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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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Middle East bloggers on air!

Filed in Blogging, Content, Internet, Middle-East, Social media by on January 24, 2011 0 Comments
Middle East bloggers on air!

Tune in to Alexander McNabb on Dubai Eye 103.8FM on Tuesday January 25th at 10am to listen to the Dubai Today show and hear about Middle East blogging from seven bloggers in the region.

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GITEX 2010 Social Media Dashboard

GITEX 2010 Social Media Dashboard

Its GITEX time again and GITEX 2010, the Middle East’s biggest regional IT show, takes place October 17th through 21st. So, just for a little fun, we’ve created a dashboard of social media updates using one of our favourite social media services, Netvibes: http://www.netvibes.com/gitex Netvibes can be a really useful tool and we often set […]

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Does online marketing scare you?

Filed in Online Marketing by on April 19, 2010 0 Comments
Does online marketing scare you?

Things are looking up for the online marketing community. Recent surveys and media reports widely credit the region’s online advertising spend to be growing fast and becoming increasingly important to more and more people. Although last year was a difficult one for many, some believe that this gave big advertisers pause for thought and time […]

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Twitter & Customer Service Survey

Filed in Research, Twitter by on March 29, 2010 0 Comments
Twitter & Customer Service Survey

Scroll down the page for survey download links Summary It’s now well publicised that the rapid growth Twitter experienced during 2008 and the first months of 2009 slowed dramatically towards the end of 2009, although ending the year with 75 million user accounts. Twitter activity, on the other hand, grew from 5,000 tweets per day […]

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Life without Twitter?

Filed in Social media, Twitter by on December 13, 2009 0 Comments
Life without Twitter?

Over the weekend, I was lost in the dark rainy Al Quoz area trying to get to a gallery where 8 short plays were being staged by Dubai Drama Group in celebration of its 25th anniversary. While driving in circles looking for a lit up sign that says The JamJar, my mind wandered to a […]

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Alexander nominated for Communicator of the Year!

Filed in Awards, MEPRA, Middle East PR, Public Relations by on November 15, 2009 0 Comments
Alexander nominated for Communicator of the Year!

The MEPRA Awards shortlisted nominations and submissions are out today, which include 10 best practice categories and two individual awards categories, being Young Professional of the Year and Communicator of the Year. Having decided as an agency not to enter into the MEPRA Awards best practice categories this year, we had no expectation of seeing […]

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Spot On PR’s MENA Twitter Demographics & User Habits Survey

Filed in Internet statistics, Research, Social media, Twitter by on September 10, 2009 0 Comments
Spot On PR’s MENA Twitter Demographics & User Habits Survey

Scroll down the page for survey download links Summary 2009 has been a big year for Twitter with the micro-blogging platform’s rate of growth rocketing up to more than 20% per month and now showing annual growth of 1,460 percent (June 2008 to June 2009) according to Comscore. Although it’s still early days for Twitter […]

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Dubai and negative media

Filed in Media by on July 31, 2009 0 Comments
Dubai and negative media

The recent spate of negative media coverage on Dubai has been an interesting phenomenon to watch on so many levels. Firstly, it has served to polarise opinion in the city itself and people have come together in a surprising and, as far as I can see from friends, colleagues and the like, strongly consensual reaction. […]

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