DUBAI: A Dubai-based media firm broke the Guinness World Record for the longest selfie stick on Tuesday.
ITP Media Group broke the record at an event during which they revealed a selfie stick that measured 16.6 meters, a meter longer than the previous record holders – two Italian bloggers - who created a selfie stick measuring 15.57 meters.
According to ShortList Dubai, Samer Khallouf, the official adjudicator from Guinness World Records, said: “The Selfie stick adhered to the guidelines breaking the current record title. As the global authority on record-breaking we are always happy to see such great feats in the UAE and be a part of these astonishing events.”
The party was held to unveil the media firm’s new division “ITP Live,” which represents social media influencers in the region.
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ITP Media Group’s CEO, Ali Akawi, was on hand at Tuesday night’s event to accept the award from the Guinness adjudicators while a spokesman for ITP Live said: “We spent several weeks building the selfie stick – and breaking the record was the perfect way to celebrate the rise of social influencers in this region.”