There is a current tendency to concentrate on data to drive marketing decisions – but when you’re marketing to human beings rather than machines, is this an inherently flawed concept? Sam gets to the bottom of the debate in his latest video.

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The sun has set on Standard Text Ads (STAs), and we’re waving goodbye to the days of 25/35/35 length ads. Advertisers are now only able to create longer Expanded Text Ads (ETAs, or now just “text ads”). As it stands any existing STAs will still show, but any advertisers who have yet to embrace ETAs should be on top of it ASAP. The writing is on the wall and longer ads are the new standard. Alongside this change, Google has…

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When the Bauer Media team came to us to solve the challenges they were having in monitoring and optimising the customer journey on their website, we needed to get members of every department involved and collaborating as one. Find out what we did, and why, here.

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Just how critical is it for a website to be secure? As it turns out, it’s very critical. In this video I discuss why you should be upgrading to HTTPS if you haven’t already.

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I’ve reviewed various digital marketing predictions for 2017 and pulled out my top five, including: Digital transformation Big data for everyone Marketing automation Live video streaming Virtual reality

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Hear how clients and media owners are losing out due to undisclosed revenue streams within large network media agencies.

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Back in Don Draper’s day agencies were primarily full service. They made a lot of revenue carrying out media planning and buying activities, and in some cases they even threw the creative in as added value. Remember, this was the day of the macho Marlboro man on horseback – simple creative that made its way to billboards and press to build brands. The key to an agency’s success back then was their ability to effectively plan and buy media for…

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Mobile is a key part of any modern marketing strategy – search advertisers have witnessed explosive growth in mobile queries over the last few years, even though 90% of time on mobile is spent in an app, compared to just 10% in a browser. Thinking about how you approach mobile, specifically apps, is key, even if the answer is “We don’t need an app”. Spending the time creating a strong mobile web experience could be preferable to spending time, money…

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