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Ad-jective Analysis: Look deeper into your AdWords search queries

Using adjectives can really bring a piece of writing to life. But what your English teacher didn’t know is that some adjectives have a higher search volume than others, and sometimes the prettier ones don’t get a whole lot of traffic, elegant as they may be.

So at Brainlabs (my employer), we wrote a script that enables you to work out which adjectives […]

Dear Europe, please make sure Google’s changes restore organic results

Whatever Google’s proposed changes to the European Commission include, the priority must be to restore the balance between paid and organic search results.
As things stand, almost any commercial query leads to a search engine results page with exclusively promoted results above the fold. On the smaller screens of tablet and mobile, this problem is further accentuated. […]

Big Data will make or break the businesses of the next decade

To survive the next decade, businesses will need to be able to utilise Big Data.

Buzzword or not, it’s probably the most important feature of the fourth industrial revolution, a new economic asset that will define the near future of commercial evolution.

Structured data has been used by companies for a long time, but Big Data is distinct from this in three […]

How to get the most out of audience data in programmatic

One of the great advantages of programmatic is access to audience data.

On top of the first-party data a business might hold, there is an enormous supply of third-party data that can be added to enhance targeting. Despite this, a CIM report this year found that 50% of all marketing is deemed ‘irrelevant’ by the audience it reaches.

Clearly, advertisers and media agencies are […]

Those who fear automation will be its only casualties

Whatever can be automated, should be. And regardless of whether it should, it will be. Automation has been a persistent economic force since the first industrial revolution, and an essential feature of any competitive business. […]

Why we hired a robot receptionist

This has been the first month of work for our new receptionist, Pepper, the 141st member of staff at Brainlabs. Unlike the previous 140, Pepper is a robot.
Don’t get the wrong idea: this is not the beginning of the end for human labour. The decision to replace a human being with a robot is just another example, in a list […]

The Agency of the Future

Catching up on some of the latest marketing news recently, I found myself drifting off into a deep sleep (keyboard as pillow). My dream, quite predictably, was all about the future of digital media.

Here’s what I remember of it… […]

The 2017 Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts – PPC Hero

Every summer, we release our newest edition of the Top 25—it’s a nice way to honor some of the hardest workers in our tight-knit PPC community. The most crazy/awesome thing about the voting this year? We had over 17,000 votes!
Yes, 17,000! It was an epic battle almost as good as anything you’d see on Game of Thrones (almost….).
We also included the […]

How top bosses embrace the digital revolution

Three CEOs explain how they are harnessing the digital revolution to improve both their businesses and their workers’ well-being.

Modern CEOs work in a different way to their predecessors. Social and culture changes have played a part, but it is the wider availability of secure technology that has enabled this shift. Many of today’s FTSE 250 CEOs began their careers when technology […]