Will Scully-Power

Disney uses eyetracking to monitor consumer ad engagement
July 27, 2009, 10:50 pm
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Disney Eyetracking 1Disney Eyetracking 2

A technician in a black lab coat gazed at the short, middle-aged man seated inside the Walt Disney Company’s secretive new research facility here last week, his face shrouded with eye-tracking goggles. Read ESPN.com on that BlackBerry, she told him soothingly, like a nurse about to draw blood. “And have fun,” she added, leaving the room.

In reality, the man’s appetite for sports news was not of interest. (The site was a fake version anyway.) Rather, the technician and her fellow researchers were eager to know how the man responded to ads of varying size. How small could the banners become and still draw his attention?

A squadron of Disney executives scrutinized the data as it flowed in real time onto television monitors in an adjacent room. “He’s not even looking at the banner now,” said Duane Varan, the lab’s executive director. The man clicked to another page. “There we go, that one’s drawing his attention.”

Full Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/27/technology/27disney.html?_r=2&ref=business


Gauging Your Distraction
July 27, 2009, 10:44 pm
Filed under: Data, Visualisation | Tags: ,

Reaction Time

New studies show that drivers overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel. This game measures how your reaction time is affected by external distractions. Regardless of your results, experts say, you should not attempt to text when driving.

Test your reaction time: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/19/technology/20090719-driving-game.html

Amazon’s Acquisitions and Investments, Visualised
July 27, 2009, 10:16 pm
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amazon acquisitionsFull Image: http://www.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/amazon.png

Facebook user data
July 26, 2009, 5:08 am
Filed under: Social Media | Tags: ,


Last month, Facebook suspended two Facebook Platform ad networks from operating on the Facebook Platform due to deceptive practices and bad user experience. The ad networks were allegedly presenting Facebook users with misleading advertisements inside third party applications (i.e. suggesting a user’s friends had taken an action when they hadn’t), and sometimes putting Facebook user data on outside landing pages in ways that violated Facebook’s privacy policy.

More: http://www.insidefacebook.com/2009/07/24/facebook-issues-statement-about-advertising-policies-and-user-photos/

The Marketing Automation Revolution has begun
July 26, 2009, 4:23 am
Filed under: Marketing Automation | Tags: ,

Marketing Automation

A great post I wanted to share with you from our friends over at Raab Associates.

Summary: Consumer-oriented marketing automation systems have been slower to adopt the Software-as-a-Service model than business marketing (demand generation) systems. But this will soon change, bringing lower prices and better systems as a result.

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is now the standard model for business-to-business marketing automation (a.k.a. demand generation) systems.

Full Post: http://customerexperiencematrix.blogspot.com/2009/07/why-most-consumer-marketing-automation.html

Why European Airlines are so cheap?
July 16, 2009, 12:17 pm
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Cheap Airlines

More: http://flowingdata.com/2009/07/16/why-are-cheap-airlines-so-cheap/

The Analytics Food Chain
July 11, 2009, 7:33 am
Filed under: Web Analytics | Tags: , , , ,

The Analytics Food Chain

Panel from OMMA Metrics & Measurement.

Panel: Monster, Yahoo!, Razorfish, Hitwise and Neo@Ogilvy.

Video: http://visualrevenue.com/blog/2009/07/the-analytics-food-chain-omma-video.html

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