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Just in case they’re of any use, here are five smarter Tweeting tips triggered by things I’ve been noticing cropping up on Twitter recently. 1) Want retweets? Write for retweets! Just in case you’re asking, 117 characters is a ‘retweetable’ tweet – well, it is for me – you can retweet without having to edit […]
Spot On PR Director Alexander McNabb spoke at the MediaME Forum 2011 in Amman, Jordan earlier this week about digital public relations and reputation management. The annual event organised by Middle East advertising and marketing portal MediaME was attended by some 300-400 advertising, marketing, public relations and digital professionals from Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and around […]
A new report from the University of Washington’s Project on Information Technology and Political Islam comes to the conclusion that social media played a central role in the events we have all come to call ‘The Arab Spring’. Ever since the events of early 2011 started to unfold around the region, there has been debate […]
About 9pm Friday evening (Dubai time) my email inbox began filling up with ‘now following you’ email alerts from @spotonpr‘s Twitter account. My first thought was somebody must have name-checked us somewhere, perhaps a #FollowFriday thing, but a quick look at the Twitter handles showed that these were fake accounts (each account’s handle was first […]
What skill sets should PR job candidates have in the digital age? Carrington Malin explains how Spot On PR’s list of recruitment criteria just got even longer.
User of Facebook’s Arabic language interface now account for more than a third of all Facebook users in the Arab world with Facebook Arabic growing at 175% per annum.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy has come out and said he wants a regulated web – “You need to hear our limits, our red lines” he told an audience at the two-day ‘e-G8’ conference. The AP report is linked here. His is not the first whiff of regulatory sulphur, of course – only the other day […]
The latest Effective Measure | Spot On PR survey shows that 85 percent of mobile Internet users in the Arab world download apps.
The Egyptian people’s uprising is undoubtedly one of the most shocking, significant and, some would say, hopeful major socio-political events (update: and now must be said highly dangerous!) that we’ve seen in our 16 years of business in the Arab world. So, as many are, we’re following developments quite closely and have been glued to […]
Egypt leads the Arab world in numbers of Facebook subscribers, with 5 million members. Here’s are updated Facebook demographics.