Global PR and communications agency Hotwire has partnered with independent market research specialist Vanson Bourne for a study that reveals what influences decision makers in the Arab world. The study showed that Facebook is one of the most used social media channels in the region but also found that nearly 30% of marketers do not plan to use the social media platform in their own B2B marketing. The research also reinforces the importance of traditional media sources, as well as social media, in purchasing decisions. Active (Digital. Marketing. Communications), Hotwire’s partner in the Middle East, will be responsible for distributing the research across the region.
“For us here in the Middle East this report is very relevant as it make us think about how social media is changing marketing and, if we are to be effective consultants, how we then advise our clients,” says Louay Al-Samarrai, Joint Managing Director, Active (Digital. Marketing. Communications).