Reaching The Ideal B2B Prospect: My Presentation From HeroConf LA

I had the great pleasure of presenting on B2B PPC at this year’s Hero Conference in LA with AJ Wilcox, a.k.a. “Mr. LinkedIn Advertising”. AJ covered a lot of cool stuff about advertising on LinkedIn, while I focused on how to really think about B2B PPC (and marketing in general really) in the right mindset […]

Google’s YouTube Content Problem Isn’t Going To Just Go Away

It was huge news last week that a number of very high profile brands pulled all of their advertising from YouTube. It started with some European companies and governments and quickly spread to US companies shortly thereafter. I tweeted after the first story broke that this is a big deal. YouTube has been driving Google’s […]

Can We Be Honest About Analytics? It Is Far From Perfect

Let me start this post by saying that analytics, in particular Google Analytics, does a lot of great things. In fact, since Google Analytics became ubiquitous, many businesses and organizations have certainly benefited from using its data to make better decisions, period. But, somewhere along the way, it has been undeservedly elevated to both omniscient […]

The Continued Demotion Of Keywords In Search

As we launch headlong into the new year, I’ve been thinking a lot about where search in general, and paid search specifically is headed. People have been saying for a couple of years now that keywords are becoming less and less important as a focus for search strategy. I have always been reflexively irked by […]

Beacons Don’t Work & Other Stupid Conclusions

I was reading an article recently entitled “Beacons Are Dead” which was, as you might expect from the title, declaring that the relatively new technology of retail beacons was already dead. The premise of the piece is that beacons would be great “if the did something customers really wanted”. He goes on to say that […]