Category Archives: Multichannel

Big Data: It’s time to start thinking about DX

Back in September, I spoke on a panel at Dreamforce in which I used my Nike FuelBand to illustrate the difference between data and metrics, arguing that the difference is meaning: data is the raw material; metrics are one way … Continue reading

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Following the Digital Breadcrumbs: How Can We Understand the Dynamic Customer Journey?

I’m working on a report on how companies measure the revenue impact of social media (brands, please fill out our survey here). It’s not only a technically but philosophically complex topic. Granted, the ability of social media to generate revenue … Continue reading

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Variations on a Theme of Multi-Channel Attribution

Avinash Kaushik published an important blog post last week entitled “Multi-Channel Attribution: Definitions, Models and a Reality Check.” It’s a valuable framework for understanding attribution, which is a fancy way of saying “how we understand the impact of marketing and advertising … Continue reading

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Make an App for That: Mobile Strategies for Retailers

About an hour ago, I was standing in the Genius Bar at the Apple store, trying to figure out a few things about my Mac. The conversation concluded with the purchase of an Ethernet cable; not the most glamorous of … Continue reading

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Facebook Apps for Timeline: Three Implications for Business

This week, Facebook announced “Applications for Timeline,” including a freshman set of 60 partners. The focus, as expected, is on entertaining, highly social activities such as fashion, music, fitness, food and travel. The idea is that people can now integrate apps … Continue reading

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Social Analytics 2012: The Year of Digging Deep [Part 2 of 2]

So much has happened since August, when I published my research report, A Framework for Social Analytics. I collected some of that progress in my 2011 wrap-up, in which I concluded that the social media honeymoon is, at last, truly … Continue reading

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