Launch of Dubai Innovation Hub for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and SMEs

Dubai Innovation Hub (مركز الابتكار) is an ambitious initiative to empower Entrepreneurship, startups, and Small to medium Enterprises in the Untied Arab Emirates by providing them with access to funding…

Is it OK to “Like” your own Instagram picture?

In your opinion, is it OK in terms of etiquette to like your own picture on Instagram (or Facebook)? Over lunch today a friend handed me her phone to show…

Local Businesses in the UAE are Growing and are Avid Users of Instagram

The Emirates Diaries, an English magazine established by Emiratis to increase awareness of the UAE’s culture and history, launched its 4th issue tonight and it brought together a very interesting mix…

Can you take a break from Social Media and email while on vacation?

If you are on vacation and you still use your phone to use Social Media and email, then you are passing on the opportunity to recharge effectively.  If you can travel…

Facebook Statistics for Middle East and North Africa

How many times do you check Facebook on your mobile per day?  3 times? 5 times? The average number in MENA is 18 times per day! Facebook shared in September…

Social Media Day UAE 2014

Celebration of Social Media Day in UAE brought together Social Media enthusiasts, community managers, entrepreneurs, startups,… Insight shared was about the UAE Banking Report on Social Media, Social Media indicators…

Banks in the UAE have Embraced Social Media

Banks in the UAE have significantly grown their Social Media activity as of Q3 of 2013 and across different channels. We analyzed the content of more than 4,500 Social Media…

Digital and Social Media Guidelines for Startups and Entrepreneurs

I’ve recently published guidelines targeted at startups and entrepreneurs who are just getting started in Digital and Social Media to promote their business, Mobile App, or service.  This presentation has…

Movie Chef Gets You Hungry to Tweet, Blog, and Eat

One area I am strongly passionate about is how Social Media plays a role in day-to-day lives and when I see it depicted in movies and TV shows it is…

Mentoring Startups in Abu Dhabi – Khalifa Fund Ibtikari Initiative

I am mentoring startups in Abu Dhabi as part of the Khalifa Fund Ibtikari initiative for UAE Nationals.  The area I am focusing on is adapting a startup’s business model to…