Aug 29 2019
We’re going to take an export of Google Trends data and then make a custom chart of that data in Python. Why would we want to do that?
So that we can have complete control over the the presentation of the data.
Instead of screenshotting or embedding...
Keep Reading Custom Branded Google Trends Charts With Python
Aug 19 2019
The more I work with data the more I appreciate how valuable quality data is and how hard it can be for an organization to maintain quality. Data multiplies as we add new business technologies. Much of the data produced by technologies is of good quality...
Keep Reading Improve Your Data Quality With Human-Centered Process Design
Mar 13 2019
Geography data import in Google Analytics is a lesser-used feature. In their docs, Google emphasizes the ability to create custom sales districts. While this is quite useful for the right type of business, you can also use geo-data import to augment...
Keep Reading US Population Data for Google Analytics
Nov 20 2018
So you’ve got some audio that you want to turn into text? There are a lot of good, inexpensive options out there powered by machines, people, and a mix of the two.
If you are working with text at scale, I recommend you pay for one of the many wonderful...
Keep Reading Hackers' Guide to Speech to Text: Quick, Dirty, and Free
Mar 1 2018
Data is important to modern marketing.
When young marketing professionals ask what they should learn to get ahead, you are almost certain to hear data literacy as core skill for advancement.
The Chief Martech 2017 Marketing Technology Landscape has...
Keep Reading Are you data driven? Or just numbers driven?
Apr 6 2017
Each little interaction in B-to-B marketing is a promise that the company makes to the prospective buyer. Every promise that is fulfilled builds trust with an individual and across an organization.
The role of marketing in B-to-B is to build incremental...
Keep Reading The Role of Testing in B-to-B Marketing
Mar 15 2016
Self-driving cars promise to re-imagine the relationship between cities, people and transportation while Uber takes fat chunks out of the taxi industry.
Newspapers struggle with relevance—the value of ad space having plummeted as the expense of publishing...
Keep Reading Constellation Approach to Business Technology
Feb 15 2016
Twitter lists are a feature that nearly every digital marketer has experimented with but few use for anything other than keeping track of a select group of influencers.
Lists seem like they would be quite useful to sales reps and account managers...
Keep Reading Twitter List Automation
Feb 1 2016
When you capture information online there is always a balance between asking for more information and making it as easy as possible for your visitors to complete their task.
You want more information to help you decide what to do with the person but...
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Jan 15 2016
Any business that develops a long relationship with their customers can and should automate feedback and review requests.
Good candidates include virtually any service business:
- IT outsourcing
- marketing agencies :)
- construction contractors
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Nov 15 2015
HTML emails are prettier than plain text. They require more expertise to produce than is seen in the average email user. As a result, business owners and managers are attracted to highly-designed HTML emails.
But this barrier to entry often means...
Keep Reading When to Use HTML and Plain Text Emails
Nov 1 2015
Offering an incentive for reviews puts you under truth in advertising laws in most countries but asking for reviews without any incentive is usually safe. If you are unsure about your country, it is best to consult a lawyer.
But there’s another layer...
Keep Reading Asking for Reviews: Is it Against the TOS