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Here’s a script that copies audiences to all your campaigns

Making good things better is… good. Take campaign-level audiences — they’re good, but wouldn’t meta-campaign-level audiences be even better? Sure.

To reiterate, campaign level audiences are great. You don’t have quite as fine control as with ad group-level audiences (and it’s annoying you can’t have ad group and campaign audiences together!), but they’re much easier to keep track of, because there […]

Thought Leader Interview Sophie Newton, Co-Founder Brainlabs

Cloud Moves TV travelled to Here East for another Tech London Advocates Women in Tech event. This time the focus was on shattering uniformity and embracing change. We spoke to some of the most inspiring individuals within this sector to discover how to encourage diversity in tech.

Sophie Newton is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at BrainLabs. She also won […]

Seriously, Google, can you just make exact match exact?

In case you haven’t heard, Google has decided to ignore function words and word order for exact match keywords.

If you just want to know how to fix this travesty, then scroll to the stopgap solution section where I’m sharing a script from Brainlabs (my employer) which will automatically add so-called “close variants” as negative keywords. Yippee! If you also want […]

How to fight against online ad fraud (in 6 steps)

How do you fight ad misplacement and fraudulent advertising? First of all, it’s hard. No media buyer can guarantee complete brand safety, nor can they ensure that every single impression is from a real person rather than a bot. A percentage of any digital advertising spend, at least for the foreseeable future, will either be wasted on non-human traffic (NHT) […]

The Drum’s Search Awards judges on the medium’s resurgence, Google, and where budgets are headed in 2017

Ahead of the Search Awards deadline (3 March), The Drum caught up with a few of this year’s judges on some of the industry’s key topics.

Paul Mead, founder and chairman at VCCP Media, Oscar Romero, head of biddable (International) at Starcom Mediavest Performics, Jonathan Beeston, board director and advisor at Croud and Daniel Gilbert, chief executive at Brainlabs Digital offer […]

Keeping an eye (or three) on your AdWords competitors

We all love to know what our competitors are up to. We shouldn’t care that much — we should probably just get on with being the best. But we just can’t help ourselves.

The best (and only empirical) source of competitor data is the AdWords Auctions Insights report. The only problem with this report is that it’s not easy to see […]

5 Heroes of HeroConf London 2016

Sophie’s keynote wasn’t for the faint at heart. Covering some of the most advanced and evolving topic areas, Sophie detailed innovation in AdWords automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the evolution of genetic algorithms for bid management. Talk about knocking your socks off and delving deep into the world of the unknown! […]