Middle East Blogs


  1. Running NFL Social Media On Game Day—An Interview With Dave Feldman
    Dave Feldman, Sr Director of Digital at the NFL, is running one of the biggest, most complex, real-time social content teams on the planet. With this level of content creation, distribution and management, it’s all about strategy, scalable process, extreme coordination and everyone and I mean everyone, must be on their A game. So, when I sat down for a full hour long interview with Dave to talk about the social content machine of the NFL, I was hanging on every word.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, February 2018)

  2. Implications for Blockchain in Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy
    It’s impossible to avoid the furor surrounding cryptocurrencies these days. Looking beyond the price fluctuations of crypto markets, examining the blockchain infrastructure that supports the currencies is a fascinating exercise. The use of blockchain in companies has some interesting implications for citizenship and philanthropy. Blockchain could add a level of transparency and authenticity to corporate practices and resulting communications that could help to rebuild trust in business.
    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, February 2018)

  3. BlackRock Makes an Extraordinary Challenge to Business
    Last month Laurence Fink, CEO of BlackRock, laid down a challenge to the business community. Or, perhaps, it’s more accurate to call it a warning. His message: Make societal progress part of your strategic plan or suffer the consequences.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, February 2018)

  4. Role of Philanthropy in Developing Human Capital
    In its 2018 Trends to Watch report, MSCI says “investors will increasingly seek to invest in talent quality,” even to the point of evaluating companies by “sifting out winners and losers in the race for human capital.” The focus on human capital is driven by the growth in artificial intelligence—with many routinized tasks becoming automated, people will be required to use “higher level cognitive, creative and social skills in their evolving role.”
    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, February 2018)

  5. C-Suite Challenge™ 2018—Implications for Communicators
    The Conference Board recently released C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: Reinventing the Organization for the Digital Age. The insights for communicators, marketers, and digital media executives are extensive. We’ll explore some of those here.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, February 2018)

  6. Sharing Business Skills with Nonprofits
    EY Community Impact provides an immersive volunteer experience that delivers EY services to nonprofits that otherwise could not afford them. During one- to three-month assignments, Community Impact “Residents” share the best of EY’s knowledge and experience to strengthen our communities, while building leadership skills that strengthen their own careers.
    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, January 2018)

  7. Emerging Markets In 2018: Six Signs To Watch
    Following a largely successful 2017, emerging markets could very well continue making strong economic progress in 2018. This year, it’s evident the growth of many developing economies will hinge on six main factors.
    (Global Economy Center Blog, January 2018)

  8. Giving in Numbers 2018 Survey Now Open
    We are pleased to announce that the Giving in Numbers 2018 survey, conducted by CECP in association with The Conference Board, is now open. The annual survey is the industry-leading tool for corporate societal engagement professionals. The survey closes on March 30, 2018.
    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, January 2018)

  9. Ten Digital Marketing Predictions for 2018
    I’m predicting that 2018 will be the Year of the Responsive Organization. Being responsive has evolved from a nice-to-have to an expectation to a business imperative. In 2018, businesses will finally integrate their channels to gain a holistic view of the customer—and they’ll use this insight to deliver personalized service that exceeds customer expectations.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, January 2018)

  10. Five Keys to Attracting—And Keeping—Socially Minded Employees
    America’s Charities’ 2017 Snapshot survey found nearly six in 10 workplace donors want to work for companies where the culture supports giving and volunteering. That’s a significant number—and it shows that today’s employees are placing a high value on charitable opportunities in the workplace.
    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, January 2018)