Google Delights Trekkies with Interactive Star Trek Doodle

Star Trek anniversary Google doodleAs soon as I laid eyes on today’s Google Doodle I knew it was going to be my favorite so far. I’m a huge Star Trek fan, so my heart started racing when I typed in and recognized the familiar uniforms from the Starship Enterprise adorning the letters in the GOOGLE logo. But it’s a far cry from your regular doodle. Today’s Google Doodle is a fully interactive game of sorts.

To mark the 46th anniversary of the iconic TV series Star Trek, Google has put together a really fun commemorative doodle. Ryan Germick, Google doodler and keen Trekkie, led a team of animators to create the multi-scene Star Trek animation to celebrate the show’s launch 46 years ago.Google Doodle Star Trek anniversary

My initial delight in spotting the doodle grew as I discovered the incorporated interactive elements. Clicking on highlighted areas of the Google logo triggers a series of tributes to iconic Star Trek episodes, including “The Trouble With Tribbles” and pilot episode “The Man Trap”, which aired on Sept. 8, 1966. Various letters from the Google logo play the crew of the starship Enterprise. Captain James T. Kirk is played by the central “o” in Google.

There are a few different scenes with various highlighted areas you can click on to make the scene play out. My favorite is the tribbles hiding in the ceiling of the Transporter Room. How many others can you find? After the final animation plays out, Google redirects you to search results for Star Trek the Original Series.

I declare this to be Google’s Best Doodle Ever!  You can watch a full video of the interactions below :



Search Industry Job of the Week – Associate Partner, Search & Media

Job Title: Associate Partner, Search & Media
Job Reference #: Req Id: 701
Position Type: full time
Name of employer: Rosetta
Location: New York
Date Posted: 30 August 2012
Position description:

Rosetta is seeking an Associate Partner/ VP Search & Media to lead integrated media solutions including paid search, organic search, and display across multiple clients and office locations.

They are seeking a highly passionate, collaborative, outgoing, creative oriented leader. This person has an entrepreneurial spirit who never settles for the expected and pushes ideas beyond the obvious possibilities.

The Associate Partner Search & Media has ownership and direct responsibility for management within the Search & Media team on key accounts and overall for a team.

The Associate Partner oversees their team in the development of strategy to meet client’s marketing objectives and the subsequent negotiation, implementation and performance analysis.

The Associate Partner is a leader within the Search & Media Department contributing to the capability growth and thought leadership.

Detailed Description

Strategic Capabilities:

  • Leads and manages multiple work streams of client business, serving as the primary and high level contact to articulate the Rosetta view on search and media strategy and business philosophies.
  • Responsible for comprehensive management of assigned accounts – typically, this includes the management of paid search, organic search, social media, media planning, media negotiations and implementation, performance tracking and analysis and various associated projects.
  • Draws insight from program results and ensure dialogue with client and internal team on informed strategic implications.


  • Assume substantial role on the core client team(s) to identify issues, develop new business opportunities with existing clients and assist in development of new client relationships.
  • Inspire clients with search and media knowledge and ideas and become their trusted advisor.


  • Responsible for oversight of all program budgets, including staffing and resource requirements.
  • Has substantial role in management of department resources across accounts and from an overall revenue management perspective.
  • Assume leadership role in key departmental or company initiatives.
  • Promote search and  media department capabilities across the company.
  • Develop people within the team by coaching, identifying areas for growth, managing performance management process, open communication with your team, and identifying training opportunities.


  • Help develop Rosetta as an industry thought leader in Search and Media.
  • Establish, and evolve Rosetta’s best-in-class search and media services.
  • An enthusiastic, energetic advocate for the best people, the best ideas and the best cross-functional process to drive client results.
  • Promote positive working relationships within the department, the company and the media vendor community.
  • Establish trust and credibility with clients.


  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree
  • Minimum of 12+ years in roles of increasing responsibility in departments of a similar nature (i.e. search engine marketing agency or digital marketing agency).
  • Management experience is required, with a minimum of 8 years in a management role.
  • Proven leadership ability and previous client relationship experience.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of interactive media (paid search, organic search, display, and social media)
  • In depth understanding of media planning, negotiation, implementation and performance analysis
  • Exemplary communication skills (persuasive written, compelling oral)

Salary range: Unknown
Closing date: Unknown
More info from: Rosetta Careers
Contact: Apply via online form: Rosetta Careers

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