Tag: Egypt

Plenty of content marketing opportunity for Middle East brands

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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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The buzz around Arab film

Filed in Content, Flipboard, Middle-East, Twitter by on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
The buzz around Arab film

Those of us that are old enough to have known 1970s and 1980s television in the GCC, will remember, among other things, the broadcasting of old Arabic movies from the golden age of Egyptian cinema (or, indeed, turning the TV on to watch the English language movie of the week!). The video quality often left […]

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Spirit of the Arab world

Spirit of the Arab world

It’s that time of year when digital companies all over the world punt annual sum-up reports in an attempt to generate some nice end-of-year publicity (watch out for ours!). Google’s popular Zeitgeist online report on popular search terms has just been published and it makes interesting reading for those watching search trends and online behaviour. However, […]

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Facebook Arabic triumphs after Arab Spring

Facebook Arabic triumphs after Arab Spring

Middle East & North Africa users of Facebook’s Arabic interface reach 15.6 million, accounting for 39% of all users in the region. It doesn’t seem long ago that marketers considered Facebook a minority interest and lacking in reach outside of a few select English speaking audiences in the Middle East and North Africa*. The social […]

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The Freedom Meme

The Freedom Meme

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 […]

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Facebook Arabic Rising

Facebook Arabic Rising

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.

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Update: Egypt revolution reading list

Filed in Middle-East by on January 30, 2011 0 Comments
Update: Egypt revolution reading list

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 […]

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Egypt Facebook demographics

Egypt Facebook demographics

Egypt leads the Arab world in numbers of Facebook subscribers, with 5 million members. Here’s are updated Facebook demographics.

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32% of MENA Internet users buy online

32% of MENA Internet users buy online

Hampered by a lack of online payment infrastructure and the high cost of broadband, e-commerce has been slow to develop in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and although there are some notable e-commerce pioneers, few online ventures in the region encourage Internet users to buy online. However, as the region’s consumers spend more […]

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Facebook adds 1 million more Arabic users

Facebook adds 1 million more Arabic users

Facebook’s Arabic platform has added 1 million new users during the past three months, showing important trends in Facebook’s changing MENA demographics.

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