“Target doesn’t just know when you’re buying sheets. They know what you’re doing in between them.”
[Comedy Central via @alexlundry]
Any video’s that may be viewed outside the US?
I’m in the US and can’t see it. :/
For some reason, I got thrown in to redirect loop when I clicked the link. The Hulu link seems fine though (for US viewers): http://www.hulu.com/watch/332382/the-colbert-report-the-word-surrender-to-a-buyer-power
The video worked for me (I’m in the UK) Really funny video and really informative. I have recently got tracking on my site and the things you can do are incredible. I must admit I am very much an amateur as i’m still getting to grips with analytics. I am definitely going to seek the help of a Google analytics consultant until I know for sure what i’m doing. Predictive analytics is amazing and really clever. I think it is something that I will definitely look into within my company.
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