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

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

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

Do Your Analytics Make Any Difference?

analytics-shutterstock-139983946 Aug 7, 2014 - Analytics can only effectively change your marketing when the rest of the business buys into their importance - from the chief executive all the way down the line. Comments

What Visitors Want: 13 Tools for Collecting Feedback on Your Site

vistor-feedback Aug 5, 2014 - One of the best ways to discover how you can better your website is by asking your visitors what they want to see. Here are several tools that allow you to gather feedback from your visitors easily and effectively. Comments

RelateIQ – Tinder for Sales Reps Looking to Hook Up?

love-lab Aug 4, 2014 - Salesforces' recent acquisition of RelateIQ signals the start of a new wave of data science and sales convergence. How will other players in the industry react? 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

Advanced Analytics: Coming Soon to a Marketing Department Near You!

advanced-analytics Jul 30, 2014 - Advanced analytics can help marketing teams better understand consumer behavior across channels, tailor marketing campaigns, and determine how best to optimize their marketing mix - and it's not as difficult as you might think! Comments

To Trigger or Target; That Is the Question

triggered-email Jul 29, 2014 - A successful email marketing campaign needs to incorporate both triggered and targeted emails. However, since targeted emails will most likely have a greater impact over time, that is where marketers should focus most of their attention. Comments

Connecting Data With the Analytics Selfie

selfie-1 Jul 28, 2014 - Introducing the Analytics Selfie, a new way to use data to inform your decision-making in the marketing ecosystem. Here are some tips for using this technique in your marketing efforts. Comments

A 217% Lift Every Content Marketer Should Be Getting, But Will You?

Tested Jul 25, 2014 - Taking the time to test different headline options could give you a huge boost in the amount of traffic your content marketing can generate - it's worth the extra time and effort to test. Comments

Analyzing Competitive SEO Placement and Identifying the Value of SEO Opportunity

SEO in 2014 Jul 23, 2014 - When searching for ways to improve your website or digital campaign, analyzing the effectiveness of your site's SEO can be a good place to start. Here are five attributes that are consistently important in determining your site's page relevancy. Comments

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