ILHEM ALLAGUI PhD

Dept of Journalism & Strategic Communication

Northwestern University in Qatar

I am an Associate Professor at Northwestern University (Qatar). My teaching experience includes integrated marketing communication as well as digital and social media marketing.

My professional non-academic experience includes advertising and PR agency experience in Montreal (Canada). 

My research areas of interest include social media & marketing communications, Internet adoption and usage,  nation and place branding, social change, women studies, and socio-cultural changes in particular in the MENA region.

Ilhem Allagui
Advertising in MENA goes Digital; Ilhem Allagui
Advertising in MENA Goes Digital
(Routledge 2019)
The book sheds light on the evolving advertising industry in relation to its contextual environment. The book explores the ways communication technologies, social media and mobile have shaped marketing communication solutions created for local and global brands. 

1.

Influences on Arab Advertising Industries

2.

The advertising market and adoption of digital media

3.

Online advertising as a revenue stream for media start-ups in MENA

4.

Advertising to Arab women: Setting the record straight

5.

Advertising to consumers in a religious season

6.

Humor and cultural codes in Arab advertising

7.

Political advertising at experiment

Review for Advertising in Mena Goes Digital

by Prof. John Sinclair

Although a major world region, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has attracted little attention within the research literature on global marketing communication, least of all given book-length treatment.  This welcome work provides a comprehensive and authoritative filling of the gap.  While the focus is on the current era, in which marketing in general and advertising in particular are in a complex process of adaptation to the world of digital communication, this is set within a broader perspective on the development of the commercial cultures of the region.  

Because of her own background experience in the advertising industry, Allagui is able to bring an impressive depth of understanding and detail to her account of the structural transformation in the sector, and its modes of professional practice.  Equally, her academic background has given her the conceptual framework, intellectual insight, and empirical research skills that make the book a valuable contribution to scholarship.  This fusion of qualities is seen most evidently in a series of closely-analysed case studies she presents, notably of public service advertising campaigns.  

Of particular interest in MENA are tensions between broad cultural similarities across the region, versus national and other differences.  Allagui explores these from a marketing perspective with regard to humour, religious celebration, and the status of women.  In these chapters, and throughout the work, she demonstrates an exceptionally detailed knowledge of contemporary developments not only in the advertising industry itself, but amongst the advertiser clients, the legacy and digital media, and the behaviour of the audiences that they are all seeking.  

 

Professor John Sinclair, FAHA,
Honorary Professorial Fellow,
School of Culture and Communication, 
The University of Melbourne,
Victoria, 3010, Australia.
 

Review for Advertising in Mena Goes Digital

by Prof. Karen Freberg

Ilhem Allagui’s book “Advertising in MENA goes Digital” is going to be a must read and adoption for global social and digital courses. This book is quite unique in its approach and offerings, making it a necessary addition to marketing and public relations libraries. I am grateful this book was written since it provides a great overview of Middle East digital practices that are usually overlooked, or not covered, in related books. I loved how Ilhem integrated both theoretical and practical insights and concepts within the book to create a global, hybrid, and integrated approach in studying and discussion digital and social practices. This will be a recommended reading not only for my classes, but I will also be advocating this book to my fellow colleagues in the USA and other countries who teach and research digital and social media communication. I highly recommend this book!

 

Karen Freberg, Ph.D.
Professor in Strategic Communication

Department of Communication

University of Louisville.

Past Events & Presentations

IMMAA Conference

NUQ, Doha

4-6 Oct, 2019

AEJMC Conference Toronto  

August 7-11, 2019

IAMCR Conference,  

Madrid

July 7-11, 2019

Cannes Creativity Festival

Cannes

17-21 June, 2019

Media Infrastructures in the Middle East Conference

AUB, Lebanon

9-11 January, 2020

IMMAA Conference

NUQ, Doha

4-6 Oct, 2019

AEJMC Conference Toronto  

August 7-11, 2019

IAMCR Conference,  

Madrid

July 7-11, 2019

Cannes Creativity Festival

Cannes

17-21 June, 2019

Media Infrastructures in the Middle East Conference

AUB, Lebanon

9-11 January, 2020

IMMAA Conference

NUQ, Doha

4-6 Oct, 2019

AEJMC Conference Toronto  

August 7-11, 2019

IAMCR Conference,  

Madrid

July 7-11, 2019

Cannes Creativity Festival

Cannes

17-21 June, 2019

Past Events

& Presentations

Keynote talk at the opening of the International Cultural Relations Research Alliance ICRRA. Oct. 26, 2020

Media Infrastructures in the Middle East Conference

AUB, Lebanon

9-11 January, 2020

IMMAA Conference

NUQ, Doha

4-6 Oct, 2019

AEJMC Conference Toronto  

August 7-11, 2019

Upcoming Events & Presentations

Keynote talk at the opening of the CASs International Conference on Communication Studies

Salalah, Oman

Jan 12, 2021

Cancelled Events

& Presentations due to Covid-19

Media Industries 2020: Global Currents and Contradictions

London, UK

16-18 April, 2020

Panel contribution &

Individual presentation

IAMCR Conference,  

Madrid

July 7-11, 2019

Cannes Creativity Festival

Cannes

17-21 June, 2019