Andrew Edwards

Andrew Edwards

Managing Partner at Efectyv Digital; Managing Partner at Technology Leaders

Efectyv Digital

Andrew is a digital marketing executive with 20 years' experience servicing the enterprise customer. Currently he is Managing Partner at Efectyv Digital, a digital marketing consulting company, and Managing Partner at Technology Leaders, a web analytics consulting firm he founded in 2002. He combines extensive technical knowledge with a broad strategic understanding of digital marketing and especially digital measurement, plus hands-on creative in the form of the written word, user-experience and traditional design.

His practice is dedicated to building customers' digital marketing success and helping them save money during the process.

He is a writer, a public speaker and a visual artist as well.

His book "Digital is Destroying Everything—and What Comes Next" will be published by Pearson in the Spring of 2014. He writes a regular column about Analytics for ClickZ, the 2013 Online Publisher of the Year. He wrote the groundbreaking "Dawn of Convergence Analytics" report which was featured at the SES show in New York, and the second report in the series will be featured at the same show in San Francisco.

In addition to speaking at SES, he has presented at eMetrics; and his session was voted one of the top ten presentations at the DMA show in Las Vegas. He is speaking again at the DMA in Chicago in the fall of 2013.

In 2004 Andrew co-founded the Digital Analytics Association and is currently a Director Emeritus. He has designed analytics training curricula for business teams and has led seminars on digital marketing subjects.

He was also an Adjunct Professor at The Pratt Institute where he taught Advanced Computer Graphics for 3 years. Andrew is also an award-winning, nationally exhibited painter.

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Light a Candle for the Digital Marketer in an Age of Privacy Confusion

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"Moneyball" vs. Creative: Where Data and Marketing Collide

Jun 16, 2014 - Data and creative teams need to come together in order to achieve the best possible outcomes from your marketing efforts. Comments

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Mr. Webb and the Google Car: Out for a Spin

Jun 2, 2014 - A look at what riding in a driverless Google Car could be like. Comments

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All the Information in All the World

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The Murky Waters of SEO

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The Promise of True Digital Measurement — and Its Betrayal

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Why You Can't Get Those Numbers Today (and How You Can Tomorrow)

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I Hate Analytics

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Software Fatigue and How to Fight It

Feb 24, 2014 - Anyone not lost in the jungle believing World War II is still raging also knows that a successful software product is the key to riches almost unimaginable... Comments

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Accuracy, or Something Like It

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Does Google Control Your Destiny?

Feb 10, 2014 - Visibility is a top goal for digital marketers, and it boils down to a very particular and very mysterious process we know as "Google Search Ranking." Comments

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Can Digital Analytics Save Itself?

Jan 27, 2014 - Many marketers struggle with the basics of digital analytics, but automation may be key in helping them achieve success. Comments

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2014: The Year Marketing Automation Gets the Recognition It Deserves

Jan 13, 2014 - Marketing automation has no agenda except to respond to data and seek a return on marketing content. As marketers get familiar with its successes, marketing... Comments

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The Only Story That Mattered in 2013

Dec 24, 2013 - Snowden's revelations changed the game for Obama, for data collection, and for the reputation of "the web" as a place where you'd be relatively untroubled... Comments

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First Impressions Count, But Ad Impressions May Not

Dec 12, 2013 - Don't rely on first impressions when it comes to ad impressions. Columnist Andrew Edwards explains how to dig deeper with analytics to uncover greater... Comments

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Digital Analytics in an Age of Spying

Nov 18, 2013 - Marketers need to be concerned with recent revelations about spying and the atmosphere of mistrust being fostered around digital analytics. Comments

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Can Analytics Help Save Obamacare?

Nov 4, 2013 - Columnist Andrew Edwards makes the case for site analytics as the saviour for the ailing Affordable Care Act website, rife with issues since its launch... Comments

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Are Multi-Channel Analytics Vendors Failing the Market?

Oct 21, 2013 - Multi-channel analytics technology is outpacing the customers' ability to comprehend and utilize. Columnist Andrew Edwards explains. Comments

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Data Gaps & Governance: What Was True in the Morning Becomes a Lie Before Noon

Oct 7, 2013 - Governance is critical in managing the masses of data available in online business, yet many admit their organization still lacks a data governance... Comments

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Convergence Analytics 2.0: Everybody is Still Measuring Everything

Sep 23, 2013 - Convergence Analytics 2.0 calls out a number of factors that seemed to be impeding adoption of what really is a good idea - the ability to see more... Comments

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