Author: Jeff Rajeck

Jeff Rajeck

Analytics approaches every marketer should know #4: Prescriptive analytics

One of the vast, underexplored opportunities of digital marketing is that, with the right data, marketing performance can be improved automatically in ways which marketers cannot foresee.

To make this happen, though, marketers need to use analytics, specifically prescriptive analytics, which we discuss in our fourth and final post in the series.

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Analytics approaches every marketer should know #3: Predictive analytics

According to many of today's advocates for data-driven organisations, predictive analytics sounds the most exciting. It apparently lets us 'predict the future using data from the past'.

While being able to see the future sounds great, the reality of predictive analytics is a bit more mundane. It does, however, still have the potential to make real business impact in the present.

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Analytics approaches every marketer should know #2: Diagnostic analytics

In the first post in our series on analytics, we discussed descriptive analytics which you can use to keep others informed about what has happened.

The next step on your analytics journey is to discover why something has happened, and for that you need diagnostic analytics. Here's an overview of the practices including an example, a step-by-step guide and some best practices.

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Analytics approaches every marketer should know #1: Descriptive analytics

The term analytics is rooted in the ancient Greek word for 'breaking up' or 'setting free' and was intended to indicate a transformation of something complex into something simple which everyone could understand.

With that in mind, it's funny that analytics itself is now widely regarded as complex, difficult and something best left to the experts.

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How digital transformation can revolutionise marketing

Most coverage of digital transformation refers to its impact on the business as a whole, with marketing as one small part of the discussion.  

At a recent Econsultancy event, delegates were offered insights by an industry expert into how digital transformation can transform marketing on its own.

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How to get started with design thinking

Econsultancy has covered design thinking a number of times.

And while these posts offer a great introduction to the whatswhys, and hows of the topic, it often helps to get the perspective of a practitioner in order to put all the pieces in order.

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Programmatic has become problematic: Here's what marketers can do about it

Programmatic ad buying has been growing year on year, despite being plagued with scandals.

Whether its click fraud, brand safety, data privacy, or viewability it seems that every time programmatic is mentioned that it's because it is causing some major headache for marketers.

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Four search engine marketing updates busy marketers might have missed

Google is changing so often these days that many marketers struggle to keep up-to-date.

Just looking at all of the Google algorithm updates is enough to give anyone a headache.

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Email marketing must be mobile, automated & personalised to deliver ROI

According to a recent Econsultancy report, marketers feel that email marketing delivers better ROI than any other digital channel.

The annual Email Marketing Industry Census in association with Adestra, offers insights into what marketers are doing globally through a survey of 1,200 marketers. At a recent Econsultancy event in Singapore hosted by NTUC, we reviewd these key insights.

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Amazon scales up in Asia-Pacific: How can local retailers prevent showrooming?

The Amazon effect is now well-known in the West. Wherever the company opens up, consumers benefit with an improved online shopping experiencee, but established retailers see revenues evaporate.

Amazon is now eyeing several markets in Asia, can retailers in the region survive?  New research offers some tips - and some hope.

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Are there signs of hope for Twitter in Asia-Pacific?

Twitter has become a bit of punching bag for social media critics lately. User growth has stalled, revenues are down and many are starting to question its cultural relevance.

Here are some stats:

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Three takeaways for Asia Pacific from Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2017 report

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends report is a highly-anticipated presentation which is now delivered at the annual Code conference.  

In it, the Silicon Valley VC Partner Mary Meeker gives a breathtakingly comprehensive overview of the state of the Internet covering a wide range of topics include online advertising, interactive games, and how digital media is influencing healthcare.

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