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71% of UAE residents take advice from social media influencers before buying products image

71% of UAE residents take advice from social media influencers before buying products

The growing power of social media influencers and bloggers has been revealed by new research from Dubai-based PR agency BPG Cohn & Wolfe and YouGov showing that 71% of UAE residents aged 18-40 are happy to take advice online before purchasing. Beauty, fashion and food are the areas where residents are most likely to turn to leading social media influencers for recommendations according to the findings amongst 1,000 men and women across the country. Tech-savvy residents used their smartphones to ... read more


Consumer

The Olympic Games - the UAE's second most popular sporting event

The Olympic Games - the UAE's second most popular sporting event image

More than 2 in 5 residents interested in the leading international multi-sport event This month, the eyes of the world will be focused on The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, with thousands of athletes from more than 200 different ... read more

Emirates, Almarai and Facebook - the Middle East's Best Brands in 2016

Emirates, Almarai and Facebook - the Middle East's Best Brands in 2016 image

Mega brands Emirates, Almarai and Facebook have won the number one BestBrand status in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt respectively according to the YouGov BrandIndex 2016 Mid-Year BestBrand Rankings. read more


Life

The Olympic Games - the UAE's second most popular sporting event

The Olympic Games - the UAE's second most popular sporting event image

More than 2 in 5 residents interested in the leading international multi-sport event This month, the eyes of the world will be focused on The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, with thousands of athletes from more than 200 different ... read more

Insufficient work experience and job search knowledge block fresh graduates from employment

Insufficient work experience and job search knowledge block fresh graduates from employment image

The unemployment rate across the Middle East & North Africa is climbing at around 23%, making it almost twice the global average which stands at 13%. According to the latest  “Fresh Graduates in the Middle East and North Africa Survey” ... read more


Politics

US Airstrikes in Pakistan: More Harm than Help?

US Airstrikes in Pakistan: More Harm than Help? image

87% of online respondents say drone attacks are not acceptable at all in Pakistan. 24% of online respondents feel Pakistan’s government had ignored or condemned the drone attacks. 47% claim drone attacks in Pakistan are acceptable for the purpose of ... read more

Americans Doubt Obama's Effectiveness on Syria

Americans Doubt Obama's Effectiveness on Syria image

Many Americans think that Vladimir Putin was the most effective leader during the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, while approval for how Obama handled the crisis is still low. Although Syria appears to have met the first deadline in its agreement ... read more


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