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UAE steps into the Instagram Ad fad

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Two years ago, Instagram, one of the fastest growing mobile networking services, joined the bandwagon of promoting advertisements. A trend of paid advertisements ascended into every Home Feed in the form of eye-catching, interesting, and informative posts, with a minute difference in appearance – a blue “Sponsored” tag alongside.

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UAE Social Media Statistics 2015

Social Media has swept UAE like a sandstorm, permeating every aspect of daily life for the average Emirati. Aspiring home cooks post their best dishes, moms post pictures of their little ones, and friends share thoughts with each other, as if they were all in the same room. Since January 2014, UAE has experienced a phenomenal 23% growth in active social media accounts.

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Periscope in Dubai

Periscope App LogoThe Periscope app from Twitter made its debut in Dubai this week. Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is the first in the Middle East to broadcast a live streaming video on the new Periscope app. Since the broadcast was done without any fanfare or media publicity, the maximum number of users viewing the live transmission was less than 10. The amateur video showed live footage of the DIFC Quest event and was transmitted live during office hours on 6th June 2015.

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What’s More Important – Your Website Or Facebook Page?

Social Networks have very wisely made it very easy to setup a digital presence without the need to get all technical with domain names, hosting accounts, programmers, and other potentially complex things(and it gets easier every year). Facebook is a great example. It takes little more than five minutes to setup a profile, upload a few nice photos, and voila – you have a digital presence, albeit a very basic one.

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Knowing When To Call It Quits

One of our colleagues recently closed down his LinkedIn account after being on the social network for close to six years. Considering that most of our clients, partners and staff are on the network, we found it a bit odd that he would decide to close his account. After all, if everyone is virtually out there, it really must be valuable. Don’t you think?

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