Of course, Queen Rania tops the list. Our humble queen has succeeded to reach millions with her work on social media. With over 1.5 million views, she has managed to bring together her duties and obligations as queen, and her thoughts as a citizen, reaching out and gaining respect of everyone who follows her.
During a phone interview with Hasan Hamad, he described social media to us as “a newly evolved science that is built on every single day”. Of course, it is doubtless that the world of hash tags has set milestones in our century. The story, fortunately, only begins here.
According to Klout standards, 10% of people in the world have a score of 65 or more, and are considered highly influential when it comes to social media, of those, there are more than 50 Jordanians.
The following is a list of the Most Influential Jordanians on Social Media that we could find:
An electrical engineer to be, Hasan aspires to bring his social media skills in collaboration with his education. Hasan co-founded Step and Mile, which was part of an Injaz program under the supervision of Dr. Amjad Elayyan, owner of Pharmacy1. Apart from being an award-winning social media specialist, Hasan is also a karate player and does tons of voluntary work. Next time you’re at an event in town, find him (he’ll be there, trust me), and talk to him; an hour-long conversation will feel like it was for just 5 minutes! For now, you can follow him on @HsnHamad
Zayna is an Instagram addict! She also runs a Facebook fashion page, enjoys volunteering and cooking. What would take you by surprise is the fact that she co-founded her own marketing and public relations company and is currently its CEO. MODE is definitely on the high rise to fame; they’re expanding to the Gulf and are working on several events bound to wow you. Social media is a part of Zayna, and Zayna is definitely a valuable asset to social media.
With electrifying passion towards tourism and the hospitality industry, Michael Nazzal has achieved wonders for our beloved country. Fortunately, his journey is far from over. With new plans all around Jordan, by fall 2015, he will introduce a bunch of new hotels and plans for Jordan. Always open to new ideas and thoughts by the younger generation, Michael has been highly active on Twitter since the Arab Spring, and has managed to reach thousands. He definitely was beyond excited to meet and talk to us when we told him we’re writing this article. Make sure you follow him right now! Behind closed doors, Michael does plenty of reading, swimming and walking. Don’t be surprised if you see him on your next jogging trip around Amman,
An energetic and relentless soul, Rajaie is the top notch digital marketer Jordan has to offer. Famous for his personal Twitter handle @Bigullak, Rajaie has managed to create his career through social media by co-founding Synchronized Consultant. He’s currently working on a new initiative to be launched this summer, but always finds the time to do some sports – afterall, he used to be a professional basketball player both for the PSUT offical team and Al Aramex’s Jazeera team. His favorite quote is “The digital world is not everything, but everything is digital in this world.”
Sarah is the creative manager at Jo Bedu and has managed to reach thousands with her tweets on @Smuuurfette. With vast experience in social media and event planning, she continues to play an important role in the Jordanian community, both on- and offline.
Aside from being the country manager of Digital Marketing Arts Academy, Mohammad has founded Shabab Share, an entrepreneurship-supporting initiative. Regardless of that fact that he was away in Russia, he was extremely excited to speak to us via (obviously) Twitter and email. Be sure to attend his next social media training session, you won’t regret it!
A marketing strategist and founder of Reach 20, Ali is great ambitions walking on two feet. He first started his social media agency here in Jordan, and then expanded to the USA. Under My Olive Tree is also of his creation alongside Samih Toukan. It is an NGO dedicated to social change.
Khaled is secretly Batman at night, but don’t tell anyone I told you that! More commonly known as @Shusmo, Khaled ElAhmad is not only the social media manager at Zain Jordan, he is a dynamic personality of creativity, achievement and aspirations all in one. Always looking forward to creating a new app or service for fellow users, you can consult him on anything social-media-related whenever – he’d be happy to help! As a movie fan, he enjoys going to the cinema frequently; so make sure you start a conversation with him next time you spot him, you won’t regret it!
Salah Hamed aka @AndroidBasha
The Jordanian lord of android’s advice to HCW readers was to “take a chance every once in a while and don’t let the doubt of not succeeding stop you from expressing your ideas”. Salah is one of the kindest people you’ll meet. He loves to travel & meet new people. Also an avid reader of Simon Sinek, Neil Strauss and a ton of tech blogs. Salah is also a tech blogger that has managed to make quite a name for himself among the best out there. He loves getting feedback from his readers, exchanging ideas and knowledge. Be sure to stay tuned for his latest Youtube project, which he’s promising to be wonderful for tech lovers in the Arab world, this digital media genius has yet to introduce his ideas and innovations.
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