man asleep on train youtube video

If there’s any such thing as Karma kicking around then I’m clearly going to trip in the street today because I’ve laughed at this minute long video out loud non stop for the last 10 minutes. (Sorry, Mum). This Youtube…

Freedman and Fraser billboard experiment drive safely

I’ve been reading Cialdini’s Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion. It’s the marketer in me reading it (but I do also like getting my own way so I totally see benefits out of work for this too ;-)). One of the studies…

Misinterpreting Matt Cutts – All Guest Blogging is Not Dead.

Urgh. I knew as soon as Matt Cutts launched that blog post (the decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO) that the floodgates would open and there would follow a shit storm of other blog posts declaring that guest…

flappy bird top score

An influx of images on my Facebook Timeline started it. Several of my friends were sharing screenshots of very low scores (less than 10) and “Game Over” scrawled over the top of a very Mario-esque background. “What’s this?” I found…

mission possible seo and UX

Your mission… should you choose to accept it, of course, is to design a new website that’s not only beautiful to look at but highly functioning and search engine-friendly. These seeming opposed objectives sparked off a debate on a HubSpot…

equal marriage

The day I found out that gay couples will be able to marry in the UK, I was delighted. I was proud to be British, proud to live in a nation that truly strives for inclusion and equality. And I…

Cadbury tv ad yes sir i can boogie

I found myself singing Baccara’s, ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie,’ in the shower this morning. I put this down to one of two things. I’m either having flashbacks to my childhood and images of my Mother dancing around the living…

matt cutts on facebook and twitter signals

Matt Cutts is on fire this week, sending SEOs into a frenzy over guest posts and now reiterating in a Webmaster Video that Google doesn’t use Facebook or Twitter signals to rank pages. So just close those Facebook and Twitter…

if i didnt work in seo

I love my job (most days). SEO (or ‘inbound marketing’ or ‘organic performance marketing’ or whatever else people call it these days) is a ridiculously fast moving area to work in. That’s part of the appeal for me. That and…

david moyes is useless google suggest

I’m a sucker for a funny Google Suggest screenshot. And, unfortunately (after an opening 6 months that can only be described as ‘catastrophic’) my beloved Manchester United’s new manager has been very much “suggested” of late (as above). Although I’m…

ASA 1&1 internet

I’ve made my feelings about 1&1 Internet very clear in the past. In my opinion, the company uses some misleading advertising tactics. I complained to the ASA about 1&1’s “SEO tools” ad. I wasn’t the only one either. Another complainant approached…

nespresso coffee machine

I drink a lot of coffee. I did consider trying to give it up a couple of years back… but half way through my first day of “quitting” I got a headache and decided giving up was a silly thing…

christmas 2013 tv ads

I’m a sucker for Christmas TV ads. I don’t even care that their overpriced production is designed to get people talking and buying. I love them. And here’s my favourite TV ads of Christmas 2013. 1. The Lidl Christmas 2013…

manchester christmas markets 2013

I LOVE Christmas. And I LOVE mulled wine. And I live in the centre of Manchester…. so when the markets start I find myself spending rather a lot of time there drinking rather a lot of mulled wine and feeling…

google india reunion tv ad

Google is great at telling stories with its video format ads. Just great. And the latest advertisement by Google India is my personal favourite so far. Incredible. Just watch it! (Turn on caption to get the English subtitles). Also recommended:…