Analytics

Experts examine how to better measure and optimize marketing initiatives, including testing what matters, improving conversion rates, and assessing quantitative and qualitative data.

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5 Ingredients for an Analytical Organization

Oct 2, 2014 - What makes an analytics-empowered company? There are five key factors that allow an organization to take advantage of all that analytics have to offer. Comments

Is an Analytics Cloud for Salesforce Enough?

salesforcecloud Sep 29, 2014 - As rumors swirl about a Salesforce Analytics Cloud product, what will this mean for the digital marketing ecosystem? What analytics players will be affected and will the product really be beneficial? Comments

Marketing Optimization: It All Starts With Data!

data2 Sep 24, 2014 - Analytics are only as good as the data you begin with - so it's important to start with great, complete data! Comments

The iPhone 6 Announcement Through the Eyes of an E-Commerce Veteran

iPhone 6 queue Apple's Regents Street store London Sep 23, 2014 - When Apple made its big announcement earlier this month, the big wireless providers failed to take advantage of the news in an immediate fashion. If marketers aren't nimble, they face losing many valuable customers. Comments

Could the "Analytics Oracle" Be the Next Evolution of Convergence Analytics?

convergence-analytics-graphic Sep 22, 2014 - A new ascendance of smart platforms that clean and converge data sets, while also answering questions, could change the convergence analytics landscape as we know it. Comments

Conversion Rate Optimization: The Biggest Failure on the Web?

conversion-optimization Sep 16, 2014 - Conversion rate optimization can significantly increase the sales and effectiveness of an online campaign. So why are so many marketers getting it wrong? Comments

Crafting Your Analytics Story: 2 Guidelines to Keep in Mind

close up image of handwriting Sep 15, 2014 - Writing an effective and informative article about analytics can be tricky. Here are two things to keep in mind when crafting your next piece. 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

Enterprises: Fix These 3 Analytics Challenges Now

advanced-analytics Sep 8, 2014 - These three analytics fixes, while they may be tricky to implement, are essential to helping you better manage your campaigns and your business as a whole. Comments

Why Blogging Still Matters: Data, Distribution, and Ownership of Content

blogs-blogging-sm Sep 5, 2014 - Blogs are still important tools for brands because they allow marketers to maintain full control of their content, and the analysis they can run on that content. Comments

"If I Tell You the Answer, What Will You Do With It?"

Concept image of a cloud question mark Sep 4, 2014 - Analysts need to be able to get beyond the numbers and understand what people are trying to do with the data they're asking you to provide. Only then can you supply valuable insights for your clients. Comments

Convergence Analytics in Action

convergence-analytics-graphic Aug 29, 2014 - As is evident from the guest lists at industry conferences across the country, business intelligence (BI) and marketing analytics are converging. What does that mean for marketers? 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

Twitch + Extra Data = One Potentially Powerful Amazon Ad Network

shutterstock-185427179 Aug 27, 2014 - Amazon is reportedly developing an ad network, which, coupled with its recent acquisition of Twitch, could make it a competitor to watch out for. Comments

Pinterest Upgrades Analytics Tool

pinterest-logo Aug 26, 2014 - Pinterest increases its value to marketers by allowing them to analyze engagement by seeing which impressions their audience is clicking, liking, and repinning the most. Comments

Convergence Analytics and the 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle

A Gartner logo Aug 25, 2014 - A look at this year's Gartner Hype Cycle report, and a deep dive into what its results mean for digital marketers in terms of convergence analytics. Comments

Converting on Facebook: Why Losing Like-Gate Doesn’t Really Matter

facebook-mobile-blue Aug 22, 2014 - Marketers must remain user-centric in order to earn conversions on Facebook. Posts that generate the most interaction and engagement will be the ones that see the highest reach. Comments

Show Us Your Briefs

creative-breifs Aug 22, 2014 - High-quality creative execution is rarely the direct result of a creative brief. But that can be changed! We want to see your briefs so we can help you improve them. Comments

Evaluating Web Content in the Complex Sales Cycles of the B2B World

sales-cycle Aug 20, 2014 - Although it can be tricky, content reporting needs to be customized to the complicated B2B sales cycle. Here is a look at three different products and their different sales cycles. Comments

Lessons Learned From OKCupid and Facebook: The 7 Hows and Whens of Experimentation

experiment Aug 18, 2014 - There is nothing wrong with experimenting and testing - in fact, it's extremely valuable. But remember to think about how and when you go about experimenting with your consumers. Comments

Enhanced E-Commerce, Enhanced Actions

ecommerce Aug 18, 2014 - A new feature, Enhanced E-Commerce, allows Universal Analytics users to dig deeper into their e-commerce data in order to better their marketing efforts. Comments

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