Let me start with a confession. Data, analytics, algorithms, statistics, probability and all such left-brain terms make my head spin. If you are a right-brained marketer like me, then you prefer to go by gut and instinct, love conceptual explanations and enjoy creating solutions rather than having a machine give them to you. Unfortunately, anyone remotely connected with marketing today, cannot escape data, numbers, fact and technology. Analytics is all of that and more. It’s time to face (and slay) our fears. This article will attempt to decode Predictive Marketing Analytics so it makes sense to a B2B marketer thinking about the what, why, when and how of it.
From the outside, it seems like data is impartial. It’s cold, objective, accurate. In reality though it’s more complicated. In the hands of someone with an agenda, data can be weaponized to back up that viewpoint. Even in the hands of someone benevolent, data can be misinterpreted in dangerous ways. Someone who wants to win an argument using data can usually do so.
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