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Calin Sandici
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Funny how an app requests permission to know your location, is not available in certain regions and so on and so forth.

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and by the time you start it you find it's set by default to the wrong metric system for your region / country / language / [insert dimension here]

#ux   #wtf  
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Yes indeed. Yes, indeed.
 
“Marketing has lost its way and started treating people like leads instead of people.” - Dave Gerhardt of Drift.com on Content Pros podcast
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All good things must come to an end. Goodbye, #dublin, it's been great. See you next time.

#google #adwords #tcsummit
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Here, here!
 
Wrapping up an amazing week in Dublin! We had a fantastic time hosting the AdWords and Analytics Top Contributors! Until next time folks! x
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There's magic at the confluence

Beside being an incredibly talented violinist (and one thing my dad - a flute player himself - always told me is that mastering the violin is very, very hard) David manages to combine classical and contemporary music in a beautiful way.

Here's a piece from his newest album. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do.

#music   #violin   #davidgarrett  
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Running QuickTime on a Windows machine?

How about uninstalling it, say, on a Sunday (today)?

#quicktime #vulnerability
Running QuickTime on your Windows computer could lead to your computer being hacked - and Apple is not going to fix the problem.
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I've never really thought the UK will vote for the #brexit  . I just thought it'll be an exercise of democracy, people will vote to stay and from then on the case will be closed.

I must say I'm very surprised of the outcome.

+Jon Gritton , +Jack Porter-Smith , +Scott Dunroe does this mean you'll need a visa when you come to Europe and I'll need a visa if I come to the UK?

That's a strange feeling to get used to.
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They did not. I'm a fan of theirs, ever since Freddie lived :).
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#munich airport fun. What's in a name? Or the abbreviation, for that matter?
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Hops smoothie. Extremely nutritious

#dublin #guinness
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#proud #google #adwords #summit #dublin

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When "smart" marketing actually becomes dumb
Alternative title: how to lose a potential future customer in a few easy steps

You're selling a product. Or a service. I get it.

At one point during the acquisition cycle, or whatever you may be calling it, I became a lead. Fine.

Maybe you asked for my e-mail address when I downloaded something. Or when I signed up for your newsletter. Or a trial version of whatever you're selling.

And then, boom! Your over-intelligent marketing machine took over.

Hey, how about you attending this conference for X dollars?

Dude, do your homework. I'm thousands of miles away. I mean, what are the odds? What's your conversion rate for people >5k miles away? Zero point zero how much? I get it, e-mails are 5 cents a thousand.

Hey, but why not become a premium member for Y dollars? 

That I can understand. Once. Twice. Three times. Ten times.

But when all of a sudden your overly salesy e-mails become prevalent, that's when I'm no longer interested.

I came for the tips, for the interesting articles, for your brain and for what you were willing to share for free. I know you're smart. I know some of the information you provide, when your e-mail bait isn't just an e-mail bait, is useful. And I'll keep remembering that.

And maybe, just maybe, one day, when I will find a use case for your product and your service and if your price is right, I'll buy. So, if you don't bug me by then, at this point, there's still a chance.

But you're killing it. Or your super intelligent, fully automated lead-to-sales conversion machine is killing it, with your approval.

If I didn't open 1, 10, 20 of your sales e-mails (and you should know that because you didn't even see your tracking pixel fire), and I'm still only consuming your industry-related content, please ask your genius automated marketing machine to calculate which odds are better: a) me blocking any information you may want to get through by unsubscribing or b) me finally buying from you when / if the time is right?

#dumb   #marketing  
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Digital Marketing Consultant
Skills
Google AdWords, Google Analytics, E-Commerce, Project Management, Web Development.
Employment
  • Calin Sandici
    Digital Marketing Consultant, 2012 - present
  • Google AdWords (English) community Top Contributor, 2011 - present
  • Google Advertising Professional, 2010 - present
  • Datagroup Int.
    Software development manager, 2012
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Happy mixer of Google AdWords and Analytics, mostly in E-Commerce.
Introduction
Father of two and husband of one, I'm a former coder / project manager turned manager of a software development department dealing mostly with E-Commerce solutions and their associated back-office software.

More recently I have made the decision to turn my hobby into a business, and therefore I have started my own company that deals with Search Engine Advertising (AdWords) and Google Analytics, especially for E-Commerce shops.


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Timisoara, Romania