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Andrew Girdwood
Works at Cello Signal
Attended George Watson's College
Lives in Edinburgh, Scotland
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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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  • Cello Signal
    Head of Media Technology, 2016 - present
  • DigitasLBi
    Media Innovations Director, 2003 - 2016
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ballarat, Australia
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Blogger, gamer and digital marketing geek
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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!
Education
  • George Watson's College
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Napier University
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Manx, Girdy

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A great look at the Watchmen graphic novel compared to the Watchmen movie. CC +Wendy Rees
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...not watching the video above because I don't want anything spoiled.  Now, with that said, is there anything that I need to know going into the movie/franchise for the first time to better enjoy it, or will I be ok just knowing that it is a *different kind of thing?
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How does #PokemonGo compare to #Ingress? Let's look at some stats from Scottish players.
Certainly few of us expected to see Pokemon Go on prime time TV news but Ingress players, Niantic’s own game, already knew how fun augmented reality games can be.
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Some of this was filmed near me. It's #trainspotting2 
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Fsake! It's the hypocrisy of some of the political tribes that annoy me so much.
 
Since the GOP is campaigning on pornography being a public health crisis (unlike gun violence) I guess all of these RNC attendees where just doing their homework.
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Acquired an Xbox One and the Taken King expansion for Destiny. 
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Have you seen Stranger Things yet? +Wendy Rees and I were able to recommend it on day 1 of its release because we carefully train Netflix on what we like. And we like what we like.

SPOILERS!

You may have found Stranger Things to be nostalgic you might have said it's like ET or Stephen King and wondered how that mashup is even possible. This video tells you why!

https://vimeo.com/175929311

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This really is sobering reading. 
What my evening with Milo told me about Twitter’s biggest troll, the death of reason, and the crucible of A-list con-men that is the…
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Amazing work by an incredible team.
 
My, Scotland is gorgeous! And those fields aren't half bad too! Congratulations Agents!

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Create Harmony: Welcome to Edinburgh… - Edinburgh Enlightened
blog.enl-ed.uk

“Enlightened Edinburgh Presents… Welcome to Edinburgh” is a Spotify playlist entirely composed of local artists.

Liftshare
market.android.com

Sick of high petrol prices? Need a ride? Join over 400,000 Liftshare members enjoying cheap travel by sharing car journeys. Find a lift or o

Missguided show how affiliate and native advertising can merge together
blog.arhg.net

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
blog.arhg.net

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
blog.arhg.net

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...
thedrum.com

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]
www.linkdex.com

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
blogs.pb.com

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...
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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...
blog.bima.co.uk

In marketing, 'agility' once referred to particularly swift actions and decisions. Increasingly, 'agility' is synonymous with ability. Conce

Transformers: People in Paint
www.geeknative.com

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.

I'd consider this waggas to be a safe pair of hands. The restaurant can get busy around dinner, especially during the school holidays, cruise ships in the harbour an the festival, but I've never seen the delivery service collapse. Most of the time there are plenty of seats and a quick service. Food is what you'd hope from the chain. Hot, tasty and reliable (though the rebranding of the beef chilli ramen to steak chilli ramen seems to have resulted in too thick slices and put me off). Try the Lucky Buddha beer. This waggas is on Deliveroo. The delivery menu isn't as full but the quality isn't too far off the straight from the kitchen level.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
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 - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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 - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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I really enjoyed my trip to Strumpets. The cafe is friendly and warm. It's the sort of place where I could easily see myself settling down with a pot of tea and a good book while occasionally giving in to the temptation of their baking. The baking is a big plus for Strumpets. It's fresh, fluffy and light. The raspberry sponge cake I had was delightful and they cut me an impressive wedge. A pet hate of mine is when cafes give you tea that needs to sit for a while but leave you to guess how long you should wait for. Nice to see that Strumpets handed out an old fashioned timer to help avoid that problem. It really did help with the ambience too. Lastly; the drinks. Sit in or take away, Strumpets really are there on the high of the coffee spectrum and without some of the pretentious nonsense you sometimes encounter. Recommended.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months 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 - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months 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 - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago