Data Retail Growth

Data Retail Growth 'We look at some of the challenges & opportunities that data & intelligent use of information can bring in the retail sector – both online, and “bricks and mortar”. The General Retail Market October’s government figures showed than retail sales had flat lined in September, although there has been a year-on-year expansion of 4.1% during 2016.  Current results were slightly lower-than-anticipated due to rising clothes prices and an unusually warm September depressing dem ...

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2 new SPSS courses added by Adroit Thinking

Our sister company Adroit Thinking have just added 2 brand new hands-on SPSS training courses details of which are outlined below. SPSS – Building Predictive Models This course will allow the user to start building powerful predictive models, but will go beyond the modelling techniques to discuss how to, and how not to, approach building models. I have been building successful predictive models in a work environment for over 20 years and so this is a practical rather than an academic course ...

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Deregulation in the Water Industry – time to sink or swim?

A short personal history on how data & insight supported utilities as they move into de-regulated markets. A little bit of history – The energy sector in the 1990s British residential energy markets were opened to competition between 1996 and 1999. The gas industry, privatised in 1986, was a vertically integrated company with a monopoly in supply throughout Great Britain.  I joined British Gas South West in 1987, and soon found myself heading a project to develop the first integrated single ...

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Adroit shortlisted for Outstanding Market Services Provider

Adroit shortlisted for Outstanding Market Services Provider at the Database Marketing Awards Adroit has been shortlisted for 2016 Outstanding Market Services Provider at the forthcoming Database Marketing Awards, held in London at the end of September.   The DBM Awards are the major awards that recognise the application of data and insight in the UK. The shortlisting follows another year of growth for Adroit.  Nigel Magson, MD commented "It is fantastic to be recognised as one of the leading in ...

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The mechanics of scoring: Olympics style

The mechanics of scoring Much has been written on the parallels between sporting and commercial performance – winning, beating the competition, achieving above all odds, performing to your best. But what lessons can we learn from how the Olympic sports are each judged and scored – can that help us to improve the way we measure commercial success and performance? And in particular, get a more realistic view on how we are performing? So, what can KPIs and business dashboards learn from how Max Whitl ...

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Free Wills Service Insights – Insights Paper & Targeting Service Now Available

Free Wills Service Insights - Insights Paper & Targeting Service Now Available Adroit undertook analysis on a  base of 56 participating charities using Capacity's Free Wills Network. The Free Wills Network is a unique legacy fundraising tool which is aimed at a supplied set of participating charity’s supporters, with the aim of offering them the free will service to develop them into committed pledgers.  Adroit examined the results of the programme stretching back to 2005 linking the informati ...

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