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Interested in Speaking at Pubcon?

This is a really useful insight into the selection process for +Pubcon which takes place in October from +Melissa Fach 

Vegas baby!

#pubcon  
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What a fun event in the Gold Coast organised by +PeSA Internet Conference 

So glad to be invited to speak at the event and get to know what challenges online retailers in Australia, and around the world and help solve some of them.

104 seconds of magic, be sure to watch it.

h/t +Phil Leahy and to the entire PeSA team, can't wait for #PeSA16  
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Why you should live stream your event

I'm watching the +Socialbakers.com  #engage2015  event in Prague.

There are 1000 people in the room and 426 watching on YouTube.

Apart from catering, coffee, networking, parties, frquent flyer miles and hangovers the experience is likely to be the same.

Great content +Jan Rezab 
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Adtech has announced it is moving it's West Coast show from San Francisco to Los Angeles next year.

Is that a good move?

If you think another location in the West would be better, where would you choose?

#adtech   #tradeshow  
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Free WordPress Essential Training

To mark the 100,000th viewer of this popular training course it is now free on +lynda.com for a month.

No excuses for not understanding how WordPress works now.

#freestuff   #wordpress  
 
To celebrate the 100,000th viewer of our popular WordPress Essential Training, we're making the course free to everyone for a full month! Watch, learn—and build! http://bit.ly/1Ab79TH
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New Adwords Editor

Finally support for Labels and to do Final URL's in bulk.

Happy days!
 
AdWords Editor now supports labels, Upgraded URLs, and more!

Late last year, we introduced AdWords Editor 11.0 [http://goo.gl/umFOzq], which represented the most significant update to the tool since it was released in 2006. Today, we’re introducing another exciting update to AdWords Editor, available to all advertisers globally. This version includes full support for labels, Upgraded URLs, call-only ads, ads in mobile apps, and much more.

You can learn more on our blog [http://goo.gl/8f5hHx], or upgrade now to AdWords Editor 11.1 [http://goo.gl/HfTGul]
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Alibaba helping US businesses

Great to see +Alibaba.com CEO Jack Ma helping small and medium businesses in US to sell to the middle classes in China which will swell to 500 million by 2025.

Global trade is the future.

#globaltrade   #thinkglobalretail  

h/t to +Phil Leahy for a great article.
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Google My Account

Now you can take control of how Google works for you.

Thanks for sharing +Denis Labelle 
 
Introducing My Account. Take control of your data, protect your privacy, and customize how Google works for you — all in one place. Go to goo.gl/vays2s
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Social Media fans pay attention

Over 1000 social media marketers have gone to Prague for the 2015 Engage event hosted by +Socialbakers.com and they are livestreaming the event.

Just watched +LEGO talk about the fact they have gone over 1 billion views on +YouTube congrats for that.

Also +Lamborghini have done no paid advertising, but when you have such a cool product why would you need to right?

Looking forward to the next session after the coffee break, that's one of the downsides to watching a livestream, you have to get your own coffee, small price to pay.

Enjoy!

#engage2015  
 
Live broadcast from the Socialbakers conference in Prague. Tune in.
#engage2015  
Let’s go to Prague! Socialbakers invites you to join 1000+ marketers and learn from industry-leading speakers the path to an effective social marketing strategy. May 20-22, #Engage2015
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Why you should use Google Drive to store your photos
 
What a great story on what happened when a family uploaded their photos to Google Drive and linked up their Google+ account.
 
I'm off to do the same with my photos.
You don't expect Google to surprise and delight you. This time, it really did.
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Slightly related, if you share a G+ photo publicly and it has location data visible, Google can add it to Google Maps Views.
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How do users find your app?

More and more apps are being developed and understanding how users find them is important to know.

Good old search will still surface apps 50% of the time.

h/t +Think with Google for this research, very helpful.
 
How do consumers really find & use your apps?

People download apps every day, but the truth is that many of them are abandoned or never even used. New Google and Ipsos research uncovers how people discover and engage with apps—and what brands can do about it. Learn more on the +Think with Google site at: https://goo.gl/da4xl8
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PPC Best Practise

I presented at the SEJ Summit in London yesterday.

Here are the slides from my presentation.

Thanks for organising such a great event +Search Engine Journal and thanks for being the sponsor of the event and the after show reception +Searchmetrics 

Really enjoyed the other presentations from +David Naylor +Pierre Far +Nick Wilsdon +Marcus Tober +Kelsey Jones +Jon Myers 
Event: SEJ Summit London Hosted By Searchmetrics Most companies' lead funnels are too wide at the top and too narrow at the bottom. Jim walks us through his strategies to identify your best 10% of what's working and maximize the best results from paid search.
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absolutely +Cheryl Hill I'll be there. Hopefully +Nicola Young will be there to make up Nic n Cher
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Introduction

Work Related Stuff

Responsible for buying biddable media globally for one of the UK's leading travel marketing companies Cheapflights.

I am a regular speaker at industry events around the world, including Pubcon.

Personal Stuff

I live in the suburbs of Surrey in a village called Sunbury-on-Thames.

Bragging rights
Self-funded, grew and sold three companies since 2006.
Work
Occupation
Global Head of Biddable Media
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PPC, Affiliate Marketing, Display Advertising, Retargeting
Employment
  • Cheapflights
    Global Head of Biddable Media, 2013 - present
    Responsible for delivering outstanding results from all types of biddable media (the new name for PPC, display media, social media advertising, mobile advertising, affiliate marketing, retargeting).
  • Spades Media
    CEO, 2009 - 2014
    As CEO of Spades Media I am responsible for leading the company to deliver great results for all clients in PPC, SEO and performance marketing
  • Web Diversity
    CEO, 2000 - 2008
  • Think Partnership
    President, 2006 - 2008
  • Global Direct Media
    CEO, 2008 - 2009
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If you are still not sure about Google+ then you should check out this video with is ANTI-Google+! Why? Because then you will see how powerf

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4 Tools that Measure Google+ Page Performance |
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Are you keeping tabs on your Google+ performance? Discover four tools to measure Google+ analytics, identify your key audiences and boost en

Influencer Interviews: Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder & CEO of WPP
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LinkedIn Executive Editor Dan Roth speaks with WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell about the state of advertising, creativity, Mad Men, and more. Some

Google My Business
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Google My Business connects you directly with customers, whether they're looking for you on Search, Maps or Google+. Use the free app to: -

SEO Power: The Rigged Search Game
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SEO was all about being clever. Still is, really. However, SEO used to reward the clever, too. The little guy could take on the big guys and

A Complete Guide to Google+ Marketing - Plus Your Business
www.plusyourbusiness.com

Google Plus is a marketer's dream! This will help you build a Google+ community, improve engagement and achieve better marketing results.

Highlights from PeSA 2014
www.powerretail.com.au

An overview of the 2014 PeSA Internet Conference and Gala Charity Dinner, featuring Jooman Park of eBay and other featured speakers.

IFTTT
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Put the internet to work for you. IFTTT lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement — if this then that. Activate your Ch

3 Things Freelancers Should Know About RFPs
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One of the most frustrating gigs I ever bid on was a project for a local university. My consultancy got most of our clients through direct i

Content Marketing Show - 187 Key Takeaways - BlueGlass UK
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187 Key Takeaways from the Content Marketing Show from the 31st May 2013.

Google+ Is Now The Number Two Social Network In The World | Dustn.tv
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Reports now show that Google+ has surpassed Twitter in active users and is second only to Facebook. This simple graphic shows the numbers...

Take Credit Where Credit's Due
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Annie Cushing talks about how marketers can — and should — take credit for their hard work with these simple fixes to Google Analytics.

Guest Post Bio Links Flagged: Is It Getting Dangerous?
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There are signals that a new Penguin Update is coming and the signals say they might very well be targeting guestposts.

HasOffers Secures $9.4M Investment Led By Accel Partners
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MobileAppTracking at the Forefront of Attribution Analytics for Mobile Apps HasOffers, the SAAS leader in mobile advertising attribution rai

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This is a shambles. It should be closed down. The worst customer service you will ever experience
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Friendly attentive staff make you feel very welcome
Atmosphere: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Unless the restaurant is busy the service is very good but if it is busy expect to wait. I suggest Tuesday banquet night as the night to go it's very good value for money.
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It's a great location but lacking in atmosphere. The beer is good though
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Very good service in the function room but slow in the lobby bar.
Quality: GoodFacilities: GoodService: Good
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The service is always good but pricing is expensive
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