Three Ways Brands Should Be Using Data Before a Product Launch

Apple. Taco Bell. Amazon. Gillette. These aren’t just popular companies with a loyal following. Historically, they’ve been the curators of successful product launches, from innovative smartphones to a new way to look at breakfast. But as we’ve seen quite often, these brands are the outliers when it comes to unveiling a new offering.        To achieve success throughout product launches and their life cycles, it’s become more important for brands to understa...
By Cara Buscaglia
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Cara Buscaglia is ‎Insights Director, Market Intelligence at Ebiquity, plc.

Past, Present, and Future: What I’m Looking Forward to at eTail West

I'm not just excited about attending eTail West this year because of the idyllic and warm setting of Palm Desert (I’m typing this as I look out on another snow storm - as they say in Star Wars, my tauntaun will probably freeze before the first marker); I'm also really excited to watch retailers connect and share stories and advice.    eTail West traces its beginnings back to 1999, about the same time I started working in digital marketing. For many, eCommerce has always re...
By David 'DJ' Johnson
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David 'DJ' Johnson is the Vice President, Account Development at Stratigent.

The New Normal: Shifting Your Data Analysis From Hype to Value

Back in the day, data analysis was nothing more than looking at spreadsheets and guessing what the numbers meant. But with increased competition, unlimited options, and an ever-changing marketplace, a higher priority on how we analyze data is needed, particularly in regards to value. The industry has shown this growing need with more than 75 percent [1] of companies investing or planning to invest in big data over the next two years -- a steep difference from the days of toiling over Excel sh...
By Autumn Rogers
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Autumn Rogers is an Analyst at Stratigent

How Data Integration Makes This Data-Centric World Go Round

Data integration has experienced an extraordinary growth over the last decade. A recent IDC report indicated that the big data technology and services market will grow 26.4% to $41.5 billion through 2018 -- about six times the growth rate of the overall information technology market.    These numbers make sense. In today's business climate, data has become the single most valuable asset for many companies. For a firm to remain competitive and satisfy growing demands of custo...
By Mohit Jain
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Mohit Jain is an Analyst at Stratigent 

How to Merge Digital Marketing and Data Analytics in Your Business

Understanding how your projects are performing is crucial for the future of your business – after all, when you don’t know the full story, how can your organization grow? For example, when you look at a field like digital marketing, you often find that many marketers do not take advantage of complete data analysis strategies. While it may not seem obvious, digital marketers could drastically benefit from data analytics because when used together, a clear picture can be seen. ...
By Mohit Jain
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Mohit Jain is an Analyst at Stratigent 

The Afterthought of Governance in Big Data

As companies move through analytics maturation, take advantage of big data, and begin to understand the value of available data sets, they often forget to verify the accuracy and validity of the data itself. It appears governance is the last piece of the big data piece puzzle being applied, often due to lack of allocated resources. However, treating governance as an afterthought can lead to major problems. Let’s investigate why this may be the case.   Stakeholders vs. Analysts&...
By Kyle Westgate
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Kyle Westgate is Manager, PMO at Stratigent.

3 Reasons Your Big Data Project Will Fail

Whether you call it multi-channel, omni-channel, data lake, data ocean, data pond, data puddle, or some other ridiculous term it is safe to say that your big data project is probably not going as well as you'd like it to. According to Gartner, 85% of Fortune 500 organizations will be unable to gain a competitive advantage with big data in 2015.   Everyone understands the value of the data being collected, and we all understand how much data is being created daily about an individ...
By Bill Bruno
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Bill Bruno is the CEO - North America, Ebiquity.


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