The Friday Round Up: Ramadan begins, YouTube Ramadan channel, Hong Kong Halal, Eid planning, and awards …
It’s an exciting week here at Ogilvy Noor, with the beginning of Ramadan and the winning of awards!
Ogilvy Noor wishes everyone a joyful and blessed Ramadan. Muslims around you may be refraining from eating and drinking, and focusing more on their spiritual journeys. It’s a time of great community engagement, joy as well as challenges. Read more about some of the customs and traditions from around the Muslim world, and the emotions Muslims may be experiencing as they embark on fasting.
In the news
WPP’s Atticus Awards honour original thinking in communications services. This year we are delighted that Ogilvy Noor is the winner of the prestigious WPP Atticus award in the Corporate category. The Corporate Atticus recognises consistent achievement by a WPP Group company in producing high-quality professional publications. Ogilvy Noor won for its weekly blog which you can read here.
Cheat sheet: sharp insights into Muslim consumer markets this week
YouTube to launch online Ramadan TV
Malaysia promotes religious tourism packages around international Quran festival to attract tourists from ASEAN countries
Jakarta: coffee the go-to drink for socialising. It’s non alcoholic, and cafes well located, and often offer free WiFi
Asia’s hotel industry targets Eid and highlights best places to stay for the Islamic festival
“Survey finds consumers lack trust in online food info.” Web is a key medium for Muslim Futurists so halal brands must work hard to win their confidence
Receiving halal certification is a “significant commercial milestone” for resins used in sustainable plastic and packaging products
Indonesia accepts the halal logo and certificate issued by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim)
South East Asia young Muslims talk about culture, identity and challenge of asserting their place in a changing society
Establishing the Punjab Halal Development Cell aims to address growing global halal demand and to “enhance export of Pakistani products throughout the world”
“Saudis to finally get halal home loans”
“Muslims holidaying in Hong Kong can now erase any worries they have about getting halal food”
USA trading platform says it will allow Muslim users to invest online in accordance with principles of Islamic Finance
Indonesian Muslims visit the graves of their relatives ahead of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan
The Economist discusses the growing market among Christian and Muslim believers