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Does Your Business Need Data Journalism?

Does Your Business Need Data Journalism? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
The Internet has made it possible for everyone to access data easily. Whether you want to know how much the Ex-PM of Italy is paying his wife in alimony (recently reduced from 3 million Euro a month to a mere 1.4m, that’s how much), what a particularly frugal British princess wore in 1983, 1991 and then again in 2011 (no, I am not letting the cat out of the bag), or who played the most 100+ yard rushing games in the AFC (Barry Foster, duh!) – the Internet has the answer. The Internet has become so synonymous with data that
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Avinash Nair because it explains how fact checking has gone from just journalism to just about every industry.


Use data journalism to help your business understand emerging trends and industry changes.


How Your Brand Can Better Use Data


As a business it's important to understand both analytics and tracking. I agree that in order to be effective you need to use the same methods that journalists have done in their research.


Nair explains exactly what data journalism is and what this means for your business information discovery process.


Here's what caught my attention:


  • Data is not just about the numbers. Interactive charts can involve your audience in a way that tells your business important backlinks and the who is responding. 


  • Use social media as an analyzing tool. Use a long form post along with hashtags that can also be converted into an infographic or PPT that can be shared and measured.


  • Focus on storytelling methods by looking at other articles in your industry and who the authors are. This provides useful information that you can use in your own content marketing strategy.


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Image: Courtesy of Vanity Fair.


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janlgordon's comment, October 27, 2016 3:31 PM
Thank you @Olivier Cimelière :-)
janlgordon's comment, October 28, 2016 10:51 AM
Thank you @Mark E. Deschaine, PhD @Tim @Ricard Lloria & @Nicole Hanson :-)
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We Need More Insights, Not More Data

We Need More Insights, Not More Data | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
Marketers are all over big data - but are they looking to big data at the expense of true insights and missing the heartbeat of their customers?
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This piece is by DannyBrown, infographic by Infogroup Targeting Solutions - This is a hot topic and as consumers of information we're all aware of the fact that we are definitely data rich and lacking in insight.

Here are some highlights:


Marketers Plan To Turn information into intelligence in 2013

*As consumers share more information than ever before on digital channels, marketers are becoming increasingly data-rich and insight-poor.

**A new report based on a survey of 70 attendees at DMA2012 and Forrester Research eBusiness conferences, shows how marketers plan to tackle big data in 2013.

Some interesting finding, here are a few:

**68% of marketers plan to increase data spending

**56% plan on hiring new employees for data positions

**45% said analyzing or applying data will be their biggest challenge

**83% plan to at least start considering using real-time data

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William J. Ryan's curator insight, March 4, 2013 8:35 AM

Same can be said for learning as well, we track a lot in LMS's but are we measuring what matters?  Have we defined, and agreed upon, the metrics that will help the business and the performance of the community we serve?

Irina Radchenko's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:32 AM

Today’s connected consumer has access to an insane amount of information, all at their fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphone access to the web.


From checking restaurant reviews and stock prices, to taking pictures of a new pair of jeans and asking the opinion of friends on Facebook, today’s consumer is no longer restricted to choosing a brand through a push marketing approach.

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Madison Avenue Gains Deep Access Into Consumer Conversations

Madison Avenue Gains Deep Access Into Consumer Conversations | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
Madison Avenue Gains Deep Access Into Consumer Conversations: Taps Into Phone, Chat, Other Personal Feedback - 03/06/2014
janlgordon's insight:

This post is from MediaPost, Why did I select it? Because it sparked ideas about how we as curators can use this new way of communicating to build our audience.  We all know there's a shift  in the way companies and Madison Avenue are tapping into their audiences through conversations, images and chats on Pinterest and mobile to name a few. It's a whole new way to engage and gain deeper insights into who these people, what's important to them and how you can help them as a marketer.

Jan Gordon:

Think about this in terms of curating, mix it up, using visuals, taking bits and pieces of your curation to various platforms with links back to your original piece is a great way of building an audience and increasing enagement.

Jan Gordon:

I personally use a mix of images and quotes to communicate with my audience. Some of them don't speak English but we all can relate to beauty.

I also found that quotes that are consistent with my brand are like sending smoke signals out to my "tribe" - it's a way of reinforcing insights. I have found this to be very effective, have made a lot of relationships and these people have been with me for over 5 years.

Yes, we're all trying to collect data on our customers but there's a definitely a positive side to doing this, as I already mentioned, it will help you to serve them better through your content and messaging as curators and marketers. 

Here's what caught my attention:

As a result, he says things like “visual memes” and emoji are becoming a new source of data about consumers, and that as other media formats -- such as Twitter, Vine videos, etc. --

As this becomes a more prevalent part of the way consumers express themselves about brands, marketers will need to figure out how to “tag,” organize and database that information

This is a whole other conversation, which will be covered in an ongoing series on Curatti - How to tell your story with Data, and much more, sign up and stay informed!!

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Juan Pablo Marroquin's curator insight, March 9, 2014 5:34 PM

This is an interesting article that talks about how Madison Ave. will be able to tap into our conversations to strengthen the bond between the consumer and brand. It is a new means of companies to attaining important data about spending habits. It is the closest thing to the "Holy Grail" that advertising agencies will get to.

janlgordon's comment, March 14, 2014 12:07 PM
Juan Pablo Marroquin I agree with you, this can be a good thing for advertisers and a good or bad thing for consumers - as long as there are ways we can opt in and out to protect our privacy things will be ok - but that is a whole other conversation.
janlgordon's comment, March 14, 2014 12:09 PM
M. Philip Oliver - Yes, this can be of great concern to us as consumers and we have to be mindful of how we share our information - gaining access to information and assets we don't own is the way we are lured into giving up our privacy - right now, it's a matter of being aware of this and being very selective about where and how we give it up.
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The Key Role Of Quality Curation in the Future of Media

The Key Role Of Quality Curation in the Future of Media | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

In his recent business trip to Australia, Edelman’s Steve Rubel discussed his thoughts on the future of the media with Yvonne Adele at Social Media Club Melbourne.





Here are some highlights from this article:


*** Content surplus as a bankable trend:

In an era of self-publication (for brands as well as individuals) and increased noise we’re all faced with the problem of too much content and not enough time. For media companies, scaling this information and providing value through quality curation is a great opportunity to solve this problem for the consumer.


Steve’s top tips for being a quality curator:

- Be knowledgeable and well read on your subject matter of choice;
- Save materials for later reading – it’s all an opportunity to be well informed and provide value to others;
- Focus on depth, not breadth. As Steve said, he knows a lot about a few things, and little about most things.


***People want to connect with the human element of a brand and those that work for the organisation.


***Journalists and media are now community managers. They have to see their role not only as a reporter/journalist/presenter – but as a brand ambassador who is able to acquire consumers and an build an audience through these channels.


***Steve’s top three emerging trends for media?

1) Building business models that incorporate curation;
2) Increased data mining and analytics about real-time engagement with media content;
3) The increased importance of facebook’s open graph.


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Moreover, Steve Rubel also moderated a News Limited and Herald Sun panel on the future of journalism. 

If you have an hour to spare, I highly recommend checking out the full hour-long video discussion here:

Via Giuseppe Mauriello
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