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Tracking First Newsletter: May 17, 2017

Take a look here, to see what we’re reading and talking about. Some of the headlines:   –Marketing Technology May Never Consolidate (But That’s a Good Thing) Marketing technology has consolidated to the point where it looks like a pyramid: a few billion-dollar giants on top, dozens of $100 million firms at the next level, [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:09:04+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Business, General, Marketing, Marketing Leadership|0 Comments

Changing the Business of Relying on Marketing Analytics

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a digital analyst, with a background in web development and marketing, takes a role heading up web analytics for a Fortune 500 company…and finds himself in the midst of chaos. The business wants to know how their marketing campaigns are performing, and they keep pestering IT for a [...]

Fishing for Data Freedom, Landing an Unwelcome Surprise

It was a staple of the cartoons from my childhood: Seated on a river bank, an eager fishing enthusiast casts a line into the water and begins reeling in the line, imagining trout for dinner. Cue the laugh track — what breaks the surface of the water is a sodden old boot. And so it [...]

Tracking First: Company Update

Tracking First is hitting a growth spurt. Since the new year we’ve renewed six annual contracts and brought on three Global 500 clients, two financial services companies and one leisure and hospitality provider.  We are actively seeking agency channel partners to help us develop a white label partnership model that will allow us to work [...]

Improve your team communication–Improve your bottom line

How would you describe your competence at using data to improve your decision-making? How about your organization’s competence? Using information to do something more effectively is something we think and talk a lot about at Tracking First. I’m all about leveraging information so you have a single version of truth within your team.  When I [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:23:19+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Business, General, Marketing Leadership|0 Comments

The Challenge and Promise of Digital Campaign Tracking

Have a look at this image. Sound familiar? Web analytics has held out the elusive promise of being a set-it-and-forget-it kind of thing. “Set up your reports, and the data will fill itself in.” That promise has largely held true — for every part of web analytics except Marketing. That’s because with marketing, the web [...]

Tracking First Newsletter: March 15, 2017

Take a look here, to see what we’re reading and talking about. Some of the headlines:   --Big data won't drive creativity, Big Insights will True data insight can guide better customer communications. Having a clear picture of what your audience looks like, what interests them and how they engage, will ensure that the right [...]

Get to know the team — Jenny Peel

We are proud of our team at Tracking First — collectively we have decades of experience in digital media and technology. TF Marketer Alyssa Edwards recently sat down with our Director of Channel Partnerships, Jenny Peel, to learn about what led her to Tracking First. Q- Tell me a little bit about your career, where [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:28:39+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Business, General, Marketing|0 Comments

Test-driven Development in Analytics

In the 2017 world of IT and systems engineering, Test-driven development (TDD) is quickly becoming the new mantra. No one writes a line of code these days without the intent to have that code check/test itself. If there is bug in that code, it gets caught and fixed before it goes live, reducing any risk [...]