Social Bakers, a global AI-powered social media marketing company has released the Q3 edition of their social media trends report. The report reveals where the industry is currently standing with regard to spending and engagement globally. Here are the key findings – ADVERTISING Worldwide ad spend increased by 56.4% in Q3 compared to where it […]
Zeina Estwany Barakat, CCO ME & Partner at Product of the Year, on how innovation can be sparked by chaos. Businesses simply cannot operate as they used to. What made an organization successful in the past will no longer be possible after the Covid-19 crisis. Considering where we stand today, a quote by Albert Einstein […]
Data is the most valuable currency in the 21st century. Data and analytics guru, Bernard Marr said: “While the average small business has less self-generated data than big players. . .this doesn’t mean big data is off-limits. In fact, in many ways, big data is more suited to small businesses, because they’re generally more agile […]
Rahul Agarwal, VP Product Partnerships at digital media technology provider Polar, explains the opportunity for programmatic advertising in the pandemic crisis. Programmatic advertising, like every other industry, has not been immune to the negative effects of the current pandemic. As countries around the world were locking down their economies in the beginning of Q2, brands […]
Social Bakers, a global AI-powered social media marketing company has released the Q2 edition of their social media trends report. The report reveals where the industry is currently standing with regard to spend and engagement globally. Here are the key findings – ADVERTISING Worldwide ad spend increased by 26.2% in Q2 but began declining by […]
Group M releases their mid-year report for the MENA region, which forecasts the future of spending in the region’s media industry for the remainder of 2020 as well as 2021. In 2019, MENA advertising spend declined by 5.8%. This year, the number is expected to reduce even further as the industry faces a dual-shock from […]
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How Covid-19 is changing the business and the industry at large, according to Group M MENA’s Chief Executive Officer. How is the Covid-19 crisis reshaping the marketing and advertising industry in MENA? The time has come to ‘re-optimize’ everything from brand purpose, positioning, company structures, processes and growth strategies. Consumers have become far too picky and […]
How Covid-19 is changing the business and the industry at large, according to FP7 MENA’s Chief Executive Officer. How is the Covid-19 crisis reshaping the marketing and advertising industry in MENA? The coronavirus has and will continue to restructure our everyday: actions, habits, feelings, need for safety and security, how we connect with others personally and […]
International marketing intelligence service, WARC releases the Global Ad Trends report which highlights the impact of Covid-19 on ad investment in 2020. According to the report, advertising spend is projected to be $563bn for 2020. This is a steep decline from earlier forecasts, which predicted a rise in spending by 7.1% to $660bn. The decline is […]
Kunal Gupta, CEO of digital media technology provider Polar, shares five reflections for the advertising industry in the age of coronavirus. 1. Spend decreases in obvious advertising categories will be offset by overall digital growth. Travel represents 9% of digital ad spend and in the past day alone, three of my clients have shared they’ve […]
As life in China slowly begins to return to normal, the draconian measures that were earlier implemented to curb the spread of the virus have taken a toll on the country’s economy. The two-month-long pandemic forced businesses to halt operations and residents to remain indoors, causing a stint in the country’s economic growth. This also […]
According to the report released by the international marketing intelligence service, global advertising spend is set to rise by 7.1% to $660bn this year, guided by a 13.2% growth in internet investment. Quadrennial events such as the US presidential elections and the Summer Olympic games in Tokyo are expected to help TV spend to rise by […]
Communication consultant Tarek Chemaly explains how advertising cohabitates – or tries to – with the Lebanese revolution. Investing in advertising when the market is bad is a known recipe for success, because when conditions improve, clients are bound to remember your brand. Lebanon however, never was your typical market: marketing departments work on a haphazard […]
Kunal Gupta, CEO of digital media technology provider Polar, shares learnings from past recessions so that we can better address the covid-19 crisis.
75% of the world’s data traffic will be video by 2020. Online video revenue in MENA to grow between 22% and 35% annually until 2021 So yes, users around the world are watching video – a lot more than they ever did, which explains why advertisers are increasingly spending more on digital video. But, much […]