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Latest case studies in the digital and social media marketing sphere. Capturing real-time digital stories in the Middle East region, analyzing them and delivering an in-depth look at marketing learnings, tips and much more.

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McDonald’s Egypt Misspellings Spark Viral Campaign

Egyptians mocked McDonald's on social media platforms over misspelled Arabic words seen on donation boxes for Ezbet Khairallah's education development project. The fast food giant made those intentional spelling mistakes to spark interest and raise...
The Colour of Corruption Case Study

The Colour of Corruption Case Study

THE COLOUR OF CORRUPTION RECLAME AQUI | GREY BRAZIL "To fight corruption is to make it visible." The Colour Of Corruption is a simple browser plugin that makes each corrupt politician by highlighting their names in purple,...
Infographic: Issues Related to Food Wastage

Infographic: Issues Related to Food Wastage

A recent YouGov study focused on issues related to food wastage has found that the top source of food wastage in the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia is left over or discarded food in...
cook door viral marketing, cook door social media viral campaign

What We Can Learn About Proactive Marketing From Cook Door’s Viral Moment of 2017

Cook Door, the Egyptian fast food chain, probably made this year's most memorable feel -good moment on social media. And it all started with one seemingly simple Facebook post. Like any other hungry person in the...
Cannes Lions 2017, Cannes Lions Predictions: Less roaring, more bite

Cannes Lions 2017 Predictions: Less roaring, more bite

“Doing good” is for most brands (and agencies) like pissing in a wet suit. It feels nice and warm, but quickly begins to stink. Femvertising, gayvertising, goodvertising, causevertising or whatever you call it seems to...
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Why Middle East marketing and politics don’t mix

Growing up in the region, I was (and still am) far too talkative. To keep me from getting into trouble, I was told, in no uncertain terms by my late father that I shouldn’t...
pizza hut under fire in the middle east

Pizza Hut Under Fire For Mocking Palestinian Hunger Strike

Pizza Hut is facing a social media backlash and boycott campaign, after its Israeli branch posted an advert mocking the mass Palestinian prisoner hunger strike. Pizza Hut's Israeli branch advertised an image showing Marwan El-Barghouti eating, with message saying...
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Twitter research explores the neurology of video consumption

What makes people stop scrolling and start watching video on Twitter? New research reveals what it is that works best in a news-feed environment and how effective brand video can be. We partnered with...
Emirates airline responds to United Express with a video

United Express Fails and Emirates Airline Strikes Back

It all started Sunday on a united Express Flight 3411 when a 69 old doctor David Dao has been forcibly Dragged out of the flight, what has been referred to as a “disruptive and belligerent”...
amr shady on digital boom explaining personalities of successful founders, 6 Personalities of Successful Founders

6 Personalities of Successful Founders

What makes a successful founder? Many in the startup ecosystem have stepped in to answer this question, which is constantly being asked by founders and — not so publicly — by other VCs. A few days ago, Dave...

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