Analytics and Tracking

Marketing to Doctors, Part 5: Measuring and Optimizing Results

For others in the series click here. I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: Marketing to Doctors is Expensive. Blame big pharma. If you’re not doing everything you can to measure and optimize your ad-buy, you’re not doing enough. Track Based on the Best Metric You Have We’ve all heard the old chestnut about […]

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UTM Parameters Explained

Gone are the days when brands will let you get away with putting millions of dollars into advertising without showing measurable results. As a digital marketing professional, I have worked with a wide variety of brands from different industries and countries each with different needs, objectives, and markets. Throughout my experience, I’ve learned that the one […]

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Buffer vs Hootsuite

Buffer vs Hootsuite: The Social Media Scheduling Showdown

Anyone who uses social media understands that your brand is only as relevant as your most recent post. It is important for companies to post regularly to ensure that they are on their customer’s radar as they scroll through their streams/newsfeeds/timelines daily. However, requiring some poor individual to stay glued to a device to post […]

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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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Retargeting 101: The What & How (And Tips for Doing It Well)

Ever notice those ubiquitous ads that seem to follow you around the Internet after a visit to a product website? The common term for this advertising strategy is retargeting. How retargeting works Retargeting works a little something like this: you go to an awesome hammock website, because you need a hammock to relax in during your copious […]

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Retargeting, Segments, and Dashboards: Google Analytics Enhancements

I am infamous in our office for complaining about Google Analytics’ habit of “continuous improvement” — the changing of their UX basically every two weeks without much warning or explanation. However, this time, I’m excited to see two new, enhanced features they’ve been rolling out over the last couple of weeks that absolutely make it […]

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Channel Attribution: Which Half of Your Budget are You Wasting? (An Interview with Full Circle CRM CEO Bonnie Crater)

Remember John Wanamaker? At the turn of the 20th century, he famously said, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” This is still one of the toughest challenges for marketers today: figuring out which campaigns are the most effective at driving revenue. So, we decided […]

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