App analytics and market data company, App Annie, have released a new report that sheds light on Gen Z’s mobile behavior, in order to help marketers develop effective strategies to reach them. 98% of Gen Z report owning a smartphone, on average receiving their first at the age of 10. They are also part of […]
Kaizen is less of a productivity system and more of a philosophy. Earlier this year, when employees were forced to work from home due to the impacts of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there were many outcries of employees struggling with the stress of the pandemic and finding a distinction between work life and home life. […]
Award-winning integrated creative network Ogilvy has released a new study titled “The Wellness Gap.” The study quantifies the gap between consumers’ wellness expectations of brands and how they judge delivery against those expectations in seven key sectors: food, snacks, skincare, airlines, hotels, cars, and banking. The study surveyed 7,000 consumers from 14 countries across four continents […]
In recent years, #SaudiNationalDay has been a key conversation topic on Twitter. In fact, the Saudi flag emoji was tweeted 27 million times globally in the past year (1 Sept 2019 – 1 Sept 2020, Twitter Internal). With more audiences turning to the platform – marking the highest ever quarterly year-over-year mDAU (monetizable daily active […]
Marwa Kaabour, Head of Marketing & Corporate Communication at Al Masaood Group, on how digital innovations are driving auto dealership forward. The state of global affairs is changing, probably at a faster speed than what a speedometer could track. The future is uncertain, and many businesses are worried about where the road ahead leads. To […]
Over the past few months, as the pandemic began to loom across the MENA region and globally, many businesses were in a state of panic and uncertainty. During this time, Ziad Rahhal, Head of Marketing Solutions at LinkedIn decided to create a series, comprising of extremely insightful and engaging discussions with industry experts across a […]
New report marks the launch of Gameloft for brands. A couple of weeks ago, Paris-based videogame publisher Gameloft, owned by media conglomerate Vivendi, unveiled Gameloft for brands, a new identity that unifies all of its Gameloft Advertising Solutions services. The launch was marked with the release of an in-depth report on gamers and what they […]
“Fraudsters will take money from wherever they can get it, and if you’re not paying attention they’re going to take it from you,” said Dr Augustine Fou during an interactive discussion on ad fraud organized by the Advertising Business Group (ABG).
“As a digital-first brand, Emirates NBD is an early adopter of social platforms and digital marketing strategies to drive customer targeting and acquisition. Our approach has helped us create effective campaigns and, more importantly, rewarding engagements for our customers.” – Vikram Krishna, Executive Vice President and Head of Group Marketing & Customer Experience at Emirates NBD.
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 […]
Ayman Haydar, CEO of programmatic marketplace provider MMP World Wide, talks about how the tech giants are entering the world of e-commerce and the changes in sentiment towards digitization. 10 weeks. 70 days. 1,680 hours. Far too many Netflix binges to mention. Meaningless stats at any other time, but in the context of the coronavirus, […]
Consumers look to businesses to feel more positively about how these brands support society. A recent global study by Kantar on Twitter shows that, in fact, only 8% of people believe that brands should stop advertising during the global pandemic. This has been especially evident in the month leading up to Ramadan, when there has […]
The world’s leading data, insights and consulting company recently conducted a study on whether brands across different sectors have met the five performance pillars of customer experience. The sectors which were taken into account included shopping malls, furniture chains, retail banks, e-commerce, after-sales service for cars, telecom services, and car insurance. The five performance pillars were: […]