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Trust is a currency that will only increase in value

Trust is a currency that will only increase in value

Who to trust is becoming an increasingly sensitive public issue. As consumers face content overload from more sources than ever before, it is quickly becoming near impossible to verify the authenticity of digital content. Brands must be on guard to ensure their own authenticity, avoid untrustworthy channels and protect trust earned. Mark Zuckerberg’s latest initiative to […]

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How AI voice technology could disrupt your brand’s personality

How AI voice technology could disrupt your brand’s personality

After a decade of brands being tried and tested by social media, another new medium is set to challenge brand integrity: AI-powered voice technology. This new voice-controlled world will not only test brand differentiation, but also how enduring a brand’s relationship is with its consumers. Tone of voice has long been an essential component of […]

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Are brands standing on the brink of a fake content war?

Are brands standing on the brink of a fake content war?

As artificial intelligence seems poised to unleash a vast army of content bots on the world, making it impossible to tell real from fake, or fact from fiction, brands must bolster trust and transparency to position themselves above the fray. Donald Trump’s habit of repeatedly ‘crying wolf’ over media stories has played a big part […]

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Will AI help make your brand part of someone’s daily routine?

Will AI help make your brand part of someone’s daily routine?

Could artificial intelligence powered digital assistants, such as Alexa, take de facto control of your daily routine? And, if so, how much influence could they wield over your brand choices? Much is being made of Amazon’s Alexa voice recognition technology and the voice platform’s ability to recognise speech and respond to voice requests. Early adopters of […]

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To brands that have lost their voice: speak up!

To brands that have lost their voice: speak up!

In our new world of audience analysis, consumer behaviour statistics, sentiment research and trend watching, it’s easy to focus too much on analysing and not enough on actually communicating. Even the best marketing insights are wasted knowledge if a brand’s communications are simply too weak to make much difference anyway. Our marketing environment is now […]

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Giving people what they want

Giving people what they want

One of our first learnings on entering the new world of social media was that you have to be given permission to sell to people and that that permission can be earned by giving them what they want. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? The trick is figuring out what your audience wants (and not simply dressing […]

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Investing in ad impressions? What a waste…

Investing in ad impressions? What a waste…

We’ve always known that some people respond better to advertisements than others. However, more and more research is confirming that the group that responds favourably to advertising is getting smaller and smaller. A top takeaway from Forrester’s recent “The End of Advertising As We Know It” report is that 50% of US online adults actively […]

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Facebook rules, regs and crime

Filed in Content, Media Law by on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
Facebook rules, regs and crime

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced a whitepaper on Facebook usage guidelines, terms and conditions this week, to a grateful press that reported on TRA ‘warnings’ to Facebook users. As usual, we ask ourselves the question; how relevant is this for brands online? The whitepaper is, in fact, a good, readable summary of Facebook […]

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Plenty of content marketing opportunity for Middle East brands

Filed in Content marketing by on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
Plenty of content marketing opportunity for Middle East brands

With some 60 million Facebook users, 7 million Twitter users and some of the highest Youtube download rates in the world, it’s no secret that the Arab world has become a big online consumer of content. Social media has ceased to be the sole preserve of geeks and wealthy English-speaking college students and, today, the Middle […]

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Is Arab content really a lost cause?

Filed in Arabic content, Content by on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Is Arab content really a lost cause?

It’s no secret that the Arab world has lagged behind in content creation. Conference speakers have been decrying the lack of Arabic language content for years. According to various sources, Arabic language content accounts for less than 3% of the content on the web (1%, 2.5% and 3% have been quoted), despite the fact that […]

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