The 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.
The year 2015 has proved to be a time of social media prominence with phenomenal digital growth in UAE and across the world. We have seen mobile devices dominating the digital world in 2014 and this omnipresent instrument is slated to gain further precedence in 2015
WhatsApp, the most popular mobile messaging app in UAE has become more user- friendly. With an avid user base of 63% of UAE’s mobile phone users, the latest feature has certainly been welcomed by users across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
A lot of people are very quick to scrap the idea of having a mobile website. Responsive websites seem to be preferred nowadays, and with the multitude of screen sizes websites need to cater for it’s quite justified. There is, however, a general lack of understanding in the region as to what the difference between the two are; hence, the decision of many to totally negate the idea of having one over the other
The title of this post is meant to be a generalization and to grasp your attention because it’s an important matter – data security that is. The bigger companies seem to understand its importance, and many do take the necessary precautions to maintain some level of data security. They don’t always do it very well, but quite often they have the basics covered. SMEs on the other hand very often don’t have much demonstrated concern for the privacy or security of their website visitors.
First and foremost, we’ll agree with the title of this blog post. Yes, you can manage your Facebook Page on your own, and in this respect, yes; you don’t need an agency to manage it for you. But then again, if you want to impact your business positively and actually make a return on your investment, then perhaps professional help should be considered.
Being professional is undoubtedly one of the most basic aspects of business. From freelancers to small businesses to multinationals, the vast majority of us understands, appreciates, and respects the importance of professionalism. It can easily mean the difference between acquiring a new client and losing one, or getting hired for your dream job and being fired from it.
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.
It’s quite surprising to see how many companies across the Middle East still do not have proper customer service channels set up. Customer service, in the traditional sense, may be seen as needing a significant investment and is often considered out of reach by many smaller businesses. This, however, is no longer the case. When it comes to offering your customers a proper customer service channel, all you really need is one or members of your staff who are willing to invest a little bit of time every day, responding to inquiries.