Kuwait Bloggers Gathering 2012

We were honored to have been invited to the Bloggers Gathering Seminar which is set to take place on April 15, 2012 (5-8pm), at the Gulf Unviersity of Science and Technology (in Hall W6-200) in Kuwait. The seminar is said to cover topics such as legal issues in social media, e-businesses experience, and of course, blogging.

Surprisingly, Kuwait is ahead of all other countries in the GCC region when it comes to blogging, seeing that UAE has the highest Internet penetration rate in the Arab region. Kuwait is also ahead of UAE when it comes to the number of active Twitter users. (Arab Social Media Report 2012)

We’re proud to see that Kuwait is one of the most active countries in the GCC when it comes to social media usage.

The active blogs in Kuwait are many, and for this reason bloggers such as Danderma releases a list of the 100 Best Kuwaiti Blogs every month or so. These blogs are selling ad space like crazy and are making quite a killing due to the high monthly traffic they receive. For example, Q8 Ping (i.e. Kuwait Ping) is positioned as the best blog in Kuwait with an estimated monthly traffic of 36,000 visitors!

We’ll be sure to go to network and quite admittedly, to create mutually-beneficial relationships with other bloggers (there we said it!) Anyway, if you’re interested in also attending, registration is open for everyone and for more details on the gathering, please feel free to visit Bloggers Gathering’s Website. Hope to see you there!

Raad Afyouni Helping Promote Youth Creativity in Kuwait

Our CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Houssam Afyouni, was honored on Jan.18th, 2012, to take a role as one of the creative judges at the 5th Annual Art Olympiad event-an initiative by Landmark Group Kuwait to promote social responsibility and youth creativity development. 

The contest involved more than 10 different schools and 150 students, where each student got the chance to improvise their flair and show off their innovative and creative ability through art submissions. Here are some of the young creative minds that participated in the contest.

It’s very important that we as creative agencies, set the stage for the next generation to carry on the creativity torch for the tough times to come in the advertising agency, especially in light of the innovative information age we now live in. This is the least we can do, as part of our corporate social responsibility towards the youth Kuwait, because if we don’t inspire them, then who will?

Houssam Afyouni Honored as a Keynote Speaker at AUK Again

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) has once again honored our CEO, Houssam Afyouni to educate their students on some of the valuable lessons he has drawn from his 10-year journey in providing creative marketing and advertising services in the Middle East, through his company Raad Afyouni.

We would like to thank the American University of Kuwait back for giving us the privilege to come and educate their students seeing that the future of advertising in the Middle East lies in the hands of their generation, and for this reason it is worth investing in them.