One of our clients recently came to us with an issue that we immediately diagnosed as a friction problem. A product had been conceived and built which should have been selling well, but uptake was slow. There was nothing functionally wrong with the product; it …Read More
There are two competing AI narratives bouncing around the internet. On the one hand, AI is seen as a future scourge, a technology that once unchained will push humanity past a singularity. Past this singularity, we cannot predict what will happen—but many think it won’t …Read More
A relational data warehouse built with standardized schemas, loosely coupled to source systems, and extended to meet a company’s unique requirements.Read More
This week, Microsoft, SAP, and Adobe (I’ll call it the MAS alliance moving forward) announced an “Open Data Initiative” or ODI. The general consensus is that this is a competitive response to the increasing domination of Salesforce.com in the CRM and marketing technology space, whose …Read More
The Challenge: What Value Does Data Science Drive? First of all, a note on scope and audience: this article has to do with marketing analytics / data science (I use the terms interchangeably), and is written as such. While these concepts should absolutely be useful …Read More
Getting Back to Growth by Playing Small Ball The ADBUDG curve is a 40-year old handy heuristic for modeling marketing spend vs. return. It was first used for broad-reach advertising. The concept is pretty simple: The curve starts out flat, as dollars are invested to …Read More
For all of the talk around one-to-one marketing, human beings still need frameworks to understand their world, and marketers are no exception. The word “segmentation” might be ubiquitous among marketers, but it’s difficult to find two people who can agree on what segmentation really means …Read More
Realistically, most data science is heads-down, unpredictable activity. Typically, a data scientist is given an objective, such as “tell me the part-worth of TV in my advertising mix”, or “come up with a classifier to put a lead into the correct segment,” and has to …Read More
In today’s marketing landscape of channel proliferation, ultra-savvy buyers, and chronic shortages of time and attention, investing in really good content might be the highest ROI decision a CMO or CRO can make. Really good content performs in a non-linear way, but what is it …Read More
Big data remains all the rage. After exploding onto the scene in roughly 2012, with the popularization of the Hadoop framework, the big data lens still dominates the “LinkedIn press.” This myopia is certainly not without its merits; machine-generated data contain vast amounts of signals …Read More
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