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Merry Christmas 2017 to all our readers

Merry Christmas 2017, readers! We hope you have a wonderful Christmas time, with your family & friends. We also wish you a very Happy New Year, when 2018 finally arrives. Over the festive holiday, we will be taking our own advice & benefitting from a complete break.

Christmas Special – insight about the festive season

As Christmas draws closer, it’s time for a Christmas Special blog post. Like a double-length Radio Times, I hope these festive goodies will keep you entertained over the holiday. Two thoughts have guided my selection of material to share with you this week. Firstly, after so much focus on specific themes (Data Visualisation, Stakeholders, GDPR & Data Quality) I aim to be broader. Following my definition of Holistic Customer Insight,.. Read More

Why you should stop buying consultancy (at least by itself)

When should you use external consultancy? Are you wisely bringing in wider expertise, or wasting your money on people who won’t be around to see the consequences? Such a question plagues many analytics or insight leaders. Indeed I have spoken to many, over the years, who are frustrated by the speed with which directors turn to consultants. I’ve mentioned before the need to build the reputation of your team, to.. Read More

Free resources for you, across range of insight leaders

At Customer Insight Leader we love providing you with useful free resources. As a non-commercial, advertising free, site – we know our visitors value both independent advice & access to free resources. I hope today’s curation of customer insight & analytics related resources, helps you in your role. In line with our advocating of holistic customer insight, I’ve included resources to help develop your research, data science & analytics work… Read More

Customer Data Record Quality – reporting metrics for a broader view

Continuing our series on best practice in data quality, we turn to customer data record quality reporting. I hope you’ve been finding Paul’s series useful. It has certainly reminded me as to the need to focus on monitoring your data quality. It’s such an essential foundation to more advanced analytics work. Plus, our joint event with MyCustomer, reminded delegates of data quality as a GDPR requirement. We’ve already seen 11.. Read More

Customer Data Quality Reporting – the next 6 metrics you need

Time to return, to the important topic of Customer Data Quality Reporting. Which metrics should you report on, to ensure robust data quality controls? After a week of training analysts in data visualisation, and speaking to marketers about how to run an NPS programme, back to part 2 of our new series. You may recall, that in part 1 of his series, our newest guest blogger (Paul Weston) introduced this.. Read More

Data Viz Award winners, sharing the best of Kantar’s IIB 2017

As data visualisation is a favourite theme on this blog, we’ve already covered the 2015 & 2016 “Information is Beautiful” (IIB) awards. Kantar’s leading, international, annual Data Viz Award. Now Kantar’s 2017 results are out, we return; to share great examples of data visualisation from this year’s finalists. It seems each year the standard just gets higher & variations get more creative. This is partly reflected in the change of categories.. Read More