Iraq's emergence as an rival to oil giant Saudi Arabia is causing concern in OPEC and the countries of the Gulf region. Some believe a newly oil-rich Iraq could disrupt OPEC's dominance and destabilize the Middle East.
2009 was a pretty wild year in the world of marketing. Many businesses became fatigued from hearing so much about Twitter, Facebook, and social media in general. As the hype settled and people began to understand how to use and integrate these new platforms, more change was brewing.