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Take a Break for Goodness Sake

Feb 27, 2015 - For something a little different, here is a poem about big data. Sometimes when you step away from the problem, the answer will suddenly become clear. Comments

Good and Bad vs. Right and Wrong

artificial-intelligence-marketing Feb 12, 2015 - Artificial intelligence is not just the stuff of science-fiction movies anymore, but what problems does it present for marketers? Comments

Big Data: Simple as a Can of Soup

campbells-chicken-noodle-soup Jan 29, 2015 - Let's compare big data to a simple can of chicken noodle soup - but could data (or soup, for that matter) really be all that simple? Comments

Corporate Culture Dictates Big Data Value

Big data Jan 15, 2015 - There is seemingly limitless data out there, but different data will have different value depending on what your brand deems important. Do you know what areas to focus on? Comments

The Future of Online Advertising - Are We There Yet?

advertising-of-the-future Dec 18, 2014 - A look at a piece written a whopping 18 years ago gives a glimpse at what columnist Jim Sterne thought the future of digital advertising might be like in "the future." Did his predictions come true? Comments

Data Variety - The Spice of Life

spice-of-life Nov 20, 2014 - Marketers are on the brink of a deluge of data sources that could prove to be extremely useful in future digital marketing strategies. Comments

Is Remarketing Self-Defeating?

persuade-advice Nov 6, 2014 - When we spend time and money to remarket, are we really just trying to convince consumers to buy something they never wanted in the first place? Comments

How Much for a New Customer?

old-calculator Oct 23, 2014 - At some point in planning your marketing strategy, you must decide how much you're willing to pay for a lead and what actually constitutes a qualified lead. Comments

If (You Write a Good Hypothesis), Then (Good Things Happen)

hypothesis-results Oct 9, 2014 - In order to formulate valuable insights, analysts need to be constantly coming up with hypotheses and testing them to the best of their ability. Comments

Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions - a Synopsis

data-visualization Sep 11, 2014 - A new book explores the value of visualizing your analytics data, using Netflix as a prime example of a company that is successfully employing this strategy. Comments

True Detectives

sherlock-holmes Aug 28, 2014 - There are many similarities between the work of a detective and the work of a digital analyst. Here is a look at some of them, with some words of wisdom from Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Comments

10 Ways to Make Reports Not Suck

financial-managements-report Aug 14, 2014 - Reports are necessary in the world of analytics-based marketing, but they can be extremely boring. Here are 10 ways to make your reports engaging, informative, and interesting to your audience. Comments

I Say It's "Daytah," You Say It's "Dahtah"

big-data-screen Jul 31, 2014 - A poem about the merits of data, and whether it should be treated as a plural word or a singular entity. Can marketers agree on how to treat the word in their industry? Comments

Your Job Is Impossible

mission-impossible Jul 17, 2014 - The job of a digital analyst is incredibly difficult - and a paper from Google and Microsoft drives that point home, with a focus on the near impossibility of measuring return on investment. Comments

Don't Give Them Data

imd-datafeeds-report-april2014 Jul 3, 2014 - People don't want the raw data, but instead want marketers to decipher the tech speak for them and present the valuable insights. If marketers can do this, they will help their organization become more data-driven than the competition. Comments

Digital Analytics: Aliens, Asteroids, Dinosaurs, Vampires, and Zombies

zombies-walking Jun 19, 2014 - A look at the external horrors that await unsuspecting digital analytics professionals around every corner, and advice on how to deal with them. Comments

Don't Let Big Data Play Games With Your Brain

data-brain Jun 5, 2014 - The next time you see a pattern, a connection, or a correlation, remember that you may not be the best person to determine if it passes the smell test. You will do your best work in collaboration with a proper subject matter expert. Comments

10 Things Not to Do as a Digital Analyst

what-not-to-do May 22, 2014 - Here is a collection of 10 harmful, but preventable, things you shouldn't be doing as a digital analyst. Comments

Top 10 New Things to Measure on Your Website

top-10-website-measurement May 8, 2014 - An updated list of the things you need to be measuring on your website, including online maturity, insight generation, and data quality. Comments

The Difference Between Truth and Facts Is Vocabulary

vocabulary Apr 24, 2014 - In order to satisfy insights consumers, shift your vocabulary and draw them into the conversation with you. Comments

Is It Cheaper to Keep Than Delete?

delete-button Apr 10, 2014 - Oftentimes it may be cheaper and less time-consuming to just keep data than to delete it. But how long is data valid and valuable, and how long until that data is dangerous? Comments

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