Analysts validate SAS leadership in marketing solutions

As customers have grown more demanding and empowered, the role of marketing as steward of the customer relationship has evolved to be more strategic in the enterprise. And with that evolution comes a greater need to validate vendor claims of superiority. Analyst firms offer advice and research through their publications, […]

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Why SAS customers get it right for marketing

When you are making a big, important purchase there are few things more helpful than seeing how well things are going somewhere else. It's better than merely "kicking tires" because it's really happening somewhere else and in their own way, that other organization is putting customers at the center of their strategy. To that end, […]

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Universal truths about customer experience

Recently, I attended a symposuim hosted by the Calvin Institute with my wife.  Some of the many sessions I attended focused on how to create an awesome worship experince.  By hearing many of the different musicians perform live,  I noticed how the art and science of music enhanced the message.  Music brought the message […]

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3 ways to increase marketing response rates using SAS

I have the good privilege to work with colleagues that represent all the best qualities of data-driven marketers. Jenn Chase and Matt Fulk lead our Marketing Services team, which has collaborated with me and my peers in dramatically improving our marketing results by using our own Customer Intelligence solutions. This "drinking […]

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Being customer focused really works!

We as marketers always try to secure  the customer at the center of our universe.   We learned this basic truth from early years as marketers but often times we stray from that guiding principal.  We get distracted by product development, product innovation, chasing that next shiny object and the buzz we can […]

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Turning book lovers and sports fans into brand evangelists

Picture your "typical" sports fan - body paint, tailgating, banners on the car, and so on. You can easily imagine that person as a brand evangelist. Now think of someone you know who loves to read. Would you ever put the sports fan and the book lover in the same […]

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Why marketers should care about data privacy

The issue of data privacy has gotten a lot of attention lately, thanks in part to revelations by Edward Snowden and his kiss-and-tell with the press about several top-secret United States and British government mass surveillance programs. It doesn't matter that this is not a new issue, nor that his revelations specifically […]

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Why big data and small data both matter to marketers

I don’t want to have a relationship with a marketing department. I don’t want to be your friend. I don’t want to engage in conversation with you. I feel no loyalty towards you. When I say I like you I’m not entirely sincere. And yet I chose to share an enormous amount of my life with […]

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Marketing analytics and why data visualization matters

Marketers – like most people – like to see their accomplishments in some sort of visual representation. We are a profession who lives in PowerPoint, prezi or some other sort of tool that makes what you are working on look really, really good – sometimes – better than it really […]

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The illusion of healthy marketing

As a somewhat healthy and active guy, I pay attention to — and sometimes shake my head at — product packaging that boasts “40 percent less fat” or “all natural ingredients.” When you look at the fine print, it tells a more complete story. Yes, there might be a percentage […]

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