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 […]
“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.
Shant Oknayan, recently appointed General Manager of Global Business Solutions across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) at TikTok, explains why he took on this role and where he sees the platform going in the region. What will your new role at ByteDance, encompass, beyond TikTok? As the General Manager of Global Business […]
How Covid-19 is changing the business and the industry at large, according to TNCG (The Network Communication Group)’s Client Services Director. How has covid-19 impacted the group’s activity? I think it goes without saying that the impact is felt the same everywhere; operational on one end, with the closing of offices, adapting to a new […]
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 […]
Nadim Samara, CEO at OMG MENA, and Andreas Frangeskides, Director-Marketing Solutions at Annalect MENA, explain how Omnicom Media Group harnesses the power of data via Omni, its proprietary data management platform.
“Facebook and Instagram have delivered on building international awareness with incredible reach. Partnering with Facebook and utilizing the creative solutions team in the best ways possible, enabled us to maximize engagement and view-through rate.” – Anthony Ward, VP Marketing, Expo 2020
“We were able to fully realize the potential Facebook holds in delivering incremental reach and driving effective performance. This campaign was a true testament to the benefits one can derive from marrying the right proposition with the right audience.” - Saba Omaish, Head of Marketing at OSN
Omnicom Media Group’s data, analytics and technology consultancy Annalect, announced in a press statement, two new senior executives in the Middle East and North Africa region. “Andreas Frangeskides has joined as Director-Marketing Solutions, while Oleksandr Cherviakov is now the consultancy’s Senior Manager-Business Solutions,” said the statement. OMG also said in the statement that they hired Joubran Abdul Khalek […]
“We live in an era of disruption; the speed and frequency with which brands connect with customers every day have been transformed dramatically, as consumers are more digitally connected. The key to success for brands is agility; that’s why at McDonald’s we are seeking progress over perfection. As marketers we need to have a high tolerance for risk, we recognized that we need to test new things, fail fast, spot the successes, and scale fast. We collaborated with Facebook because we knew that we could leverage data analytics and insights to help point us in the right direction, supporting our move from mass marketing to mass personalization. This is key to making our customers’ journey more memorable and providing an exceptional personal experience.” - Tarek El Kady, Senior Director, Marketing – McDonald’s MEA
By Afreen Khan LinkedIn announced a new content partnership with GCC-based digital marketing agency, Netizency. The partnership between both companies aims to provide multimedia content that should be both strategic and relevant to the market. Consumption of content varies across platforms in relation to the demographic that is being catered for. The company said that […]
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 […]
In a press statement yesterday, IBM and Twitter announced a partnership to help inform business decisions. This move comes three months after IBM announced its partnership with Apple. The statement says that “Twitter represents the public pulse of the planet. Coupled with IBM’s industry-leading cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms and consulting services, together we have […]