I was taken aback this week by an article I read in the NZ Herald entitled “FCB: Too many ads based on fashion, not fact”, by FCB analyst Peter Field.
Mr. Field takes the position that in a quest to reduce wastage in marketing, we have gone too far. That our push to personalize advertising and target core customers was an erroneous theory and companies should do more broadcast advertising. He cites a paper that declares “mass media are still crucial for effectiveness” and another that “waste (from mass media) contributes to advertising effectiveness by increasing its credibility.”
This, I simply do not believe.
If you’re like most businesses, you accumulate customer data faster than you come up with valuable insights to grow your business. The gap lies in the need for good Analytics.
Data without analytics is useless.
It is remarkable how many companies still rely on manually collecting, preparing and formatting data for reporting purposes. The disadvantages of such habits are no secret: it takes a lot of time and the risk for human errors is significant.
Data collection is one thing, visualization is another.
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Pumpkin Patch is a fashion retail chain based in Auckland, New Zealand that provides premium kids clothing ranges both in store and online. Over the years, Pumpkin Patch expanded into the AU, US and UK markets, initially with retail stores and mail order catalogues. More recently Pumpkin Patch has been driving growth in these markets through digital channels.
To sustain continued growth and expansion, this global brand needed help in developing a customer focused and data-driven approach to their digital marketing.