World’s leading evidence-based insights and consulting company Kantar and multinational holding company WPP, have released the BrandZ study, which highlights the most valuable brands in the MENA region. With a combined value of $50 billion, the ranking includes consumer-facing brands from across a range of categories, from food to energy, which reflect the changing lifestyles and […]
Marketers are increasing their attention towards the GenZ audience group as they move into more lucrative spending brackets. Snapchat’s main demographic has long consisted of millennials and Generation Z. Its creators understood what the younger generation wanted from social media platforms. With their target audience clearly specified from the beginning, they developed an understanding of the […]
“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).
Throughout the ages, tones, topics and styles in content marketing have evolved drastically. Communicate takes a step back and examines how the way we pitch changed over time.
How Covid-19 is changing the business and the industry at large, according to Memac Ogilvy’s Chief Executive MENA, and Ogilvy’s Chief Digital Officer EMEA, and Executive Partner Worldwide. How is COVID-19 reshaping the marketing and advertising industry in MENA? When it comes to any major social or cultural transition, it takes time for us to be able to fully […]
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 […]
Mobile phones have become the one-stop destination for consumers-right from wake up calls to urgent shopping needs, instant messaging, etc. Naturally, this gave the rise to mobile advertising as a prime channel for marketers to communicate with their audience. With the advancing developments in the digital space, marketers need to stay on top of the […]
Derya Matras is appointed as the new regional director of Facebook in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey. She will lead the company’s operations and help grow its economic and social impact across the region. Matras spent most of her career in emerging markets and was previously the Facebook country director for Turkey. Prior to joining Facebook, […]
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: […]
Patrick Harris, VP-global agency development at Facebook, sat in an exclusive interview with Communicate to discuss how the social media giant is adapting to these challenging times. How did your system of agency partners develop? [Early on] we hadn’t yet figured out the role the ecosystem would play, how Facebook would invest to make sure […]
By Michele Iozzo Just a few years ago, you could clearly distinguish between banners for brand awareness and banners for sales conversion. With different key performance indicators (KPIs), performance marketing and brand departments co-existed with minimal interaction. Today, marketers need to ensure consistency across all channels, and performance ads often don’t meet those standards. It’s […]
By Hussam ElHage I am revisiting this article a year after I initially wrote it. Originally, I was going to discuss the new entrants to the advertising world; consulting firms. But now, they’re already here! Let me begin by saying that during my time working within media agencies, Accenture and other firms on a global […]
All around the world, machine-generated articles are finding their way from newsroom to readers. The first newspaper to ever publish an article written by an AI was The Los Angeles Times in 2014; the story, reporting an earthquake, was written in only three minutes by an algorithm called Quakebot – which, as its name entails, […]
By Brian Braiker Rishad Tobaccowala has logged nearly four decades at Publicis. Starting with a run at Leo Burnett and followed by stints as chairman of Digitas LBi and Razorfish, he spent some time in leadership roles at VivaKi and Starcom IP as well as other companies under the Publicis umbrella. Today he is the […]