Javna Launches MobiAd Mobile Advertising Platform

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Javna, a leading Arab company in the field of mobile software solutions and wireless applications has launched MobiAd, the first mobile ad application that allows users to earn money. The Amman-based company said the program needs only to be downloaded on users’ cell phones free of charge, to start immediately accumulating points and collecting money. [...]

Madar Research Reports Growth In Online Advertising Spend

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Madar Research reports that online advertising spend in the GCC-Levant region registered a growth twice the global rate in 2007. Travel/Hospitality and Real Estate sectors emerged as top online advertising spenders in the region during the past year with a combined outlay comprising nearly half (45%) of the total online spend. As in previous years, [...]

The Art of Online Advertising, Adwords and Analytics Seminar – July 28th – Amman, Jordan

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship and Google have announced a seminar titled “The Art of Online Advertising, Adwords and Analytics“, by Google AdWords Account Manager Elias Darwish, that will be taking place on July 28th (5 PM) at the Loay Shammout auditorium in The Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Al Jubeiha, Amman (Jordan). [...]

Middle East & Africa Online Ad Spending Will Grow 29.8% By 2011

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

IDC: Global Online Ad Spending to Hit $106B in 2011 Marketers worldwide will increase their spending in online ads at a 15 percent to 20 percent clip in the coming years, a growth rate that is “phenomenal,” IDC said Wednesday. This year, global spending in online ads will reach US$65.2 billion, or about 10 percent [...]

Challenges To Web 2.0 In The Arab World

Monday, June 9th, 2008

This guest blog is by Mohamed Nanabhay , Head of New Media at the AlJazeera Network based in Doha, Qatar. Launching an internet company in the the region can be a challenging endevour. While there is lots of startup activity going on, it is worthwhile looking at what those challenges are when starting up or [...]

Logta, Online Service To Help Find Best Deals & Promotions

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Logta is a new online service aiming to provide shoppers with a one-stop shop for promotions covering Electronics, food items, travel and leisure, real estate, beauty & personal care, clothing, and apparel amongst other categories. The service also provides retailers and brand owners with a new channel to advertise & publicize their promotions, getting their [...]

Yamli Enable Advertising In Their Language Tool

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

More news from Yamli, the cool web-based tool that solves the problem of Arab users who don’t have an Arabic keyboard or who aren’t as comfortable typing in Arabic; They have come up with an interesting way to start generating revenue with their tool: they enabled advertising on their Yamli editor menus. The ads are [...]

New Version Of Kalimat Araby Advertising Platform

Monday, May 5th, 2008

The new version of the Kalimat Araby advertising platform, by Maktoob subsidiary Araby, will be released in private beta soon for current users of the platform, both advertisers and publishers, to try and get their feedback on the new system and integrate any important suggestions before its official launch. Kalimat Araby was originally launched in [...]

Arab Online Ad Spending To Grow To $142 Million By 2011

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

According to a recent study by Madar Research, online ad spending in the Arab region is expected to grow to $142 million by the end of 2011. Madar looked at the Arab regions of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Levant countries bordering the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, leaving out the Arab countries in [...]

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