Ecommerce in the Middle East

Last week’s Dubai Eye radio #Unwired digital programme featured a special segment on ecommerce in the Middle East featuring Spot On PR’s Alexander McNabb; Rama Chakaki, Partner at Baraka Ventures (@rchakaki on Twitter); Sonia Sultan, director of brand partnerships and marketing collaboration at Glambox; Monica Debowski, director of operations for Glambox (@Mmmon); Omar Kassim, CEO of JadoPado (@okassim); Rania Kanaan (@RaniaKanaan) and Zaina Kanaan co-founders of Ananasa.com; Alexandra Tohme, concept developer at Ogilvy One (@alextohme); and Dubai Eye radio host Siobhan Leyland (@siobhanlive).

Is this the year of ecommerce in the Middle East? Is it still an uphill struggle for entrepreneurs trying to start new ecommerce businesses in the region? Who shops online in the Middle East anyway? And why?

Listen to the podcast

#Unwired Ecommerce Special – Part I

#Unwired Ecommerce Special – Part II

#Unwired Ecommerce Special – Part III

#Unwired Ecommerce Special – Part IV

Listen to a podcast about online advertising

Online advertising in the Middle East (Dubai Eye, Feb 2012)

Want to read more?

You can read some of our other blog posts and research about ecommerce in the Middle East here:

Ten Middle East digital predictions for 2011 (January 2011)

32% of MENA Internet users buy online (September 2010)

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Carrington Malin

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Carrington Malin is co-founder of Spot On PR and has been managing sales, marketing, media and communications campaigns across the Middle East for more than 20 years. He likes technology, surfing and chicken liver salad. You can contact Carrington via Twitter at @carringtonmalin or via email at carringtonm(at)spotonpr(dot)com

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