Added on 17/10/2012
Advertising , BMW , HSBC , PR , Public Relations , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB:”…Advertising is all about lying. It’s what they do, constantly. What amazes me is how we put up with it, consigning it to the dump bin of background noise”
Added on 20/05/2012
James M. Dorsey
Manchester City , PR
JAMES DORSEY: Soccer is being used as a tool to improve tarnished images, divert attention from grievances and manipulate national emotions.
Added on 29/03/2012
James M. Dorsey
Africa , Al Ahly , Al Zamalek , Atlantic coast , Bloomberg , Cairo , CEO , East Africa , Egypt , Etisalat , European parliament , Facebook , Football , Hosni Mubarak , Media , Middle East , North Africa , PR , President , Press , Saudi Arabia , Security services , Soccer , Tahrir Square , Telecommunications , Twitter , United Arab Emirates
JAMES M. DORSEY: It’s been a bad year for Vodafone in Egypt. Are the problems of their own making?
Added on 27/03/2012
Abu Dhabi , Dead Sea , Dubai Municipality , Khaleej Times , PR , Press , search results , The National , Twitter , UAE , United Arab Emirates , World Health Organisation
ALEXANDER MCNABB: If you’re looking for a case study of what not to do look no further than Masafi water.
Added on 09/07/2011
Adnoc , Dubai , Enoc , ENOC Group , EPPCO , Gulf News , Khaleej Times , oil industry , PR , Public Relations , The National
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Here are the five rules of Public Relations that may help Enoc, and indeed any other company that has to break bad news, going forward…
Added on 29/06/2011
Bloomberg , Daily Telegraph , Dubai , Dubai government , Enoc , ENOC Group , Gulf News , PR , Sharjah government , United Kingdom
ALEXANDER MCNABB: “Deliciously, Deena twists the knife: “Pressed for answers, he made casual comments on the weather to change the subject…”
Added on 18/05/2011
Saad Al Dosari
Governor , Jeddah , Khalid al-Faisal , Makkah , Media outlets , PR
SAAD AL DOSARI: The decision of asking her to be part of the inauguration is clever because it gives the project a human face. She is the voice of Jeddawies.
Added on 17/04/2011
Mishaal Al Gergawi
Censorship , Dubai , Foreign media , Gulf News , Kuwait , Local media , Mishaal Al Gergawi , MSNBC , Official spokesperson , Omani government , PR , Public Relations , Social Media , Spy , United Arab Emirates
MISHAAL AL GERGAWI: Most government media arms have dug their boots in. That their positions may be correct is irrelevant. After all, how strong is a position that isn’t communicated?
Added on 17/03/2011
Citizen Journalism , Journalism , PR , Twitter
HAYDEN SUTHERLAND, ANDREW MACKAY: Social and digital media are changing traditional comms, giving rise to new communicators.
Added on 06/03/2011
Algeria , Alternative Energy , Bahrain , BP , Christmas , East Africa , Egypt , European Union , GCC , Libya , Mediterranean , Middle East , Morocco , North Africa , PR , Qatar , Red Sea , Saudi , Social Media , Syria , Tunisia , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ANDREW MACKAY: Countries across the Middle East and Africa need to examine the damage done to their reputations, and rebuild vital revenue streams from inward investment and tourism.
Added on 02/03/2011
Citizen Journalism , Dubai , Journalism , Journalist , lobbyist , Mainstream media , Middle East , Middle East Analyst , Piers Morgan , PR , Sky News , Social Media , Twitter , United Nations
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It infuriates me because I know how very dishonest the practice is – from a media that insists on telling us that it is the only trustworthy source.