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The Middle East region is one of the most booming regions online around the world. Digital Boom brings you the latest happenings in the region online, how people are perceiving the news and interacting from an online prospective.
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Marketing Kingdom Cairo 3: Conference and Awards

P World, the organizer of the Marketing Kingdom Cairo, has just announced that the third edition of the global marketing gathering, will take place...
Wael Fakharany was fired from Careem

Careem Managing Director Wael Fakharany Says He Was Fired

Wael Fakharany, a leading business figure in the Middle East and North Africa, tweeted Monday that he was fired from Careem Egypt in a...
Wael Fakharany leaves Careem Egypt after 6 months

Wael Fakharany leaves Careem Egypt after 6 months

Wael Fakhrany left Careem Egypt after 6 months of leading the company as a Managing Director. Careem has appointed Ramy Kato, Head of Egypt Operations...
Top 10 Egyptian Fashionistas to Follow on Instagram

Top 10 Egyptian Fashionistas to Follow on Instagram

Fashion in Egypt has evolved over time to match – and, in some instances, even exceed – global standards. Today, a number of Egyptian fashionistas...
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Twitter reveals the biggest Ramadan stats of 2016

With the holy month of Ramadan approaching, brands and organizations will soon commence their campaigns to engage consumers in a conversation during the blessed...
Facebook launches Bots for Messenger Challenge in the MENA, Africa

Facebook launches Bots for Messenger Challenge in MENA, Africa

Facebook has announced its Bots for Messenger Challenge, a contest to recognize and reward developers who create an innovative new bot in either the Middle...
Instagram reaches 63 million users in the MENA region

Instagram reaches 63 million users in the MENA region

Cairo Feb 21 – Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram has revealed for the very first time that the Instagram community in the MENA region is now 63 million users. Worldwide, Instagram...
TIEC, Microsoft Present 'Accelerate Your Business' Competition

TIEC, Microsoft Present ‘Accelerate Your Business’ Competition

A chance to win 90,000 EGP and receive Acceleration Program/ Consultation Services in Digital Marketing, Marketing, Finance and Technical from The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC). The competition is...
Egypt’s Employment News Bulletin (Feb 13 – 19)

Egypt’s Employment News Bulletin (Feb 13 – 19)

Each week Digital Boom posts available positions within the marketing and advertising industry in Egypt in collaboration with Wuzzuf.com. Email lina@adigitalboom.com with the details of your vacancies...

El3ab.com unleashes its new portal, receives EGP 2M investment from...

El3ab, Egypt’s classic gaming hub, relaunches its portal with more games and with its first ever app based game “Estimation Kings,” with investment from...
Marketing Kingdom Amman 2, PWorld, Amman, Jordan, Marketing, events

Marketing Kingdom Amman 2: The Top 5 Marketing Tips For 2017

The second edition of the Marketing Kingdom Amman, taking place from 1-2 March at King Hussein Business Park includes presentations by global and regional marketing gurus from Facebook, Twitter, Shell, Unilever Hair Care, VISA and Rolls Royce.
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62% of MENA organizations do not measure printing costs, says Canon...

Despite 76% of MENA organizations saying printing or copying documents is “essential” or “very important” to them, 62 % of them do not measure...
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Thousands Send Love to Egypt’s Prince of Hearts ‘Mohamed Aboutrika’

Mohamed Aboutrika received thousands of supportive posts on social media following a decision by authorities to add him to an official "terror list" on charges...
Dorra Endorses Juhayna Pure’s Pomegranate

Dorra Endorses Juhayna Pure’s Pomegranate

Tunisian actress Dorra Zarouk joined Juhayna Pure as a brand ambassador, making her appearance at the kick-off event of the new Pomegranate flavor. “Proud to...
Napata wins PepsiCo Social Impact Competition during AMWAJ Forum in Amman

Napata wins PepsiCo Social Impact Competition during AMWAJ Forum in Amman

AMWAJ (“waves” in English) is an international sustainability and entrepreneurship forum organized by PepsiCo and Revolve Media focused on offering socially innovative ideas, sharing...
Watch Dubai New Year's Eve fireworks live on Twitter

Watch Dubai New Year’s Eve fireworks live on Twitter

Twitter announced today that they are partnering with global property developer Emaar to live-stream the New Year’s Eve firework displays in Dubai. The live stream will...
#PostWisely, Du UAE sets off social media privacy alarm bell

Du UAE sets off social media privacy alarm bell

Warning social media users of the threatening consequences of sharing their personal lives online, UAE's giant mobile operator du launched a new public service...
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Nile FM reaches two million followers on Twitter

On Thursday, Cairo based radio station Nile FM reached two million followers on Twitter – making it the most followed radio station account in...
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Today is the shortest day of the year, winter solstice

Today Dec. 21 marks the winter solstice, which represents the shortest day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. What exactly is...
Shezlong

Shezlong offers free psychotherapy sessions for cathedral attack victims

Shezlong the pioneering startup launched yesterday a Nobel campaign that shows a sense of responsibility and support towards the Egyptian community. The Egyptian mental health...
A15, Careem Empower Tech Startups in Egypt

A15, Careem Empower Tech Startups in Egypt

A15, the leading technology investor, announced a strategic partnership with Careem, the car-hailing app and one of the fastest growing startups in the Middle...
Facebook looks back at 2016 with top UAE moments

Facebook looks back at 2016 with top UAE moments

Dubai, UAE, December 2016: Facebook has released its top moments of 2016 in its Year in Review list, which highlights the most talked about...
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Digitree Introduces ‘Hype Insights’ Social Media Analytics Tool

Egypt-based digital agency Digitree has kicked-off its very own social media analytics tool "Hype Insights". The tool enables brands, agencies, and freelancers to measure their managed...
Hussein M. Dajani, Most influential, World Marketing Congress, Hug Digital, 50 most influential digital marketing leaders

Hussein M. Dajani among the 50 most influential digital marketing leaders

With over 15 years of marketing experience, Hussein M. Dajani, Chief Operating Office, hug digital, has secured a position in the 50 most influential...
Coca-Cola Selfie Bottle Party in Israel Goes Viral

Coca-Cola Selfie Bottle Party in Israel Goes Viral

Coca-Cola Israel teamed up with creative agency Gefen Team to bring a new campaign called "The World's First Selfie Bottle". They attached a camera-equipped base to...
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Real Madrid Launches Arabic Ad Campaign on Facebook

We've noticed today a circulated ad in Egypt by Real Madrid official page, promoting a 3-second video with a signup form as a part of a...
Dubai Skyline, Supermoon, Moon

Supermoon rises over UAE skyline

November's full moon isn't only the closest and brightest 'Supermoon' of 2016 but also the largest since 1948.
UAE visa via mobile

Apply for UAE visa using DVPC app

DVPC (Dubai Visa Processing Centre) has launched a mobile app, which allows applicants from any location in the world to apply for a UAE...
The Cairo International Film Festival, Twitter, CIFF

Cairo International Film Festival teams up with Twitter

The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) announced today a partnership with Twitter in preparation for the festival’s 38th edition scheduled on 15 November 2016....
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AWstreams wins Aéropostale Egypt Pitch

AWstreams has been chosen by Aéropostale among other pitchers to be the digital marketing agency managing Aéropostale Egypt. AWstreams starts their activity with pre-launching social...
Marketing kingdom Amman 2, Jordan, PWorld

Marketing Kingdom Amman 2: Let’s Get The Party Started!

After the phenomenal success in 15 different countries, the Marketing Kingdom, one of the world’s fastest growing marketing events, is back for the second...
🔥Egyptians Poke Fun at US Presidential Election Results

🔥Egyptians Poke Fun at US Presidential Election Results

Tens of satirical memes and jokes erupted on social media in reaction to the US presidential election results, mostly poking fun at President-elect Donald Trump. Egyptians...
orange, 4G, Egypt, influencers

Orange teams up with influencers to jump start the 4G race...

After maintaining a very conservative stance with their social media strategy, Orange dipped its toes into the pool of influencers last week, for the very...
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Dollar Crashes Against Pound Only on Social Media

Hours ahead of the Central Bank's decision to free float the pound, Egyptian social media users engaged in a frenzied campaign Wednesday under the...
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Fatafeat Launches ‘Fight Hunger’ Campaign

Fatafeat launched “Fight Hunger” campaign, an initiative encouraging the public to join the fight against hunger worldwide. Offering an easy way to raise awareness by supporting the movement against...
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Mirum launches in Middle East and Africa to do What’s Next

On 1 November, Mirum will launch in the Middle East and Africa, bringing together three regional digital power houses, Cleartag, HeathWallace and Quirk. Renowned...
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Global cyber-attack hits internet in Qatar

Early Friday morning, US citizens awoke to large-scale internet outage via a massive DNS DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on DyN, a company...
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Mohammed Shaker to represent Jordan at Red Bull Car Park Drift...

Amman – Expo Land on airport road was home to this year’s Red Bull Car Park Drift, as Mohammed Shaker clinched the winning title and...
Snapchat to open its Middle East office in Dubai this November

Snapchat to open its Middle East office in Dubai this November

Social media network Snapchat is set to enter the Middle East region with the opening of an office in Dubai. The office, which is...
kafala, NOC qatar

No NOC, No BAN Period, Qatar’s Sponsor System ‘Kafala’ Officially ‘Abolished’

Qatar has completed the preparation for the regulations of the law regulating the entry and exit of expatriates and it will come into effect...
marketing kingdom cairo 2

10 Cool Facts About The Marketing Kingdom Cairo 2

With less than three weeks to go to the Marketing Kingdom Cairo 2, scheduled to take place from 26-27 October 2016 at the Fairmont...
shezlong, digital boom

Using technology to give people access to mental health professionals

Although Egypt's mental health policy was formulated back in 1978, the Egyptian government only spends 2% of its already meager national healthcare budget (3.4%...
hug digital Wins Abu Dhabi Development Mogul TDIC’s Digital Business

hug digital Wins Abu Dhabi Development Mogul TDIC’s Digital Business

Dubai, UAE – Leading regional digital agency hug digital announced today securing the digital business of Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) which is...
Al-Futtaim Group, hug digital, dubai

hug digital Tightens Relationship with Al-Futtaim Group

Dubai, UAE – Leading regional digital agency hug digital announced today securing the digital businesses of several subsidiaries belonging to the Al-Futtaim Group including...
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Digital Media Forum Back to Cairo for the 3rd Year in...

The Digital Media Forum is coming back to Cairo on October 19th, in the heart of downtown at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel....
Nestlé Pure Life celebrates 150th anniversary with a 'Recycling' campaign

Nestlé Pure Life celebrates 150th anniversary with a ‘Recycling’ campaign

There’s nothing like reaching for an ice cold bottle of water on a hot summer’s day, but what do we do with all the...
Wael Fakharany joins Careem as Managing Director Egypt and Senior VP

Wael Fakharany joins Careem as Managing Director Egypt and Senior VP

Wael Fakharany joined Careem as Managing Director Egypt and Senior Vice President Government Relationship, after 16 years of leadership positions with Google Egypt, MEA, Emitac Group, 3Com and Wireless Dynamics. https://twitter.com/mowael/status/771314948601368576 Wael joined Google in 2008,...
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A15, Kijamii join forces to create the biggest social media group...

A15, the leading technology investor, announced today a Partnership with Kijamii, a leading one-stop shop for integrated digital solutions with a mission to become...
Stoke City FC, arabic social media, social media araby, kingfut, KingFut Becomes Official Digital Media Partner for Stoke City FC in Arabic

KingFut Becomes Official Digital Media Partner for Stoke City FC in...

KingFut have been appointed by English Premier League club Stoke City to manage the official Arabic social media accounts and digital media presence across different...
Share against Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

Akhbarak, Andalusia Hospitals Join Forces to Help Cure HCV

Share against Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) - A new click-funding campaign by Akhbarak.net and Andalusia hospitals in partnership with the Egyptian Cure Bank to fight against...

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