Looking over the prow at the first quarter of 2014, it’s an excellent time to take stock of the year that was for the digital industry. When it came to all things data and analytics, 2013 saw a huge shift in public perception of what data privacy means as the Snowden revelations threw personal security and the governmental manipulation of data into the spotlight. We also celebrated the idea that the roles of CTO and CMO began converging in a big way, with technology budgets being shifted firmly into the media and marketing camp. And finally, Google took a swipe at brand marketers by making SEO that much harder, and paid search that much easier to invest in.
Ahead of yet another newsworthy year in analytics, TagMan looks back at 2013’s 13 data analytics highlights.