In the News

We’re really clever and know loads of stuff about digital media, so sometimes we write things about it so that other people can learn how to be more good. And sometimes we do interviews and stuff.

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ITV News interview Pepper (and Dan)

The press just can’t get enough of Pepper. Unfortunately, if you want to film the UK’s first robot receptionist, you have to interview Dan as well, and listen to him blather on about automation.

ITV were willing to comply. Here’s a clip from the 6 o’ clock news all about the role of artificial intelligence in business.

***Warning: Contains Hammocks****

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Programmatic TV is the future: Here’s how to capitalize on the opportunity

All TV will eventually be bought programmatically
Five percent of all TV ad spend in the US will be programmatic by 2019, according to research by eMarketer. Though modest-sounding, that’s an extremely rapid expansion from $640 million in 2016 to the $3.8 billion it is expected to become.

Research by PWC predicts that programmatic TV will represent approximately a third of global TV ad revenue […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ignore the hype: There are no AI-driven media agencies

Artificial intelligence is certainly changing the world, and even changing marketing, but it’s not really affecting media agencies — despite all the hype.

It has become commonplace for a media agency to boast that it’s “AI-driven,” when in practice this is hardly the case. Nor should it be: AI, as far as it has come, is still at least decades away from reaching […]

How to check if you’ve screwed up your AdWords account vol. 2

If you can believe it, since publishing our first version of this script a year ago, Google has gone and changed AdWords again. And here we were thinking it would just stay the same forever — guess we were wrong!

New AdWords stuff means new potential for screw-ups, hence the 2017 revamp. Who knows? Maybe we’ll do a new one every […]

Here’s a script for copying labels between levels

If you’ve ever run an AdWords account before, you’ll know why being able to copy labels between levels is such a godsend.

In a typical account, you generally deal with hundreds, or even thousands of campaigns, within which there can be thousands more ad groups and keywords. Without proper labeling, things can get very messy… which is bad. […]