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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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Adapt, or be crushed by the fourth industrial revolution

No business has ever had the luxury of standing still.

In the 1920s, American Express was founded as delivery service (hence the name), and Marriott originally specialised in root beer rather than hotels. Any company that has survived this long has had to adapt to the immense changes of the twentieth and early twenty-first century, which is no mean feat.

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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 […]

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 […]

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… […]