Thanks to improved measurement tools, it is now standard among social strategists to present hard data on ROI and build strategies backed by statistics and charts - a far cry from the early years of social media. But while this data makes for great PowerPoints, concerns remain that numbers don't tell the whole story. What does "reach" really mean? Can influencers really be ranked on a single numerical spectrum?
Enter predictive analytics: Advocates suggest that simply pulling numbers from Big Data tools isn't enough - you need to match the data to the story that you are trying to tell, and liberate information from what Wes Nichols calls "swim lanes". Each piece of an organization has a different picture of the data, and only combined do they provide meaningful lessons.
This webinar is designed as a heart-to-heart conversation about the right and wrong ways to make use of predictive analytics.