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#DubaiToday twalk radio

Filed in Media, Radio, Social media by on March 3, 2010 0 Comments
#DubaiToday twalk radio

Perhaps it was the rainy weather, perhaps it was the fact that four well known local Twitter users appeared live on the show, or perhaps it was just the conversations, but Dubai Eye 103.8FM’s Dubai Today show really got the UAE’s Twitter community buzzing on Tuesday. On hearing about local social media folk heroes Wild […]

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The coolest agency in the world

The coolest agency in the world

The coolest agency in the world can’t execute brilliant social media campaigns if the client doesn’t want to invest in the idea – not just of using social media as a megaphone like an advertising replacement, but of actually changing things around to make open social communications a long term investment. That investment necessarily takes […]

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Social media measurement

Social media measurement

Spot On’s Alexander McNabb is taking part in a panel session on PR measurement in social media at News Group’s PR Measurement Summit in Dubai today. So, as the region’s public relations practitioners meet to discuss the region’s demand for monitoring, research and measurement methodologies, it’s probably as good a time as any take a […]

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Social media isn’t socialist media

Social media isn’t socialist media

The idea that social media is a new way of running marketing communications on the cheap is a beguiling one and, sadly, totally incorrect. It is also a piece of thinking that is increasingly common. In fact, using social media for marketing is time consuming, expensive and dangerous. The Internet is filled with examples of […]

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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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Scorn

Scorn

It’s perhaps interesting many of the marketers who are taking social media seriously are seeing a campaign platform rather than a fundamental change in the way the business communicates and, indeed, behaves. That’s fair enough, it’s a wise person who dips a toe in the water before going for the full-on dive bomb and it […]

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Radio Gaga

Filed in Advertising, Media, Radio by on July 31, 2009 0 Comments
Radio Gaga

Radio is probably the most undervalued advertising/communication medium of the lot: something of a shame, it’s one of my favourite ‘legacy’ media… I had always thought of this as a Middle East problem, but apparently it’s the case worldwide. People just won’t invest appropriately in creating compelling executions for radio. I’ve also always believed that […]

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Is the newspaper dead?

Filed in Internet, Media, Newspapers by on July 30, 2009 0 Comments
Is the newspaper dead?

Is the newspaper dead? And if not, when is it going to do the decent thing?

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Social media predictions

Filed in Facebook, Social media, Twitter by on July 30, 2009 0 Comments
Social media predictions

Here are some ‘social media’ predictions for 2009, just for fun. Why social media? Well, my first prediction is that we’re going to see a lot more fuss about ‘social media’ here in the Middle East in 2009. And the trick there will be sorting the wheat from the chaff – because you’re about to […]

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Is the newspaper dead?

Filed in Media, Newspapers by on July 30, 2009 0 Comments
Is the newspaper dead?

Is the newspaper dead? And if not, when is it going to do the decent thing? The question is being posed with a frequency which reminds me of the assertion that we could look forward to a ‘paperless office’ back in the 1980s. It’s this year’s big prediction, but it’s also being accompanied by some […]

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