Introduction to SAS for digital analytics and segmentation

Digital analytics primarily supports functions of customer and prospect marketing. When it comes to the goals of digital analysis, it literally mirrors the mission of modern marketing. But what exactly is today's version of marketing all about? Honestly, we've been talking about this for years. And years. We ALL know […]

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Who's the king of advanced customer analytics?

The age of the customer is upon us. As data-driven marketers, we are now challenged by senior leaders to take a laser-focus on the customer journey, and optimize the path of consumer interactions with your brand. Within that journey, there are a number of trends (or challenges) to focus on: Deeply understanding […]

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The analytics of customer intelligence and why it matters

I begin this blog post with one goal in mind. I want to raise awareness on the subject of customer and marketing analytics, and why this field is exploding in interest and popularity. Let's begin with a primer for the uninitiated, and lay down some definitions: Customer Analytics: The processes, technologies, and […]

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Data privacy can be a trick or treat

Marketers are walking a tightrope today with data privacy issues: Data can simultaneously bring customers and brands together and further drive them apart. Recent data breaches, potential changes in data-privacy legislation and regulations loom large as customer expectations concerning marketing data continue to rise. As a result, today’s complex data […]

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Getting to the segment of one

As mass marketing becomes less common and effective, we get closer and closer to the ideal of the “segmentation of one,” which involves high degrees of personalization. In that environment, businesses must be able to market to customers at an individual level to remain competitive and relevant. However, without customer analytics technologies -- […]

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Email marketing is dead. Long live email marketing!

Like many people, I had a bit of a break over the holiday, and like many people, I did a little early Spring-cleaning during my time off. But unfortunately, my house is still messy, because the cleaning I did was electronic: After recently merging my four email accounts into Outlook, […]

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The White House recently completed a study on big data privacy. Do you care?

“Big Brother?! Ha! I’m not afraid of what the government knows about me. I’m more afraid of the internet and what it will expose about me. Heck, I’m even more afraid of people on the street with their smartphones who can take my picture without my permission and post it […]

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Three steps to improve your digital marketing

Last weekend, I took my nine-year-old son to a batting cage to get ready for his upcoming baseball season. He's a natural athlete, but soccer has been his full-time sport of choice for the last two years, so he needed some reps swinging the bat to switch gears to baseball. As […]

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The health care customer emerges amid industry upheaval

One interesting outcome of regulatory reform in health care is seeing the use of the word "customer" filter into the dialogue in the industry. The context for that development in the United States’ health care industry is upheaval not seen in any sector of the economy since the government-mandated breakup […]

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Health analytics affects every industry

The health and life sciences industries affect all other industries on two levels – our employers and governments are heavily involved as influencers in payment systems, and as individuals we all engage directly with health care organizations. Because of those two reasons, people in all industries have a stake in […]

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