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Awards & trends for Data 2015

Following on from our first post about awards & trends for research professionals, this week we turn our attention to data teams. Foundational to holistic customer insight, in the past they have too often been neglected as a cinderella services within the insight department. However, that is changing. The cache of “big data” and momentum for organisations to understand the data they have or even better monetise that asset has meant much.. Read More

EU VAT on digital but what about the data?

Periodically successive governments impose new rules on businesses without sufficient consultation time to think through the implications or ensure most businesses know what to do. The latest example of this is the new VAT rules applying to the sale of digital products across Europe, which now require the VAT rate of the country of the consumer to be applied irrespective of where the supplier is based. If this has passed.. Read More

Poll: Which is your favourite ‘top tip’?

Thanks for all the positive feedback I’ve had on our recent series of ‘top tips’ for the different technical teams which make up the full breadth of customer insight. It’s encouraging to know that those tips did help other leaders. In fact it set me to wondering which top tip was the most helpful. So, to once again help shape future content here on CIL, see below for our latest.. Read More

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 the impact of your Data Management team

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