Why big data analytics is digital marketing’s best friend

Over the course of the last several years, our marketing team has been on a mission to find business value from data using analytics. In my role, I focus on demand generation via online channels, both inbound and outbound.  As our web footprint has grown, so has our data and its irrevocable bond with digital marketing. As digital […]

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Today’s ad agencies: the new Mad Men of data

What does a day in the life of an ad agency look like? In Don Draper’s Mad Men world, it involved creative brainstorming and, yes, a lot of smoking and drinking at the office. Much has changed since the 1960s. With the exponential increase in digital data, today’s agencies are […]

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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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Marketing analytics and why Google matters

I have been fortunate enough to work on some of our various marketing analytics’  implementations. One specific solution I have talked about before is Customer Experience Analytics (CXA), a solution that facilitates the integration of online and offline data for better customer insights and segmentation. It is a key part of our overall […]

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Web analytics and digital attribution

I recently read an excellent research report by the IAB and Forrester titled Digital Attribution Comes of Age (full disclosure, SAS was a sponsor). In the paper, they talked specifically about improved multichannel measurement, data driven decision making and media buying leverage for marketers. Attribution, for me, is the natural evolution of marketing mix modelling […]

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Web analytics and demand generation

My colleague Matt Fulk and I were looking for a follow up to our white paper, Lead Management Automation Using SAS, which covered our evolution with marketing analytics. One initiative that has really been rewarding to work on has been the internal implementation of our Customer Experience Analytics solution. For me, […]

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SAS uses its own solutions to boost conversion rates

Happy New Year! As we begin 2012, I think we can all agree there is no question that the explosion of digital technology over the past few years has redefined the relationship between vendor and customer. With so much product and vendor information just a click or a tap away, […]

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The holiday jingle marketing mashup

According to Wikipedia, marketing with music can roughly be traced back to 1923 with the dawn of commercial radio broadcasting.  What we now know as a "jingle" first aired on Christmas Eve in 1926, touting the merits of General Mills' Wheaties cereal.  As we all know, musical messages have since become a staple for advertisements on […]

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4 Ways to improve your conversion strategy

As a marketer, we must constantly think about engagement and conversion strategies with our customers and prospects. Specifically, B2B digital marketers have been holding some of their best content hostage behind registration pages. Even though conversion numbers continue to dwindle, this tactic is still the cornerstone for lead generation. We […]

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Three articles on evolving Your B2B lead generation strategies

Many of you have been following along as I’ve written about the work we’re doing at SAS to evolve our lead generation strategies. This effort has given me a voice with a number of media outlets; allowing me to communicate, with a larger audience, the importance of analytics and integration […]

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