Financial Services

A little light reading on data …

I’ve been traveling a lot lately (Ragnar Hawaii – yay!) and, because batteries die and wi-fi is $7.99 an hour, I still default to a good old-fashioned hard copy book on planes.

Dataclysm by Christian Rudder, the founder of OK Cupid, was a fascinating read, and a timely one, as Royal’s marketing team is gearing up to start using data in our efforts more and more aggressively. I’d recommend this to anyone, whether you’re a subject matter expert or just beginning to dip your toe into big data. Rudder’s engaging voice makes sifting through numbers a lot of fun.

Buy it here.

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Royal’s Agency Evolution

Next week, I’ll be speaking at the Marketing Association of Credit Union’s mini-conference about Royal’s shift to an in-house agency model. It’s a topic that’s been of great interest to the industry, and one I’ve found has advantages.

We’ve generated some media attention due to our model, as well: