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Ola Degteva

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We know data is important and we all have access to it. Access to a little too much data. But, is this data legitimate, usable and trustworthy enough to make business decisions from?

Ola Degteva can help us here. Ola has been knee-deep in data for over 10 years and knows a thing or two about how to get the best from the information we have and receive. Working within her own family business as well as assisting clients in a variety of industries, Ola not only generates results but helps businesses understand what data they should be analysing and even, where to get it from!

In this episode we cover;
– The data we should be looking for
– How to develop actional insights from data
– Spotting and filling data gaps
– The types of software we should be using

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Top Tip
Always look to have a centralized data approach. Pick one data stream and go with this as your source of truth. Anything more than this starts to muddy the waters in terms of finalising your results. Of course, use more than one data stream, but use them to interoperate your singular primary source.

Favourite Quote
‘The first thing you need to do is know where you stand and know your benchmarks.’ If you don’t do this you won’t know what is a good result for you within a certain industry. You could think you are performing very well, only to find out that your results, compared to an industry average, is just that…. Average.

And Finally, the Most Important Takeaway from this Episode
Whenever you are running a digital campaign, segment your market and use the more relevant data points to help you understand what is occurring. Like Ola stated, you could have conversions, interactions and impressions as data points for very different sub-sets of your market. Focus on these individually to move consumers closer to their end goal.

Music Featured on this Podcast:
Sleepy in the Garden
Lobo Loco
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