Measuring marketing value through incrementality experiments

Last week Google released CausalImpact, an open-source r package that both improves and simplifies incrementality analysis of time series data. For marketers who do not always have the luxury of A/B tests but still want to be data-driven, this package should be a core part of the toolkit. Based on original research, the model establishes what’s called a…
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Yelp management on competition in the market for local ads

Yelp COO Geoff Donaker and CFO Robert Krolik spoke yesterday at Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media & Telecom conference. Their comments reinforced data from their recent 10-K (embedded below) about consumer growth and competition for local ad dollars. On the market opportunity and competition: Something like 50 million local businesses in the western world, most of whom advertise…
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