Our Team

Editorial Team

Tariq Seksek, Owner and Managing Editor

Tariq is a web geek and new owner of interactiveME.com

Tariq has previously worked at Flip Media, and eWorks Publicis Graphics Jordan, where he worked on web projects for regional and international brands.

Tariq holds a bachelor degree in Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, Canada. His interests are: gaming, sports, technology, branding, funny things and reading about new bright ideas.

Follow him on twitter @siksik or his website www.tariqseksek.com.

Tarek Kassar, Founder and Editor

Tarek is a serial entrepreneur, communications strategist, and influential commentator on internet, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.

Tarek founded interactiveME.com in May 2009 and recently founded Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm.

Tarek worked as Manager at Flip Media, Bayt.com, and Consulting House. Tarek is an MBA – Marketing drop-out and holds a bachelor degree in Marketing and Advertising.

Check out his tweets on @tarekkassar


Guest Contributors

Shashi Menon, Contributor

Shashi is a web/media entrepreneur, int’l management consultant and works within the strategy and business development at twofour54 (Abu Dhabi Media Zone), where he focuses primarily on identifying strategic business opportunities for twofour54.  Recently, he was instrumental in the formation of Comedy Central Studios Arabia.

Before joining twofour54, Shashi founded two successful startups in the U.S., the most recent of which was SaaS collaboration tool that was acquired in 2008. Shashi also worked for Oliver Wyman, consulting for a range of emerging markets clients, with a specific focus on telecom, media and technology.

Shashi is always enthusiast about start-ups and regularly tweets at @shashimenon

Firas Steitiyeh, Contributor

Firas is a ProBlogger and interactive services manager at ShooFeeTV. He is an internet expert of 15 years of experience in the MENA region.

Before joining ShooFeeTV, Firas worked with telecommunication operators and content providers focusing on product management and development. Firas shares his expertise in internet marketing by serially blogging at Steitblog.

Check out his blog and follow his tweets at @steitiyeh

Humza Ijaz, Contributor

Humza is a Digital Creative Director, currently working @ Flip Media Dubai.

His interests include: Designing for Web, Looking out for new technologies and has a new hobby of studying information design.

You can check out his blog, follow him on twitter, and connect on facebook

Maya Zankoul, Contributor

Maya is the author & illustrator of comic blog & best-selling book “Amalgam”. She currently illustrates for ELLE Oriental magazine.

Her work has been featured in local and int’l newspapers. She is also a Graphic & Web designer who is active on the Lebanese social scene. She lectures and gives workshops in local universities.

You can find Maya’s comics on our blog or her blog or you can follow her on twitter.

James Reynolds, Contributor

James Reynolds is the CEO of two web traffic agencies SEO Sherpa (seosherpa.com) and Click Jam (clickjam.com) focussed on helping business owners and entrepreneurs drive sales and increase the overall responsiveness and profitability of their online marketing. James arrived in internet marketing from a business background in early 2010 and has already achieved a great level of recognition in the field. His main area of knowledge is business strategy, previously having taken a relative start up Photography Company to a multimillion dollar earning business, in just 2 years. This experience, plus thousands of hours of study in business and internet marketing techniques have led to ‘big picture’ thinking and an understanding of the hurdles that business owners and net-preneurs must overcome before rocketing to new levels of growth. His secondary specialism is generating traffic via Pay-Per-Click (PPC) marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO). He has a deep practical knowledge of ‘traffic’ having driven millions of leads to his own and client websites, and has a way of making the subject simple to the novice marketer.

Important Note: All posts on this blog by the team mentioned above are not endorsed by their respective previous or existing employers.

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