Carrington Malin

Carrington Malin

Carrington Malin is co-founder of Spot On 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 his website www.carringtonmalin.com

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Communication first, technology second

Communication first, technology second

As usual, Phil Lynagh’s column in the latest issue of Campaign Middle East magazine is bang on the money and this month he’s touched on a particular bug-bear of mine in ‘This social media bubble needs to pop‘. Having been more than a little prone to geekiness in my time, I am reminded of my […]

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iPad chat

Filed in Internet, Mobile, Technology by on March 8, 2012 0 Comments
iPad chat

Alexander McNabb appeared on Dubai Eye radio‚Äôs Business Breakfast today to talk about the launch of Apple’s new iPad, which boasts an HD screen, powerful graphics and improved photo and video editing features. If you missed the show, you can listen to the podcast below anytime! Listen to the podcast Alexander McNabb on Apple’s ‘iPad […]

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Facebook down – thousands of brand pages inaccessible

Facebook down – thousands of brand pages inaccessible

Facebook may have been inaccessible for millions of Internet users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa for a couple of hours or so on Wednesday. Although the site itself appeared to be working, users across EMEA found that they couldn’t access the site at all. #Facebookdown became a global trending topic on Twitter in […]

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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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Online advertising in the Middle East

Online advertising in the Middle East

Wednesday’s Dubai Eye radio’s #Unwired weekly digital programme featured a special segment on online advertising in the Middle East & North Africa featuring Spot On PR’s own Alexander McNabb; Professor John Grainger Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Vice President Academic Services of Murdoch University in Dubai; Kamal Dimachkie, Executive Regional Managing Director of Leo Burnett; Google […]

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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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Night of the Twitter bots!

Filed in Internet, Social media, Twitter by on August 20, 2011 0 Comments
Night of the Twitter bots!

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 […]

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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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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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Strong MENA interest in mobile apps

Strong MENA interest in mobile apps

The latest Effective Measure | Spot On PR survey shows that 85 percent of mobile Internet users in the Arab world download apps.

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