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Talking ’bout a (clean data) Revolution

By now, you’ve probably seen some version of this alarming news: Bad Data Costs US companies three trillion dollars a year. That’s three trillions.   And what, dear reader, can be done about this? It turns out much can be done. To make that case, let’s start by considering campaign marketing data -- often considered [...]

3 Reasons 2018 will be the Year of Data Governance

I've been writing about data quality in marketing for quite a while now, and I think the moment is right for firms -- in particular, CMOs -- to turn their attention fully to the issue of data quality and governance. Why pick on CMOs in particular?  Let’s look at some trends. According to Gartner, the [...]

Getting Full Value from Adobe Analytics

Despite the fact that Adobe Analytics captures and measures campaign dimensions extremely well, sometimes the codes your system captures don’t get full descriptions. You can find yourself in a frustrating position, will all manner of codes sitting inside of Adobe, unable to tell  their stories.   That’s a situation many Adobe Analytics users find themselves [...]

Fun Facts about Adobe Analytics and Campaign Dimensions

It’s not every day that I learn something new about Adobe Classifications. I was an Omniture employee when this technology (originally called SAINT) came hot off the press in 2002, and I’ve spent the better part of two decades working under its hood. I didn’t think it had any surprises left for me. Ask the [...]

By | 2017-11-20T10:37:31+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Business, Marketing, SAINT Classifications, URL Tracking|0 Comments

This time, Bring Good News

In the 2017 world of IT and systems engineering, Test-driven development (TDD) is 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 a bug in that code, it gets caught and fixed before it goes live, reducing any risk of [...]

By | 2017-11-20T10:28:31+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Business, Marketing Automation, URL Tracking, Web Analytics|0 Comments

Marketing and Analytics – Part 3: Analytics is the Future

Recently, I sat down with one of our newer clients, the customer intelligence director for a global hospitality brand, to find out more about the data challenges faced by his organization. In Part 1, we discussed the chief data challenges faced by his organization, and in Part 2 we discussed the value of data quality [...]

Marketing and Analytics – Part 2: The Value of Data Quality

Recently, I sat down with one of our newer clients, the customer intelligence director for a global hospitality brand, to find out more about the data challenges faced by his organization. In Part 1, we discussed the chief data challenges faced by his organization, and the disconnect between knowing that things are “trackable,” and knowing [...]

Marketing and Analytics – Part 1: Are we there yet?

Recently, I sat down with one of our newer clients, the customer intelligence director for a global hospitality brand, to find out more about the data challenges faced by his organization. Our conversation covered a range of topics. It’s a candid picture of the current marketing/analytics landscape, and we present it here in three parts. [...]

Tracking First’s New Product Release Goes Live

In September 2017, Tracking First released its first major product enhancement, a connector that allows clients to port data from any source to any target. I sat down with founder Craig Scribner to learn more.   JR: What was the impetus for the recent product development? CS: More and more our clients are having a [...]

Adobe’s Classification Rule Builder and Tracking First

Every once in a while, we get a question about how Tracking First is different from Adobe’s inbuilt Classification Rule Builder (CRB). It’s a good question, and a pretty easy one to answer. The simplest and most important thing to say is this: use of Tracking First and Adobe CRB is not an either/or kind [...]