Creative media planning companies offer agencies and corporations services, ranging from the media consultation to the assumption of the entire media/marketing function from strategic planning through the execution and stewardship. Creative media planning companies are active in all forms of media, including the national and local broadcast, consumer and trade magazines, out-of-home, place-based media, yellow pages, direct response, new media (online) and barter management.
Responsible for uniting the public and private sector interests in dynamic urban development settings, the community and regional planning today is confronted with a number of complex challenges. Shifting economic tides and social attitudes, coupled with an unfulfilled housing demand, underscore a creative media planning agency, imperative to adopt proactive approaches to large-scale development needs. They are often constrained in this important function by diminishing financial, human and natural resources.
The creative media planning act as a guide to the future growth and development. The creative media planning requires a single navigating vision that provides a focus and unification of the numerous and, sometimes, competing interests and components of the plan. Most companies approach to the creative media planning is to look not only at physical characteristics and resources, but at a city's fiscal and institutional considerations as well. It permits an honest evaluation of community capabilities in order to identify those that can be leveraged for a greater benefit, or those that may need strengthening.
The Middle East media consists of two thousand and five hundred newspapers, magazines, TV channels, radio stations and other media outlets and represents the following countries in the region: Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Every state has its own newspapers, TV and radio stations, but there is media in general for all Middle East countries.
Al Hayat - a well-informed London based independent pan-Arabian daily, Al Jadid- a quality US based cultural magazine, featuring original articles along with many translations of essays and interviews by Arab writers, journalists, scholars and poets, Al Jazeera- an English language site of the Qatar based pan-Arabian TV broadcaster, AME Info-Middle East business news and stories, Arabic News-selective daily country by country news, mainly from official Arabic sources, the Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies - publishes scholarly writings, related to the modern Middle East from the Center for International Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Gulf Business Magazine-international and Middle East business news from a Gulf perspective, ITP.net-Middle East's leading technology site, offering daily IT and business news, MER - Mid East Realities -a decent analysis of Middle East news, Mideast: On Target- deals mainly with the Arab-Israeli conflict (from Israeli perspective) as well as general Middle East topics and local Israeli topics and many others.