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Testing, testing, 123

We’ve made no secret about our obsession with testing — it’s a process at the heart of the Brainlabs methodology and we test, test, and keep on testing to optimise our clients’ marketing campaigns as scientifically as possible.

It should come as no surprise, then, that we’re conducting a series of events in conjunction with conversion optimisation agency Conversion, entirely devoted […]

Free Brainlabs Smoothies in Oxford

Frozen fruit? Check.
Bicycle-powered blenders? Check.
Award-winning digital agency? … Double-check.
Smart, smoothie-loving potential new recruits? TBC.

Yep, Oxford students, we’ve got everything else ready and now all we’re waiting for is you. We’ll be on Radcliffe Square from 8:30AM ready to get blending. We’ve heard the early bird drinks the smoothies so that’s why we’re starting so early, but arts students fear not, […]

Benevolent Baking at Brainlabs

At Brainlabs we love both cake and charity — so we were thrilled when the recent Macmillan Coffee Morning gave us the opportunity to combine the two by baking, and then eating, lots of wonderful cake, all while raising money for a fantastic cause.

 

Resident baking expert Zach led a crack team of intrepid sugar elves, with a kitchen management style akin […]

The Brainlabs Summer Fete

The inaugural Brainlabs Summer Fete was an event for the Brainlabs history books. From uncertain and tempestuous beginnings, quite literally in the form of a massive cloudburst, was born an unforgettable and, importantly, sun-blessed party. Clients, Brainboxes, and friends enjoyed a plethora of activities including a bouncy castle, sumo suits, musical and magical entertainment, all alongside some fairly questionable facepaint. […]

Best Large PPC Agency in Europe

 

Ooh la la – ‘ave you ‘eard the news? Yesterday ten Brainboxes headed under the channel to Paris in the hope of winning a couple of European search awards – and they were not disappointed. By the end of the night, Brainlabs were the gagnants (that’d be French for winners) of two prestigious awards. First, amid much jubilation, we won […]

Shortlisted for Seven European Search Awards

After last year’s success in Berlin…

…we are thrilled to have been shortlisted for no fewer than seven awards at the prestigious European Search Awards. No strangers to these illustrious events with their quirky photo booths, free beer, intriguing interpretations of ‘smart/casual’, furtive glances at the competition’s tables across the room, willing them to fail and us to succeed, we’re very […]

Sophie Excels at HeroConf

At Brainlabs, we all know Sophie is an Excel hero. Under her expert guidance, the Brainbox grads have been introduced to spreadsheet capacities beyond their wildest dreams. On Wednesday, Sophie shared those skills with PPC aficionados at HeroConf and she was a total hit. Her talk received critical acclaim on Twitter. “Holy Excel” one user exclaimed “@_Sophie_Newton’s #HeroConf session Rocks”. […]

Sophie & Dan at HeroConf

Today Sophie and Dan are off to impart wisdom at HeroConf. At 1pm, Sophie has some cracking secrets to share about how to use advanced Excel skills. Skills that will take your AdWords account to the next level – effectively the 1-Up Green Mushroom of PPC. Later, at 3.15pm, Dan will be talking about how to bid better. He argues […]

Dan speaks at SearchLove

Yesterday, Dan Gilbert spoke at the SearchLove conference. The SearchLove conference is a meeting of all the great digital minds who really really love search. So there were a bunch of cool companies like us there, all talking about the bleeding edge of search.

Dan spoke about how SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and PPC (Pay Per Click) can actually be friends […]

Double win at the Drum DADI Awards

Another great night out for Brainlabs. Dan B from Marketing and Laurence from Tech picked up two awards at the DADI awards yesterday evening. That’s the Drum Awards for the Digital Industries, for the uninitiated. First, Brainlabs won Use of Paid Search for our real-time bidding platform. The real-time bidding platform can target specific positions in the auction based on […]