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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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Media consumption & habits of MENA Internet users

Media consumption & habits of MENA Internet users

Scroll down the page for survey download links The figures in our new Media Consumption & Habits of MENA Internet Users Survey simply confirm what everyone involved in the Middle East’s growing digital marketing industry has already been talking about for the past year or two: Internet connectivity has become pervasive amongst many of our […]

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When social media programs grow up…

When social media programs grow up…

I’ve been doing quite a lot of speaking at ‘online’ conference events and workshops recently (this will surprise nobody who knows me) and consequently meeting a lot of people who are experimenting with social media within their organisations. It’s something of a growing trend – typically, one person within an organisation has been using Facebook […]

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Facebook bigger than newspapers? So what?

Facebook bigger than newspapers? So what?

Does this mean the death of newspapers? Not quite… The seventeen countries we included in the Middle East and Northern Africa Facebook Demographics study have widely varied news media: some, like the UAE, have strong English news components while others, like North Africa, have strong French language daily and weekly news media. When you look […]

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15 Million MENA Facebook Users – Report

15 Million MENA Facebook Users – Report

Scroll down the page for survey download links (and Egypt update) Summary Facebook has become a force to be reckoned with in the Middle East and North Africa and the platform can now claim 15 million users as of May 2010. Whilst Facebook saw strong early growth in 2008/2009 from English and French speaking users […]

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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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Introducing social media in the Arab world

Filed in Social media by on April 11, 2010 0 Comments
Introducing social media in the Arab world

The April issue of O’Dwyer’s PR Magazine has just come out in the USA and it features a report I wrote on social media in the Middle East and North Africa. It’s a very top-level view of social media and Internet trends in the region and primarily intended as an introduction to the Arab world […]

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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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#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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Is social media making the Middle East more ‘social’?

Filed in Facebook, Middle-East, Social media, Twitter, UAE by on February 9, 2010 0 Comments
Is social media making the Middle East more ‘social’?