Posts Tagged 'Dubai'

The Method Actor Approach to Design

I spotted that expression in a recent interview with branding luminary Michael Beirut of Pentagram. Despite being a practitioner of this rather compulsive form of design thinking for as long as I can recall, I …

The Method Actor Approach to Design

I spotted that expression in a recent interview with branding luminary Michael Beirut of Pentagram. Despite being a practitioner of this rather compulsive form of design thinking for as long as I can recall, I …

Making a smart move to Dubai Design District

I moved to Dubai about three weeks ago.

While Xische is preparing our office move to Dubai Design District (d3) – coincidentally also a long-stranding client – my thoughts are around modern design and architecture …

Making a smart move to Dubai Design District

I moved to Dubai about three weeks ago.

While Xische is preparing our office move to Dubai Design District (d3) – coincidentally also a long-stranding client – my thoughts are around modern design and architecture …

The GCC is a Tourism Juggernaut

When Nick Hall of the Digital Tourism Think Tank in Brussels invited me to join a workshop on helping European tourism boards and hospitality chains better understand the Middle East market, I didn’t hesitate to …

The GCC is a Tourism Juggernaut

When Nick Hall of the Digital Tourism Think Tank in Brussels invited me to join a workshop on helping European tourism boards and hospitality chains better understand the Middle East market, I didn’t hesitate to …

Google is dead. Long live Google.

This morning, we all met Alphabet.

“What is Alphabet? Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google.” Larry Page

Image Credit: Daily Infographics

For many years, Google has …

Google is dead. Long live Google.

This morning, we all met Alphabet.

“What is Alphabet? Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google.” Larry Page

Image Credit: Daily Infographics

For many years, Google has …

Live Tweeting: Arab Social Media Influencers Summit 2015

Team Xische will be live tweeting from the #ArabSMIS. Follow our tweets and the conversation by reading the tweets below. Don’t miss out on the insightful talks by the creator of the #hashtag, the lady …

Live Tweeting: Arab Social Media Influencers Summit 2015

Team Xische will be live tweeting from the #ArabSMIS. Follow our tweets and the conversation by reading the tweets below. Don’t miss out on the insightful talks by the creator of the #hashtag, the lady …

Live Tweeting: 2015 UAE #GovtSummit

Listening to Kevin Kelly, founder of @WIRED talking about the future of Internet of Things. https://t.co/a4j77F6g7S #GovSummit

— Xische & Co. (@Xische) February 9, 2015

“Data about your customers is as valuable as your customers.”—Kevin …

Live Tweeting: 2015 UAE #GovtSummit

Listening to Kevin Kelly, founder of @WIRED talking about the future of Internet of Things. https://t.co/a4j77F6g7S #GovSummit

— Xische & Co. (@Xische) February 9, 2015

“Data about your customers is as valuable as your customers.”—Kevin …

Business in a City Named Dubai

Our CEO Danish Farhan was invited to share his experience running businesses in the Middle East by International Referral Conference in Dubai last month. The audience was bound to be sceptical, given it was almost …

Business in a City Named Dubai

Our CEO Danish Farhan was invited to share his experience running businesses in the Middle East by International Referral Conference in Dubai last month. The audience was bound to be sceptical, given it was almost …

Facebook Now Re-targets Me

So recently, I’ve been seeing a lot more relevant ads to me on my Facebook RHS column or on my news feed as ‘Page Like’ ads or sponsored stories. As a Facebook advertiser, this wouldn’t …

Facebook Now Re-targets Me

So recently, I’ve been seeing a lot more relevant ads to me on my Facebook RHS column or on my news feed as ‘Page Like’ ads or sponsored stories. As a Facebook advertiser, this wouldn’t …

The Many Faces of a Community Manager

Remember when Heath Ledger had to sit in a room for months to assume the role of The Joker for ‘The Dark Knight’? Of course you do. Well, being a community manager in the social …

The Many Faces of a Community Manager

Remember when Heath Ledger had to sit in a room for months to assume the role of The Joker for ‘The Dark Knight’? Of course you do. Well, being a community manager in the social …

5 Lessons at #FFWDDXB

1) Too many hashtags spoil the broth.

One hashtag per event can generate the ‘viral’ buzz. Yes, we said it: #VIRAL. The more the hashtag is used – the more likely it is to trend …

5 Lessons at #FFWDDXB

1) Too many hashtags spoil the broth.

One hashtag per event can generate the ‘viral’ buzz. Yes, we said it: #VIRAL. The more the hashtag is used – the more likely it is to trend …

Facebook Paper: Yay or Nay?

There’s been all this buzz about Facebook Paper, it’s almost like the new ‘EXTRA EXTRA, read all about it’ news source but it’s not only digital, it’s socially savvy too! If you have no idea …

Facebook Paper: Yay or Nay?

There’s been all this buzz about Facebook Paper, it’s almost like the new ‘EXTRA EXTRA, read all about it’ news source but it’s not only digital, it’s socially savvy too! If you have no idea …

Confessions of a Brand Dubai Storyteller

Confessions of a Brand Dubai Storyteller from Danish Farhan

We were asked by the Digital Tourism Think Tank from London to deliver a keynote at the first Yahoo! Digital Tourism Campus Dubai at MAKE Business …

Confessions of a Brand Dubai Storyteller

Confessions of a Brand Dubai Storyteller from Danish Farhan

We were asked by the Digital Tourism Think Tank from London to deliver a keynote at the first Yahoo! Digital Tourism Campus Dubai at MAKE Business …

The Quantum Mechanics of Branding

My qualifications are as follows: Bachelors of Science in Physics; Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics; Masters of Education in Curriculum and Teaching. Therefore, I am supposed to be a high school physics teacher in …

The Quantum Mechanics of Branding

My qualifications are as follows: Bachelors of Science in Physics; Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics; Masters of Education in Curriculum and Teaching. Therefore, I am supposed to be a high school physics teacher in …

Joining Hands with BOLDTalks

Once in a while, an event manages to spark imagination, fuel dialog and make a lasting impression. As bystander admirers of BOLDTalks for a few years, this year unraveled a unique partnership with the event. …

Joining Hands with BOLDTalks

Once in a while, an event manages to spark imagination, fuel dialog and make a lasting impression. As bystander admirers of BOLDTalks for a few years, this year unraveled a unique partnership with the event. …

#AnaDubai: Challenging the Meaning of Art

The City Is Your Canvas

This year, Dubai Culture & Art Authority and Dubai-based design boutique Xpoze approached us to be a part of their outdoor art initiative The City Is Your Canvas – commissioning …

#AnaDubai: Challenging the Meaning of Art

The City Is Your Canvas

This year, Dubai Culture & Art Authority and Dubai-based design boutique Xpoze approached us to be a part of their outdoor art initiative The City Is Your Canvas – commissioning …

Xische at the UAE Apps Masterclass

Last night, the Shelter hosted an insightful gathering of app-minded individuals in Dubai. Three stories from UAE-based app designers and developers were showcased in pitch sessions of 10 minutes each. On the other side of …

Xische at the UAE Apps Masterclass

Last night, the Shelter hosted an insightful gathering of app-minded individuals in Dubai. Three stories from UAE-based app designers and developers were showcased in pitch sessions of 10 minutes each. On the other side of …

PlayStation ME: Social Needn’t Be Only Virtual

For one of the region’s most exciting gaming expos GAMES12, PlayStation Middle East asked us to help raise the bar on how social media can fuel real engagement. As existing social media partners of PlayStation, …

PlayStation ME: Social Needn’t Be Only Virtual

For one of the region’s most exciting gaming expos GAMES12, PlayStation Middle East asked us to help raise the bar on how social media can fuel real engagement. As existing social media partners of PlayStation, …

Danish Farhan presents at The Internet Show 2012

Measuring Social Media ROI from Danish Farhan

Our CEO Danish was asked to present a keynote on how ROI is measured for social media. He jumped at the opportunity because he believes asking to measure …

Danish Farhan presents at The Internet Show 2012

Measuring Social Media ROI from Danish Farhan

Our CEO Danish was asked to present a keynote on how ROI is measured for social media. He jumped at the opportunity because he believes asking to measure …

New Guy: I’ve Got a List to Keep Track of Lists You Don’t Even Know You Need Yet

Meet Alan Jambaro.

Fav food? Music you listen to? Books you read?
I love Asian cuisine particularly Thai and Chinese.
I love happy, feel good music when im at work. It helps me to be …

New Guy: I’ve Got a List to Keep Track of Lists You Don’t Even Know You Need Yet

Meet Alan Jambaro.

Fav food? Music you listen to? Books you read?
I love Asian cuisine particularly Thai and Chinese.
I love happy, feel good music when im at work. It helps me to be …

Wanted: Fashion Stylists for Hot New Dubai Venture

If you’re reading this, you probably know what we’re talking about. Personal stylists give fashion advice to ensure that clients will be able to showcase their desired fashion image. As a potential candidate, you need …

Wanted: Fashion Stylists for Hot New Dubai Venture

If you’re reading this, you probably know what we’re talking about. Personal stylists give fashion advice to ensure that clients will be able to showcase their desired fashion image. As a potential candidate, you need …

The Case for Digital Startups

This post was published on The Shelter’s blog and was authored by Mary Ames. Download the full report here.

In September, Shelter Dubai hosted a panel discussion with regional experts in online business in the …

The Case for Digital Startups

This post was published on The Shelter’s blog and was authored by Mary Ames. Download the full report here.

In September, Shelter Dubai hosted a panel discussion with regional experts in online business in the …

Mentoring at Startup Weekend Dubai 2011

We’re super excited to have witnessed Dubai’s first Startup Weekend–featuring an incredible bunch of entrepreneurs from the city under one roof for 54-hours. Our CEO Danish was invited to mentor selected teams to define, refine …

Mentoring at Startup Weekend Dubai 2011

We’re super excited to have witnessed Dubai’s first Startup Weekend–featuring an incredible bunch of entrepreneurs from the city under one roof for 54-hours. Our CEO Danish was invited to mentor selected teams to define, refine …

Grosper.com kills the group-buying cliche in Dubai

Just because you are a group buying website does not necessarily mean you have to look ugly. Grosper.com is a group-buying website that doesn’t peddle spa vouchers, meal discounts or other little memorabilia. They’re about …

Grosper.com kills the group-buying cliche in Dubai

Just because you are a group buying website does not necessarily mean you have to look ugly. Grosper.com is a group-buying website that doesn’t peddle spa vouchers, meal discounts or other little memorabilia. They’re about …

Xische Leads With 3 Wins and 9 Nominations at Internet Awards 2011

(Update: We’re thrilled to have won 3 awards! Details indicated below and on the organizer’s website)

It’s always nice to see our clients shine in the glory of work we had a little something to …

Xische Leads With 3 Wins and 9 Nominations at Internet Awards 2011

(Update: We’re thrilled to have won 3 awards! Details indicated below and on the organizer’s website)

It’s always nice to see our clients shine in the glory of work we had a little something to …

Wanted Alive: Social Media Executive

Job Reference: XB110 / Location: Dubai / Experience: 2 years

Our social media squad (behind RAKBANK, City of Life & TEDxRamallah) is looking to add a motivated geek with a passion for blogging, tweeting, facebooking, …

Wanted Alive: Social Media Executive

Job Reference: XB110 / Location: Dubai / Experience: 2 years

Our social media squad (behind RAKBANK, City of Life & TEDxRamallah) is looking to add a motivated geek with a passion for blogging, tweeting, facebooking, …

Wanted: Junior Project Coordinator in Dubai

Job Reference: XB109 / Location: Dubai / Experience: 2 years

We’re looking for a candidate with an OCD-type personality (read:obsessive-compulsive disorder) to fill the role of project coordinator. If you’re an ex-developer who understands the …

Wanted: Junior Project Coordinator in Dubai

Job Reference: XB109 / Location: Dubai / Experience: 2 years

We’re looking for a candidate with an OCD-type personality (read:obsessive-compulsive disorder) to fill the role of project coordinator. If you’re an ex-developer who understands the …

A Brand Invented By Kids, Locked Down By The Crowds

This morning, Xische attempted something completely untried in the design thinking process. Here’s how the story goes: Our friends at Alchemy Films ran a project last week with the students of GEMS World Academy in …

A Brand Invented By Kids, Locked Down By The Crowds

This morning, Xische attempted something completely untried in the design thinking process. Here’s how the story goes: Our friends at Alchemy Films ran a project last week with the students of GEMS World Academy in …

30 Mins in 60 Secs at Xische

So there’s two reasons to do this timelapse video of our offices in Dubai. 1) Ever wonder what 30 minutes at Xische’s Dubai Media City office look like? Well you need wonder no more. 2) …

30 Mins in 60 Secs at Xische

So there’s two reasons to do this timelapse video of our offices in Dubai. 1) Ever wonder what 30 minutes at Xische’s Dubai Media City office look like? Well you need wonder no more. 2) …

XBENCH: Crowdsourced Art For Benches In Dubai

We were invited by one of Dubai’s eclectic boutiques called S*uce to participate in a cool thought-provoking initiative to push for more benches in Dubai. We took the opportunity to involve the crowd to be …

XBENCH: Crowdsourced Art For Benches In Dubai

We were invited by one of Dubai’s eclectic boutiques called S*uce to participate in a cool thought-provoking initiative to push for more benches in Dubai. We took the opportunity to involve the crowd to be …

Augmented Reality in the Middle East with Jotun

November is turning out to be a spectacularly techie month for us!  After the wildly viral barcode invitations we produced for TEDxDubai this year, we’re excited to follow it up with an Augmented Reality experience …

Augmented Reality in the Middle East with Jotun

November is turning out to be a spectacularly techie month for us!  After the wildly viral barcode invitations we produced for TEDxDubai this year, we’re excited to follow it up with an Augmented Reality experience …

Why I Will Not Switch To Facebook Mail

Two days from now, Facebook is speculated to release its new product – an Email service. A user-base of well over 500 million people is strong reason to believe that Facebook Mail will have a …

Why I Will Not Switch To Facebook Mail

Two days from now, Facebook is speculated to release its new product – an Email service. A user-base of well over 500 million people is strong reason to believe that Facebook Mail will have a …

TEDxDubai Now Rebooted

We are incredibly excited to be able to announce our collaboration with the definitive event of the year — TEDxDubai 2010. Those of you who attended the first-ever edition last year know exactly what we’re …

TEDxDubai Now Rebooted

We are incredibly excited to be able to announce our collaboration with the definitive event of the year — TEDxDubai 2010. Those of you who attended the first-ever edition last year know exactly what we’re …

Xische at The Luxury Forum

Update on November 3, 2010 – Danish speaking at the conference.

Our chief Danish Farhan will be speaking at The Luxury Forum in Dubai this afternoon. As a take-home kit, he wants to share a …

Xische at The Luxury Forum

Update on November 3, 2010 – Danish speaking at the conference.

Our chief Danish Farhan will be speaking at The Luxury Forum in Dubai this afternoon. As a take-home kit, he wants to share a …

Wanted: Fashionista Content Manager

Job Reference: XB102 / Location: Dubai / Experience: Not essential

We are weeks away from an interesting fashion project launching out of Dubai. What we need now is a geek that has a passion for …

Wanted: Fashionista Content Manager

Job Reference: XB102 / Location: Dubai / Experience: Not essential

We are weeks away from an interesting fashion project launching out of Dubai. What we need now is a geek that has a passion for …

Who Dares Wins: 4Men Magazine features Danish Farhan on Entrepreneurship

The latest issue of Dubai’s lifestyle magazine 4Men carries a feature by ace wordsmith Hisham Wyne profiling our CEO Danish Farhan as one of the Dubai’s rising young entrepreneurs.

“Entrepreneurs and the businesses they engender …

Who Dares Wins: 4Men Magazine features Danish Farhan on Entrepreneurship

The latest issue of Dubai’s lifestyle magazine 4Men carries a feature by ace wordsmith Hisham Wyne profiling our CEO Danish Farhan as one of the Dubai’s rising young entrepreneurs.

“Entrepreneurs and the businesses they engender …

Art Dubai: Weapons of Mass Attraction Talk

Art Dubai is the definitive art fair of the Middle East, bringing collectors, artists and art professionals from across the Middle East and South Asia to our bustling city. We’re big fans and routinely take …

Art Dubai: Weapons of Mass Attraction Talk

Art Dubai is the definitive art fair of the Middle East, bringing collectors, artists and art professionals from across the Middle East and South Asia to our bustling city. We’re big fans and routinely take …

CEO Danish Farhan talks social business on TV

Last night, our CEO and founder Danish Farhan appeared on “Inside Business Report” talking about why there can be no experts on social media — given how recent the phenomenon is, rules are still being …

CEO Danish Farhan talks social business on TV

Last night, our CEO and founder Danish Farhan appeared on “Inside Business Report” talking about why there can be no experts on social media — given how recent the phenomenon is, rules are still being …

Internships 2.0 Now Open

We are super excited to launch a completely re-imagined internship initiative here at Xische. Through the course of 2010, Xische Studios (as formerly known) has transformed into a hybrid consulting boutique now called Xische & …

Internships 2.0 Now Open

We are super excited to launch a completely re-imagined internship initiative here at Xische. Through the course of 2010, Xische Studios (as formerly known) has transformed into a hybrid consulting boutique now called Xische & …

Wanted: Junior Account Executive in Dubai

Job Reference: XB100 / Location: Dubai /  Experience: 2 years

Based in Dubai, you will be responsible for maintaining relationships with key client accounts, by liaising between clients and Xische’s key consulting/design teams.

We care …

Wanted: Junior Account Executive in Dubai

Job Reference: XB100 / Location: Dubai /  Experience: 2 years

Based in Dubai, you will be responsible for maintaining relationships with key client accounts, by liaising between clients and Xische’s key consulting/design teams.

We care …

City of Life: How Dubai’s First Film Made It Viral

Over the last year, we’ve had the ‘confidential’ pleasure of working with Emirati director and friend Ali F Mostafa together with Filmworks on Dubai’s first ever full-length feature film – City of Life.  We conceived …

City of Life: How Dubai’s First Film Made It Viral

Over the last year, we’ve had the ‘confidential’ pleasure of working with Emirati director and friend Ali F Mostafa together with Filmworks on Dubai’s first ever full-length feature film – City of Life.  We conceived …