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Winners of first MENA Search Awards named

Winners of first MENA Search Awards named

The winners of the inaugural MENA Search Awards have been announced. The awards, produced by Don’t Panic Events and presented in association with Plan B, celebrate the expertise, talent and achievements of the search industry and, its organisers say, are the premiere celebration of search engine optimisation, pay-per-click (PPC) and content marketing in the Middle […]

New app from ARN will serve you ads when you unlock your phone

New app from ARN will serve you ads when you unlock your phone

Dubai-based radio operator Arabian Radio Network will branch into telecoms ad-tech when it launches Unlockd in the UAE this week. Unlockd is an app that serves a static ad when a phone user unlocks his or her phone. It has licensed the regional rights to the technology from the company’s Australian founders, who have already […]

Hug wins HMD Global (Nokia) digital brief

Hug wins HMD Global (Nokia) digital brief

Hug Digital has signed with HMD Global, the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets, as its digital marketing communications agency across social, community management, creative and listening services. Hug will handle the brand’s social assets while providing content creation, community management, full-fledged digital campaigns, reporting, research and web listening. “Nokia […]

Vice to launch Arabic platform from UAE base within six months

Vice to launch Arabic platform from UAE base within six months

Youth media brand Vice should launch in the MENA region within three to six months. Vice founder and CEO Shane Smith visited the UAE last week to “get the ball rolling on Vice’s operations in MENA,” said the company. This is the first time Smith has been in the region since Vice and Dubai-based media […]

Don't Panic Events launches MENA Search Awards

Don’t Panic Events launches MENA Search Awards

Don’t Panic Events, the company behind the UK Search Awards, is launching a regional version of the show. The MENA Search Awards will celebrate and reward innovation and achievements of the search industry for agencies and brands either based in or serving the MENA region. The awards will be held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, […]

What AR means for marketers

What AR means for marketers

By Samuel Snider-Held, AR & VR creative technologist, MediaMonks The idea of augmented reality has been around since the 1960s. Since then several types of technologies have built on this idea, but it’s really been science fiction that fleshed out the concept. Sci-fi fans remember the first time they watched Luke see Princess Leia’s blue hologram, or […]

Using technology to measure media habits

Using technology to measure media habits

Ipsos’ content and research director Gareth Deere explains how digital technology can be used to track traditional media To inform business decisions about the allocation of budgets to invest on behalf of brands in media and communication, decision makers require facts about their target audiences: where they can be reached and how receptive they are […]

Smart cities and out-of-home

Smart cities and out-of-home

Posterscope’s Federica Fattorusso examines how our urban environments can connect to the messages we see on the streets As we enter what is being called the fourth industrial revolution, which sees the increasing connection of people to things through the internet, companies are reviewing and repositioning their offering in order to meet this ever-growing social […]

Which ad-tech company will take its place beside Google and Facebook?

Which ad-tech company will take its place beside Google and Facebook?

By Imad Sarrouf, commercial and technology director at DMS “Ad technology” and “marketing technology” are two hot topics doing the rounds in business circles these days. They are also hot enough to make the entire bubble burst. With the proliferation of more and more brands, agencies and publishers are adopting new technologies to keep up […]

Is there such a thing as digital retail?

Is there such a thing as digital retail?

Martin Oisterschek, director of innovation at Serviceplan Group Middle East, looks at where the code meets the road in the future of shopping Hear me out before you turn that page, because chances are, digital retail may not be what you think it is. It certainly goes beyond simply replacing a point of sale poster […]