Adding Facebook Data Improves Sales Forecast Accuracy | RBDR

September 12, 2017. Today on RBDR:

1) Kellogg Insight shares a study that claims that a company’s production sales forecasting can be made more accurate by incorporation of Facebook user data.

2) Facebook’s claim that it can reach more users than exist in countries is defended by a Warwick Business School Assistant Professor of Information, Zhewei Zhang.

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Mobile marketing impact. SurveyMonkey talks figures. Flaws facing sampling firms. (RBDR 04.05.2016)

Today on RBDR:

1) Some facts about the impact marketers can gain if they focus on mobile marketing, from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Marketing.

2) SurveyMonkey has made it a point not to say much of anything outside of their press releases, but CEO Zander Lurie answered questions on Quora in great detail.

3) There are two major technical deficiencies facing all sampling companies, which InnovateMR co-founder Matt Dusig says must be resolved.

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Customer centricity: what Comcast must do. Social media bias exposed.(RBDR 6.30.2015)

Today on RBDR: 1) Pointed suggestions and recommendation from a call center expert about the steps Comcast must take in order to ensure its customer centricity initiative is more than rhetoric. 2) A Northwestern University study points out specific biases inherent in the use of social media data.

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Facebook study’s flexible conclusions. Nielsen to buy dunnhumby? (RBDR 5.13.2015)

Today on RBDR: 1) Facebook’s new research project about its news links and their affiliation and impact with 10.1 million of its users appears to lead to different interpretations with each researcher that studies it. 2) LinkedIn is sharing its data with 11 groups in the next six months, looking for connections with the global economy and the job market. 3) SurveyMonkey names an interim CEO. 4) The Sunday Times in London claims that Nielsen is readying an offer to buy dunnhumby from Tesco.

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