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Media experts need to be ahead of the curve and leverage new trends to their maximum potential. She can be contacted at urooj. As a result, promotion of films now heavily relies on social media as they can garner huge amounts of buzz through word-of-mouth.

Films are content gold mines; the challenge is to build anticipation within a short period of time. Luckily, films are stories and stories sell, especially when you involve the audience in the story via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Dawn Films used these platforms in their marketing strategy for their forthcoming film Saat Din Mohabat In, leveraging viral marketing by doing something that would create talkability. He turns to the audience for help to go about this in the best possible way.

Added to this, glimpses of the romance, drama, humour and action contained in the film gave audiences a peek into the unfolding storyline. Drumming up interest and seeding your trailer online is always a challenge, but the marketing effort for the film, bridged the gap by offering a storyline and enabling fans to respond, thus generating a buzz. This is the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned to your digital screens for more creative content as we weave in and out of the story, taking fans along for the journey.

Zohra Yusuf is one of the most outstanding and highly-regarded professionals in the advertising and media sphere. She has been in the profession for nearly five decades. She entered the advertising profession in when she joined MNJ Communications as a Copywriter; she was promoted to Creative Manager and subsequently, to Client Services Manager; this, at a time when women did not hold senior positions in advertising. Yusuf has mentored a new generation of young advertising professionals, many of whom attribute their success to the training she imparted to them.

Her cosmic ability to grasp ideological perspectives from every side of the argument has made her an outstanding communicator of her times. As I began speaking to women working in advertising agencies, from different disciplines and age groups, to determine if the ad industry in Pakistan is female-friendly, it became evident that my initial perception was erroneous.

There was general consensus on two points. First, the number of men who have reached the highest echelons of power in media and advertising is far greater than the women who have smashed the glass ceiling, despite the increasing number of women who have assumed leadership roles. Second, the industry is far more female inclusive than anywhere else in the world.

The advantage is that in Pakistan, if women stay after hours, transportation is usually provided, at least at IAL. This is mainly attributed to the fact that there is no governing body which regulates agency operations. It is this vacuum that has resulted in variable HR and operational frameworks, since agencies in Pakistan are not required to comply with a designated set of rules in managing their workforce.

Agencies therefore, have carte blanche in formulating their HR handbooks. The two most significant issues that this lack of standardisation has created concern gender-based wage gap and maternity leave. To a large extent, this shift has been triggered by the increasing number of women who have forayed into media and advertising since the nineties, predominantly on the creative side.

There was a gradual recognition of the value of their contributions to creative and strategic processes. As women continued to progress quickly through the ranks, their influence in decision-making increased, as did the salaries they commanded. She recalls that when she joined MNJ in as a copywriter, it was the male-dominated client services department that enjoyed better incentives, including higher pay scales.

This is because at that time, the majority of accounts were won on the basis of personal relations with clients rather than the big idea and therefore, client services executives were considered the most valuable resource.

In the last decade or so, as the focus shifted to creative conceptualisation and execution, it is the women-dominated creative departments that have taken centre stage. According to Yusuf, this is the main reason why there has been an across-the-board increase in compensation levels for women. Abdi adds that Millennials have played a significant role in changing the perception of advertising as a profession. There are a lot of young women who study commercial and communication art and then opt for advertising because they believe it provides opportunities for independent, creative expression.

However, the ad industry still has a long way to go before they can claim gender parity and inclusion in the truest sense. Providing on site child care and paid maternity leave are substantial financial commitments that agencies, particularly smaller ones, will not be able to sustain.

While gender diversity in leadership roles and parity in compensation are important wins, there is a long way to go before our advertising industry can claim being an equal opportunity employer for men and women.

Ayesha Shaikh is a leading advertising and communications expert at Aurora. She can be contacted at aurora dawn. How could it not? Here was a drink with a formulation that made it green! Mehran Bottlers have a strong vision for Pakola; they understand the love Pakistanis have for the brand.

Pakola has become the essence of what defines Pakistan. The satisfying taste drives the loyalty of consumers at home while for Pakistanis abroad, Pakola evokes intense nostalgia whenever they see the brand. In recent years, Pakola has revamped itself in order to appeal to younger audiences, both in terms of the message and the look.

This resulted in people posting photographs on social media and creating a buzz online. Pakola is a brand that evokes pride, love and patriotism. Pakola connects our hearts and minds with the national spirit.

Syed Babar Ali is seated in his office at the Packages headquarters in Lahore. One of the most recognisable and successful brands under the Packages corporate umbrella is the premium-quality tissue paper Rose Petal, launched in A defining characteristic of Syed Babar Ali is his ability to identify changing consumer dynamics and then develop business solutions to cater to them.

Given the increasing demand for organised retail in Lahore, his latest venture was the launch of Packages Mall in Designed in line with international standards, the mall has redefined the shopping experience for the people of the city. Families had fixed monthly grocery lists that were handed over to the shopkeeper, who would put all the items together, bag them and hand over a chit with the billed amount scribbled on it.

Apart from the haggling it was expectedthe next customer decision was whether to pay in cash or put the amount on a monthly tab and whether or not to have the groceries delivered. Other than those, shopping excursions were limited to Juma bazaars or visits to Laloo Khait now LiaquatabadEmpress Market or Jodia Bazaar — the wholesale hubs of Karachi.

It was only in the noughties, when due to increased exposure, Pakistani consumers became more aware of what was happening internationally and a significant shift in lifestyles and buying patterns started taking place. Varied product assortments, greater convenience and accessibility, better merchandising, improved service and an enhanced store experience became the new retail rules. Quick to recognise this shift, local retailers began to invest in improving store layouts and their product mix.

There was renewed focus on customer service, rather than relying on price competitiveness. As a result, this growing retail potential put Pakistan on the radar of global retailers.

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As most of retail in Pakistan is unorganised, therefore undocumented, industry analysts agree that the on-ground figures are much higher. The other trend disrupting traditional retail is e-commerce. Although still at a nascent stage, internet retail is expected to become a significant complement to brick-and-mortar grocery and non-grocery retailing in the coming years. Before that the concept of indoor air-conditioned shopping areas was alien in Pakistan.

However, the mall did not turn out the way it had been envisioned. There were not enough local brands because many did not want to assume the high rents Dolmen Centre demanded. It was almost a decade later that Pakistan had its first shopping mall, when Park Towers opened in Karachi. The mall morphed into a social venue, where people went to enjoy the amenities rather than to buy.

The opening of Dolmen Mall Tariq Road in proved to be a game changer. Positioned as a family recreational spot, the mall began to bustle with activity convincing retailers to invest in space.

Over the next 15 years, a number of malls were established mostly in Karachiredefining the shopping experience. The entry of Hyperstar in operated by the Carrefour retail chain as an anchor tenant at Dolmen Mall Clifton was another game changer. Hyperstar became a retail success, prompting other mall operators to adopt the idea of having anchor tenants. North Pakistan is now at the forefront of the retail race and several multipurpose malls are under construction in Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi.

Both supermarkets began as small kiryana shops in Bahadurabad. Naheed expanded its footprint from the original 1, square feet of retail space to a 32, square feet, four-level departmental setup. Imtiaz followed and established outlets in DHA, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Nazimabad, three of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Karachi.

Increased competition is likely to further boost the sector and the entry of foreign players will force local retail giants to rethink, revamp and remodel their businesses. Abbasi sums up the future of retail in Pakistan: For retailers who are able to read the market pulse and predict future buying trends, the sky is the limit.

This shift in strategy stems from a realisation that young people prefer to spend on brands they believe are making a positive contribution to society. And just how did we get here?

News travelled slowly, people had less access to information and most importantly, only a handful of people — be it politicians, lobbyists, journalists or brand managers — controlled and often censored the narrative that was fed to the public.

Fast forward to the present, where my favourite columnist, Nicholas Kristof, in a recent article wrote: To put it another way, unbiased peer reviews trump advertising… Every Single Time. People have always sought to gain value from their purchases and that remains the only constant. What people perceive to be of value and how they obtain it, looks very different from what it did a decade ago.

Still, it is fair to say that more brands use consumer influence in positive rather than negative ways and converting social media influencers into brand advocates has proven to be a very effective strategy. These brand advocates, as evidenced by hundreds of full disclosure statements on blogs and Facebook groups, are generally very concerned about transparency because they know that it is easier to lose followers over dishonest reviews than it is to gain them.

While there are many international examples to speak of, in the Pakistani sphere, there are two areas in particular where this strategy has worked exceptionally well for brands.

Consumers have become incredibly particular about what they eat, what goes into their food, and under what conditions it is manufactured. And it is natural that where consumers go, brands will follow.

Facebook groups like Soul Sisters Pakistan, Soul Bitches and a plethora of others have followers in the thousands and the word of the handful of women leading the group is considered gospel. As always, it is a time of challenge and opportunity for brands, but more pertinently, it is an incredibly exciting time to be a consumer of brands.

She can be contacted at marylouandrew gmail. So why are activation agencies not taking advantage? Umair Kazi explains why.

Earlier this year, Dawlance, through their activation agency, Bulls Eye DDB, organised an event in Lahore to promote their multi-purpose stoves and ovens. Since activation events create more opportunities for personalised interactions and engagement with their target audience, an increasing number of brands have upped their marketing budgets for activation. Agencies responded by designing marketing activities, optimised to deliver the biggest bang for their buck in terms of cost per contacts.

Walk into any decent grocery store today and you will see this in action.

In every aisle, there is a brand ambassador waiting to tell you about this and sell you that. Most consumers, including myself, started avoiding activation campaigns like the plague.

At the same time, social media took off and bymost brands had become increasingly confident with the medium. They had gathered a sizable number of likes on their pages and needed content. This paved the way for a new addition to the activation brief; the social media angle. Today, almost all clients want a social media element to their activation. The first was simple captive integration. The idea is to create an activity that allows people to connect to their social media accounts and post stuff ideally branded about the activity and their part in it.

The problem with this approach is that it is restrictive, even with the help of customised software that can make the posting process smoother.

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In simple terms, participation is low because no matter how engaging the content is, it is a chore to post from a system you are not familiar with. For privacy nuts, it is an even bigger source of concern to enter sensitive login details from an untrustworthy location. The second phase came with the advent of 3G and 4G technology.

Now, people could do more than just check-in from their phones. This independence of social posting became a huge opportunity for the activation industry. The cost per contact was now being addressed by an online footprint as well, thereby unshackling it from strict activation targets. This helped brands refocus on creating a richer experience, even if it came at a higher cost and paved the way for visually engaging activations that encouraged people to whip out their phones, take a picture and post it.

The third stage came in the form of social-maximised campaigns. It had a considerable population and observers comment on the pretty white mosque and YTM Ali's imposing stone residence. He came to the position as a young man in and enjoyed a reign of forty-two years. His son was the last Sultan of Lingga, and after Muhammad Yusuf's death inhe absorbed the position of YTM and merged it with the sultanate.

She reigned for two years until her son, Abdul Rahman was installed as Sultan If the Malay-Bugis division of the kingdom had been maintained their burial sites should have been reserved. In the early s an Islamic study club, the Rusydiyah Club, was established on Penyengat. Intending members had to produce a piece of writing to prove their suitablity for membership and the Club had its own press which printed members' works and religious texts At about the same time two recreational areas were developed on the island.

The local people tell of a lake which used to exist in the centre of the island and was used for fishing. The Dutch however had it drained as an anti-malaria measure. It was equipped with swings and plaster boats and horses for children to play on. Penyengat people today regard the last years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th as Penyengat's golden age.

At that time the people of the island were said to be prosperous and there were no poor. The population estimates 49 for that period seem exaggerated, but provide a comparative estimate of the demographic density of Penyengat: Penyengat had 9 people, while Tanjung Pinang and Daik-Lingga each had 4 The three surviving buildings on Penyengat from this period reflect the prosperity of the time and European influence on the local architecture.

The building, whose outer walls still stand, is two-storeyed, of brick and with large windows. It is not far from the mosque. In a much better state of preservation is the former residence of Tengku Bilik, so named informants say, because she spent most of her time in her room.

There is however, an artist's impression of the palace which now hangs in the Museum Kandil Riau, Tanjung Pinang. The building is said to be of the same design as the Dutch Resident's house in Tanjung Pinang.

In front of the palace was a cleared area, or alun-alun, and a balai one side of which was for the nobat, the other for a banda banyan tree and two flag-poles for the Dutch and Riau flags.

One indication of the modernity of this new period of construction on Penyengat is the presence in of electricity and several telephones on the island. Penyengat's hey-day was not long-lasting. In Sultan Abdul Rahman was deposed by the Dutch for not co-operating with their administration.

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The Sultan and most of the Penyengat Rajas migrated to Singapore, where the Sultan died and was buried in In the Dutch officially abolished the kingdom of Riau-Lingga. When the Penyengat people on the island and in Singapore, learned of this, they feared the Dutch would confiscate all their Penyengat property.

It is said that rather than allow this to happen, the Penyengat Rajas took, sold, or destroyed everything of value in their homes. This explains why so little remains today. Penyengat's Centres The island of Penyengat saw itself, and was viewed by others, as a royal centre. In the latter part of the 19th century it was sometimes referred to as Tulau Inderasakti' the name now taken by the Yayasan of Raja Ham- zah Yunus. As well, earlier in the 19th century, Penyengat's epithet was 'Serambi Mecca' or'Gateway to Mecca' and people living in the Riau area would visit Penyengat before embarking on the pilgrimage to Mecca.

None of these elements however, appear in a combined form within a defined area on Penyengat. If we look for patterns, or combinations of symbolic elements on Penyengat we form a quite different picture. When we study the map of Penyengat it is clear that only half the island on the eastern part, has been used for settlement. The western half, besides several kampongs on the northern periphery, consists of defence works and fortifications.

On the eastern side the modern paths, which probably follow the original paths laid down last century, intersect the area and divide it into the following parts, listed chronologically in order of development. YTM Raja All's palace and its associated perigi suluk for tarikat ablutions. Note that they lived on the southern, Kota Rentang side of Penyen- gat; as their ancestor Raja Ahmad had.

The palace complex of Sultan Abdul Rahman, which under the division of the Riau-Lingga kingdom, should not have been built on Penyen- gat. Note that this palace is sited away from the mosque, and away from the residences of the earlier YTMS. The Mosque and Tarikat When we look among these 8 areas for one which was consistently a centre of temporal power e. Each YTM had his own residence, which after his death did not remain the centre.

The enduring focus of Penyengat was undoubtedly its mosque. In quite specific terms the Tuhfat describes the pious behaviour of these YTMs. The presentation of these qualities is remarkably similar to the al-Ghazali's description of the ideal ruler in his Nasi- hat al-Muluk. We have discussed elsewhere 55 al-Ghazali's influence on Raja Ali Haji's thought and writing and we have here in the Tuhfat's por- tayal of the YTMs, another example of that influence.

The king was to overcome pride; to imagine himself in the position of the subjects and to do nothing which he would not wish to be done to himself; he should not treat with contempt those who came to him with some need; he was to avoid luxury; and as far as possible to show compassion in all things; and acting in conformity with the shari'a he was to strive to achieve the satisfaction of his subjects, but he was not to seek this contrary to the shari'a Once, when he was acting as Regent on Lingga, he met a learned man from Banjar, Haji Hamin, whom on the advice of his cousin Raja Ali Haji he now brought back with him and to whom he paid an allowance.

He never missed the Friday prayers, remaining humble before Muslim scholars and was most polite and courteous towards his uncles, such as Raja Ismail and Raja Jafar. In the same spirit he was not comfortable sitting on a chair if his seniors were on the ground or if Lord Sayids were present. It was characteristic of him to enjoy having meals with his relatives, who would come to him on a certain day, and likewise he too would visit them in their houses.

During his reign he upheld the Islamic faith, attending the mosque on Fridays and ordering women to be veiled. After consulting his cousin, Raja Ali Haji, he paid their expenses and ordered all state officials to study religion, recite books, and improve their recitation of the glorious Quran.

He himself loved the quest for knowledge. His cousin, Raja Ali Haji, selected several learned men, like Sayid Abdullah of Bahrain and others, to settle on Penyengat and teach for a year. People will notice you acting differently even without the TSA "highlighting" it. July 13, at Funniest thing is that he last name was Christian. July 12, at But keep in mind that a lot of people "cheat", too, sometimes because they really have too, and other just because they don't really care.

He was in pretty poor shape at the end of the month. Maybe there is tomething that that Breathairian movement. Or the last time a Christian serving in the military of a middle east country assassinated his coworkers?

When was the last time American teenagers, living on government subsidies in a foreign country used common kitchen appliances to blow up innocent citizens of their host country? And here I mean covert, cyber, economic, media and regular warfare. July 22, at 1: The TSA seems to be fair in preventing problems with certain traditions in every culture.

I would also have to assume someone dressed up as Santa would receive additional screening. July 22, at Not on the airplane! July 11, at The First Five of the 77 Branches: To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent.

Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence. To believe in the existence of angels. Today we would classify angels as f—airies and "tin—ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore. Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line.

Today we call them for-tune tellers. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him alone. Common sense demands a neuron deletion of 5.