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Top Blog Posts of 2020

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We’ve pulled out the top 10 most-read posts from our blog this year. Check out the list below to see if your favorite made the list, if there is something new, or you just want to go back and read it again.


10) {PODCAST} In-Ear Insights: Data Analytics Requirements Gathering

While not technically a blog, we do repost the podcast in blog format for those that prefer to read the transcript. In this episode we covered the best practices for gathering your requirements. One of the most common data analysis mistakes is not having a plan. That plan requires thinking through what data you’ll need and why.

Give the episode a listen or revisit the transcript here:

9) The Secret to Preventing Outdated Marketing Knowledge

Academia struggles to keep up with the ever-changing digital marketing landscape. This means that a lot of what is taught in school about marketing is woefully behind, out of date, and not useful for recent graduates. How do you keep up with what’s new and different?

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8) What is an IBM Champion? 

Did you know that for the past few years, our own Christopher S. Penn has been an IBM Champion? In this post, Chris walks through how he became a champion, and what the honor entails.

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7) Business Analytics 101: How To Monitor Business Trends

What are business analytics? How are they different, or the same, as marketing analytics? How do you stay on top of what’s happening and which metrics you should be looking at?

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6) Overused Pandemic Terms and Phrases

In these extraordinary, unprecedented, and uncertain times – we got a little carried away with using certain words. Truth be told, many of these phrases are still overused.

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5) How Many People Watch Instagram Stories Daily? The Latest Research

Instagram is continually testing and changing features, disrupting what marketers do on a regular basis, and what we can measure. In this investigation, we took a look at Instagram stories as they compare to other social platforms.

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4) Email Marketing Strategy and Insights: Your Email List Has Decayed 25% in 7 Weeks

We talk a lot about which digital channels you own and have control over. Email is still a very powerful channel, and drastically underutilized. What happens when your subscriber base keeps changing, especially during a pandemic?

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3) The Death of the Citizen Data Scientist

What is a citizen data scientist, and why is it dead? In this post, Chris walks through the attributes needed to be a citizen data scientist, and why it’s an unachievable goal.

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2) Pumpkin Spice Data Analytics, 2020 Edition

For the past two years, we’ve dissected the pumpkin spice movement from just about every angle – including which products can truly call themselves “pumpkin spice” based on the ingredients.

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1) The Great Shutdown

Unsurprisingly, the post that takes the top spot on our list is all about what was going on early on in the pandemic, and how businesses were impacted. In this post, John revisits other notable times in history where there was a global impact and how we can learn from those uncertain times.

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