Tag: Big Data

Don’t be Overwhelmed by Big Data.

Recently I wrote a blog post celebrating the change of our name (A New Direction, 2015) and our company’s new direction into data analytics and digital marketing. In that blog I suggested that science is forevermore linked to marketing and communications. The reality of marketing today is that if you are not generating meaningful, measurable results than you are still working in the past and risk being left behind.

Many Chief Marketing Officers are fearful of changing direction to campaigns that are uniquely different. Many CMOs are also in the prime of their careers and have earned the right to set the strategy for the brand. Some CMOs may be asking themselves: Why change now when so much of what I have implemented in the past is working today? Why risk my legacy in favour of a trending topic?” Or do I even have the skill set or time to learn such a dense subject matter? more

There’s a Lot More to Analytics Than Pure Numbers.

I love working with data analytics! The kinds of challenges that can arise when working with data, can be extremely complex and impersonal – like analyzing years of sales records to forecast future sales. Or they can be relatively simple and personal, such as trying to find the optimal way to visit all nearby family for the holidays.

Did you know you were using Analytics in the second case? more