Who's The Manalyst?

Manal Assaad I'm Manal Assaad, aka The Manalyst, a Branding Fanatic, Marketing Enthusiast, and Media Addict. By profession, I'm a Social Media specialist with a strategic marketing sense, a keen eye in design, a quirky style in communications, and avidity for publicity PR. By passion, I'm into psychology, sociology, mythology, movies and TV series, technology and gadgets, music and dancing, languages, art and culture, fashion designing and styling.
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A Day in My Life on Bayt Blog

Posted by Manal Assaad on Thursday, March 13, 2014 In : Social Media 

I never really thought of how I spend my work day, although many did get curious of what I actually do as a social media specialist, until Bayt, the #1 Employment site in the Middle East, asked me for a "Day in the Life..." feature in their blog. You can read the Bayt version with their own edits here, or continue to read mine below with links to my own resources:
As an independent Social Media consultant, my work days are finally how I’ve always wanted them to be. I have honestly never bee...

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Happiness is Regular Treats

Posted by Manal Assaad on Sunday, February 23, 2014 In : Thoughts 

I saw that at a costa coffee stand at the airport in Dammam, after a trip to Riyadh that had its highs and lows... And it got me thinking:

I have been recently feeling unusually happy... Not for a specific reason, but rather a general mind state of accepting my life and liking the way it is heading, including the unknown... Waking up to a cup of green tea and breakfast in the sun with good music (I seem to be stuck on the track below, try to listen to it while reading this... It's worth it!), ...

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5 reasons yoga is good for you... Lenovo Yoga!

Posted by Manal Assaad on Sunday, February 9, 2014 In : Tech & Gadgets 

Starting your day in a healthy active way is a must to ensure the rest of the day goes well… Perhaps you wake up early, work out, take a warm shower, and have a nice breakfast before you head out to work. Ideally, that’s how most of us want to start the day, but chances are, like many of us, you start your day with your phone or on your laptop!

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Highlights of Arabnet Riyadh 2013

Posted by Manal Assaad on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 In : Events 

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Arabnet Riyadh conference and it was a great experience as I anticipated, as I have attended almost all of of Arabnet's conferences so far, and have written about them in my blog, and it was always worth it!
If you have attended the conference, you would've benefited from the great connections you make during as well as the useful content and knowledge you learn. If you didn't attend, then you would have probably benefited from the live coverage via T...

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Yes, your mind is playing tricks on you!

Posted by Manal Assaad on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 In : Thoughts 

I read this article, titled "8 Common Mistakes in How Our Brains Think and How to Prevent them", and the number one common mistake was: Confirmation Bias...

Away from psychology jargon that you may not be interested in as I am, confirmation bias is "when we proactively seek out information that confirms our existing beliefs". That hit me too closely that I had to tweet about it:

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