Jonathan Blackwell

38 Flips | 10 Magazines | 45 Likes | 5 Following | 13 Followers | @JonathanBla2m17 | Marketing, Consulting, Web Development, Real Estate, Web Design

Top 6 Marketing Measurement Technologies

As a marketer, proving the impact of your campaigns through conversions and ROI is how you demonstrate your value to the company. It has always been …

The Small Business Guide to Google My Business

Intro<p>Have you heard of Google My Business?<p>Do you know what to do with your existing Google Plus pages?<p>Setup<p>Is your business already on Google …

Small Business

Open data for open lands

President Obama’s well-publicized national open data policy (pdf) makes it clear that government data is a valuable public resource for which the …

Digital Archive

Big Data: 20 Free Big Data Sources Everyone Should Know

I always make the point that data is everywhere – and that a lot of it is free. Companies don’t necessarily have to build their own massive data …

Helping Students Visualize Data with Google Public Data Explorer

Overview<p>Data analysis and visualization is big business as technology allows us to collect more and more information about every detail of day to day …

How to get started on the MEAN stack

TL;DR<p>This will be a series of posts which will teach you how to take advantage of the MEAN stack in becoming a full-stack JavaScript developer. This …

JavaScript

Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to AngularJS

Last Saturday, I gave yet another talk on getting started with AngularJS and with good success. I found myself wondering though, along the way, why …

JavaScript

Data Innovators In Sports And Entertainment: Fan Appz

Compelling social experiences can engage fans as they create invaluable memories. Those experiences also generate massive data sets, which can create invaluable opportunities for the sports and entertainment industry.<p>But these data sets supply only the raw material for social intelligence. The …

Big questions, good data, smart designs

<i>Download a free copy of “The New Design Fundamentals” ebook, a curated collection of chapters from our Design library. Rochelle King is the co-author</i> …

How big data can help your business, big or small

In recent years, you’ve probably heard a lot about “big data” or Apache Hadoop but little of it has been enlightening or inspiring (maybe a bit mysterious like a good twist to a movie). Big data is really just a buzz word for now, but it’s what we use when we’re talking about a collection of large …

How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation

More NGOs and relief organisations are using maps and charts for campaigning. Learn how to visualise development data<p>As a growing number of international NGOs are using infographics, charts and interactive maps to share success and highlight disaster, how can organisations with less resources …

Dashboards by Keen IO

README.md<p>Building an analytics dashboard? Don’t start from scratch. Grab one of our Bootstrap-based templates and admire your data in minutes.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> …

Web Development

Designing Information Dashboards

We come across information dashboards everyday in various applications we use. Have you seen a dashboard that looked plain ugly? Have you come across …

Moneyball: How businesses are using data to outsmart their rivals

When Billy Beane, the subject of the 2004 book 'Moneyball', took over as the general manager of the Oakland Athletics in the late 1990s, he revolutionized the way baseball teams were run.<p>At a time when other managers and scouts relied on their experience to identify promising new players, Beane …

Choosing Alteryx to Enhance Analytic Efficiency (Infographic)

Traditionally, IT departments have primarily been responsible for sourcing analytical software tools and carrying out complex data analysis for their …

'Who Needs Reality?': Excellent Fantasy Football Starts for Week 9

Between the Halloween hangover and the fact that six teams are on bye, Week 9 of the 2014 NFL season isn't the most exciting. There are only 11 games on Sunday, and the majority of them are absolute duds.<p>Regardless, any NFL Sunday is exciting, and that's enough pessimism for one column. While Week …

The One Language A Data Scientist Must Master

When business leaders read about (and tackle) Big Data, there is a lot to take in.<p>The field is developing so dynamically that many of the industry …

Implementing a Basic REST Based ASP.NET Web API Service with Multiple GET Methods and its Consumption using JQuery Client

Introduction<p>Web API is a set of APIs (Application Programming Interface) or framework for building REST based services on .NET platform to be …

Data Visualization: Your Secret Weapon in Storytelling and Persuasion

In a world increasingly saturated with data and information, data visualizations are a potent way to break through the clutter, tell your story, and …

Data Visualization

Google Analytics 102: How To Set Up Goals, Segments & Events in Google Analytics

Some of you out there may find this Google Analytics feature overview to be mostly review. That’s awesome! That means you’re really taking ownership …

Analytics

A thoroughly entertaining beginner’s guide to data and analytics

<b>Confused by cross-channel analytics? Bewildered by big data? Stupefied by structured data?</b><p>Well I’m not surprised. Who wouldn’t be?<p>It’s a big world of …

The New Flipboard Gets Personal with Over 30,000 Topics to Follow

We’re on a quest to create the world’s best personal magazine, and today’s update—the third generation of Flipboard—builds on our core tenets. The …

Social Media

New Data Visualization Tool Helps You Fight The Man

Annotate socioeconomic snapshots of America, block by block, with Justice Map.<p>Deep-pocketed political activists have no problem marshaling the resources to pull together sophisticated data analyses and compelling visuals, often leaving ordinary citizens and community organizations at a disadvantage …

The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Big Data Users

Personal improvement educator Stephen Covey originally wrote <i>The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People</i> back in 1989. Since that time his approach to attaining goals effectively has been reimagined and reinvented for an infinite variety of disciplines and behaviours — so why not big data …

5 Dashboards for the Data Every Business Needs to Track

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Scottish novelist and folklorist, Andrew Lang, died a century ago and couldn’t have known a thing about today’s vast array of analytics tools and metrics. Nonetheless, he presciently described how most businesses use that data when he …

Project Management

30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization

Need a simple tool to create a fantastic data visualization? Here are 30.<p>There have never been more technologies available to collect, examine, and render data. Here are 30 different notable pieces of data visualization software good for any designer’s repertoire. They’re not just powerful; they’re …

Amazon exec: We priced the Fire phone wrong

When it introduced the Fire smartphone in July, Amazon bet sales would be something worth bragging about. But three months in, it’s obvious the Fire …