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  • The Future as Seen from 1994

    I tripped over the Internet in 1993 and saw the first beta of Mosaic hit the screen. I immediately started waving my arms about the amazing impact this new technology would have on marketing. I’ve been doing so ever since and boy, are my arms tired. In 1994, I wrote the first edition of World ...

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  • Time to Start Upping Your Game

    It looks like a standard report from an engaged web site analyst: Visits were up 4% from the previous week to 255,904 visits, which is significantly better than your 195,729-visit weekly average during the past year. The traffic increase was driven by paid search, which rose 4% to 153,138 visits. Vi...

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  • The Modern Data Analyst

    You have a tough job and there are a lot of moving parts. That means there’s a lot to know and so, in your honor, please enjoy this little ditty as a token of appreciation. With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan. The old-fashioned (1993) data analyst was called a Web Analyst and got that way ...

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  • The Best eMetrics Possible

    I recently posted a PPT to Slideshare called “Ten Ways the eMetrics Summit Will Not Torture You” because I’ve been to many bad conferences (some of them my own!) and am fervent about making the eMetrics Summit the most valuable event it can possibly be. It all has to do with two, c...

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  • 2013 in Review

    I stole this blog post I was up against the Wall of Time, trying to stick to my one New Year’s Resolution: keep to a strict editorial schedule. But planning that in advance of a couple of weeks off is way different than facing the reality after that couple of weeks have slipped by without havi...

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  • Team Resolute

    Marketing has always been an ensemble endeavor. Don Draper may have come up with brilliant insights about the human condition in order to nail the Big Idea, but without graphic artists, copy writers, media planners, account reps, etc., etc., he would have just been another guy with Big Ideas. Fortun...

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  • The eMetrics Summit Can Change Your Life

    The eMetrics Summit Can Change Your Life The eMetrics Summit has certainly changed my life, but that’s because I’m the founder of the event and one of the nurturers of the community. But what about the people who have not dedicated the last dozen years of their working life to it? What a...

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  • So Many Things to Be Thankful For

    Happy Thanksgiving to all you U.S. readers and ex-pats and thanks to the rest of you for indulging me in our long weekend holiday as I express my thanks. While you would be pleased to see your name here and I would be pleased to tell you just how much I appreciate your unique contribution, the list ...

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