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Digital Analytics Association Symposium in San Francisco presents ‘Stranger Things: What’s Lurking in Your Data’

You can avoid the Demogorgon of Digital Analytics by attending the DAA SF Symposium on November 9th where you’ll get tips and tricks on personalization and how to survive Black Friday from your friendly neighborhood Digital Analytics practitioners. Join us for a full day of great topics covering the latest from the struggles to the new developments in our world and come out prepared to face the stranger things lurking in your data. You’ll meet an awful lot of awesome people (like you) who can help you avoid the Upside Down of Analytics. We won’t let you end up like Barb.

Our lineup of wonderful speakers is focused on presenting awesome tips and real-world solutions to the challenges we all face everyday. Our lineup includes:
  • June Dershowitz, Head of Data Governance, Twitch 
  • John Wallace, Analytics Entrepreneur 
  • Kevin Dalias, Director of Predictive Data, RadiumOne 
  • Josephine Foucher, Product Manager, Hotwire 
  • Zann Aeck, Director of Digital Marketing, Net App 
  • Martijn Scheijbeler, Director of Marketing, TheNextWeb 
  • John Mesh, Google Product Manager, Optimize 360 
  • Caitlin Anderson, Web Optimization Analyst, American Eagle 
  • Anita Fong, Analytics Manager, Clorox 
  • Krista Seiden, Analytics Advocate, Google 
 For the first time, the DAA San Francisco Symposium will also be hosting a “Women in Analytics” lunch, sponsored by Google. This lunch is open to all symposium attendees and will feature a panel of esteemed women in the analytics industry who will share their thoughts on the industry, career, and the future. Questions and participation encouraged! Can’t make the whole day? Join us just for lunch!

Theme: Stranger Things: What’s Lurking in Your Data 
When: November 9th, registration starts at 9:30am, program 10:00am to to 4:30pm, followed by a networking reception 
Where: Galvanize San Francisco-SoMa, 44 Tehama Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 
Cost: Members of the DAA: Early Bird $75 | Standard $99 | Onsite $124 Non-Members: Early Bird $99 | Standard $124 | Onsite $149 Lunch-only: $20 (includes catered box lunch and panel speakers/discussion) 
Event website and registration: register here

Space is limited so register early! 

This Symposium is organized by local DAA members and volunteers. We encourage you to become a member of the DAA and join our local efforts. Become a member and reach out to one of the local chapter leaders, Krista, Charles or Prolet.

Posted by Krista Seiden, Google Analytics Advocate

Behind the Scenes with Google Data Studio

This Spring, as part of our Google Analytics 360 suite, we introduced Google Data Studio 360, to help you simply and beautifully present data from multiple data sources, including Google Analytics, Google Sheets and much more.

In May, we introduced Google Data Studio, a free version of our tool, to put it in the hands of many more of you - which has led to the design and sharing of creative reports that bring your information to life. We’ve been excited to see the rapid adoption, and initiated a series of livestreams to answer questions around our design of the product, deliver demos and highlight features.

The first recording in this series, hosted by Product Manager Nick Mihailovski and Louis Gray, is now available, and shares:
  • An introduction to Google Data Studio 
  • The perspective of our product manager on Data Visualization 
  • Walkthroughs and sample reports 
Watch the first video in this series via the embed below or on YouTube here.

Posted by Louis Gray, Google Analytics Team

Digital Analytics Association San Francisco Symposium: ‘Tis the Season for Data

The fourth annual Digital Analytics Association (DAA) San Francisco Symposium is coming up! Join us on Tuesday, December 8th as we host the symposium at Google’s San Francisco office. This year’s event is focused on how all businesses use data to optimize, personalize, and succeed through the holidays. 

Our lineup of great speakers includes:
  • Jim Sterne, Target Marketing and the DAA
  • Kristina Bergman, Ignition Partners
  • Adam Singer, Analytics Advocate, Google
  • Prolet Miteva, Senior Manager Web Analytics Infrastructure, Autodesk
  • Joshua Anderson, Senior Manager Analytics, BlueShield
  • Michele Kiss, Senior Partner, Analytics Demystified
  • David Meyers, Co-Founder/CEO, AdoptAPet
  • and other great speakers

Theme: Optimization, personalization, and how to succeed through the holidays
When: Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. Registration starts at 12:30. Program runs from 1:00 to 5:30, followed by a networking reception. 
Where: Google San Francisco, 345 Spear Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Cost: $25 for DAA members/$75 for non-members
Event website and registration: register here

Space is limited so register early!

San Francisco locals, this Symposium is organized by local DAA members and volunteers. We encourage you to become a member of the DAA and join our local efforts. Become a member and reach out to one of the local chapter leaders, Krista, Charles or Feras.

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Krista Seiden, Google Analytics Advocate

Google Analytics Conference Nordic in Stockholm, Sweden

Join the Google Analytics Certified Partners for Google Analytics Conference Nordic in Sweden. 

The event takes place August 26 in Stockholm, Sweden, and is followed by a workshop on August 27.

Started based on an initiative by Outfox, who gathered the other Google Analytics Certified Partners, the conference is now returning for the fifth consecutive year.

Our Stockholm conference includes:

 • Case studies from businesses and other organizations, such as The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, Viaplay, and Storebrand. In other words, Google Analytics for sales, entertainment, non-profits, insurance, and more!
 • Expert presentations by Google Analytics Certified Partners.
 • Opportunities to interact with peers and experts
 • ...much more!

The conference is being visited by two top speakers from Google, Sagnik Nandy and Daniel Waisberg.

Sagnik Nandy is technical leader and manager of several Analytics and Reporting efforts in Google. He has hands on experience in building, scaling, deploying and managing large scale systems used by millions of web sites around the world. 

Daniel Waisberg is Analytics Advocate at Google, where he is responsible for fostering Google Analytics by educating and inspiring Online Marketing professionals. Both at Google and his previous positions, Daniel has worked with some of the biggest Internet brands to measure and optimize online behavior. 

Besides meeting Google, you’ll meet several Nordic Google Analytics Certified Partners. You will also meet and learn from several end users who use Google Analytics on a daily basis.

To join us in Stockholm in August, visit the conference site and secure your ticket.

Posted by Lars Johansson, Google Analytics Certified Partner and Google Analytics Premium Authorized Reseller

Join us: A conversation exploring the future of digital in a moments-driven world

On June 17 at 9 AM ET, we invite you to join a live stream keynote from the DoubleClick Leadership Summit, Google’s annual event exploring the future of digital marketing. You’ll hear from industry leaders on some of the biggest questions marketers, agencies and media owners face today. We'll also unveil new DoubleClick innovations to help advertisers, mobile app developers and publishers win the consumer moments that matter.

Register for the live stream here and join us to learn how marketers and publishers are responding to a dramatic shift in consumer behavior towards mobile.  Together we’ll discuss topics including:

  • What the rapid growth of mobile video means for marketing and content creation
  • What’s next for programmatic in its evolution as a brand-building tool for reaching consumers in the moment
  • How the industry can truly understand and measure the full consumer journey when it now happens in moments that are spread across multiple screens and devices

Speakers include:

  • Neal Mohan, VP of Display and Video Advertising at Google
  • Laura Desmond, CEO at Starcom MediaVest Group
  • Meredith Kopit Levien, EVP and CRO at The New York Times Company

Join the conversation with #DCLK2015 during the live stream - we hope you can attend!

DAA San Francisco presents ‘Optimizing Your Analytics Career’

The Digital Analytics Association (DAA) San Francisco Chapter is hosting an evening of networking and conversation on the topic of ‘Optimizing Your Analytics Career’. 

We’d like to invite you to join us for an evening of networking and to hear from a great panel of seasoned experts and analytics newbies on their career paths, goals, and what the future holds. Come with your questions in mind and ask our experts everything you’ve wanted to know and discuss about excelling in the analytics industry.

Moderator: Krista Seiden, Analytics Advocate, Google

By attending you will:
  • Network with industry leaders and enjoy great casual conversations with your fellow analytics peers
  • Hear from our seasoned experts about their career paths, interests, educational opportunities, and skillsets needed in the analytics industry
Theme: Optimizing Your Analytics Career
When: Thursday April 23rd, 6:00pm - 8:00pm (career panel starting around 6:40pm)
Where: Roe Restaurant, 651 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Cost: The cost to attend the event is free for DAA members, $15 for non-members and $5 for students (students use this promo code: SFstudent). Students can join the DAA for $39 and also get admission to our annual symposium for free.

This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with your fellow analytics professionals and learn more about advancing in your profession. Join us!

Event website and registration: register here.

This event is organized by local DAA members and volunteers. We encourage you to become a member of the DAA and join our local efforts. Become a member and reach out to one of the local chapter leaders, Krista, Charles or Feras.

Posted by Krista Seiden, Analytics Advocate

Evolving Beyond The Conversion With Neil Hoyne

Measurement is constantly evolving, and while metrics by themselves each tell us something interesting, they do not necessarily tell the whole story or equally important, what to do next. In essence, our tools provide the what, but not always the why. As marketers and analysts, we need to put in the work and be able to take the next steps with our data: tell the whole story to our teams and stakeholders and be consultative in decision making and direction.

This is really important to get right, because use of data for companies is still new territory for many (frequently, decisions are still just based on how marketers feel). And while this may have been fine in a pre-digital age, the future of your company may very well depend on embracing analytics. With fragmentation of users and channels, there’s just too much for anyone to do. So it comes down to knowing what really works and why - these are the modern modern keys to success.

In this recent talk, Googler Neil Hoyne, Global Program Manager Customer Analytics shares how to embrace the above as well as take the next steps with your measurement.

A few key takeaways:
  • You need to evolve your measurement plan to better fit the state of the web & complex customer journey (see our recent measurement guide to help).
  • Question if you have the right goals or you need to adjust, and don’t be afraid to change goals if need be. Really make sure you have the right macro & micro conversions.
  • Build an attribution model (also see our guide) that works for your brand, considering the unique factors that make up your business and what messages make sense in each different context (for example, mobile, social, email, etc). 
  • Measure your customers in a user-centric way, move beyond the old session-based world.
Watch the whole talk embedded below:
And be sure and connect with Neil on Twitter and Google+

Posted by the Google Analytics Team

Boost Conversions by Infusing Google Remarketing with Marketo Real-Time Personalization

Personalization is a hot topic for today’s marketers, a group that spends nearly half of their budget attracting new prospects. But customer expectations have risen; content must be relevant to acquire new customers and move them to convert.

Some pioneering marketers are seeing better performance by using real-time personalization and remarketing simultaneously. Knowing who a customer is and what they do is a big step toward providing the hyper-relevant content that customers crave.

Join Marketo’s Mike Telem and Mike Tomita on January 15th at 10am PT/ 1pm ET as they discuss the importance of real-time personalization for marketing results. Google’s own Dan Stone will give an overview of the ways Google Analytics technology can be used to power advanced remarketing, while the Marketo team will share the ways their company uses real-time personalization and Google Analytics to generate more leads at a lower cost.

Looking for tips on how to get your organization started? Reserve your spot today!

DAA SF Presents ‘Getting Data Right: Optimizing Performance Using Quantitative & Qualitative Practices’

This year the annual Digital Analytics Association (DAA) San Francisco Symposium is taking place on Thursday November 13th  and will be hosted at University of San Francisco. The theme is "optimizing performance using quantitative and qualitative practices". The DAA SF chapter has lined up industry leaders who will be sharing their thoughts and experiences. We are expecting a great afternoon of discussion followed by a networking reception. Following are the event details:

Our lineup of wonderful speakers is focused on presenting real-world solutions to the optimization challenges we all face everyday. They will be discussing the principles of qualitative data collection, optimization and the relation to quantitative data they've put into practice. This year we are piloting a new, more interactive format: 15 minutes of content from speakers followed by 10 min of Q&A from the audience, so come ready to participate in a day of analytics sharing and learning, and leave with ideas to put into practice. Our lineup includes:
  • Sarah Cho, Survey Monkey
  • Jason Conrad, Foresee
  • Joe Megibow, Chief Digital Officer, American Eagle
  • Krista Seiden, Analytics Advocate, Google
  • Jim Sterne, Founder, eMetrics
  • Rahul Todkar, Intuit
  • Jimmy Wong, LinkedIn
  • Ryan Zander, Sport Vision
By attending you will:
  • Learn how industry leaders use quantitative AND qualitative data to improve their businesses
  • Discover how your analytics can drive savvy optimization across multiple channels
  • Uncover how marketing attribution's data output leads to more informed marketing decisions
  • Learn the latest on optimization best practices from practitioners and vendors 
Theme: Optimizing performance using Quantitative AND Qualitative practices
When: November 13th, registration starts at 12:30, program 1:00pm to to 5:30pm, followed by a networking reception
Where: University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Cost: $25 for DAA members/$75 for non-members
Event website and registration: register here.

Space is limited so register early!

This Symposium is organized by local DAA members and volunteers. We encourage you to become a member of the DAA and join our local efforts. Become a member and reach out to one of the local chapter leaders, Krista, Charles or Feras.

Moving from Data to Decisions in the next Analytics Academy course

Today we’re excited to announce our next Analytics Academy course, Ecommerce Analytics: From Data to Decisions. As the name suggests, we’ve designed this course specifically to help marketers and analysts who work in ecommerce understand how Analytics data can be used to make decisions and take actions that improve their ecommerce performance. 

In the course, you’ll join instructor Justin Cutroni to explore topics through the lens of a fictional online retailer, The Great Outdoors. This practical example will help bring common ecommerce questions to life with relevant planning, reporting and analysis examples. 

By participating in the course, you’ll learn how to:
  • select and customize meaningful reports that align with your ecommerce measurement plan
  • use segmentation to compare interesting subsets of your online audience
  • and conduct actionable in-depth analyses in Google Analytics.

In addition to teaching you how to make the most of reporting features like segmentation, the course has a special focus on the new Enhanced Ecommerce for Google Analytics. This set of new features, which was announced in May, helps ecommerce companies understand the customer journey and merchandising tactics at a much deeper level. The course will introduce you to powerful analysis tools, like the Product List Performance report, the Shopping Behavior report and the Checkout Behavior report.

Sign up for the Ecommerce Analytics course now and join us when it opens on July 8, 2014. 

Happy Learning!

Post By: Christina Macholan & The Google Analytics Education Team