad the Regional ECD, (one of the most awarded creatives in the industry) we managed to reach new heights for one of the most difficult and conservative clients. I managed to create a solid link and healthy partnership with the client on setting up new strategies and vision for the brand, I managed to participate in boosting up the motivational and aspirational mentality within the teams, and to win few awards in the creativity festivals. Few mentions: - I managed to lead a change towards the 'mobile' culture by signing a group 'Khambalah' & ' Telfaz11' of content creators and comedians, co-wrote with them a new format on advertising in KSA that were a huge success, and paved the way to a saga of entertaining storytelling and mobile driven communication. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRP9Hkady6s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24BYzxjMvZA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh9dajNEdkQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF_DaVWN9ek 3.6 M views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at5fq3aysUM 5.2 M views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8Ae0GwfkgI 6.2 M views - I managed also a project with a huge partnership with two of the major soccer clubs the Real Madrid and Manchester United called 'The road to the stars'. We changed the concept of a draw as you can increase your chances of winning by gathering points through playing our online games on the App, or by buying our products. We also developed a complete gaming system, and application on the Apple iStore and Google Play, with millions of downloads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF5rA6yAq5g 1.9 M views I managed to win the account their first recognition at the Crystal show with 2 Silver, bronze & 6 shortlists, CRESTA 3 shortlists and a the EFFIES | Shortlist Telecommunications & Shortlist Youth.

2013

Art Director

Ogilvy & Mather France

Jun 2012 - May 2013
  • Paris, France
  • Full Time
  • In order to validate my Masters degree I attended a year of internship trainee experience. I was lucky to be chosen by two of the most prestigious agencies in Paris - Publicis Conseil and Ogilvy&Mather. With my previous experience I was taking more responsibility and sometimes leading on many subjects at both agencies. I was recruited by Chris Garbutt (one of the most awarded creatives in the industry) to be part of a task force that helped on winning 19 Cannes Lions that year. At Publicis I was teaming up with various English native Copywriters, and did work for BNP Paribas International, Nescafé Worldwide, Heineken Europe and Renault global.

2012

Art Director

Leo Burnett

Aug 2007 - May 2012
  • Paris, France
  • Full Time
  • I have spent four years and few months as an art director within the Leo Burnett network where I acquired mostly a great Telecom experience in addition to F&B, Banking and retail. I have moved around between the Middle East and Europe. Some of the account that I work on in Paris: Lindt Europe - P&G Europe - Kelloggs' - Fiat Europe In the MEA region I was one of the main creatives and first recruits on winning/launching the VIVA Kuwait account as we managed to create a launch campaign that highly exceeded the target. (750,000 subscribers within days). My role included: - Building trust with the client - Insure the quality of the work, be it films, prints and web - Managing the clients' creative expectations - Pitch/sell concepts and argument them - Shape/work closely with juniors talents/recruits - Support for the network on regional pitches VIVA - P&G MENA - McDonald's - NBK - Nando's - Starbucks 2010: CANNES LIONS | YOUNG LIONS CYBER

Education

2012

Master of Advertising

Sup de Pub - INSEEC

Sep 2011 - Oct 2012
  • Paris, France

2006

Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design

Lebanese American University

Mar 2001 - Jul 2006
  • Beirut, Lebanon

Awards

2014

Crystal Awards

2 silver 1 Bronze 6 Shortlists

  • Photography, Outdoor

2014

Cannes Lions

1 Shortlist

  • Print, illustration

2014

Epica Awards

1 Shortlist

  • Photography

2014

Effies Awards

4 Shortlists

  • Youth, Telecommunications

2010

Cannes Lions

Young Lions Cyber