Happy Thanksgiving! I certainly have a lot to be thankful for: After a longer-than-usual dryspell, I have two new reports out in my new space. A case study on measuring engagement, and a data-driven report that looks at the differences between Customer Intelligence professionals who use dashboards (and scorecards) and those who don't.
Engagement is such a grand concept that relates to everything from purchasing and repeat usage to satisfaction and recommendation behavior. Customer intelligence professionals want to nail it down and measure their customers' level of engagement, but they have trouble nailing down a precise model to do so. We have a new case study that details how one organization, Channel 4, the UK media outlet, decoded engagement.
In the process of developing my new coverage area: marketing measurement, I'm working on a report to clarify the market mix modeling landscape and give customer intelligence professionals a sense of where they can turn for help with these complex projects.
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Jeremiah just posted on his personal blog that email consumes him - and just about everyone he communicates with at work, on Twitter, via social networks, on blogs. You get the point. Both the volume of personal and marketing emails have increased dramatically since the medium's beginning, and the early adopters are poised to rebel. Yet few marketers and vendors I speak with are slowing down the pace or changing their practices to prepare for a backlash. Now, by backlash, I don't mean that the email world will go completely dark. But I do think marketers need to prepare for a more streamlined approach to direct communication online.