lying with statistics

Lying with Statistics: A Primer for Marketers and their Clients

   “If you can’t prove what you want to prove, demonstrate something else and pretend that they are the same thing” These words of wisdom were imparted by author Darrel Huff in a quaint little book called “How to Lie with Statistics”, published in 1954. Huff’s book introduced readers to statistics and their misuse in day-to-day […]

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Trailer Treasure: Hollywood’s Clever Drip Marketing Strategy

These days, you can follow a movie’s production schedule for months or even years before it’s released. Director and casting rumors, set photos, interviews with the right entertainment magazines and websites, social media campaigns — no rock is left unturned for a movie that wants to build incredible anticipation. However, there’s one movie-marketing tool in particular […]

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I Saw the Sign: Lessons in Creating Compelling Signage

About five days a week, I walk or drive through Capitola Village, a small town/tourist trap in Santa Cruz, CA that has attracted visitors for 200 years or so. Maybe more. And as summer grows closer, the number of tourists also grows. Getting through the area becomes a longer, slower trip. A slower trip means I […]

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