Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great year! We put together a short holiday video for your enjoyment. Video direction, production and editing: Johan Christianson.
Part III – Automation Everywhere Two Octobers has become a hotbed of automation. Around the office, people are creating tools to monitor shopping campaigns, forward emails based on client names, and manage ad copy programmatically. The complete list is far too long to include here, and I’m sure there are some I don’t know about. This […]
Part II – My First Project The problem: automated budget tracking and management My first project with Google Sheets and Google Apps Script (GAS) was to rebuild the campaign budget tracker we use to monitor budget pacing in paid search campaigns. This was the core functionality I had tried to replace first with a 3rd-party […]
Using the GMC API, Supermetrics & More By Nico Brooks & Maggie Castle It doesn’t take much to upend a Google Merchant Center (GMC) account. A single recalled product in a feed of thousands could suspend an entire feed. Discrepancies in shipping costs, lost site verification, or expired feeds are also common culprits. GMC requirements […]
File under: anecdotes from my love affair with Google Sheets. This post describes a handy trick for data wrangling in Google Sheets. If you’ve ever had to consolidate a bunch of messy data into a few stem patterns, read on. I recently found myself needing to consolidate a bunch of Google Analytics page view data […]
Part I – Failure and recovery This post is aimed at people who work in marketing and advertising, and are interested in automating tasks to improve quality and efficiency. It describes my recent journey towards achieving these goals. For a little context on my philosophy of automation, check out this post from a few years […]