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Social media is not a strategy

Filed in Social media by on September 3, 2017 0 Comments
Social media is not a strategy

Spot On was one of the first agencies to champion social media and to attempt to explain the massive global impact that new media like Facebook and Twitter would have on marketing. Social media has since played a pivotal role in empowering consumers, changing their relationships with brands forever. Despite this, we have never tried […]

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Are you building a customer centric website?

Filed in Online Marketing by on August 27, 2017 0 Comments
Are you building a customer centric website?

No matter how customer focused your organisation is, it can be easy to lose this focus when it comes to developing a new website. Far too often the website planning process becomes the sole prerogative of the marketing team and excludes those that know the most about the company’s customers and their needs: sales and […]

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Investing in ad impressions? What a waste…

Investing in ad impressions? What a waste…

We’ve always known that some people respond better to advertisements than others. However, more and more research is confirming that the group that responds favourably to advertising is getting smaller and smaller. A top takeaway from Forrester’s recent “The End of Advertising As We Know It” report is that 50% of US online adults actively […]

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5 old-world advertising mistakes to avoid

5 old-world advertising mistakes to avoid

Digital technology has delivered one of the Internet’s great promises to marketing, the democratisation of information, opportunity and capability, allowing any brand to run an effective campaign and punch above its own weight. We’ve had to wait a long time for the pieces to fall into place and there are still puzzles to solve, but […]

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A load of cobblers

Filed in Middle East marketing, Technology by on July 12, 2016 0 Comments
A load of cobblers

At some point in reading our blog, you may well notice a gap in posts from 2014 to 2016. It’s a case of cobblers, to be honest… The old proverb that a cobbler’s children are the last to have shoes is probably never so true as it is when applied to the marketing and communications […]

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GITEX Digital Strategies

Filed in Conferences, Events by on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
GITEX Digital Strategies

It’s almost GITEX time and Alexander McNabb will, once again, be chairing the GITEX Digital Strategies Forum. The Forum takes place on Wednesday 15 October 2014 during GITEX Technology Week 2014 and will take delegates through global digital consumer trends, digital marketing strategy and planning, mobile marketing , digital CSR, one:one marketing and more. You’ll find the full agenda […]

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Facebook rules, regs and crime

Filed in Content, Media Law by on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
Facebook rules, regs and crime

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced a whitepaper on Facebook usage guidelines, terms and conditions this week, to a grateful press that reported on TRA ‘warnings’ to Facebook users. As usual, we ask ourselves the question; how relevant is this for brands online? The whitepaper is, in fact, a good, readable summary of Facebook […]

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Plenty of content marketing opportunity for Middle East brands

Filed in Content marketing by on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
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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Is Arab content really a lost cause?

Filed in Arabic content, Content by on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Is Arab content really a lost cause?

It’s no secret that the Arab world has lagged behind in content creation. Conference speakers have been decrying the lack of Arabic language content for years. According to various sources, Arabic language content accounts for less than 3% of the content on the web (1%, 2.5% and 3% have been quoted), despite the fact that […]

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Saudi plans to regulate Youtube

Saudi plans to regulate Youtube

The Saudi government is planning to monitor and regulate YouTube and other online channels, having this week entrusted the task to its General Commission for Audiovisual Media, established last year to regulate the broadcast industry. There has even been talk of issuing permits to Youtube subscribers, which would appear to signal the introduction of a […]

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