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Take a look at some of the latest statistics of the figure to understand why it is such a powerful tool for marketing:
Twitter has 320million active users
Twitter is home to 1.3 billion accounts
A total of 500 million people visit Twitter each month
80% of the total user’s access Twitter using a mobile phone
An average user has 208 followers
6% of total verified accounts is comprised of journalists
83% of leading businessmen are on Twitter
An average of 6000 Tweets is sent every second
The fact that millions of users send tweets each day speaks volumes of Twitter’s popularity and potential reach for business promotion. Twitter has the power to be an immensely effective marketing tool irrespective of the scale or size of the operations of a company.With an expanding user base, Twitter has been recognized by marketers as an ideal platform for hunting potential customers. Niche market business and local entrepreneurs are deriving maximum benefits from the social media platform.
Communication & Marketing Manager
Soha started her career in digital media by freelancing at the age of 16. She worked on developing web content for multiple brands, namely Telenor, Nestle and Bata shoes. Soha is currently employed as a lecturer at Forman Christian College (FCCU) at Lahore. As a young academic, she is responsible for teaching various courses of Management and HR to undergrad students.
She has also worked as a sub-editor for 2 years at one of the top citizen journalism platforms in Pakistan called Parhlo.com. Her experience of dealing with local and multinational brands for their digital reputation significantly increased during this experience.
The outreach of Soha can be seen through her presence on Twitter. Tweeting by @SohaTazz, Soha is labeled as a Pakistani Twitter influencer who speaks on various ethical matters and also works with numerous brands for their digital media campaigns.
Fariha is working at WonderTree as Communication and Marketing Manager. Her job description includes liaison between the company and other parties and strategizing and managing the digital and conventional marketing for the company, while dipping toes occasionally in other tasks such as online sales and grant-writing.
By age 10 she wanted to be a pilot, by age 14 she wanted to be a doctor, by age 19 she was selected from Pakistan for the most prestigious and coveted Youth Education and Study Program, after the end of which she wanted to become the foreign secretary of state. She graduated from Traverse City High School, MI with flying colors and memories of a lifetime.
Electrical Engineer by education, she instead found a natural knack of creating digital content for marketing when she was hired to manage a social media persona during Faysal T20 Cricket series which later went on to become PSL.
An extrovert with strong opinions, she also worked as a Co-RJ in a collaborative Radio show with UNICEF about Youth advocacy covering topics such a substance abuse, career counseling, sexual health etc. She also worked as a Co-RJ in the I am Karachi Campaign Radio show covering the historical, cultural, social and political set up of the city.
She was a part of young and enthusiastic team of Patari, a Pakistani music app which effectively changed the digital landscape of social media marketing by giving an informal, young persona to the digital identity of the brand. Her job description included strategizing and executing the digital launch of some of the biggest Patari projects such as Fanoos, Tabeer, Aslis, The Mix, Fankariyaan, etc. Some of the most engaging and interactive Patari videos can also be credited to her.
After Patari she joined WonderTree whose flagship project is called WonderGames: Augmented reality games made for the cognitive, motor and educational development of children with disabilities. Working hard towards making this world a better place for children with disabilities by providing scalable, inexpensive and accessible tools to assist physiotherapy, it has won many grants such as Seedstar, Shell Tameer, Ignite, Spring Accelerator etc but the biggest feather is being the only start up from Asia and one of the only 11 startups selected from all across the globe for the very first class of Google For Startups Accelerator for SDGs.
Fariha tweets at @fay_alif and is often found complaining against facebook pages stealing tweets without giving due credits. Freelancing on the bylines, she works with various commercial brands in the capacity of digital media influencer. Her most favorite way of communication is memes
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Iftikhar Hussain is an ecosystem builder, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has closely worked with private and public institutions promoting the use of social media to further causes like entrepreneurship, gender rights, women's economic empowerment, and violence against women.
He was the Founder/ VP Business & Strategy at TEC, which is a leading conference management firm in Pakistan, launched DIGIMARK, Pakistan's most premium conference on Digital, and founder of DIGITALK, a monthly digital forum to strengthen the digital ecosystem in Pakistan.
Iftikhar holds a graduate degree in Computer Sciences from University of Central Punjab. He is an IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) Alumnus, which is US Department of State’s premier professional exchange program on the theme Social Media Activism. Mr. Hussain is a certified trainer as well as a facilitator from British Council. His signature program "Turning Contacts into References” is one of the most vibrant sessions in universities and incubators throughout the country.
He is the founder of Transforming Hub aiming to bridge the industry-academia gap in a unique way through industry problems paving the way for entrepreneurship. Iftikhar has 14 years of work experience and worked with Ufone, UBL, CodeWeek Magazine, Punjab Commission on the Status of Women, Women Development Department & Niu Media Productions.
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