Purpose and Profit at the PRSA International Conference

What is the relationship between purpose and profit? When asked, consumers frequently say they prefer brands that are socially responsible, but their purchase decisions don’t always reflect this. For example, while the 2015 Cone Communications/Ebiquity Global CSR study found that 84% of global consumers say they try to purchase products or services that are socially or environmentally responsible, only 63% say they have actually done so.    What accounts for this gap? If c...
By Christopher Martin
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Christopher Martin is Associate Account Director at Ebiquity, plc

2015 PRSA International Conference: Identifying, Engaging, and Measuring Brand Influencers

At the recent PRSA International Conference in Atlanta, we were given a peak into the world of brand influencers. With the proliferation of technology and communications channels, brands are now rethinking how they engage with the consumer. As a result, brand influencers, who can provide those meaningful recommendations that lead to consumer action, have become a key communication strategy for many companies. Below are some highlights that illustrate its success.    Identify...
By Jennifer Clark
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Jennifer Clark is Account Director, Market Intelligence at Ebiquity, plc

Social Media Listening: The New Way to Measure Success

Social media has become an integral part of empowering the consumer and examining how they engage with brands. While everyone seems to have a social media presence these days, only 7% of the US population used one or more social networking sites 10 years ago, according to the Pew Research Center. Now that figure has increased almost tenfold to 65%.    To accommodate this trend, 71% of brands plan to invest more heavily in social media -- but with so many different touch poin...
By Cara Buscaglia
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Cara Buscaglia is ‎Insights Director, Market Intelligence at Ebiquity, plc.

A Pilot’s Perspective on Business Dashboards

I’m a pilot (well, a student one) and one of the first things you learn in flight school is trust your instruments -- those instruments tell you how things are going. For instance, I can tell how high I am, if I’m going higher still, or if I am descending. Ultimately, I can understand if reality is confirming with my expectations. If so, smooth flying. If not, I know what actions I need to take. Most importantly though, I can quickly scan all the various gauges, indicators, and pretty lig...
By Tim Walker
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Tim Walker is Optimization Strategy Practice Lead at Stratigent

3 Trends I’d Like to See in 2016

While it may be difficult to believe, here we are at the end of October and many of you are likely preparing for your upcoming Holiday Code Freeze. November always ends up being a big month for our company, as we spend a bit of time doing a post-mortem analysis of the business over the past year, while focusing most of our efforts on the innovation for the year ahead. So, I thought I’d share a partial list of the trends with you that we hope to see catch on in 2016:   Evolu...
By Bill Bruno
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Bill Bruno is the CEO - North America, Ebiquity.

ACA Fall 2015 Executive Forum Recap

CMO's are very smart people.   I know this is obvious, but it's the why they are smart that I find fascinating.   Looking into the digital future  First, a bit of background. Along with Federica Aperio, Head of Digital at Ebiquity, I had the privilege of being invited to present findings from our joint report with the CMO Council, “The Path Forward: Marketing’s Outlook into the Digital Future,” at the recent ACA Fall 2015 Executive Forum. The report hi...
By David 'DJ' Johnson
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David 'DJ' Johnson is the Vice President, Account Development at Stratigent.

TrendWatching 2015: The Expectation Economy and Beyond

Recently, trend-hungry professionals from across the U.S. were given a sneak peek into the inspirations and applications of industry-driven innovation while attending the New York TrendWatching Conference. The all-day event showcased the most important insights into the future of consumerism, including a trend that’s currently embraced by consumers worldwide – the Expectation Economy. What does this mean to you? We set out to elaborate this movement and uncover new insights while at the c...
By Cara Buscaglia
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Cara Buscaglia is ‎Insights Director, Market Intelligence at Ebiquity, plc.

How Insurance Companies Can Benefit From Multiple Data Sources

An open data framework for an insurance company, more so than many other industries, relies on the integration of multiple data sources. Unification of online activity, phone transactions, and sundry insurance agent channels are key to track full visitor paths, note key abandonment points, and maintain a complete picture of sales, policy changes, and customer inquiries.   Multiple data sources makes financial sense, too. In a recent survey of CIOs, 83% say that revenue is affecte...
By Jim Glauner
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Jim Glauner is a Senior Consultant, Team Lead 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.

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