Recently, Contemporary Analysis (CAN) was asked by the Indianapolis Business Journal to weigh in on how Predictive Analytics is changing the marketing space. We believe by combining predictive analytics and marketing, called contextualized marketing, marketing can move closer to the holy grail of one person, one sale. Most companies do this by purchasing a software--it's dactyl, most companies have a line item in their budget, and it gives a third-party marketing company reoccurring revenue. While CAN itself doesn't have a piece of software to sell, we believe that contextualized marketing is the right move for companies and that those with the edge are "the ones using data scientists to predict who inside of a group of people have the propensity to buy.”
Because CAN doesn't have the software solution, we approached the solution from a slightly different angle. We provide modeling and results in way that can be easily added to your current tracking software. This way, a company can begin the transition from shotgun marketing to tactical marketing with a low cost of entry. Once implemented, the case can be made for the software using predictive analytics to be purchased and used if needed.
Additionally, because software companies provide a tool and very little in the way on why the tool is important, most software implementations fall flat. We believe our value is helping companies manage the change management necessary to implement the software and to understand how to use them effectively--which greatly increases both the adoption and the ROI from the adoption.
Let us know how we can help you build data science into your marketing. We would be glad to help.
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Full article IBJ article: http://www.ibj.com/articles/54753-smarterhq-gobbles-up-venture-funds