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Conferences & Seminars / 13.11.2017

Last week, with my colleagues Cory Kleinschmidt and Mona Elesseily, I attended and spoke at Pubcon in Las Vegas. To refresh your memory, Pubcon is the tactical digital marketing conference that just won’t die. As other conferences slowly decline due to changing tastes, this one keeps going and going like the Energizer bunny. Sessions are as fresh and tactical as ever; impressive for a long-running series. Sessions on LinkedIn advertising and WordPress optimization were two of many...

Search Marketing / 30.06.2017

Whether it’s in the field of trade, tax, foreign investment, antitrust, culture, or anything else, initiatives that block foreign companies from doing business – while often well-meaning, and sometimes aiming for consumer protection, local justice, or even some international development objective – perhaps fail to realize their own flaws. Primary among them is protectionism. In levying grand and bold strictures and fines upon offending (foreign) companies, regulators find themselves deep in (political) wars of tit-for-tat –...

Conferences & Seminars / 23.10.2016

Some things happened at Pubcon, and I'm finally ready to talk about them. No, I wasn't traumatized -- just a bit woozy from the desert heat. A current ad campaign from Bermuda Tourism contends that “some things are better experienced than explained.” That would be an apt way of putting it for Pubcon, and Vegas. Pubcon, for those who’ve never attended, is a conference event (focused largely on SEO and affiliate marketing topics, but of course,...

Page Zero News / 20.10.2016

For the second year in a row, Toronto-based Page Zero Media has been recognized as a PPC industry leader in a consolidated market research study conducted by Clutch, an independent research firm based in Washington, DC. Page Zero ranked 4th out of more than 200 PPC agencies from the USA, Canada, and England in Clutch’s 2016 ranking study, receiving exceptional scores for market presence (9.5) and references (8.8). Page Zero’s top 4 ranking also makes the company...

Paid Search Marketing / 18.07.2016

As a PPC-focused agency, we've always hoped that our story would be easy to differentiate from the roughly several million wannabes who would like to dabble a bit in Google AdWords. If that differentiation were to come in part with the blessing of Google itself, we thought, so much the better. Google's push to encourage some standards in AdWords campaign management, and the beginnings of a drive to establish relationships with those who consider themselves qualified...

Conferences & Seminars, Findability / 17.06.2016

A team of dedicated PZ’ers are on their way to SocialPro in Seattle, WA for Marketing Land’s annual social media marketing conference. The two-day conference focuses on what matters most to digital marketers – actionable advice from real social media pros on what tactics work (and which ones don’t!) on leading platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Attending this exciting event are PZ’ers Cory Kleinschmidt, VP of Findability, and Sarah Humphrey, Director of Social Media. Sarah will...

Conferences & Seminars / 16.06.2016

On June 15, Page Zero's Andrew Goodman spoke on a panel (shown moderating above: Microsoft's Jeff Bentley) at the first ever Microsoft Canada Executive Retail Summit, held at the always-attractive Drake Hotel on Queen West in Toronto. The intimate group was abuzz with asks for Microsoft on topics such as better attribution, a new Display Network, and much more as it maintains its strong search share (30% in the U.S., 15% in Canada, with recent growth...