YouTube has really messed up. The channel referenced this week in a Times article should have been removed long ago, and certainly shouldn’t have been available as media inventory. That’s indisputable. […]
Businesses don’t need agencies to buy media for them any more, they need them to manage it. If, as Sir Martin Sorrell recently suggested, media is a “changing industry”, then this at the heart of that change.
The slowdown in growth of major media companies does not portend the death of the agency, but its transition. Google and Facebook have created […]
Automation is going to replace the majority of the work humans currently do in PPC. There will still be plenty of jobs (if not more than there currently are), but the tasks within those jobs will be different. As automation becomes more sophisticated, affordable and adopted, the human element of PPC work will focus primarily on developing and managing automation […]
As things stand, we are in a situation where the immensely valuable commodity of personal data is being collected by businesses either for free, or for a fraction of its true worth.
What’s more, data is being acquired via non-transparent means, used for undisclosed purposes, and sold without legal obligation to reveal its provenance. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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… […]
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 […]
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 […]