Marketing campaign library launches

Wayin, the digital campaign CMS platform has launched a customisable library of marketing campaigns, the Wayin App Store. Founded by Scott McNealy in 2011, Wayin is a platform that enables brands to create engaging marketing campaigns across all digital properties. By providing a library of campaign ideas as well as a record of features, objectives and result metrics of past campaigns, the new platform aims to streamline the ideation and creation process for brands across different categories and markets.

“Marketers in the Middle East often have to align their strategies with global marketing campaigns or with other markets,” says Louay Al-Samarrai, Middle East Partner, Wayin. “The Wayin App Store streamlines the process for marketing professionals in the region that want to evolve and stay ahead of the curve, by helping them find the right campaign to achieve their goals.”

Hotwire and Vanson Bourne partner for new study

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).