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Why you should be using programmatic native ads

Contributor Grace Kaye extols the benefits of programmatic native advertising and walks you through how to deploy a successful campaign.
Native ads have so much potential that I don’t believe is being explored enough today. True, they may not seem all that interesting if you only focus on your bottom line. A good retargeting strategy for display ads might generate more […]

Machine Learning in Google Ads: How & When to Use Smart Bidding

What a momentous year 2017 was for the evolution of machine learning in PPC.

Google added in-market audiences for search as well as two new bidding strategies (maximize clicks and maximize conversions), introduced predicted click-through rate and optimized ad rotation to Google Ads, and launched Google Attribution. […]

Brainlabs partners with Formula 1

The motor-racing brand, which had previously bought media in-house, put the $40m (£28.8m) global account up for review last year in a process run by Oystercatchers.

In time for the Australian Grand Prix in March, WPP’s Wavemaker will handle all traditional media-planning and buying, while Brainlabs has been tasked to handle digital media. […]

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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Brainlabs named 10th fastest growing company in Deloitte Fast 50

We’ve done it again (and again, and again). When it comes to growing, we’re pretty awesome at helping others, and equally so at growing ourselves. There’s some sort of positive feedback loop or something going on.

This time it’s a decent 10th place out of the tens of thousands of UK tech companies, due to our 1,193% increase in revenue during […]

Here’s a Brainlabs script to regain control of your AdWords budgets

In case you hadn’t already heard, AdWords can now spend up to double your campaign’s daily budget.

We’ve already had time to let all our emotions out about this, so no need to manifest them in the public arena. Instead, as always, let’s see if we can’t API our way out of this mess.

The main reason why this change […]

We know you’re pregnant before you do: how to get personalisation right

This article is a condensed version of the speech Dan delivered at the Festival of Marketing 2017, for all those who suffer from FoMo…

The Personalisation Paradox

The future of advertising is an exciting, terrifying prospect. It’s not inconceivable that within the next decade we will be able to target people at almost every juncture in their life – in their homes, […]

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 […]