Thursday, April 26, 2012

Social Media Marketing in the Middle East

Internet and smartphone use in the Middle East has grown by leaps and bounds. There was a 240% increase in Twitter users in 2010, and 30.2 people were using a form of social media, whether that was Facebook, Twitter or other platforms.

Internet marketing in the Middle East has also grown exponentially. While email marketing is still favored, social media marketing is a fast moving segment. An interesting statistic would be how much of that marketing is in Arabic, other local languages and how much marketing is in English to target a worldwide audience or English-speaking expats.

How will these statistics effect the way YOU market? Would you be inclined, if you sell clothing or antiques online, to include some Middle Eastern nations in your shipping sphere, or will it not change your habits?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Making the most of my very small space

Guest post written by Carol Davis

I live in a rather small apartment, but I might prefer it that way. I wouldn't like to have to clean a very big house. I think that would just be really frustrating and time consuming. Instead I get to concentrate on making my space look as nice as possible by decorating it. The occasional project comes up that I know I should have done a long time ago but I'm just now getting to it. I'm doing one of those right now, organizing my dresser so that all of my jewelry will fit on its surface.

Obviously, I can't really just leave all my jewelry out and it needs to be organized, so I was looking for some way to do that when I saw a site with info on Debt counseling bankruptcy. This is something that I've considered for myself, so I looked into it and am going to talk to someone about it.

I find this really excellent jewelry case with all of these clear plastic drawers in it that you can see into, which is something that I knew was perfect for my room.