Eastline Marketing Founders Win Endeavor Advocate Award

Beirut, Lebanon, July 08, 2013: Lebanese agency Eastline Marketing won the Endeavor Advocate Award at the Omdiyar Network – Endeavor Awards Dinner. The accolade, which rewards successful entrepreneurs that have contributed to the Endeavor cause, was given out to a variety of candidates from numerous emerging countries.

The event was hosted in San Francisco on June 20 by Nick Beim and Wences Casares. It bought together some of the most celebrated Endeavor entrepreneurs. Upon receiving news of the accolade, which was presented by Ernst & Young, Eastline CEO and co-founder Marc Dfouni stated “We want to thank Endeavor for this wonderful honor. They have always supported us and without their help, Eastline would not be the agency it is today”. When asked where he sees Eastline in the near future, co-founder Nemr Nicolas Badine said: “We want to become the main digital marketing agency in the MENA region.”

During the dinner, Endeavor also gave out awards based on social impact, highest revenue and Greatest Growth in Jobs. The latter was given out to entrepreneurs from South Africa, Turkey and Brazil.

About Eastline Marketing

Eastline Marketing is a leading digital marketing agency in the Middle East. Founded by Marc Dfouni and Nemr Nicolas Badine in 2006, it was one of the first companies in the MENA region to offer a full range of online marketing services.

About Endeavor

Endeavor is a non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs in emerging countries fulfill their potential via the advising of world-class business leaders. Endeavor has created over 200,000 high-value jobs.

Recognizing the power of digital dreams: Eastline Marketing’s founders among Executive’s Top 20 Entrepreneurs

Beirut, Lebanon, November 10, 2012: Executive, a highly respected Lebanese business magazine, selected 20 outstanding entrepreneurs and featured them in an article published online on the 2nd of November 2012. Eastline Marketing’s founders, Marc Dfouni and Nemr Nicolas Badine, were among the privileged few to receive this prestigious magazine’s stamp of approval. Dfouni and Badine were chosen since they have shown they have the drive to succeed and the ability to rise to the challenges inherent in a country brimming with instability.

Founded in 2006, Eastline Marketing specialises in online marketing and has gained a solid reputation over the years. The team is now 15 members strong and revenues are steadily growing. In 2011 they were $800,000 and are expected to soar to $1.2 million in 2012 and $2 million in 2013.

The 35 year old entrepreneurs were honoured to receive this stamp of approval from Executive. Nemr Nicolas Badine commented that this was “Another great accolade for Eastline and the best is yet to come…” While Marc Dfouni stated, “We are very flattered to have been selected amongst the top 20 entrepreneurs in Lebanon and this comes with great gratification. Our aim is to become the leading digital marketing player in the Middle East region by 2016. This recognition is an encouraging sign that we’re on the right track.”

An award-winning online marketing firm, Eastline Marketing focuses on strategies that best address their clients’ needs and goals. Specialized in social media marketing, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, online advertising and online public relations, the firm has also created its very own technology to garner optimal results and impact.

Eastline Marketing has a vision and is taking steps to make it a reality by offering comprehensive digital marketing services (social media marketing, search engine marketing, display advertising and mobile marketing) and enlarging the potential of its social media marketing software platform. Badine and Dfouni’s digital dreams look set to leave their mark on the real world of business and online marketing.

Love Letters to the Future Winner of Two Webby Awards


The 14th Annual Webby Awards today named Love Letters to the Future, as Best Green website of the year. The global Web community has also voted Love Letters to the Future as Best Green website of the year in the Webby People’s Voice Awards.

The site (www.loveletterstothefuture.com) was produced by Xenophile Media under the creative direction of Ralph Dfouni and marketed online by Eastline Marketing’s team of experts. Eastline Marketing deployed and managed various social networks to exploit their viral aspect, one-to-one contact methods to create a trustworthy and personalized environment, and paid online advertising to give the right push to the letter submissions.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile websites. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy. The 14th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states.

About Eastline Marketing
With over 12 years of experience in the field of online marketing in Canada, and a proven track record of unparalleled strategic capabilities, since its establishment in the Middle East, Eastline Marketing is reputed for the conception and deployment of successful online strategies.

About Xenophile Media (www.xenophile.ca)
A two time Emmy Award winning production company, Toronto based Xenophile Media produces innovative cross platform television for broadcast clients from Disney to Cartoon Network, Jetix, Teletoon and BBC. Some of Xenophile’s recent work includes Emmy nominated Total Drama Island – Totally Interactive, with 7+ Million Players around the world, Emmy nominated and Rose D’Or winner MI High Whack the Mole, Alternate Reality Game for CBBC, Emmy nominated Inside Hana’s Suitcase and Rollbots Online. Flashpoint Interactive, Sanctuary Online, Empire of the Word and Love Letters to the Future are the newest Xenophile Productions.

Online Marketing Firm Eastline Marketing is Expanding into the MENA Region

Beirut, Lebanon, October 27, 2008: With the incredible growth of internet investments in the MENA region, Lebanon-based Eastline Marketing, specialized in online marketing strategies, is widening its operations into the Middle East and North Africa region.

Eastline Marketing complements every need that a business may have concerning increasing its exposure, worldwide internet marketing strategies, internet solutions for its websites, portals, and events, and search engine optimization (SEO) to build a stronger base for any brand, service, or product. These services and tasks are handled by a team of Lebanese experts that have more than 10 years of experience in this field in Canada and North America. Today’s internet is the portal for any product from any location onto the whole world, and for this, every business deserves the best exposure possible, especially in today’s crowded competition. Reaching your market at the widest coverage possible will ensure your firm’s and product’s presence and therefore build a deeper relationship with your current and potential clients.

Our policy could be summarized in our work philosophy as stated by CEO/Co-founder Mr. Marc Dfouni “Eastline Marketing approaches every project with a fresh and creative perspective, working side-by-side with clients to achieve the best solution for their online marketing needs, current objectives, and future goals.

Online marketing is entering a new era in the MENA region. Enhanced by affordable prices and high-speed connection, internet use is sweeping the MENA region at an astonishing growth rate of 1176% (Middle East) and 1030% (Africa) since 2000, as opposed to a worldwide growth rate of 290%. The potential of this industry is further strengthened with the increasing workshops and ventures focused on Middle East online marketing.

Expanding its client base beyond North America and Europe, 2008 saw Eastline Marketing shift its focus to online marketing solutions in the Middle East, mainly Dubai, Qatar, Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. “Whether it is to merge traditional methods with new pioneered technologies, or to create something far beyond the expectations, Eastline Marketing commits itself to offering its client services that enable it to stand out from the competition.