Big Oak wins Adwords Competition and Win trip to 2015 All Stars

Each year Google recognizes top marketing agencies and rewards them with the opportunity to come to the All Stars Summit. There are certain criteria and/or contests in which agencies can win a trip to the All Star Summit.  This year Big Oak Studios, Inc., won one of only 3 spots in the Google Adwords Mobile Challenge out of 1000’s of Agencies that participated. Last year, Big Oak was invited to the 2014 All-Star event as a Guest Panelist.  This year we will attend the 3 day summit at Google headquarters from August 31- Sept 2 2015.  We will have the opportunity to talk to Google Product Managers and listen to guest speakers on a wide variety of topics encompassing Online Marketing. Eric Gehler our Google Top Contributor and Google Adwords Ambassador will be attending the conference again this year. Give us a call and see how our partnership and expertise in working with Google can help you. Call us:...

Google Names Eric Gehler as a Top Contributor

Since the inception of Google in 1998, the majority of their customer service was delegated to their Product Help Forums. The concept of Google Founder Larry Page was to allow users to help other users. Part of that process was also to identify some of the “best of the best” users in terms of Google product knowledge, expertise and helpfulness. Once identified these users were promoted to the Top Contributor Program. There are approximately 900 Top Contributors in the world covering all the Google Product Help forums Our very own Eric Gehler was promoted to Google Top Contributor for the Web Search Help Forum this past month for his expertise on Google Search. This honor is among the highest Google bestows upon non-employees. But, this is not the only Google title that Eric Gehler has received for his exemplary work with Google. Eric has also been awarded: Google Partners Community Ambassador Google Small Business Community Advisor Google Adwords Forum Rising Star “Becoming a Top Contributor was one of my personal and professional goals. Helping people solve problems has always been a passion and keeping up with all things Google is a must in our industry.  Being a Top Contributor, as well as the other accolades, opens many doors which allow me access and continual communication with Googlers and Google products.  While under a NDA (non disclosure agreement) I cannot discuss individual items, but have access to beta test new initiatives, provide feedback and collaborate with Googlers.” – Eric...

Let’s Put Richmond On The Map

Let’s Put Your Richmond Business On The Map The Official Let’s Put Our Cities On The Map with Google has launched and Big Oak, Inc. is an official partner for Richmond, Virginia. The GYBO program (Get Your Business Online) along with the National Small Business Week May 4th to May 8th is making a large push to help small businesses get online. Why should you care? These stats speak volumes about the potential that a local online presence can provide.   The “Lets Put Our Cities On the Map” campaign sponsored by Google is out in full-force offering tools and assistance for small businesses. Here is a quick look at what someone searching for your local business might see. Businesses with complete listings are 2x as likely to be considered reputable When people search for businesses on Google they see listings like the one below. Make sure your business listing is complete with your hours, phone number, and other info so people are able to reach you. It’s free and easy to do. Source: Google/Oxera, The Benefits of Complete Business Listings, December 2014. As one of the Google Small Business Community Advisers as well as an Official GYBO partner and Google Partner Ambassador, I had the pleasure to attend the Google Event in Chicago on Monday April 27th, 2015 for the Chicago “Let’s Put Our Cities On The Map” Workshop to assist and help out a sister city. At the workshop there were approximately 100 chrome-book stations for the attendees to process their Google My Business listings. Attendees listened to the lectures and followed the step by step handbook guide provided at this event. The...

Get a View of Big Oak’s Office from Above

I bought a flying drone (Phantom 2 Vision, quadcopter) and decided to try it out by taking some aerial video in front of our Richmond offices (located near Innsbrook) and added some music I looped from Garage Band. It was a fun experiment and I thought it was unique enough to put on our Youtube channel. Here is the video if you want to see some of the West End of Richmond from 400 feet up. If you are interested in our marketing services, and wish to see the inside of our offices, please give us a call...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Big Oak

A few members of the Big Oak team did the Ice Bucket Challenge. It was fun, cold and wet. We donated to ALS and if you want to you can as well. Not much to say except here is the video and we issued the challenge to our friends at CoLab, also located in our hometown of Richmond, Virginia. No time to watch? Then here is the climatic...