Category Archive for 'Big Data'

Attending the European Conference of Information Systems in Tel Aviv last week, I was happy to find that areas such as data visualization, predictive analytics, social CRM and ROI etc found their way into the conference. These areas have been somewhat excluded in the past by more traditional information systems research. This shift in mindset also shows a warming towards potential industry topics on the program that can be far more relevant to practice. Industries such as marketing now rely heavily on a new field of social data science to make sense of the large quantities of information about their brand community.

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So unless you’ve been buried under a rock, you’ve probably heard of ‘big data’ as it’s one of the really hyped buzzwords in this industry. And if you haven’t, I’ll give you an example of my first encounter with big data.

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Today’s consumers share tremendous amounts of data about themselves through social channels. The amount of customer data can be overwhelming, and some companies therefore fail to turn the data into useful information and insight. The report Data-Rich and Insight-Poor Marketers Planning to Turn Information Into Intelligence in 2013 Survey Report by Infogroup Targeting Solutions and […]

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Monitoring brand mentions, share of voice, sentiment etc. are the essentials of analysing what is being said about your brand online. But there is a dark side, which, until now, has been immeasurable, to the great frustration of social media analysts: Visual brand mentions. Meaning consumers making a reference to a brand through a photo […]

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InSitesConsulting recently released a report of the status of social media in 2012 with more than 2.000 facts & figures about social media in 19 countries. In this blog post, I will guide you through the 5 main conclusions of the report and add some final remarks on what to extract from the findings.

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Burson-Marsteller has conducted a survey examining the social media activity of the world’s 100 biggest companies – the Fortune Global 100 companies. The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012 specifically looks into how these companies use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest. In this blog post I put focus the findings related to Twitter and Facebook.

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This is the second part of a series of two blog posts addressing the subject crisis management on social media. Yesterday, I wrote about how brands can anticipate crises by being proactive through monitoring of issues. I discussed at what point brands must take action and engage in crisis management. Today, I will go through […]

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Every day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Yes, that sounds like quite a lot – and it is! To put it into perspective, we have produced more than 90% of all online data that exists in the world today within these past two years. Combined, this online data equals Big Data. Being exceedingly interested […]

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