European search awards, talking to your Volvo, Yahoo! gets smaller, and flying in drones – another week in digital.

As everybody gets back to work at the festive break there’s plenty to catch-up on and with CES taking place this week there are lots of shiny new digital things. OK, so technically these first two pieces aren’t about marketing, but hell…they interest me and its my blog. Holly crap, somebody has created a prototype […]

Google image search on desktop

  While there was no mention of Google’s “Emerald Sea” social product unveiled today at the “inside search” event; the announcements about voice search and mobile search were pretty impressing. Searching with images, however, was the most intriguing for me. Surely this facility will be amazingly useful in the retail (find a shirt like this), […]

Bing Voice search comes to Kinect

Just as we’re getting to grips with the challenges and opportunities within mobile search, it looks like we have more channels to contend with. With Google TV already live in the US, and guides to optimising your site for TV already exist; truly cross-channel digital campaigns are on their way. With Bing Voice search Microsoft […]

Speaking event – Search with a digital heartbeat

Following last week’s SAScon event in Manchester, I’m back in town this Thursday for the DMA’s  Marketing with a Digital Heartbeat event. I’m looking forward to presenting alongside the team from 2Ergo and Paul Kennedy from CallCredit and hope to give the crowd a view of how fast things are still moving in the world of search […]

The year of mobile is already upon us and Google has already nailed it!

After years of failing to get excited about mobile marketing I have to admit that it has suddenly become credible. Latitude has just published some stats on mobile paid search that shows Google’s mobile search ads nearly surpassing Bing entire PPC volumes. Further data from Pingdom.com highlights that Google has already won the game with […]