I haven't written about data quality for ages! But the subject is as present as ever, and there is still such a long way to go! If Analytics has a big, bright pink elephant in the room, data quality is it! Molly Vorwerck posted a link to this article in the #measure slack about The … Continue reading TTD is a big issue!
Last year, in April, I opined that a big change was coming for all of us who work with Analytics, Target, or Audience Manager. That change has been in the making for some time. I remember how Bret and Ben dropped some subtle hints some time ago in London. They were clearly exited, and, as … Continue reading Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK
I had an extremely brief discussion the other day about custom code, Extensions, and data quality, with Urs Boller. You all know how much those three topics mean to me, and that I have some opinions on all three of them. I also have a lot of respect for Urs, so when he challenged my … Continue reading No Custom Code – is an Extension the answer?
Sometimes I have trouble with the beginning of an article. This is such a case. I have been pondering the best way to use Launch to track visitor activity for some time. You know, visitor clicking stuff, SPAs, things like that. It really boils down to two approaches: Use _satellite.track() and put payload into the … Continue reading Launch, Events, and EDDL – aka Jim changed my mind
I feel that standards are a good thing. I think that each of us should strive to follow standard approaches, because it'll make all of our lives easier. I also think that a Data Layer is an adornment on every site, and a svelte way of helping analysts and marketing do their work more flexibly. … Continue reading Using a CEDDL Data Layer with DTM
This year, I had the opportunity to run a hands-on lab about data quality at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas, and I'll run the same lab again in London on the 10th. The lab was mainly about the test framework I also write about here a lot. My hope was that I could introduce … Continue reading Data Quality at the Adobe Summit
I think we can safely say that I have thoroughly gutted DTM by now, and that whatever else I unearth from it now won't be a pretty sight. That must mean it is time to stop writing about integration, code, and dirty tricks, and instead to wag my finger at you whilst mumbling dark prophecies … Continue reading What to Test
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 … Continue reading Data Layer – Yet Another Reason
This article is dedicated to my father, Gerhard Exner, who passed away much too early 6 years ago. It would have been his 74th birthday today. I want to pick up where I left off last week and describe how to build "delayed page load tracking". I can think of a couple of situations where … Continue reading Delayed Page Load Tracking with DTM