Regression Analysis for Marketing

How to Use a Regression Analysis for Marketing Purposes

In today’s digital marketing world, with so much information and tools at our fingertips, data analysis is more necessary than ever before. What better way to leverage this information than using what is essentially a correlation analysis? Correlation analysis allows you to measure the strength of the relationship between certain data points and actions (but…

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social media management CustomerValue-Location

Social Media Management: Is Follower Location Affecting Your Bottom Line?

Do you know where your brand’s followers are? Not where they are on the internet or what social media platform they’re on, but where they are physically located in the world? More importantly, should you? Brands want to maximize their earning potential, and the location of your social media audience may play into that. Discover…

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Google AdWords Ad Extensions

AdWords 201: The Go-To AdWords Ad Extensions Guide

Hey there! Welcome to AdWords 201 on AdWords ad extensions. If you missed the 101 course on basic AdWords bidding strategies, have a thirst for knowledge, or just need a refresher you can find it here. What is an ad extension, you ask? Ad extensions expand your ad with additional information that would not otherwise…

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Work-Life Balance

Creative Ways to Ensure Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is hard, especially in the hectic world of public relations. There’s always a rapid response situation, reporter to pitch, or plan to draft. While public relations is exciting, creative, challenging and ever-changing, it can also creep into your personal life. In today’s “always on” world, it is difficult to establish boundaries between work…

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shultz hour

The Shultz Hour

In April, David Leonhardt at the New York Times wrote a column about the need to take a Shultz hour. For those unfamiliar, it comes from George Shultz, who was the Secretary of State under President Reagan. The concept is to carve out one hour a week to sit undisturbed with a pen and paper…

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data visualization

Demystifying Data Part 5: Telling Your Story With Data Visualization

What good is having a stellar data analysis if you can’t communicate it? All too often we get lazy and just send a bunch of charts and graphs to our clients, hoping they’ll understand what we’re trying to say. There are a lot of data visualization tools on the market, such as IBM Watson and…

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investor relations

What is Investor Relations?

What is investor relations? How does investor relations relate to public relations? Investor relations (or IR) is a specific sub-discipline of public relations that revolves around how a company communicates with investors, shareholders, government authorities, and the financial community. Unlike regular public relations practices, investor relations practices must be tightly integrated with a corporation’s accounting…

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headline writing

When Great Headline Writing Isn’t Enough

Thanks to the many intense pressures existing in digital advertising, media and content marketing, the importance of a good headline has grown exponentially in recent years. Taking the media example, 20 years ago an attention grabbing headline was important to capture a reader’s attention and engage them, but they had already bought the newspaper! Now,…

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Fast Track Your Data: An IBM Machine Learning Event Recap

I had the pleasure and privilege to attend IBM’s Machine Learning event, Fast Track Your Data, recently in Munich, Germany. While the event covered a number of topics including hybrid cloud data management, governance, and machine learning, a couple items stand out for marketers and communicators to pay attention to. Simplifying Data Science Data science,…

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marketing best practices

Marketing Best Practices from BrandHIT

Miss our BrandHIT preview post? Check it out here! I had the opportunity to attend BrandHIT last week in Las Vegas. BrandHIT is a new conference hosted by industry leader HIMSS that offers marketing best practices specific to the health information technology (HIT) community. My colleague, Christopher Penn, also spoke at BrandHIT about how to build…

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