Industry Press

Advertisers re-evaluate Facebook

GLOBAL: Facebook’s ongoing problems around data and privacy have added another complication for social marketers adjusting to the platform’s recent moves to shift the balance of users’ news feed posts away from advertisers and publishers back towards friends and family. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]