Digital Marketing in the Middle East.

Digital Marketing in the Middle East.

Over the last decade, digital marketing has evolved and the Middle East has been at the forefront of adapting to new digital marketing technologies and innovations. With digital marketing budgets ballooning in the last 5 years and a growing population on social and mobile, brands are spending more time and resources on their digital channels whether it’s for content creation, targeted media buying or customer service.

The Middle East and Dubai in particular are quick to embrace and experiment with new digital marketing products and technologies. We felt the same thing with Newsfeed SmartApps as well. Even though this is a global product, the most innovative and engaging use cases of Newsfeed SmartApps has been in the Middle East. Ever since our launch in early 2015, social media teams in Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Saudi, etc, have used Newsfeed SmartApps for various activations. Newsfeed Smartapps have been used in US, UK, Singapore and many other regions, but the Middle East has launched the most creative and digitally engaging activations using Newsfeed SmartApps.

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Why is Newsfeed SmartApps a patent pending product?

Why is Newsfeed SmartApps a patent pending product?


Newsfeed SmartApps is officially a patent pending product because the patent covers the creation of interactive content on any social network that has a newsfeed. When we say “interactive content” think of all the content you see in your newsfeed now, it’s straightforward content like pictures, videos, links, text and ads. None of these are interactive in nature, while Newsfeed SmartApps are highly interactive status updates and content pieces.

Our patent clearly defines key elements like what is a social network, what is a newsfeed, what type of existing content is available on the newsfeed and how Newsfeed Apps are a new genre of interactive content in the newsfeed. For more details regarding this please write to us and we can share info. While Newsfeed SmartApps are currently only available on Facebook, we soon plan to launch this for other social networking sites.

Details of our patent numbers and filing:
1. US Patent File Number: US20160119446
2. Indian Patent File Number: 5298/CHE/2014
3. GCC Patent File Number: 2015/30232
(GCC member states are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates
4. Also patent pending in Singapore, Australia/NZ, many European countries, Canada and many other countries as well.
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Universal Media Qatar of IPG launches Newsfeed SmartApp for Qatar Olympics.

IPG’s Universal Media has partenered with Newsfeed SmartApps to launch a creative newsfeed app post on Qatar Olympics Facebook page. Fans can browse through all the Qatari Olympians taking part in Rio 2016 and cheer for them right from the Facebook post.

Universal Media’s innovative use of newsfeed smartapp technology can be lauded here as they envisioned a newsfeed post where Qatari’s could browse through the full Olympic contingent from Qatar based on what sport they’re taking part in. Click on a sport and view the athlete’s and when users click on the athlete’s, a short bio is given with their goal for Rio 2016. The newsfeed app has already garnered fantastic traction with many shares and comments.

Universal Media Qatar’s digital team added, “We loved the customization that Newsfeed SmartApps offered us. The ability to have profile’s of all athlete’s in one post and allowing fans to cheer for them was great”.

Head of Business for Newsfeed SmartApps, Mohammed Faiz Ali shared, “It was a matter of pride for us to be able to work on a prestigous account like Qatar Olympics. Working with the UM team was fantastic, they’re a bunch of creative professionals who know what they want and go the extra mile to achieve the client and the campaign’s objective”.
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Newsfeed Apps are Interactive Posts on the Facebook Newsfeed.

Did you know that from late 2014 to mid-2016 over 150 brands have used Newsfeed Apps to engage with their audience? Newsfeed apps is a revolutionary product that enables brands to create interactive posts for their Facebook page. Newsfeed apps are mobile friendly, easy to post, can be promoted as a boost post, has robust back end analytics and is patent pending. Global agencies like Havas, Ogilvy, Cheil, Starcom MediaVest, Omnicon and many others have partnered with Newsfeed SmartApps so they can deploy this innovative solution for their clients.

Havas Chicago worked with us to launch a Newsfeed SmartApp for AutoZone USA where users could scratch to reveal a new product and unlock a link for a discount. This is a great way to use newsfeed apps for coupons and promotions.
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Ramadan Social Media Ideas: Engaging Newsfeed SmartApp (interactive fb post) ideas for Ramadan!

Ramadan Social Media Ideas: Engaging Newsfeed SmartApp (interactive fb post) ideas for Ramadan!

As Ramadan approaches we share with you 24 fun, engaging and interactive Newsfeed App campaign ideas. We look forward to working on some incredible Ramadan campaigns with you for your clients.

  1. All Newsfeed SmartApps are fully customizable in terms of look, feel, flow, etc. They can be tweaked as per the brand and as per the planned Ramadan campaigns.
  2. We HAVEN’T included simple apps like – Ramadan Quiz, Survey, video/slideshow with CTA, etc. Only interesting and creative app ideas are shared.
  3. We expect many projects during Ramadan, so we request quick approvals and detailed planning so we can deliver in a timely manner.
  4. Let us know if you require more ideas that are specific to your clients/brands Ramadan campaigns, we will be happy to share! Request you to visit our FB page www.fb.com/NewsfeedSmartApps to see more apps we could build. There are many more apps there and if something looks interesting that you’d like to use for Ramadan, we will be happy to customize and build it.
  5. For some apps there are demos, the others we have visuals to illustrate.

 

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How Titan JUXT used interactive facebook posts to boost engagement and pre-bookings for their smart watch

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Titan are launching their smart watch, the ‘Titan JUXT’. It’s smart, stunning and stylish. They wanted the digital ‘launch’ to announce all it’s stunning features, show videos of the Titan JUXT, and drive pre-orders. All this in one single post. How could that be done?

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We literally did all of that and more through this seamless and interactive newsfeed app. We built a smooth UI which allowed the users to browse through the features, watch videos of the product, and allowed them to pre book it before it’s out of stock! All this, right from the Facebook newsfeed. No need to open it in a new window therefore risking huge drop off rates. Users experienced all of the six special features, watched videos, and pre-booked. A lot. How many? read on to find out.

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Emirates NBD used interactive facebook posts for insights, engagement and lead gen

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Emirates NBD is a respected and widely known brand in the banking sector in Middle East. How do you find out via social, what products your customers are using and what other products existing or new customers could potentially use? Can Facebook be used to record interest for a certain banking product?

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With Newsfeed SmartApp’s interactive posts technology we could achieve just that! A simple survey that takes no more than 30-40 seconds and we gather some incredible insights. Thanks to the seamless user experience right in the Newsfeed, you have high conversion rates of users actually answering questions that some may find boring. Emirates NBD was able to learn more about their customers and also collect valuable feedback.

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