Project Management, Development, and Analytics

Note: this article is relevant for you if you have ever, or are likely to participate in a bigger project that includes building the platform as well as deploying Analytics, Target, Audience Management, or similar tools. I think it is relevant for developers as well as project managers. Often, we Analytics people are tasked with …

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Always deploy DTM production libraries

No beating about the bush this time, I'll just spit out what I have to say: There is no reason to embed DTM staging libraries anywhere, like, ever! I don't actually think this is controversial, more of an example of what I heard a colleague say the other day: "common sense" and "common practice" are …

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Discussion – Customize Analytics in DTM

There is no "standard deployment". A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with a colleague who hadn't worked with DTM before. He asked me lots of intelligent questions about his somewhat non-standard requirements, and I replied with what I think is the best approach. Whilst doing that, I kept thinking about "the other approach", …

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Testing is like an Onion

I have tried to justify my approach to testing for digital marketing a couple of times. Given that tools like ObservePoint or HubScan are available, the fundamental question is: do you need my approach at all? My personal answer to that, obviously, is yes, you do! If I have formerly convinced you, feel free to …

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Tracking Single-page Applications

or: why AngularJS makes our lives harder Single-page applications are web sites that "live on a single page", i.e. when the visitor clicks anything, the browser will not load a new page (as it usually would). Instead, it will modify the existing page using Javascript. SPAs can be quite complex, and people build them because …

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Data Layer – Yet Another Reason

If your new year resolutions for this year included "help your friendly marketer be more successful", I have something for you today. It's a fairly straight-forward thing to do, but it'll help her big time: build a proper, solid data layer for her. There are countless blog articles out there about the advantages of having …

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