By Katrina Makins | 18 August 2015 |
If you’ve not come across an emoji yet, then you must have spent the last few years in a remote area without a connected device. For argument’s sake, they are essentially emoticons composed of facial expressions and visual representations of common situations. Surely you’ve seen plenty littered across your texts, emails and social accounts. Everyone uses emojis, to the point that it’s almost a form of communication in itself as it automatically transcends barriers to understanding languages by visually emulating feelings or thoughts. The internet is fluent in speaking emoji, and you’re about to see a lot more of them.
By Katrina Makins | 01 June 2015 |
Earlier this year, we considered the implications of adding a ‘buy button’ to Google search results. This would allow users to purchase products directly from a search result page, allowing Google to have full ownership of the shopping experience. Bringing the buying cycle full loop through Google will further entrench the brand as a search hub as it extends its offering to another service which improves the customer journey.
By Greenlight | 28 May 2015 |
We live in a world where it’s becoming increasingly easier to be an international vendor and/or consumer. Overseas consumers are coming online at an incredible rate and according to Internet World Stats, the Middle East and Africa have the fastest growing online populations, whilst Asia accounts for a staggering 44.8% of internet users. There are plenty of eCommerce sites in the world, but only a small fraction of them truly serve an international audience.
By Katrina Makins | 27 May 2015 |
Google has long been the go-to search engine of choice, with one of the strongest brand names in the world. Being at the fore of technology and an innovator of data analytics has allowed Google to grow at a fast rate to become the huge brand it is today, and its latest move into eCommerce marks a new opportunity for the brand to delve into new territory and grow even more.
By Mary Healy | 12 May 2015 |
As most advertisers want to jump on the mobile bandwagon, we want to highlight the main things to keep in mind when creating your mobile PPC strategy. Let’s start exactly where it counts: keep your end user in mind and consider what their intent may be when they are searching on the go when optimising campaigns and creating ad copies.
By Victoria Chase | 01 May 2015 |
“We are not artists, we’re not writing novels – we need to remember we’re commercial writers.” – Nicky Bullard, Creative Director of Lida. As demonstrated above, even within our own ranks, copywriters are sometimes not taken seriously as writers. While it is possible to regurgitate the clichés, blasé grammar and boring sentence structure in so much of today’s copy; a skilled copywriter will recoil at the prospect.
By Inderpaul Rai | 09 June 2014 |
Last year, Google revealed plans to make one of the biggest changes to AdWords it had ever made with the announcement of Enhanced Campaigns. By no longer allowing advertisers to split campaigns by device its announcement was met with much furore and scepticism. Bing Ads was quick to assure customers it had no plans to do similar. However, last week it reneged on this to much disappointment.