I’ve previously written how we need more people with serious data chops. In that story I pointed to several recent reference points (qualitative and quantitative) of the increasing demand, yet limited supply of Analytics-savvy professionals.
There was recently an interesting conversation that happened on Twitter between a comedian and (what turned out to be) an impostor pretending to be a major brand (Pace Salsa). You can read the whole story here.
I’m still shocked by the inequality brands spend on dusty, dated marketing tactics like TV advertising as opposed to focusing (contextually-relevant) ads on places people actually spend time.
If you run an even remotely popular site, you likely get submissions for guest content. And while I will always allow passionate people to share unique ideas here, I haven’t built a community for 6+ years to let anyone spam you. I ruthlessly guard the signal to noise ratio.