Google Internship

From 17th July–8th September 2006, I worked for Google UK as an intern in the marketing department. I was employed in promoting Google’s “Geo” products: Google Maps (including their Maps API), Google Earth and SketchUp.

British Airways/Google comarketing project

I created the British Airways September 2006 World Offers layer for Google Earth. The layer contains information about flight destinations and hotels included in this annual promotion, as well as 3D SketchUp models over every destination which show the price of a ticket there in clouds. The campaign was regarded as highly significant in both the advertising and technological media because:

I saw the project progress from inception to completion over my internship, and as well as creating the KMZ layer was involved in choosing imagery and geocoding, as well as attending marketing and PR meetings with both companies.

Download the Google Earth layer

To view the layer, you will need to download the latest version of Google Earth. The minimum version which will support the 3D cloud price models is version 4 beta.

Then, grab yourself the British Airways layer. It should open up in Google Earth by default if the installation went well.

If you prefer, you can see screenshots from the layer on this page: click on them to view larger versions.

Other projects

As well as generally sampling the culture at a laid-back, fast-growing Internet corporation, I also gained a wider understanding of its operations by involvement in a variety of smaller projects, including an investigation into promoting the Maps API, creating a Maps API “mash-up” for myself.

Outside of the Geo products, I was involved in AdWords marketing strategy development and Doodle 4 Google.