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How Your Business Can Use Look-alike Modeling

Posted by Nick Christou on Aug 28, 2019 12:17:00 AM

Everyone is looking for the silver bullet in marketing. What is that one thing that will push our sales over the tipping point? What hidden avenue will be the one that gets us to the easy road. The reality is, that the best way to accomplish that is with sweat, a good marketing mix, and strong data strategy. But what happens when you have limited budget or resources to be able to chase down every possible lead in every industry? It’s hard to ignore the fact that look-alike modeling can result in double or even triple the results of standard advertising. Funny enough, only 30 percent of advertisers use look-alike modeling.

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Why Your Company Needs to Build a Good Data Strategy

Posted by Nick Christou on Aug 20, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Data is the vital piece to running a consistently success business. In fact that’s worth repeating: Data is the vital piece to running a consistently success business! But for so many, it's still a complex puzzle. Understanding what systems to use or how to structure data to maximize your use of it isn't as easy as it sounds. 

From customer insights to purchasing decisions to finding the right employees and contractors, using data to make timely and relevant decisions is integral to your operations. But for many companies, all this data is either ignored or put aside until we have more time to make sense of it all. When the real pressures of quarter end earnings or delivering products on time hit, the "nice to have data project" takes backseat. Weeks turn into months and before you know it, one of your key goals for the new year is to implement a data strategy to drive the company's growth. That's why having a solid data strategy is so important for every business.
If you're not familiar with data strategies or don't know how you would go about creating one keep reading for our expert tips and advice.

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7 Do's & Don’ts for Posting & Tracking Social Media for Your Business

Posted by Nick Christou on Aug 13, 2019 3:15:00 PM

There is no doubt that social media is a critical tool for a business's success. It increases awareness and knowledge of your brand, which ultimately creates new clients for your business. 

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Your Guide to a Good Marketing Mix

Posted by Nick Christou on Aug 9, 2019 4:34:02 PM

 

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Topics: business strategy, marketing strategy

Choosing the Right Graph for Your business Data

Posted by Nick Christou on Jul 31, 2019 11:09:34 AM
By mid-2018, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data were generated daily. We need to make decisions fast, and there isn't enough time to comb through that many millions (or quintillions) of rows of data to get answers to our most important questions. Transforming it into a visual format that is easy to understand is key to an effective presentation of critical information. Through visualization, data sets that are otherwise hard to interpret are presented in the simplest, often most useful, form. But what informs the choice of the graph that will help you achieve the most compelling presentation? This five-minute read has all the tips you need to choose the right option your data set.
 
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Topics: data

Data and The Legal Sector: How Lawyers Can Leverage Data Analytics for a Successful Practice

Posted by Nick Christou on Jul 25, 2019 1:52:45 PM

Data analytics is a hot topic in the business world. Even so, it rarely comes up in the legal sector. Many law firms still haven't taken data analytics seriously—or even know how to. Data usually only comes up in law firms when there are client privacy concerns or data breaches. Attorneys of all stripes need to leverage data analytics for business purposes, and this begins with the understanding of data quality.

To run a successful law practice, firms need to improve data quality and ensure the data captured is relevant to the business objectives. For law firms to leverage data analytics, the data first needs to exist. Attorneys and the law firm staff responsible for capturing data should validate its value to ensure it will contribute to the success of the practice. Data validation needs to be something law firms do with every piece of information they get, so they don't capture irrelevant data.

Beyond capturing, the firm should make sure they store accurate data. The data should be consistent throughout the different databases in which a copy exists. Besides, upholding data integrity ensures law firms escape malpractice claims.

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How to Combine Data Analysis With Storytelling

Posted by Nick Christou on Jul 15, 2019 10:47:17 AM

There is an oft-quoted saying that “those who tell the stories rule the world.” Effective storytelling has the power to adjust viewpoints, change minds, and motivate actions like no other method of communication.

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Topics: business strategy, data, data management, analytics

Understanding MQL, SAL, and SQL To Grow your Business

Posted by Nick Christou on Nov 3, 2018 4:39:04 PM

Understanding the journey a prospective buyer goes through in order to purchase your product or service will ensure that you are developing sales and marketing strategies that are engaging and represent your company’s brand effectively.

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Topics: business strategy, business problem solving, business, sales, digital marketing, marketing strategy, marketing, marketing lifecycle, marketing strategies

8 Types of Marketing Attribution Models You Should Consider

Posted by Nick Christou on Oct 27, 2018 4:06:11 PM

 To a marketing or sales professional, determining where lead generation dollars should be spent to maximize the return on investment can be the hardest part of the job. Not understanding what activities are working best, or even worse, what activities in what order are working best, can impact a company’s ability to drive lead generation effectively.

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Topics: business strategy, business problem solving, business intelligence, digital marketing, marketing strategy, marketing

Capturing Critical Data for Breweries

Posted by Nick Christou on Aug 21, 2018 5:52:00 AM

Craft beer – the tasty, above-average alcohol content, mystical potion beloved by beer enthusiasts around the world. So much so that loyal customers wear their favorite brewery’s logo like a badge of honor and have been known to stir up trouble with rival brew gangs when necessity demands it. According to brewersassociation.org, from 2016 to 2017, the amount of brewpubs, microbreweries and regional craft breweries grew by 16%. In 2017, 27% of all craft breweries saw negative barrel growth, and 17% saw double digit losses. More breweries are losing money than entering the market and managing the vital components of the business are essential to success.

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Topics: business strategy, data, data management, craft beer, business intelligence, brewery

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