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Gmail in Google search results: Marketers will have a data gap to plug

Google has announced a trial which will enable people using the search engine to see search queries feature results from their Gmail account. The search giant also said it is extending Google Knowledge Graph to every English speaking country. If rolled out permanently the former would have some drawbacks for marketers data-wise and, whilst it could be viewed as an opportunity from an email marketing perspective, that would be highly dependent on message retention. The Knowledge Graph meanwhile will benefit retailers, brands and digital marketers.

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'iPhone 5' pulls in the searches for Consumer Electronics

Expected to launch in September with a release date sometime in October, the keyword ‘iPhone 5’ received the highest number of queries - 450,000, and accounted for 6% of the total number of searches for brown goods products in May and 21% of those made for the Phones & Accessories subsector.

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Greenlight lines up biggest names in the Search and Social Space for Christmas Conference

Christmas comes early for digital marketers as Greenlight hosts its Christmas Conference tomorrow, Thursday 5 July, in central London. Lined up is a panel of representatives from the biggest names in the Search and Social Media space - Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Kred, Marketwire (Sysomos), Criteo and Hydra.

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Social Olympics: Pushing Social Value Over Products

Social Olympics: Pushing Social Value Over Products

As the Olympics draw nearer, conversation about brand sponsors is picking up. The last two weeks saw around 63,000 online mentions of Olympic sponsors, compared to 54,000 the two weeks prior. The discussion points to mounting pressure on brands to make the most of their Olympic sponsorship while it lasts. This is no doubt true for our two brands in focus: Adidas and Cadbury. But the story holds a few surprises.

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Online searches for ISAs soar

According to Greenlight's latest independent quarterly report, ‘Retail Banking Sector Report – Issue 12’, searches using the term ‘ISA rates’ alone, saw a staggering 82 per cent jump, indicative perhaps of consumers seeking out the most competitive rates and ISA offerings. ‘Savings accounts’ meanwhile took an 18 per cent hit.

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Social Olympics: Tech Sponsors Showing What it Takes

Social Olympics: Tech Sponsors Showing What it Takes

Over the last six weeks we've been studying how well the Olympics is working for the brands that sponsor it. You would think that the Olympics would be a huge buzz driver for its sponsors, however conversations over the period have shown the Olympics are no easy win for brands. Even brands that succeed in exciting consumers have to fight a seemingly uphill battle to maintain that success and keep their own Olympic torches burning.

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