Rise of the #Hashtag’s Power

A #hashtag is now mightier than the pen and the sword, here’s why. On the eve of the bloody Brussels attacks, the Federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and Vice-Prime Minister and Interior Minister Jan Jambon addressed the world, telling them what happened and the Belgian Government will do about it.

All the world was watching, and on the podium where they gave their speech was nothing but 2 prints: the hashtag #BEGOV and Federale Regering (or the Federal Government of Belgium). Nothing else. In their background, the backdrop just said Belgique and Belgie.

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Small Business Growth Tips

Small business growth is a very crucial art that you need to master.

All businesses have to grow or lose out and risk getting out of business.

Startups and Small Business Growth is very critical, as the margins are tight, capital is next to zero, and they can’t afford losing or waiting too long to make a profit.

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Dubai Hacks for Visitors & Expats

After living for some time in Dubai, or visiting it many many times, you start to learn few Dubai Hacks here and there.

For writing this article, I’ve searched the likes of Reddit, Quora, British Expats and the sort of websites to write the ultimate Dubai hacks guide.

Having said that, Dubai is a vibrant city (or Emirate for that matter) and so expect Dubai Hacks to keep changing and getting updated, so mark this page and make sure to come back to check on the updated and new Dubai hacks.
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Interview: Aneela Rose – Achieving Tangible Results

I was fortunate enough to have Aneela Rose’s approval for an online interview with Wajeez. I want to thank Aneela (Founder and MD of Aneela Rose PR and Purple Rose Digital, UK) for allowing me this wonderful opportunity. It’s not everyday that you have a PR agency founder open up and tell you everything you wanted to know about this mysterious world. Without further ado, I give you Aneela Rose. I wish you’ll enjoy this interview as I did. Read more

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25 Tips for a successful press release (aka news release)

By its origin, a news release, press release, media release, or press statement is a written communication aimed at members of the news media for announcing something newsworthy.

A news release is basically a document that announces your story, contains all the information needed to sell it, and ends with your contact details.

The news release will also contain a quote or two, important statistics, and good photos of you, your product, and your news.

Writing that perfect release that gets published is possible, should you stick to few rules and recommendations.

Appearing in the news ‘nearly costs nothing’, and has more appeal than ads.

Here, I’ve gathered easy quick tips that will help you to write a great release.

1. The news release should open with a lead paragraph that is newsworthy.

The lead paragraph should have a hook that clearly states the purpose of the news release.

If the release is about a product, the opening statement should clearly state the name, type, and purpose of the product.
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Samsung SideSync, a must have for Social Media

My life was miserable until someone told me to start using the amazing Samsung SideSync application. Here’s my story:

As a marketing copywriter, I’m tasked with writing content for social media accounts. I’m also in charge of posting the right content to the right social media channel. (i.e. Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, Instagram, etc.).

Using my humble Samsung Android phone, I used to suffer with the inaccurate navigation of the touch screen, the lack of proper copy / paste functions, and most of all: the inability to use the glorious mouse! [Shoot me, I’m an avid point-and-click type of user]

Update in Dec 2016 – SideSync helped me backup my data in spite of a dead screen

My Samsung Note 5 phone died on me with the Purple & Blue screen of death. Thankfully, I had SideSync installed on my Samsung phone. I used SideSync to control my phone and took a full back of all my files. I also deleted everything from my phone before sending it for repair. Once again, SideSync saved the day and become my hero once again.
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Samsung Note 5 Review; died too quickly

The Samsung Note 5 is being called the most innovative design yet in the Samsung Galaxy Note tradition of smartphones.

This versatile, contemporary phablet offers stunning screen display.

With use of the brightness slider, users can attain degrees of screen brightness equal to the quality of a good LCD.

The auto-brightening feature can elevate the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen’s brightness while adjusting both color saturation and contrast. Read more

Word document saved over? You can recover it

In everyone’s daily work, mishaps and mistakes are bound to happen – especially when it comes to computers. Believe me when I say, it is a hassle to recover Word document saved over if you don’t have a good tool / App to allow you to do that. This is why there’s data recovery software to perform file / hard drive / system data recovery.

One of the reliable solutions available is: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free 9.9 (download link). It has been around for quite some time now, and has gained popularity over the years for its user-friendliness. It also comes highly recommended as one of the best tools to recover lost or formatted data. Most of all, it has a free-trial version to try it out.
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Derbby Interview with Jason Markow

Around 2 years ago, I interviewed TEKSTartist (a.k.a. Jason Markow, the artists who creates stunning graphic designs out of words) where he told us about his art, online stores, projects and future plans (aka Derbby). I thought it’s time for another refreshing interview, and another set of questions were sent to Jason’s inbox, and he being the nicest artist you can get to know, was kind enough to take the time and answer all of my questions (Thanks Jason!). Without further ado, I give you Jason Markow.
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