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Big Data

When I studied the data and made an intuitive prediction that 80 percent of PPC professionals would be replaced by an algorithm in the next three years, my brother Jeffrey and I expected some resistance. We were extremely surprised at the misunderstandings that arose. We wholeheartedly agree that … [Read more...]

Marketing Analyst, You Better Up Your Game

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Last week, I explained how 80% of PPC professionals will be replaced by an algorithm. However, deeper in to my article I also mentioned that "many of the “web analysts” who only function as data reporters without adding much business value" will also be replaced by technologies like … [Read more...]

Fanning the Flames of Big Data

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Last week, an article in TechCrunch offered an opinion on "Why We Need to Kill Big Data." Perhaps it was inspired by this tweet that was embedded in the article: "I hate the term 'big data'. Its all just data. Someday we'll all just call it data - but for now it's big." -Arun Jacob of Disney at … [Read more...]

The CMO’s Marketing Analytics Optimization Framework

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In my last column, I shared recent research about how CEOs have lost trust in CMOs' ability to be focused on business performance. Hopefully, when asked how your company currently measures its digital initiatives you don't get an answer like this (LOL, well done Adobe): Seriously, the issue … [Read more...]

Facebook’s Desperate Attempt to Prove Its Value (Test it Yourself)

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Last week Adobe and IBM both came out with studies about how little impact Facebook had on referrals to sales on Black Friday's online shoppers. Facebook then countered with their own evidence showing how they impacted traffic for retailers. Yes, there is surely an attribution modeling issue at hand … [Read more...]