1. B2B SOCIAL MEDIA INTERACTIONS IN GCC TO GROW IN 2013

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    According to a recently sanctioned survey by the UAE based multilingual social network, dudu.com, B2B interactions on Social Networking sites in the GCC are set to increase in 2013. An Increasing number of internet users are utilising Social Media to interact with and reach out to brands. Timely responses encourage users to seek out their favourite brands and engage in a conversation. The survey was conducted by YouGov, a leading market research agency in UAE. Alibek Issaev, Founder & Owner, Dudu.com said, "B2B interactions on Social Networking sites have a different approach than B2C and can be utilised to generate awareness, build thought leadership and strengthen the brand. Dudu.com conducted the survey to understand the behaviour of internet users in the GCC. As brands begin to explore the potential of their presence on Social Networking sites, the efforts to maintain a constant channel of communication are visible across the board. Communication is personalised, responses are immediate and content shared is tailor-made to suit their target audience." Key Highlights of the research • 35% of internet users in the GCC use social networking sites for business purposes of which KSA represents the highest at 43% • 93% of users in GCC using social networking sites for business purposes find it effective and useful. Kuwait represents the highest in this category at 96% • 16 % of users in the GCC use social networking sites to discuss products, services and brands. KSA and Bahrain represent 19% in this category individually • 55% of users on social networking sites in GCC are bilingual, 20% trilingual and 9% quadrilingual Alibek added, "We are already witnessing the trend of businesses taking multilingual social networks such as dudu.com more seriously to grow their business and the findings from the survey have reiterated the confidence. By connecting pages to the translation system we are providing a very selective networking platform for businesses to interact with their niche target audience." The translation service by dudu.com utilises a self-learning system whereby it observes, understands and corrects dialects with time. Presently, the service is available to businesses in English, Arabic and Russian and will soon be available to all registered users. The study was based on a sample of 2,632 respondents from the GCC, 32% of which were locals and 68% expats. The respondents to the survey are professionals at mainly supervisory and medium to senior managerial levels, and work in various fields including: Education and Academia 11%, Banking and finance 9%, Government and Civil service 6%, Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations 5%, IT 5%, Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals 5%. Other highlights from the Survey • 62% of the users in the region use Social Networking sites to stay in touch with real life friends • 39% use it for connecting with new people • 32% for connecting with new people with different cultural backgrounds • 30% use it to share videos and photo Read this article in Arabic: http://www.forbesmiddleeast.com/read.php?story=1892

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    • KENTSEL DONUSUM

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      • Virginie Helias from P&G on the impact of her team's Quest

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        Virginie Helias is Global Director or Sustainability at Procter & Gamble. In this video, she talks about the impact of a Quest to Nairobi for her team.

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        • How Great Leaders Are Like A Fine Wine

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          If you have ever toured a vineyard, you were probably intrigued with the process that it takes to get to that glass of wine that you enjoyed at the end of tour. The quality of the wine is the reflection of its environment and the kind of nurturing that it received. There are many lessons that a vineyard can teach us – especially about leadership. We will use the vineyard as a lens to examine the essentials of authentic leadership, from understanding and working through situations you cannot control, to the importance of pruning and a deep root system. And as with any good metaphor you will discover how a “great a leader is like a fine wine”!

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          • James DeFrantz - Principal at Virtual Compliance Management LLC

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            James DeFrantz has even served as a Senior Compliance Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank. The Federal Reserve Bank is located in the city of San Francisco. James DeFrantz has also worked as an Analytical Manager at the office of Thrift Supervision.

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            • Rejected Board Room Scene

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              Sometimes things get rejected. This is one of them. But I still like it, so I didn't want it to go to waste. Enjoy!

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              • Robert Kinsley Paddock Lake Wisconsin - Community Service

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                Robert Kinsley of Paddock Lake, Wisconsin is a well known small business owner. He is being recognized for his commitment to community service.

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                • NextGenBusiness.com - Focus on the long tail

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                  A bird's eye analysis from NextGenBusiness.com and Aaron Hillyer of The Long Tail by Chris Anderson and applying it to your business.

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                  • CBSR Launches New Brand and Announces New Board of Directors

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                    April 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Today Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (now operating as CBSR) officially announces new Brand launch and welcomes a new Board of Directors. Globally-recognized as one of the foremost organizations dedicated to influencing and advancing corporate citizenship in Canada, CBSR has amassed 18 years of experience, knowledge and credibility. The new brand represents the transformed CBSR that at its core, builds capacity for companies scaling up their sustainability efforts by leveraging CBSR’s rich history and expansive network. After substantial analysis and discussion among the CBSR Board and our Member companies that began in 2011, CBSR has changed its mandate and business model to focus on being the premier network and key resource in Canada for companies large and small, researchers, opinion leaders and the media to advance corporate citizenship and sustainability. CBSR WELCOMES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS CBSR is pleased to begin this new chapter of our journey with a group of committed and experienced change agents. You will note the new CBSR Board is smaller than in the past and is comprised of individuals with decades of practical experience in the rapidly evolving global corporate citizenship and sustainability community. This group has come together to lead the transformation of CBSR and bring forward new and challenging concepts to fulfill the new mandate of the organization. The Board will likely grow over time, but we are proud to present the dedicated team that has come together to build a new, relevant, and dynamic CBSR. The new Board includes: Rob Moore, RRM Ventures Chris Coulter, President, GlobeScan Lorraine Smith, Director, SustainAbility Bob Mann, Chief Operating Officer, Sustainalytics George Greene, Founding Chair, Stratos Inc. Click here for Board Biographies NEW CBSR.CA WEBSITE HIGHLIGHTS CBSR is proud to announce the launch of the new www.cbsr.ca. Please take a moment to look around! Some of the benefits to members include: Member profiles and greater visibility Robust search functionality for Publications + Research and Events Featured member stories, commitments, goals, reports and corporate citizenship and sustainability news. THANK YOU TO MEMBERS AND FRIENDS CBSR thanks members, partners, and friends for continued support and commitment to tackling some of the biggest social and environmental challenges of our time.

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                    • DeClutter - The Tools Needed to Successfully Clear the Clutter

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                      http://www.lifestylerefocus.com.au A plumber never arrives at your home without all his tools. This video will identify the tools you need to get your declutter project underway. Tools include cleaning cloths, vacuum cleaner, pen, paper, music, drink of water, comfortable clothing and five bags, boxes or containers.

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