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Top 10 takeaways from SES London 2012

Last week saw the annual SES (Search Engine Strategies) conference in 2012 where all the big names in search gave their view on the year ahead.

The overarching hot topics were probably Google + and SoLoMo (Social, Local, Mobile).

There are some good round-ups to be found online (e.g. Andrew Girdwood's blog and Kevin Gibbon's blog) so for now, here’s my (and my colleague Richard Lewis’) top 10 take-aways for you to think about.

(Apologies in advance if I haven’t given the right people the right credit, feel free to comment if I missed you off the list.)

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Do the little guys have a digital marketing advantage?

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Brian Fetherstonhaugh, chairman and CEO OgilvyOne Worldwide is a guy who talks to a lot of CMOs. And insofar as digital marketing is concerned, he's not impressed with their either their knowledge or skill-set.

"Marketers lag behind consumers in digital adoption," he told an audience at Search Engine Strategies, speaking at a session devoted to selling search to the C-suite. "Your average 12 year-old has a better-integrated performance dashboard than a CMO,"  he pointed out, illustrating his point with a World of Warcraft screenshot.

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