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Search, Analytics & Social Conference (look out for the unicorn keyword!)

What: Search, Analytics and Social Conference (SAScon)

Where: Manchester

When: 16 & 17 June

Ticket price: £295.00 +VAT

Last week I attended SAScon, a Search, Analytics and Social Media conference taking place for the 7th time and attracting over 350 digital marketing professionals (mainly senior). My aim was to get some insight into the relationship between PPC and SEO in the future and how it will be influenced by the technological innovations.

Topics covered:

  •   Creativity and data in different channels
  •   Creative retargeting
  •   Social commerce
  •   Success measurement with alternative metrics

Most interesting speaker:

Jim Banks from Groove – talked about how PPC has evolved since its beginning, gave examples of best practices and highlighted what the focus should be in the future; including cross device tracking, the growth of Bing, social and virtual reality.

Banks also spoke about finding the “unicorn” keyword – that keyword that no one else has found, but which can become the most profitable one. He used an example relating to the increased interest in credit ratings seen online a few years ago. The unicorn keyword was “teletrack” – a large volume of users were searching for it, but hardly any advertisers thought to bid on it. It cost only 10cent. Banks said that he built his summer house off the back of this keyword.

Top takeaways:

  • With Mobile continuing to grow (5.5 billion users predicted by 2020), there is increased interest in voice search. As such, the focus should be on long tail keywords – on predicting what users would ask search engines. Also, marketing efforts should be adapted to ongoing technological innovations such as virtual reality and augmented reality, which will influence customers’ online behaviour.
  • Invest more in Bing and don’t just import duplications of your Google campaigns. In particular Bing Shopping Ads are growing in popularity due to the adoption of Windows 10, so there is increasing opportunity here.

Was it worth the ticket?

From my point of view, the conference had a great mixture of search, analytics and social related talks. It was interesting to hear best practices for different channels from digital marketing experts, as well as to gain insights on what the future will bring and how the industry will be affected.


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Event Recap: Shift Digital

What: Shift Digital – “an event aimed at the altered minds, business models, skill sets, buying habits and marketplaces driven by digital disruption – and the ensuing transformation imperative.”

Where: London

When: 24-25th May 2016

Ticket price: £695 + VAT for 2 day pass

In short: Good update on status quo, a bit too ambiguous.

 

Last week I attended Shift Digital, a fairly small-scale event (approx 200 guests), aimed at CMOs and CEOs. From my point of view, I hoped to get the bigger picture and strategic insights into where the industry is headed.

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Event Recap: SMX London

This week we attended SMX London, a huge search marketing conference, with a programme by Search Engine Land. Over two days, experts in SEA, SEO, social and mobile presented their insights and best practices, as well as a series of workshops for strategic sessions.

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SEA camp 2016

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Last week, two of us Junior Account Managers at Crealytics attended SEAcamp in Jena, Germany. A two-day event dedicated to PPC and SEA with a focus on Google Adwords and Google Shopping. With two days of expert speaker sessions and discussions, it was a fantastic learning opportunity for our PPC team.

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Nominations and commendations, Camato for Product Ads is making waves

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On the 26th of April, members of our team, joined by some of our clients, attended the UK Performance Marketing Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House, London. We had been shortlisted in the category of ‘Best Performance Marketing Technology’, and were highly commended in our category. This was an exceptionally strong category with some big names and we are very proud to be named amongst them. Big thanks to our clients for joining us on an enjoyable evening, and congratulations to all the winners.

 

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In addition, we have also been nominated in two categories (Best Use of Technology in a Search Campaign and Best Search Software) in the Drum Search Awards. We are very proud to be recognised in these categories and we look forward to another fun evening and keep our fingers crossed for a good result.

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The Google Shopping Days Event: Can Google Become Not Just a Search Engine, but a Personal Assistant?

On April 7th, 2016, crealytics attended the Google Shopping Days event, which took place for the third time in Hamburg. An impressive line up of speakers including leading Product Managers brought a lot of insights on the upcoming features and discussed the changes in consumer behaviour in retail. Let’s take a look at the most compelling insights.

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OMKB 2016 – Key Insights

  • Most interesting learning: Snapchat was hyped as a promising portal to expand companies’ reach towards younger audiences and to introduce products and special advertising!
  • Most useful advice: DSA (Dynamic Search Ads) campaigns are a nice and easy tool for internationalisations and to cover the long tail section of your accounts!
  • Key takeaway: Extremely wide range of online products, rapid availability and shorter delivery times raise consumer expectations towards getting any product at any time!

Read on for a full summary of the event!

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SMX Munich 2016: Key Insights

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This year SMX Munich took place from 17th to 18th March at the ICM in Munich. The two day conference was all about SEM and offered a wide range of 60 Sessions, 6 workshops and 8 theme tracks with more than 80 speakers about SEO, SEA, Analytics, Mobile, Social Media and many other topics. crealytics not only attended the conference but our CEO and founder, Andreas Reiffen, held a very insightful presentation about one of the hottest topics for today`s top online retailers: Google Shopping.

Read on for some key insights of this year’s conference.

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