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Understand Your Data

Understand Your Data

Everyone is talking about data. Whether it’s big data or small, simple or complex, freely accessible or locked up in spreadsheets, everyone is worrying about how to get their hands on it. Many companies these days are scrambling for data to help inform their decisions. Buying a data tool and building charts isn’t the right way to solve the data problem. Data access is only a part of the problem. A company needs to know where and what to aim before they…

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Our Attention Spans Keep Shortening: How it Affects Marketing

Our Attention Spans Keep Shortening: How it Affects Marketing

Have you ever felt like your attention span is getting shorter? It’s not just you; new research has revealed that human beings are, indeed, flakier than ever before! “Social acceleration” is real, it’s being led by social networking, and it’s ruining our attention spans. That’s according to a new study from researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, which defines social acceleration as “the increasing rates of change within collective attention.” In fact, the average human attention span has shrunk…

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Location-Based Targeting on Dochase Adx

Location-Based Targeting on Dochase Adx

A greater understanding of where consumers have been, where they are, and where they’re going leads to a clearer picture of who the consumer is–revealing patterns and enabling predictions. For example, if a consumer commutes into the center of a city from a wealthy suburb every day, they can be assumed to be an affluent individual. The shops and restaurants they visit might support this assumption. Similarly, if someone visits a university campus each day and returns to a student…

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Brand Safety: How Safe Can You Be?

Brand Safety: How Safe Can You Be?

Brand safety has been a topic of much consternation in the advertising industry. About a year ago, several brands took their ads off YouTube in response to a report that The Times of London published about brand ads appearing in YouTube videos that promoted terrorism. Brand safety is the set of measures that aim to protect a brand’s image from the negative or harmful influence of inappropriate or questionable content on a publisher’s site where the ad impression is served. This could be…

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