Aggregate Statistics Can Steer You Wrong

35 Shares
Miner

It’s been almost 20 years since I started in the media business. I’m thankful for opportunities that put me at the forefront of database marketing technologies back then. I’m also thankful that we quickly discovered database mining. Most of the tools at the time provided us with aggregate statistics across the entire database. But these aggregate statistics can really steer you wrong. With aggregate views … Continue reading

5 Online Shoppers Ruling the Holiday

63 Shares
Online Shopper Personas

The folks at Maxymiser shared their latest infographic, 5 Online Shoppers Ruling the Holiday Interwebs. I really appreciate insight like this because too much of the data out there points to the average shopper… and then chops down the data by gender, age and income. The fact is that there are many different motivations for people to make a purchase. Maxymiser identifies 5 influential personas … Continue reading

Eye have a spelling chequer

0 Shares

This week I just finished reading Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling by David Wolman. You may not know what orthography and etymology are and that’s okay. I know I’m a butcher of grammar and spelling, but this book made me feel quite a bit better about my skills. There are millions of words in the … Continue reading