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#FromTheCupboard videos

As a quirky teaser campaign prior to #CAI2015, I published a series of short videos. In these I was interviewed by the conference organiser on a variety of topics relevant to that event. In case you missed this genesis of a YouTube channel for Customer Insight Leader, I’m sharing the full series below. I will also be making more use of video in future and once the channel has sufficient content,.. Read More

How does your Marketing Measurement need to improve?

At the start of 2015, you responded to our poll on goals by confirming that “improving measurable commercial impact” was one of your top priorities for 2015. Amongst the CI teams that I’ve seen, the easiest place to initially demonstrate this is in marketing measurement. The quickest way to deliver measurable incremental profit is often to either retain more customers or sell more, either way such results make an immediate impact and so help.. Read More

How to measure your Marketing Effectiveness

When speaking about the power of converging different technical disciplines to yield customer insights, it’s common for the conversation to focus on converging analytics & research for proposition insights. But what about measuring your marketing effectiveness? Another rich territory for seeing the benefit of multiple technical customer insight (CI) disciplines is the measurement of marketing effectiveness. In this short overview, we’ll review the ways both analytics & research provide inputs needed for.. Read More

How to better measure your Marketing Payback

Back in 2005, when this was published, I was in the right job at the right time, so as to get a free copy. However, having since read and valued this important work, I would now happily of bought copies for myself and my team. Professor Robert Shaw is one of the early gurus of applying analytics to marketing. In this text he steps the reader through how to both.. Read More