Ramzi Barakat is the founder of B, a boutique agency and welovebrand a dedicated branding & social media agency. He was formerly the chief creative officer of Drive Dentsu and has won many creative awards in major international competitions except at Cannes, which is still on his bucket list. ArabAd picks his heart and mind through this light-hearted and informal questionnaire.
What gets you up in the morning?
A ray of sunshine in my bedroom.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
It is a new job every day.
What is your greatest extravagance?
What keeps you up at night?
A creative idea.
What would be your worst nightmare?
Find out that an idea has already been done.
What music have you been listening to lately?
Mina Tindle (Pan), Lou Doillon (Devil or Angel).
Who would you like to sit next to on a seven-hour flight?
If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be; and what question would you ask him/her?
Q: What about starting BBH for the Middle East? We already have the first letter B :)
What business tip would you give the newbies?
Never ever, ever, ever, compromise on an idea.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A day in Venice.
What’s the last movie you saw?
The Insult. I truly hope they win a deserved Oscar. They already won mine.
WHO ARE YOU?
I am... (most probably) an artist.
I like… beautiful things.
I want... a new car.
I have... a guardian angel.
I wish... if all my dreams came true.
I hate... nothing. I fight hate and anger daily.
I fear... disappointments.
I Google... everything.
I wonder... about the science and meaning of luck.
I regret... being too sweet at times, too nice.
I love... with all my soul.
I need... love. Constantly.
If I ruled the world... it would be a much better place.
I dream… when I am awake more than when I am asleep.
Dream Destination: Untouched authentic islands
Restaurant: A fisherman’s in Meganisi island (Greece)
Hotel: Plaza Athenée, for the special notes on their beds PHOTO 3
Meal: As long as there is good wine
Quote: What goes around comes around
Movie: Les Intouchables
Flower: Wild ones
Poet: Talal Haidar / Mahmoud Darwish / Rahbani brothers
Music/band: Rahbani brothers / Ziad Rahbani
Painter: Jeff Koons
Heroes: Ahed Tamimi