CSV Explorer: Work With Large CSV Files

CSV files are foundational and are typically the lowest common denominator of importing and exporting data from any system. We’re working with a client right now that has a very large database of contacts (over 5 million records) and we need to filter, query, and export a subsegment of the data. What is a CSV File? A comma-separated values file is a delimited text file that uses a comma to separate values. Each line of

The Key Visual Elements of Landing Page Design

The folks at Uplers have produced this interactive infographic, A Deep Dive Into the Use of Visuals in Landing Pages, which covers how landing pages along with the critical visual elements that impact conversion rates. Reasons to Utilize Landing Pages Targeting Keywords for Organic Search – By creating a landing page optimized for search engines, you can appeal to the algorithms and get the right traffic to your landing page. By not optimizing, you could

Find the Center of Gravity for Great Presentation Design

Everyone knows that PowerPoint is the language of business. The problem is, most PowerPoint decks are nothing more than a series of overstuffed and often confusing slides that accompany nap-inducing soliloquies by presenters. Having developed thousands of presentations, we’ve identified best practices that are simple, yet rarely employed. To that end, we created Center of Gravity, a new framework for building presentations. The idea is that each deck, every slide, and every piece of content

How Is Digital Technology Impacting the Creative Landscape

One of the continued themes that I hear about advancements in technology is that it will put jobs at risk. While it may be true within other industries, I seriously doubt that it will have that impact within marketing. Marketers are overwhelmed right now as the number of mediums and channels continues to increase while marketing resources remain static. Technology affords the opportunity to automate repetitive or manual tasks, providing marketers with more time to

What Are The Most Important Modern Marketing Skills in 2018?

The last few months I’ve been working on curriculums for digital marketing workshops and certifications for an international company and a university, respectively. It’s been an incredible journey – deeply analyzing how our marketers are being prepared in their formal degree programs, and identifying gaps that will make their skills more marketable in the workplace. Key to traditional degree programs is that the curriculae often take several years to be approved. Unfortunately, that puts graduates

Validity: Data Integrity Tools for Your CRM Administration

As a marketer, there’s nothing more frustrating and time-consuming than having to deal with moving data and the associated data integrity issues. Validity is comprised of software services and solutions that help enterprises know where they stand with their data with ongoing assessments, alerts, and tools to correct data issues.  For over a decade, tens of thousands of administrators in over 20 countries across the world have trusted Validity to regain integrity with their CRM