Interested in the fast-growing gaming community in the region? Communicate spoke with Mathew Pickering, Managing Director at gaming and esports communications agency Power League Gaming, to break it down for you. What does PLG do, exactly? Power League Gaming connects brands with Arabic gaming and esports audiences, primarily across MENA, of which 30% of the […]
In a newly released report, US-based content generation and analytics platform, Cohley and media publication, Digiday explores the changing state of user-generated content (UGC). The sweeping changes driven by a global pandemic and the resultant quarantine have scattered creative marketing teams, but they have also opened brands’ and agencies’ eyes to the promise of UGC […]
Khaled AlShehhi, Executive Director of Marketing & Communication at the Public Diplomacy Office in the UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, tells Communicate how he got into marketing, what his work means to him, and how he sees the role of government communications. What is your background and when did you start in […]
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 […]
While brands and advertisers claim to place inclusivity at the top of their agenda, they often fail to engage with communities with hearing impairments, rarely including sign language options in their campaigns. However, some organizations are recognizing the problem and strive to find a solution. Alwaleed Philanthropies, an NGO chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin […]
While marketeers understand their target market holds the key to business success, they sometimes miss the mark when it comes to engaging them. If a brand fails to add value through personalized touchpoints, then, in the words of Arianna Grande, it’s “Thank you, next!” With today’s digital economy characterized by disruption, customized communication is not […]
By Darren Hodgkin, CEO of PPMG A website is more than a window to your store. In 2020 it is your store; as important as your brick and mortar, stand, or stall. For web-only brands, it is the one sales environment they have and as crucial as the products they sell. While visual merchandising tells […]
Emirates Nation Brand’s Khaled AlShehhi explains how the Emirates developed a unique campaign that celebrates the historic Hope Probe launch. At 1.58 am on June 20, the world heard for the first Arabic countdown ever, marking the launch of the Hope Probe, the first Arab interplanetary mission that will reach Mars orbit in approximately 200 […]
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.
Nadim Karam, Senior Director – Planning at Hearts & Science, explains how blockchain brings scalable trust to the digital marketing industry. It is no secret that the digital marketing ecosystem is riddled with complexities and inefficiencies. In fact, fraud and waste within digital marketing have been doubling every two years on average, and there are […]
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 […]
Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone smartly activated LinkedIn to promote its new BusinessWomen Package. Last year, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) – that currently houses over 15,000 multinational companies from more than 100 countries, covering over 50 industries – decided to focus on the promising women empowerment segment. The resulting package, and the marketing […]