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Embracing best practices in data quality management today

If companies are collecting data, but it's inaccurate or outdated, they're only going to get themselves into trouble. Here are three examples of data quality best practices.

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How customizable is NameSearch?

NameSearch is Experian Data Quality’s premier matching solution that can accurately and efficiently identify duplicates within your systems. NameSearch uses fuzzy matching to identify records that lead to the same individual, despite the misspellings, nicknames, typos, extra, or missing information across a single or multiple databases. It’s useful for organizations in any vertical that might require a matching solution, and, because of that, it is highly customizable.

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Why quality data is critical for small business

In the digital marketing world, the term “big data” is thrown around a lot. By definition, big data is extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.

As a small business, your data may not be classified as “big,” but it’s incredibly important to the growth of your business. Contact data, in particular, is something that small businesses need to focus on.

In this post, we've partnered up with JustUno, a conversion optimization platform, to take a look the value in collecting lead and customer contact data, and see why ensuring the quality of contact data is critical for small businesses.

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Beyond crazy, is fabulousness: Unforgettable quotes from Content Marketing World 2016

This title is a quote—and what a quote, huh? I nabbed it from a video about Google’s exploration into virtual reality. But it resonated with me because it was new; it was unique, and it was such a refreshing change to the same things I hear over and over again.

And so, this post is a tribute to the original, to the ideas that I hadn’t read a million times over. These are 9 of the most memorable quotes I heard from the speakers at Content Marketing World 2016 and why I think they’re worth sharing.

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Experian Data Quality for Salesforce: Free Trial Introduction

Experian Data Quality for Salesforce provides real-time verification of addresses, emails, and phone numbers, and bulk cleansing of addresses. This is a powerful tool that’ll allow you to detect and remove inaccurate data from your database. We help ensure that your data is always fit for purpose, the first time around!

This blog post provides a walkthrough of deploying a trial instance of Experian Data Quality for Salesforce into your environment. The goal is to help guide you through the set up of the application within the Accounts, Contracts, Contacts, and Leads standard objects. Happy installing!

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Marketers, observe Pokémon Go really carefully

The hype around Pokémon Go has shown us one thing extremely clearly: that marketers can now start thinking about augmented reality (AR) as the next step in reaching out to consumers and monetizing a channel.

What started as an April Fool’s joke back in 2014 has turned into the most downloaded app in Apple’s App Store and the biggest mobile game in U.S. history. Well done Niantic, so well done.

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Data quality insights from the trenches

If you’ve ever wandered around our blog and landed yourself onto my blog bio, you’ll know that I am a marketer. My handle on industry insight is pretty good (if I do say so myself), but it’s not the same as getting out there and getting feedback from customers themselves—that’s where our sales reps enter the scene.

I chatted with three of our most senior retail sales reps—with Ecommerce platform, software integration, and enterprise-level retailer experience—and recorded their insights to share with you. In this blog post, you’ll learn:

  • How frequently you should cleanse your data
  • What retailers are currently doing to manage customer data
  • What technologies retailers are investing in

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Take advantage of eBay GSI’s sunset

What was GSI Commerce? GSI Commerce was the Ecommerce and payments platform acquired by eBay Enterprise a number of years ago. The great thing about GSI for its customers is that it had feature functions inherently built into the platform. So their retailer customers didn’t need to think about their add-ons, because GSI did a good job of handling it for them. Some examples of their add-ons were address validation, tax calculations, etc.

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Puns and pundits at MediaPost's OMMA Boston '16

A bright, but brisk, Boston morning saw me at the Hyatt Regency for MediaPost’s Online Media Marketing and Advertising (OMMA) event where the day was chock-filled with all kinds of subject matter marketers would geek out about. Right off the bat, I could tell that there were five clear themes for today:

  1. Brands should be like Cupid and win the love of their consumers
  2. The Concept of Interruption to the consumer experience
  3. A lesson in authenticity by b.good
  4. Marketers are taking ownership of their data

And if you’re thinking that there’s no way I can relate this back to data and Experian Data Quality, well oh contraire, because everything always relates back to data and today’s marketers and advertisers are keenly aware of this fact of life.

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Improve deliverability with email preference centers

What exactly is an email preference center? They are places for individuals to tell a business how often they want to receive an email and what kind of content they want to receive. Email preference centers are one of the best ways for customers to tell you exactly what they’re interested in—and when done effectively, you get to collect key pieces of contact information as well. Whether they are called “notification settings” or “email settings,” we’ve all interacted with some form of a preference center before.

Not all companies, however, use email preference centers to their fullest extent; that is, not all companies are using them as an additional method for data collection and improving the customer experience. This blog post will tell you how to use preference centers to improve email deliverability, develop a better understanding of consumer interests, and learn what other companies do to help you improve your own preference center.

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