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#016 - Augmenting Customer Research with Behavioral Data


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I was introduced to customer research several years ago but didn’t really make the connection to digital marketing until almost four years ago when leading a testing and optimization team at Best Buy. I was all in on customer research, not as a researcher, but in terms of how digital analytics and a well-oiled A/B testing program could augment research and deliver a better overall customer experience.

Obviously time is money and resources are limited. Unfortunately, this is a reality for most of us. However, that shouldn’t stop us from delivering a better customer experience should it?

That’s why I’ve invited Jennifer Havice to join me today. Jennifer, founder of Make Mention Media and Communications, a conversion copywriting and CRO consulting company, joined me to share her perspective on this very question. In this episode, she shares why she thinks that research is so important and often neglected. She also provides her take on the research market and how behavioral data can be a powerful tool for augmenting research.


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#004 - Startup Analytics with Dennis Still


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I had the pleasure of speaking with Dennis Still, Founder & Chief Insights Analyst at Bigfoot Analytics, on what it takes to be an analyst in a startup or small company. Dennis has worked for larger companies before but has really spent the bulk of his career in analytics at smaller companies. Dennis is a data "hacker" at heart and I really enjoyed getting his perspective on the skill set and passion that's required to survive in a small company as an analyst. 

On this episode we discuss the following…

  • Dennis' journey from social science to data and analytics 
  • What's currently required of analysts today and how expectations have changed over the years
  • Some common client questions and how to navigate the challenging conversations
  • How Dennis sees the difference in startup analytics and enterprise level talent
  • Practical advice for new data analysts entering the field, where and how to find what you're passionate about, and the mentality you have to have when choosing to work at a small company or a startup
  • Dennis' must have data tools and things he does to stay relevant as an analyst
  • We broke out Dennis' crystal ball for a moment and reflected on the future of the analytics industry 

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