There’s no doubt that this holiday season will be challenging for retailers. Despite talk of the economy soaring to an all-time high, consumer budgets are down and brands are struggling to maintain and grow revenue.
In light of recent events surrounding Google and Facebook, two tech giants that have been beleaguered by accusations of mishandling consumers’ data, consumers have become aware of the true value of their information, as well as the lengths companies are willing to go to in order to obtain it.
The affluent and exciting MENA market is full of marketing potential, but still biased towards traditional channels such as print and outdoor. These old favourites may have stood the test of time, but Gulf consumers are embracing smartphone technology and local marketers must do the same.