The Spot On Blog

Keeping up with ‘search’

Filed in Content, Content marketing, SEO by on October 4, 2009 0 Comments
Keeping up with ‘search’

There are a series of interesting battles unfolding in the world’s technology markets and they’re going to define a great deal of what we all get up to in the years to come, mark my words. Let us for a moment assume that search is the future of commercial transactions and, increasingly, consumer interaction with […]

Continue Reading »

The uninvited guest at the party

The uninvited guest at the party

As more and more Middle East brands register themselves on Twitter and plan to include the platform in their communications, it is worth remembering that marketing is still the uninvited guest at the party. Twitter wasn’t conceived as a marketing tool and so has not been developed for marketers, it’s been developed for, and by, […]

Continue Reading »

Spot On PR’s MENA Twitter Demographics & User Habits Survey

Filed in Internet statistics, Research, Social media, Twitter by on September 10, 2009 0 Comments
Spot On PR’s MENA Twitter Demographics & User Habits Survey

Scroll down the page for survey download links Summary 2009 has been a big year for Twitter with the micro-blogging platform’s rate of growth rocketing up to more than 20% per month and now showing annual growth of 1,460 percent (June 2008 to June 2009) according to Comscore. Although it’s still early days for Twitter […]

Continue Reading »

Jokes

Filed in Consumers, Internet, Social media by on September 1, 2009 0 Comments
Jokes

When was the last time someone told you a joke? I mean told, not emailed or Tweeted, texted or linked. It struck me the other day – it’s been ages. And it struck me because someone did tell me a joke – prefacing the gag with “Hey, I got this on email the other day, […]

Continue Reading »

Scorn

Scorn

It’s perhaps interesting many of the marketers who are taking social media seriously are seeing a campaign platform rather than a fundamental change in the way the business communicates and, indeed, behaves. That’s fair enough, it’s a wise person who dips a toe in the water before going for the full-on dive bomb and it […]

Continue Reading »

Mr. Futurist

Filed in Mobile, Social media, Technology by on July 31, 2009 0 Comments
Mr. Futurist

The way we talk to technology and the way we talk to each other is changing at a pace that I can only describe as frightening. You understand, the ‘f’ word is coming from a life-long technocrat. Right now, we type on mobile keypads to retrieve or dial a number. We sit, fingers crashing down […]

Continue Reading »

Mrs. Google and her five lovely daughters

Filed in Blogging, Content, SEO by on July 31, 2009 0 Comments
Mrs. Google and her five lovely daughters

Have you ever Googled yourself? Feel free to go ahead and try it. There’s no shame. Everyone does it, they just don’t tend to boast about it in public much. Are you the first search result? If not, someone else owns you. Now if you’re called Amy Winehouse or Barack Obama, the chances of you […]

Continue Reading »

Radio Gaga

Filed in Advertising, Media, Radio by on July 31, 2009 0 Comments
Radio Gaga

Radio is probably the most undervalued advertising/communication medium of the lot: something of a shame, it’s one of my favourite ‘legacy’ media… I had always thought of this as a Middle East problem, but apparently it’s the case worldwide. People just won’t invest appropriately in creating compelling executions for radio. I’ve also always believed that […]

Continue Reading »

Dubai and negative media

Filed in Media by on July 31, 2009 0 Comments
Dubai and negative media

The recent spate of negative media coverage on Dubai has been an interesting phenomenon to watch on so many levels. Firstly, it has served to polarise opinion in the city itself and people have come together in a surprising and, as far as I can see from friends, colleagues and the like, strongly consensual reaction. […]

Continue Reading »

Snarky

Filed in Public Relations by on July 31, 2009 0 Comments
Snarky

The ability to be cynical, negative and rude is one of the strongest assets of a good public relations practitioner. If you have someone inside the tent who’s able to take a look at what you’re up to and see the downside, to ask the hard questions that media and the public will ask, then […]

Continue Reading »

Send this to friend