Quick tip – Passing Data into Launch Rules

If you haven't yet heard it: In Launch, by Adobe, the _satellite.track() method accepts two parameters: an Event name, plus payload data. We used to work around this in the past when calling DCRs in DTM, storing the data somewhere in the DOM. My favourite method was the one first shown to me by my …

Continue reading Quick tip – Passing Data into Launch Rules

[screenshot]

With Launch, you don’t need doPlugins! – Part 4

Wait? What? How can this be part 4? Where are parts 1 through 3? I am very liberally counting things, disregarding slight differences in titles, and tools, so the previous parts are: With DTM you don’t need Plugins! – Part 1 With DTM you don’t need Plugins! – Part 2 With DTM you don’t need …

Continue reading With Launch, you don’t need doPlugins! – Part 4

The Mechanics of Loading Analytics Code with DTM

Yes, I know, Launch. But I had this post in the pipeline for some time now, and here you go. As a bonus, I have noted where Launch, by Adobe, handles things differently. If you came here from my "battle post", then this is some background that'll help you understand why I wrote the other …

Continue reading The Mechanics of Loading Analytics Code with DTM

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 …

Continue reading Always deploy DTM production libraries

Cookies, IDs, and the Experience Cloud

In January 2008, when I joined a company called "Omniture" and started working as a consultant on a product called "SiteCatalyst", ìt (like most web analytics tools at the time) relied on cookies quite a lot. There was one cookie, specifically, which was important. It was called "s_vi", and it held what we called the …

Continue reading Cookies, IDs, and the Experience Cloud