conversation about maximising value from customer insight

Global Reviews’ UK Digital Leaders Summit (#UKDLS)

This is a new event in the UK and one I attended yesterday, as a speaker on Behavioural Economics. It’s well worth digital leaders attending in future. Right from the start things boded well as they had chosen a different and engaging venue. Bounce (121 Holborn, London) is the official ‘home of ping-pong’ and is literally the place where the game was invented in 1901. This gave guests the promise.. Read More

3 tips for maximising your Data team

This is the last in our series of 3 top tips for each of the technical teams that make up a fully effective Customer Insight department. I’ve already shared tips for database marketing, research and analytics teams. Now, last but definitely not least, your data management team. As I have written for Customer Experience Magazine, there is a danger that the new generation of more senior customer insight leaders neglect.. Read More

Get your geek on and enjoy the visuals

For those you who have been asking for more digital specific insights and technical advice, I have been listening. To complement our recent content more focussed on effective insight leadership (see our ongoing ‘3 tips’ series), here are two guest items with a digital and technology emphasis. First up is a post from BraveMedia’s blog, shedding some light on the murky and ever-changing world of Google’s search algorithms, for those challenged with Search.. Read More

Data-driven Spam is not an improvement

Our latest sharing of content from others is this article from Mark Cameron. He makes the very important point, that just being better at targeting your messages or executing them more efficiently, will not protect you from it being spam. The forgotten component, in too much data & digital marketing ‘innovation’, is understanding your customers (their needs & what they view as relevant). ‘A pathway to very smart spam’: data-driven.. Read More

CDOs, Data Sharing Standard and LinkedIn

To compliment our recent emphasis on analytics, here are a number of data related articles from other bloggers to share with you. First, in an article published within Autumn 2014 edition of DataIQ Magazine, I caution the new cohort of more senior Customer Insight Leaders to not overlook their data teams. I would recommend anyone in this role read: “Don’t turn your data team into Cinderella“. DataIQ – Online Editions To.. Read More

Event: Insurance Data & Analytics 2014

This event organised by Post Magazine was pretty well attended by Insurers and their suppliers. Although the audience was pretty quiet during Q&A sessions after each speaker, there was plenty of time for questions and a good buzz of questions & ideas during the breaks. A good mix of presentations, interviews and panel sessions as well. With apologies to those who my failing memory has overlooked, here are my recollections:.. Read More

Do you benefit from the full breadth of Customer Insight?

Different businesses continue to use the term “Customer Insight” to mean different things. Even in our poll of over 100 customer insight leaders, only half of you considered data management or database marketing to be part of Customer Insight. The majority also had only research reporting into them, not analytics. Does that ring true with your role? In June, I shared a definition of Customer Insight that I find useful: “A non-obvious understanding.. Read More