January 2012: Rabiul Awwal 1433
HELPLINE – NOW WITH ADDED SOCIAL MEDIA FORMULA
Social media which is consumer
generated as opposed to the
“industrial” mainstream media has e-Mail:
empowered the man in the street to email@example.com: Written
communicate directly with the
responses to your e-mail queries.
masses. It’s a power that is not taken
lightly by industry and governments
who have now moved in to make
their presence felt in this important
medium. Much has already been Subscription: Register as a
written on its role in the Arab spring subscriber at firstname.lastname@example.org
uprising. Companies are also using and receive our regular newsletters
social media to promote their and special announcements.
products, for public relations and
press releases and even running
Social media is a phenomenon like checks on potential employees.
no other that is sweeping the world.
Launched by a few students to
And just as no one could have Website –
connect friends on campus and
foreseen this explosive growth in www.sanha.org.za: a gateway to
family, it has exceeded their wildest
social media, we at SANHA could the world of Halaal on SANHA
imagination in a few short years to
never have ever imagined that our certified products, latest news, who’s
become a new parallel society.
centralised Consumer Helpline with who at SANHA, interesting write ups,
Allah Ta’ala’s Grace fielded more competitions and much more .
Social media has created a world than 200,000 queries since its
where you can “follow” every little inception 10 years ago,
development in the life of your Alhamdulillah. Utilised by
President, plumber or favourite housewives, business, students,
celebrity, question a political leader journalists, the food industry and Radio Islam: broadcasting via
on decisions and policies, tell the even some certifiers, we are mindful satellite, audio streaming and on
world what you cooked for dinner or of the responsibility and need to Medium Wave 1548 (JHB). Join the
the shoddy service you received and constantly update and equip this SANHA team every Monday evening
so much more. Better still, you can department with the latest for a live inter-active programme
even upload a picture to prove your technology and applications to where you get the chance to ask all
claim. A few facts from Wikipedia maintain the highest level of service your Halaal related queries over the
below attest to the popularity of to the consumer. airwaves.
We are pleased to announce that
Social networking now with immediate effect SANHA has
accounts for 22% of all actively embraced the social media Twitter - @SANHA_Halaal
time spent online in the with the introduction of Facebook ; follow us to receive instant Halaal
US. and Twitter into the Consumer news alerts, announcements,
A total of 234 million Helpline mix to further develop our change in product status and the
people age 13 and older in communication and serve latest Halaal trends.
the U.S. used mobile consumers better.
devices in December
2009. The following avenues of public
Twitter processed more communication are available from
SANHA: Facebook: search for us
than one billion tweets in
under “south african national
December 2009 and
halaal authority” and be in the
averages almost 40 million
know with regards to everything
tweets per day.
SANHA and Halaal
As of June 2011 Facebook
National Halaal Helpline –
has 750 Million users.
0861 786 111: A dedicated Call
Facebook tops Google for Centre team to assist callers.
A lot more conversation, a
weekly traffic in the U.S. little less confusion.