United Media Services LLC
Headquartered in Muscat, Oman
Established in 1988, UMS is one of Oman’s largest media establishments with a number of specialised divisions. With team strength of over 150, UMS is a formidable force in the field of communications today, covering every aspect of media and integrated communication operations.
UMS has been providing value-added communication solutions to some of the most prominent business conglomerates in the Sultanate, and has built an enviable reputation of a ‘pioneer’ in the media and communications field.
Unparalleled in its resources, highly professional set-up and technology base, UMS is Oman’s complete Media & Communications Company and the only one which has the capability of creating, selling and distributing any relevant (advertising) medium.
United Media Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Muscat Overseas Group.
In line with its ambition to consolidate itself as a premier media organisation that is second to none, the publishing division has a number of prestigious publications – each one an acclaimed and widely-read title. All titles cover a range of topics, written with in-depth understanding of local issues, well researched and authoritative, showcasing the finest in Oman.
Our publications are market leaders:
OER : Oman Economic Review: the monthly business magazine in English
Signature: the luxury lifestyle magazine in English
The Woman: a one-of-a-kind women’s magazine in English
Al MAR’A: for the women of Substance, Style and Spirit in Arabic
Alam Aliktisaad Wala’mal: Oman’s first and only Arabic business magazine
OER Dossier: a specialised B2B publication
Progress: the coffee table -lingual annual publication commemorating the Accession of His Majesty the Sultan
Oman: a bi-lingual annual publication celebrating Oman’s National Day
ICT: the annual bi-lingual book on information technology and telecommunications and industry in Oman
Oil & Gas Review: a specialist magazine dedicated to the industry
Jawharat Oman: a bi-lingual annual publication celebrating the excellence of Omanis and their achievements
The division also handles topical supplements in local media on a wide range of subjects – from concept to editorial, creative strategy, design and layout to photography and final production.
UMS Media Marketing
United Media Services is one of the leading media consulting and space selling companies in the Sultanate. The division represents some of Europe’s and Asia’s most influential publications and most-read titles such as The Economist, Al Khaleej, Khaleej Times, and Indian Express, Living Media Group & Malayala Manorama, in the Indian subcontinent. Our experienced space-sellers and media planners assist clients in getting the maximum value out of their ad-spend. In addition, the division also handles space-selling for quality publications, published by UMS.
Effective coordination with many such prestigious publications ensures better PR coverage for clients as well as increased advertising revenue for our associated publications.
In a rapidly changing advertising environment, there is increasing demand than ever before, to deliver effective advertising solutions with quick turnaround times. Over the years, United Media Services has earned an enviable reputation in Oman and the region for creating benchmark advertising in diverse media – print, television and radio. The portfolio includes a range of exciting brands in the automotive, banking, FMCG, airlines, telecom and white goods sectors.
Along with creating websites for many reputed business conglomerates, UMS Interactive also has the distinction of hosting the first Internet portal in Oman. branded as www.omanaccess.com providing latest in news, views, information, entertainment, contests and on-line shopping facilities.
At UMS Interactive, with now an active client base of over 75, has qualified team of web-designers developing web-sites, which are interactive and user-friendly, laying emphasis on strategy and planning, before the actual design and implementation of any site.
UMS Interactive provides clients’ business with complete end-to-end solutions on the Web and any other interactive digital format. The technical support team regularly monitors all projects to ensure smooth running and connectivity.
UMS Interactive has bagged the prestigious project of building the official portal for Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Now put on public domain: www.chamberoman.com , this is gearing up to be the key player in Oman’s e-governance initiatives. With the revenue model of membership subscriptions, UMS Media Sales takes up the Challenge of enlisting members and now has over 500 member organizations, the no growing rapidly each month. Visit our interactive site http://www.umsinteractive.com
As a separate business stream, UMS Distribution has the distinction of being the largest print media distributor, bringing in upwards of 350 titles from all over the world. This is made possible by a network of 50 plus people covering the length and breadth of the nation on cars & mobikes.
Retaining its separate revenue model, this business does provide the vital support of ensuring the reach of UMS publications. With its capability to reach every door step in Oman, it does integrate well with the communications side of UMS business in offering an innovative medium of ‘door drops’ or ‘door-to-door sampling.