Voice-enabled Marketing – How You Can Start Speaking to Your Customers, Literally

Voice-enabled speakers and virtual assistants have been growing in popularity and brands have started to take notice of this new platform packed with potential for marketers. With more than 20% of all searches completed through voice technology, according to Google, voice enablement tech is proving to be more than a passing fad.  Across devices such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple’s soon to be released, Apple Homepod, consumers are quickly adopting ‘digital assistants’ acros...
By Autumn Rogers
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Autumn Rogers is an Analyst at Stratigent

A Brave New World: Why You Need to Use Automated TMS Deployment Testing

You did it! You moved your company away from the old way of managing vendor tags and launched a shiny new Tag Management System (TMS). By all accounts, you are the IT department hero of the day -- rapidly creating data layer elements, crafting load rules, and manipulating data before it reaches your analytics tools. You are the master of your web application vendor tag domain.   Don’t get too excited, though. There may be trouble in paradise.    Let’s say on...
By Derek Basch
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Derek Basch is an Analytics Developer at Stratigent

The Monetate – SiteCatalyst Plugin: A Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed

A common challenge with international travel is the ability to speak the same language as the locals. If you have this ability, it can open the door to deeper connections, as well as a more memorable experience. If you do not have this ability, you may often find yourself playing a guessing game.   Several of our clients have found themselves in a comparable situation. When efforts were directed toward the launch of new digital personalization and optimization projects, some foun...
By Tim Walker
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Tim Walker is Optimization Strategy Practice Lead at Stratigent

Between the Lines: Understanding Google's 360 Suite

The entire industry is abuzz with Google’s recent launch of the 360 Suite, which signifies the launch of a formal stack around what was previously known as Adometry and Google Analytics Premium. If you’d like a nice recap of the launch and what the suite includes, you should take a look at James Martin’s blog here.   While everyone is simply discussing the products and the excitement around that, I think there are a few key things that deserve a bit more attention, particul...
By Bill Bruno
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Bill Bruno is the CEO - North America, Ebiquity.

A 360 Solution: Why Google’s New Suite is Code for Opportunity

Consumers are a needy bunch these days. They don’t just expect great products -- they expect the journey that leads to their purchase to be equally great. As marketers and analysts, it’s our job to make sure the customer journey is as smooth as possible, and thankfully, the new Google Analytics 360 Suite will help us lead consumers down the right path.    Big names in the industry already offer solutions designed to tackle all areas of the marketing challenge – from op...
By James Martin
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James Martin is a Senior Consultant at Stratigent 

Three Levels of Optimization Maturity

When it comes to building an optimization program, it's very easy to get overwhelmed with the process. Let's face it, the idea of convincing your organization to let you adjust content on a site in real-time is daunting enough, let along putting your neck out there to add value with every test. With each test being an investment in people, process, technology, and content there is an inherent pressure to produce results.   Not all tests win, yet you can learn from every single test yo...
By Bill Bruno
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Bill Bruno is the CEO - North America, Ebiquity.

The Buffett Effect: How an Investor Optimized My Personalization Process

When I was growing up, my friends wanted to be just like Mike, dropping 30 points per game. Or Barry Sanders, who averaged 128 rushing yards per game during the ’97 season. Me on the other hand? Well, I was slightly different.    I wanted to be Warren Buffett, the famed investor. As with Jordan or Sanders, Buffett clearly dominated his trade. But, what attracted me was Buffett’s track record. In the 50 years he has controlled Berkshire Hathaway, its market return has rec...
By Tim Walker
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Tim Walker is Optimization Strategy Practice Lead at Stratigent

Want to Improve Conversion Rates? Delve Into the World of A/B Testing

In today’s eCommerce-driven world, everyone is searching for a quick and simple conversion rate fix. It makes sense -- across industries, the average landing page conversion rate typically falls between 2-5% [1]. That’s it. How can we do better?    For analytics professionals, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) is an ever-growing part of the discussion. Figuring out cheap and efficient ways to continuously increase conversion is crucial, particularly given the...
By Robby Trosan
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Robby Trosan is a Business Analyst at Stratigent 

To Personalization and Beyond! The Evolution of Optimization

Once upon a time, ownership of data was not a concern for most companies -- getting your hands on any data was all that mattered. However, the landscape of optimization has changed immensely over the last few years. Gone are the days of developing consumer channels built on rigid data sets that hold limited value to your company. Now we are entering into a new era with more available data, which comes with a more focused lens on whom and what to target.    Today, non-ownership of...
By Kyle Westgate
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Kyle Westgate is Manager, PMO at Stratigent.

Three Common Myths in Analytics

Happy Holidays to you and yours! With the end of the year in sight, I thought it would be fun to address a few of the common myths floating around in our industry and provide some of my thoughts around them.     I think the biggest struggle for clients these days is the fact that there are new technologies popping up every day and each one of them has a promise to deliver on something better than anyone else. It's a lot of noise, and fortunately firms like Stratigent exist t...
By Bill Bruno
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Bill Bruno is the CEO - North America, Ebiquity.

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