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Andrew Girdwood
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A gift every month for three months 
Each month they'll send you a POP and it won't be one you already have. They've a tracking system you can use to record your POPs. Also; they're pretty sweet when it comes to giving POPs away for free.
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What’s a link herd? Here at Zebra Eclipse Studios a link herd is triggered when there’s enough interesting stories about the common evolution of marketing and publishing to share in a roundup. Sometimes link herds are short and snappy. Not today, today’s…
What’s a link herd? Here at Zebra Eclipse Studios a link herd is triggered when there’s enough interesting stories about the common evolution of marketing and publishing to share in a roundup. Sometimes link herds are short and snappy. Not today, today’s link herd is a catch-up that stretches back a few weeks. Enjoy! WSJ …
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Sometimes I think the hardest cosplay to do are those ones without immediately recognisable props or interesting costumes. #dbz
Cosplayer Stephanie Murphy has done a fantastic job with this costume and the pose. This really does remind me of Bulma.
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Yeah, context helps a lot with stuff like that. Like, her other pictures include a guy going for the super saiyan Vegeta. Without Vegeta, the patch on her arm and maybe a dragon ball.

Otherwise, awesome cosplay!
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I still think D&D when someone says "Drow" but this cosplay is #DotA2 
Cosplayer Maria looks stunning as the Drow Ranger from DotA 2. The photographer is Milligan Vick and I recommend checking out her Deviant Art page.
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Super short animation; packed with action. 
Jack might just have nabbed a mysterious orb from its resting place so isn't entirely innocent. Wasn't he expecting a shadow monster?
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Tim Chant self-published Sam Cane: Hard Setdown and the ebook is now available on Amazon. Tim kindly gave me time to talk about the book, about self-publishing and what he might be missing by not having a publisher. Tell us about Sam Cane: Hard Setdown…
Working at its best, a writer's group is a collection of people who may not be like-minded but are all going through the same process, where everyone puts forward their work for constructive criticism.
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My last share here was about some friendly Nessies for the kitchen. Let's change things up a bit... 
The shark is known as Deep Blue she's believed to about about 50 years old. How large is the world's largest Great White shark? She's at least 7 metres long. Wow.
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If you're going to #GenCon then this is worth supporting. Don't you think?
 
Run a game with us at Gen Con! 

Early event registration for Gen Con ends on Monday, and we'd like to get as many games submitted as possible before then! 

Last year, we ran a fantastic event with 20+ women all running a plethora of games over four hours. This year, we've got space for 30+ GMs, and a host of other events that we're working with ConTessans to produce. 

Join us and run a game! Have some fun, meet some women, run some games, and get some goodies. :) #ChickUpTheJoint  

Sign up here: 
http://www.contessa.rocks/gen-con-submission-form
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I think it's a great event with a terrible hashtag...
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There's a collection of #WOW cosplay in this post and it's all extremely high quality. Why Russia's become a hot bed of high end cosplay remains a mystery to me but I'm not complaining.
Some of the cosplayers in Russia are simply incredible. Step forward Narga Lifestream. Narga's the real deal, making the costumes herself as well as modelling them.
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Must resist the urge to buy random kitchen accessories just because they're adorable! 
It gets even better because OTOTO have designed a whole family of Nessies for your kitchen. The catch? You have to pre-order now and wait because they're very popular and keep selling out.
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Who needs a selfie stick when a bit of string will do? This is AWESOME! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqncOP7OzMg
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I'm not sure which I find more impressive - his ability to ski well while keeping the iPhone in orbit around him or the fact that the camera never seemed to get snow on it.
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A beautifully animated story about a girl who longed to make things soar.
A beautiful CGI animation style and a story that develops as a young girl discovers a strange fantasy world.
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Digital Marketing
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Digital marketing; I've experience in SEO, PPC, Affiliate/Performance Marketing, Display and Social. That experience is relevant in desktop and mobile as well as a bit of connected big screen whether via smart TV or gaming console. I've technical skills, blogging skills and know my limits when it comes to wrestling a presentation into shape.
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  • DigitasLBi
    Digital Marketing, present
    Media Innovations Director. Good media connects brands with people; it transforms creativity from art into marketing and technology from utility into marketing.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ballarat, Australia
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Blogger, gamer and digital marketing geek
Introduction
Andrew is Media Innovations Director at DigitasLBi and happily spends his day deep in digital marketing.

On the weekends Andrew divides his time between geeky hobbies like RPG, anime, sci-fi, the occasional web project and more digital marketing. He runs sites like www.geeknative.com because even in his time off he likes to get digital!

Despite all the mentions of digital marketing; this is a personal profile!
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  • George Watson's College
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Napier University
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Manx, Girdy
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Create Harmony: Welcome to Edinburgh… - Edinburgh Enlightened
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“Enlightened Edinburgh Presents… Welcome to Edinburgh” is a Spotify playlist entirely composed of local artists.

Liftshare
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Missguided show how affiliate and native advertising can merge together
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UK retailer Missguided have launched the “Missguided Active” sports range. To kick off the campaign they've emailed affiliates. This is a go

Dubsmash boom reminds me we're all publishers
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I thought it was interesting that a two-month old video-messenger hybrid app called Dubsmash did amazingly well over Christmas. As highlight

Top European mind in affiliate marketing
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GeoRiot is a service that copes with the complexities of mapping IP addresses (and other clues) to a geographic location. I first heard thei

Do exact match domains still work as an SEO tactic?
econsultancy.com

While Google has set out to tackle exact match domains of dubious quality, it seems this is an SEO tactic that may still work.

Affiliate Window offers publishers compensation for network disruption c...
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Publishers have welcomed Affiliate Window’s decision to offer them compensation for any potential revenue loss during a recent...

Andrew Girdwood On The Future of 'SEO For Brands' In 2014 [Video]
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At our 'SEO for Brands' in 2014 Think Tank we conducted a short interview with Andrew Girdwood. He is currently Media Innovations Director..

How to Train Your Dragon 2 POP Vinyl Release
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Funko unveil their new How to Train Your Dragon 2 POP Vinyl's and are available on pre-order Check out the details on How to Train Your Drag

9 Social Media Strategies for Global Ecommerce - Global Ecommerce Solutions
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Social media is a potent tool for the global ecommerce marketer. Done right, it can increase engagement, loyalty, and even sales — all at an

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens
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ISLA VISTA, CA—In the days following a violent rampage in southern California in which a lone attacker killed seven individuals, including h

Put social media at the heart of your business strategy with #CSMNY @Use...
thechrisvossshow.com

70% of C-Suite executives say social represents an opportunity to transform their business for the better. Social media has overturned the t

RetailMeNot Sales up 50%, While Profits Slide
performancein.com

Global voucher publisher RetailMeNot has seen first-quarter revenue rise by 51% year on year to $61.3 million from $40.6 million. The US-bas

Incredible Gaslight Gathering 3 photographs
www.geeknative.com

These photographs are stunning as are the costumes on display. The photographer is Derick Tortorella (aka Mr Muggles) and you can see more i

BIMA Blog » 5 areas to get right for improved agility and 1 big reason t...
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In marketing, 'agility' once referred to particularly swift actions and decisions. Increasingly, 'agility' is synonymous with ability. Conce

Transformers: People in Paint
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Body paint can certainly transform people. In this case we've the expert touches of body painter Allyson Averell, with model Rosie Mae and p

Guardians of the Galaxy character videos: Groot & Rocket
www.geeknative.com

Marvel have just uploaded two character trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy. There's little snippets. We do get to hear Rocket speak.

Simple but effective! I hesitate to use the phrase "old style sandwich shop" incase that's seen as a negative. Old style, however, is what No 1 is. Push through the door and you enter a shop with plenty of room for customers to stand and wait. Drink fridges to your left and a shelf to your right, no tables, chairs or wifi. The upfront deli will make you sandwiches from the usual suspects in a no nonsense range of rolls. No 1 does hot food beyond bacon rolls, too. Chili and chips, Mac Cheese or even haggis. Service is friendly and good. Customers are loyal, lots of taxi drivers and workmen (which tells you something) and you rarely get a time waster asking for an antioxidant mayo with African cocoomocoo root in the queue. One note of caution - sometimes the hot food can take a few minutes to emerge from the kitchen.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
You tend to know what you get from Pizza Express and this venue ticks all those boxes (in a good way). The food is good - but if pizza isn't your thing then you have limited options - and Pizza Express tends to have a good range of puddings. What this Pizza Express has above some of the others is a view. You can sit here, taking advantage of the glass wall, and watch the Water of Leith. Additionally, staff are friendly and the wifi robust.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
A great bar but very busy. Weirdly they'll serve coffee but not tea. The Hanging Bat is a craft beer venue. This means you get a great range of independent beers but don't always get to enjoy them a pint at a time. Although the bar can get very busy there is quiet a bit of space. Look around and you might be able to find a table. I'm particularly fond of the back of the building where you can check out the micro brewery.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
A standard Zizzi; which means good enough. The staff here are friendly and the food is safe. Zizzi, as a rule, are good with special requests providing you don't go too far from the menu. I like this Zizzi because it's in a very handy, central, location, and kept clean. On the downside, it can be busy and there's nothing remarkable about the view. Food comes pretty quickly and rarely lets you down.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
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Under a modern tent you'll find dinosaurs and ancient geology. I've been many times - enjoyed computer games exhibits, listened to industry presentations for work, tucked into canapés and, once, looked at a history show. I've always found the staff to be intelligent and pleasant. Food is often good (which is handy as there is no nearby alternative) but remains at conference level. If I was holding a swanky business conference then I'd certainly consider Dynamic Earth. If the venue still performs any other role, I'm surprised, and would worry.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
The Playhouse is great for wheelchair users, book in advance and let them know you're coming. One of my favourite theatres in Edinburgh, the Playhouse has good seating with a strong range of options. I've sat all over the venue and haven't really found a terrible seat yet. There are a number of the bars that can serve up drinks in plastic cups, suitable for taking into in theatre, but most times, during itermissions, you can get ice-cream and sweets from ushers. Think about getting home. There is a taxi rank outside but it'll likely be very busy.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
A handy but unremarkable Costa. Staff are courteous, if not quite finding that warmth which comes with "friendly", and efficient. Coffee, the important bit is atypical Costa, slow roasted (which I sometimes feel is a posh way of saying just shy of burnt) and far less sugary than their mermaid rival. The wildcard is cleanliness. I've been here while it was clean and lovely, but while it looked like a plague of litter dropping school kids had been camped there all day.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago