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Karachi Blog | Find here whatever is going on in Karachi! - Part 4

UBL inaugurates Pakistan’s first Digital Branch

Mr. Wajahat Husain, President & CEO UBL (4th left), Mr. Syed Irfan Ali, Executive Director, State Bank Pakistan (SBP) (4th right) and Mr. Izhar Hussain, Director, Centre for Executive Education, IBA (3rd left) along with officials from SBP and Read more


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Pakistan’s largest mall Lucky One to be open for public soon

Pakistan’s largest mall Lucky One, which was under-construction since a long time has finally neared its completion phase. Tentatively named as Lucky One for now, though we don’t think that the name would be changed, the plaza has already Read more

The 10 Best Karachi Restaurants 2017 - TripAdvisor

Karachi’s packed with dining options as dozens of new restaurants open their doors to the city every year. Some are new entrants and some are old restaurants. The world’s most efficient travel website — TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor Popularity Index, which uses Read more

Karachi Literature Festival 2017

New Year brings with it a number of festivals that provoke and make us think about issues that matter. Music, literature and film festivals have the power to not only bring people together but also develop a sense of Read more

Open BDA Hadoop Summit 2014

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P@SHA is joining Open – BDA Summit that is to be held on November 18th – 19th 2014 at Marriott Hotel, Karachi.

The event is aimed at offering a technical overview of Apache Hadoop to business users and decision makers. It will also educate organizations on how Apache Hadoop can be an integral component of their enterprise big data structure.

P@SHA member avail 20% discount. It is advised that participants register at their earliest.

For more details, you may log onto www.hadoopsummit.pk

P@SHA ICT AWARDS 2014

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P@SHA (Pakistan Software Houses Association) for IT &ITES is well-known for its commitment towards acknowledging software and service applications developing companies and their contribution to upscale the Information and Communication Technologies sector of the country.

In its 11th year, P@SHA aims to continue helping these companies avail the best of both local and international opportunities.

The prestigious P@SHA ICT Awards will be held on November 15th 2014 at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi.

To register for the P@SHA ICT Awards 2014 click here

Tabla Classes with Ustad Khurshid Hussain & Yousuf Kerai

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T2F is organizing tabla classes with Ustad Khurshid Hussain and Yousuf Kerai on November 15, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.
The event will be hosted at: 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.

For more information about the event contact:
+ (92-21) 3538-9033 & + (92-21) 3538-9043;
or, email at: info@peaceniche.org

Students at IVSAA Bring Life to a Karachi Street

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What idea would you perceive if you regularly strolled around a random, thoroughly-littered Karachi street and then suddenly one day you see a clean and pristine, and artistically transformed street instead? You nod your head in dismay, figuring out if you just lost your way or that dirt specked street disappeared overnight, right?

Well, it was 7:00 am on a fine morning of 8th November when a group of students from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture joined hands to take it to a street in Clifton, Block 2 to clean up the mess and paint beautiful graffiti instead.

With oodles of confidence and passion for life, these students began by loading garbage in huge bags in a well-organized manner. In a matter of a couple of hours, the garbage was nowhere to be seen, while students had already started to confer their creative flair onto the walls. They cleared off the wall-chalking into plain white walls and then painted them with the landscape of the city in green. By 2:00 pm, there was creativity oozing out on the street – it had come to life.

Well, this was a terrific idea executed brilliantly – however, the question remains as to what prompted these students to take an initiative so bold. Learning is a 360 degree experience when it comes to giving back, and who could have done it in a better way than those who keep striding on the learning path. On a brighter note, we can rest-assured that the spirit of responsibility still lives on and hope it stays forever.

 

Khoobsurat, brought to you by TUC

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TUC brings to you Khoobsurat!
TUC has always maintained its personality as a light hearted snack for untimely hunger pangs and also light hearted humor. So bringing you this movie was a job no one would have done better than them! Fawad Khan has been an ambassador for TUC for four years and been a part of “The Lighter Side of Life”. TUC now chose to bring Khoobsurat to Pakistan and basically spread some love and of course laughter!
The love story of Vikram Rathore with his love interest Dr. Milli Chakravarty is told in Bollywood style but with a big splash from Disney, India. Khoobsurat is directed by Shashanka Ghosh of 2009 comedy Quick Gun Murugun fame and produced by Rhea Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film in its trailer shows bright colors, animated characters and a catchy score by Sunidhi Chauhan!
TUC has made use of all its digital forums to make sure that TUC fans get exclusive movie news, and a little something extra with regards to the movie Khoobsurat. This movie has been waited on for a while because it is starring Pakistan’s heart throb Fawad Khan and India’s Style Icon Sonam Kapoor.
If you’re looking to know more about the movie you can check out TUC’s Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

Tapal Danedar TVC September 2014

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Tapal Danedar has been one of those brands in Pakistan which constantly keep their customers interested in what they are up to next. The brand exudes an uplifting aura, by basically talking about the change they wish to see in the country. When Muhammad Waseem won a silver medal in the Common Wealth Games 2014, it was celebrated on the Facebook page along with K-2 climbers whose perseverance was applauded! Such is the note on which the brand wishes to grow on along with its brand loyalists.

Last year Tapal repositioned the brand with the new tagline “Ab Dil ki Suno”, inspiring people to stay true to their heart. This year in extension to the same message, Tapal has launched a campaign which announces the new, classier packaging.

The commercial focuses on the origin of the premium quality tea. It is done in a manner which shows that every cup of tea has been made using tea leaves from the best tea gardens in the world. The view of those tea gardens along with skillful workers instills a calm among all viewers that Tapal Danedar takes each cup of tea very seriously.

Tapal Danedar has once again successfully put forward the premium and chic image of the brand by highlighting, in a sensorial manner, the basics -color, taste & aroma.

Adidas Promotes FIFA 2014 in Pakistan through Digital Competition

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World’s leading German apparel brand, Adidas has launched its latest FIFA 2014 marketing campaign in Pakistan ‘The CHOSEN ONE’ through a Socialsell – a budding start up digital agency.

Adidas is offering its Pakistani fans an opportunity to win two air and 2 match tickets for the final FIFA’14 match in Brazil. Understanding the dynamics of FIFA, being more than just any tournament, fan merchandise and newer products related to FIFA’14 were added to the campaign.

Fan merchandise includes products endorsed by Lionel Messi, Oscar Dos Santos, Lukas Polski along with the official Brazuca ball.

The campaign is the brainchild of Socialsell, a digital creative agency specializing in the creative development of brands particularly on their digital platform. The campaign is underway at all ADIDAS stores all over Pakistan and will end on a lucky draw announcing the winner of the competition.

Mobilink Brings Pakistan’s First 3G Enabled Dongle

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The largest telecommunication network of Pakistan, Mobilink recently broke the ice by introducing the first 3G enabled USB Dongle in Pakistan.

Branded with the name of speednet, the device comes with a free trial for 3G services and offers high speed internet reaching up to 7.2 Mbps.

“In line with Mobilink’s strategy of providing quality experience to its customers Mobilink will launch products and services that maximize the utility of our 10MHz 3G spectrum”, said Aamer Manzoor, Head of Data, Mobilink, while highlighting the prospects of Mobilink with line with 3G services in the future.

3G enthusiasts can get this device for Rs. 2500, which enjoys compatibility with all laptop brands. With a plug and play software, this dongle comes without a data plan for now, and hence would work free of charge.

Later on, after commercial launch of Mobilink’s 3G services, customers will be allowed to select their desired data plans as per their needs.

Kudos to Mobilink for being proactive in view of our emerging 3G needs!

Oreo Princess Pakistan – Oreo dunks its way into our hearts

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World’s number one biscuit focuses on the love a parent shares with their child. Keeping in line with this strategy, the Oreo’s Princess Campaign throws light on the unconditional friendship between a father and a daughter. Oreo launched the princess campaign on 1st May 2014 and made millions smile with the endearing concept and even more heartwarming execution. The ad has managed to hit a chord with the audience and build an emotional connection in just a week’s time.

Last year Oreo launched the Twist, Lick, Dunk campaign that highlighted father-son relationship and this year the ad focuses on the daughter. Princess Campaign shows a daughter pretending to be a princess and welcoming her father into her little fairytale world. The father has to obey everything the ‘princess’ says and learn the TLD ritual in the process. The ad ends on an endearing note leaving the consumer feeling emotionally connected with the brand. Oreo’s global Facebook page and leave your comment at Oreo Website

PEPSI Releases Its Cricket Centric Campaign – Dil Dil Pakistan

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No matter how much one avoids it, getting excited about cricket lies in Pakistani blood. For years now, Pepsi has been an arch supporter of cricket in Pakistan and has harped on this sport to come up with different campaigns.

This time around, Pepsi has launched a campaign celebrating cricket called “Dil Dil Pakistan” along with the signature tagline Dil Maange Abhi.

Different cricket players have often been seen in Pepsi campaigns and this time is no different. The brand has taken on board various cricket stars together to ignite the team green passion for the ICC T20 World Cup. The Dil Maange Abhi, Dil Dil Pakistan ad sees Shahid Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Sana Wasim, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, Sana Mir, Ahmed Shahzad and actor Ayesha Omar all cheering on for the team and enjoying Pepsi alongside.

Recently, if you’ve wandered the streets of Karachi and other cities including Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad and Multan in Pakistan you will see various billboards, streamers and life size cricket bats supporting the campaign as well.

Pepsi has also used Sana Mir for the first time who is Captain of Pakistan’s female cricket team.

The hash tags being used to promote this campaign on social media are: #pepsicricket and #dildilPakistan

The agency for this campaign is Groupm.

Mediums being used for this campaign promotion are: Billboards, Print, TVC and Outdoor with supporting hash tags to gain social media mileage.

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