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Happy birthday @spotonpr

Happy birthday @spotonpr

It’s five years ago tomorrow that Spot On PR joined Twitter! We haven’t bought a birthday cake or anything and we’re not asking for any presents either, but it does give us some pause for thought. A lot has happened in those five years. Barack Obama had just become a presidential nominee five years ago. […]

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Counting clicks

Counting clicks

There was a good vibe at the Click 7.0 Digital Marketing Event today. Chairing the event, I did expect to see a slightly larger crowd, which was a huge shame as the day turned out to be one of the most varied, diverse and insightful I remember from a Dubai event in a long time. […]

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Intelligent use of social media

Intelligent use of social media

The chaps at Studio One wanted to explore how best to use social media, especially if you were starting out with a small business. What top five tips could we give an SME. Naturally, as so often happens with these things, we didn’t really stick to the top five tips and then ran out of […]

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A modern marketing manifesto

Filed in Marketing, Marketing Strategy by on April 24, 2013 0 Comments
A modern marketing manifesto

Many of us have held the opinion for some time that the arrival of the new wave of social media would force massive changes in communications and marketing and even change the structure of organisations themselves. And so it has. The role of digital marketers in organisations has grown up fast, as marketing’s influence over […]

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We are all publishers

Filed in Media Law, Twitter by on March 4, 2012 0 Comments
We are all publishers

We are all many things. You can be an oil executive, commuter, father of three or violent crime victim to journalists, depending on whether they’re quoting you on oil prices, late trains, the joys of parenting or the nasty gash in your cheek. On Thursday, all four of the UAE’s English daily newspapers report on […]

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Social media marketing in the UAE

Social media marketing in the UAE

How fast are UAE businesses adopting social media best practices? Dubai One TV’s Emirates 247 news programme interviewed Spot On’s Alexander McNabb about social media trends in the UAE and how social media is changing company communication. Watch the interview Dubai One TV Emirates 24/7 – 8pm February 14, 2012 (5.54 mins) Listen to a […]

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Five Smarter Tweeting Tips

Filed in Social media, Twitter by on January 22, 2012 0 Comments
Five Smarter Tweeting Tips

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 […]

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Alexander at MediaME Forum 2011

Alexander at MediaME Forum 2011

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 […]

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Hiring PR people for the digital age

Hiring PR people for the digital age

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.

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Should you outsource your conversation?

Should you outsource your conversation?

There’s lots of stuff we do with clients building digital communications programmes, from SEO auditing through to setting up and populating social media platforms. But the one thing we recommend against is take the whole thing off your hands. There’s a problem with outsourcing your conversation, you see. It simply doesn’t work. We’ll happily work […]

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