Rahul Agarwal, VP Product Partnerships at digital media technology provider Polar, explains the opportunity for programmatic advertising in the pandemic crisis. Programmatic advertising, like every other industry, has not been immune to the negative effects of the current pandemic. As countries around the world were locking down their economies in the beginning of Q2, brands […]
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 […]
Livestream shopping has been around since 2016 in China, but the recent lockdown measures that were implemented in the country caused a massive upsurge in this industry. Now livestreaming has become an indispensable format through which Chinese consumers shop. Major international e-commerce companies such as Amazon have already begun to put their money behind this […]
“Fraudsters will take money from wherever they can get it, and if you’re not paying attention they’re going to take it from you,” said Dr Augustine Fou during an interactive discussion on ad fraud organized by the Advertising Business Group (ABG).
How Covid-19 is changing the business and the industry at large, according to Group M MENA’s Chief Executive Officer. How is the Covid-19 crisis reshaping the marketing and advertising industry in MENA? The time has come to ‘re-optimize’ everything from brand purpose, positioning, company structures, processes and growth strategies. Consumers have become far too picky and […]
Sophia can identify faces and have long conversations with others. Sophia is also a Saudi citizen. This might not come out as big news to you, until you learn that Sophia is a robot, imbued with artificial intelligence. Sophia, modeled after actress Audrey Hepburn, has been touring the globe, in a sign that the age […]
Socially-led creative agency network We Are Social, has acquired a majority stake in Socialize, the Middle East’s largest independent social media agency. The move, which is subject to regulatory approval, is We Are Social’s first acquisition, and extends its network to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for the first time. We Are Social […]