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Blacklane Brings Chauffeur Service to Two Middle East Capital Cities
GlobeNewswire | 28 April 2019
Research by Global Media Insight showing that 61 percent of UAE internet traffic is on smartphones.
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Popular Indian snacks head to Dubai in potential $14m JV
FoodNavigator-Asia | 16 April 2019
According to Global Media Insight, Indians constitute the largest group of expats in the region, making up over 27% of the total UAE population in 2019.
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Middle East, part 2: The Travel Startup Scene
PhocusWire | 15 April 2019
According to Global Media Insight, active internet usage in the United Arab Emirates is more than 99%, users spend an average of nearly eight hours online each day and 61% of the internet usage is on mobile. In Saudi Arabia, Global Media Insight says internet usage is 91%, and 71% of the country actively uses YouTube.
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Social Media in the Middle East: Five Trends Journalists need to know about
Journalism.co.uk | 15 April 2019
In 2018, YouTube upstaged long-time leader Facebook to become the most popular social media platform in Saudi Arabia," reported Global Media Insight, a Dubai based digital interactive agency.
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Central Bank sees UAE GDP growth at 3.5% in 2019
Decypha | 12 March 2019
According to the 2018 UAE population statistics published by the Global Media Insight, 59.5 per cent of the expat population in the UAE originate from South Asian countries, and expats from India account for 27.5 per cent of the total expat population in the UAE.
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UAE's GDP to Increase to 3.5 Percent in 2019
Albawaba | 12 March 2019
According to the 2018 UAE population statistics published by the Global Media Insight, 59.5 per cent of the expat population in the UAE originate from South Asian countries, and expats from India account for 27.5 per cent of the total expat population in the UAE.
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Deactivating Facebook will make you happier and less stressed, according to new study
The National | 07 February 2019
According to research by Dubai-based digital agency Global Media Insight, 99.26 per cent of the Emirates population are active social media users.
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Impersonation: Social media users suffer as cybercrime goes unpunished
Arab News | 02 February 2019
According to Global Media Insight, a UAE-based research agency, there were around 30 million internet users in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of 2018, meaning internet penetration in the country stands at 91 percent.
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Social media mega trends for 2019
Khaleej Times Article | 13 December 2018
In fact, according to Global Media Insight, 71 per cent of Saudi Arabia's total Internet users are most active on YouTube.
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DFA confirms 22-year-old OFW died after falling off UAE building
Philstar Article | 26 November 2018
Middle East Digital Agency Global Media Insight, which conducted its in-depth analysis of the UAE Population in 2018, said there are 530,000 Filipinos in the country
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GULF NEWS MAGAZINE - 40th YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION
40th Year Anniversary Edition | September 30 2018
According to Global Media Insight, UAE residents spend and average of 2.56 hours on social media each day.
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Saudi YouTuber details attack by 'government agents' in London
The New Arab | 06 September 2018
Seventy-one percent of Saudi citizens are active YouTube users, according to Global Media Insight.
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E-commerce: A Wealth of Opportunities for Women
Khaleej Times Article | 26 Aug 2018
Global Media Insight reports that the "e-commerce market in UAE has witnessed a substantial increase during the period 2014 to 2018
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Facebook and Instagram to introduce ways to limit social media time
Arabian Business Article | 02 Aug 2018
According to statistics from Global Media Insight, the UAE has one of the highest rates of social media penetration in the world, with 9.38 of the country’s 9.45 million people being active social media users – 99.26 percent.
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Will video marketing make the written word obsolete?
The National Article | October 14, 2017
According to Global Media Insight, the top active social chat apps and messengers in Saudi Arabia, for instance, are Whatsapp, followed by Facebook messenger and Skype.
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Suicide prevention: Resources in the UAE
Gulf News | 25 Sep 2017
With about 8.7 million Facebook users in the UAE, according to Global Media Insight, a UAE-based digital agency
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Google, Snapchat celebrate Saudi's 87th National Day
Arabian Business Article | 24 Sep 2017
Figures by Global Media Insight show that it had 4.41 million Snapchat users in 2016.
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Facebook linked to neurotic behaviour
The National Article | March 27, 2017
Global Media Insight, a Dubai-based digital marketing agency, says the UAE now has more than 8.7 million Facebook users.
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Residents help through information-sharing Facebook group
Gulf News Article | December 24, 2016
Although there are other similar Web-based forums for residents, Abu Dhabi Q&A’s success partly stems from the fact that it is hosted on a social media platform used by 46 per cent of the UAE population, as reported by digital agency Global Media Insight.
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Goodbye to Yahoo Messenger
Gulf News Article | August 6, 2016
According to figures by UAE-based digital marketing company Global Media Insight, WhatsApp is the most actively used social messaging app, with 4.32 million users, followed by Skype at 4.23 million, and Facebook Messenger at 3.86 million.
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Social media is the new complaint box for unhappy customers
Gulf News Article | March 30, 2016
According to statistics released by Global Media Insight, the UAE has seen 23 per cent growth in active social media accounts since January 2014.
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Social media: new business platform for young entrepreneurs
Gulf News Article | February 19, 2016
According to 2015 statistics issued by Global Media Insight, a digital advertising agency in Dubai, the average daily use of social media via any device — PC, tablet, phone — is three hours and 35 minutes in the UAE. That is plenty of time to keep up with the latest trends.
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UAE's power of mobile apps
Khaleej Times Article | December 3, 2015
According to Global Media Insight, of the total of 9.58 million people in the UAE, around 8.81 million are active Internet users.
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Social media a virtual necessity for most people
Gulf News Article | July 31, 2015
The latest statistics gathered and displayed on Global Media Insight’s website for the first quarter of 2015 showed that 56 per cent (5.4 million) of the UAE’s population have active social media accounts, out of whom 48 per cent (4.6 million) are active mobile social accounts.
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Digital advertising spikes over Ramadan
Gulf News Article | August 11, 2013
A spokesperson for Global Media Insight, a digital advertising agency in Dubai, agreed with Yousuf.
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Marketing Reality: Digital is not the future, it is now
Khaleej Times Article | December 29, 2012
Rakan, who is currently the general manager — Technology and Business Development for Global Media Insight (GMI), brought over 10 years in professional experience as a digital marketing professional into the MBA classroom.
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