Tag Archives: Social Media

Facebook and WhatsApp are region’s most popular social networking sites: Social Media in the Arab World Report

H.E. Mohammad Abdulla Al Gergawi, chairman of Dubai Holding

‘Knowing about the most influential tools will enable decision-makers to invest optimally to serving the community,’ says HE Mohammed Al Gergawi 89% Facebook users in the Arab world access it daily 84% respondents active on WhatsApp The first of its kind report on ‘Social Media in the Arab World,’ unveiled on the sidelines of the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit ...

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Call to engage social media platforms to encourage use of Arabic language among youth

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Social media offers significant opportunities to encourage the use of Arabic language among the youth of the region, said H.E. Jamal Bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. Speaking on the first day of the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit (ASMIS) today, H.E. Huwaireb called on the young generation to use Arabic language on a wider ...

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LinkedIn reveals most influential UAE brands

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Industry leaders set new benchmark for online engagement with their target audiences LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, today announced the top ten most influential brands headquartered in the UAE based on engagement among LinkedIn’s membership of 313 million professionals. The new ranking follows the announcement of LinkedIn’s Content Marketing Score earlier in the year, an ...

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Social Media is a news gathering tool and not a threat to traditional media: Top AP Official

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John Danisjewski, Vice-President and Senior Managing Editor for International News But cautions over dangers associated with public-sourced news, if not verified Social media is not a threat to the traditional media, but offers great opportunity for media outlets to gather information, a top international expert said. John Danisjewski, Vice-President and Senior Managing Editor for International News at the Associated Press, ...

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Etihad Airways offers holiday inspiration with personalised travel tips on social media websites

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Etihad Airways , the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is offering personalised travel tips to social media users as part of a brand new online initiative, titled #EtihadSuggests. The global campaign invites members of the public to ask holiday-related questions on Facebook or Twitter using the #EtihadSuggests hashtag. Etihad Airways ‘ online community team will aim to respond ...

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Trend of the day on Twitter: iTECH Gulf 2014

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iTECH Gulf 2014, the inaugural IT and ICT forum and exhibition held in Bahrain last week, was the most talked about event on the net in the GCC on 10 April, 2014, according to Eventifier, a leading archive website. The trending topic on Twitter travelled fast across various platforms as people tweeted, instagrammed, and selfied the show on the net. ...

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Facebook further expands regional team; appoints Head of Marketing Communications

Mark Hamilton as Head of Marketing Communications for the Central Eastern Europe Middle East Africa (CEEMEA) region

Mark Hamilton as Head of Marketing Communications for the Central Eastern Europe Middle East Africa (CEEMEA) region. With the growth of its regional operations, Facebook announced today the appointment of Mark Hamilton as Head of Marketing Communications for the Central Eastern Europe Middle East Africa (CEEMEA) region. Mark will be responsible for leading Facebook’s B2B marketing efforts by working with ...

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Bayt.com survey reveals that distraction at work is a huge problem

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Respondents in the MENA want better work/life balance and more challenging work to be more engaged and less distracted. The Bayt.com ‘Distractions at Work in the MENA’ poll, recently conducted by Bayt.com, the region’s number one job site, has revealed that more than half of respondents in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region find distraction at work to ...

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Spark Digital presents a seminar on the role that Google plays in our virtual and real world

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Spark Digital, the leading social media agency in Qatar, is holding a special seminar about the role that Google plays in our lives. “How to Use Google and How Google Uses You” will be hosted by Spark Digital’s CEO, Nino Kader, who is an internationally recognized leader in the field of digital marketing and reputation management. The seminar will reveal ...

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Q&A: Middle Eastern web technology for social change, with Esra’a Al Shafei

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An open-source site, CrowdVoice, aims to make governments more transparent and accountable, its co-creator, Esra’a Al Shafei, tells SciDev.Net. Internet-based technology and tools are becoming vital elements in the movement towards open government. But with so much information available, and so many different social media platforms, it can be hard to find relevant, reliable information. The Middle East-based website CrowdVoice.org ...

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