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41. Historical Data: How to use it with Ed Locher from HG Insights The Corporate Data Show: Outbound Marketing | Email Lists | Sales Leads | Data Strategy

    • Business

When we hear "historical data", we tend to think, "not for marketing", and that's not necessarily wrong. You wouldn't run a campaign with it, you'll likely have a high bounce rate with a lot of complaints, and you run the risk of contacting people that have already unsubscribed. 

What you can do with historical data is use it to make your marketing better. Historical data can help you understand what worked and didn't in past interactions. 

Rick and Ed both make the important point that a well organized contact list means more useful data in the future. Laziness in list development won't do anything to help your business. As Ed says, "if not maintained appropriately, historical can mean dysfunctional". 



If you haven’t already, subscribe to the Corporate Data Show on your favorite podcast player. Your open-rates, data, customers, and well, your everything will thank you. Plus, Rick’s got a pretty soothing voice if we do say so ourselves.

Got a topic you want us to cover? Or a guest you want us to bring on? (Yes, even if it’s yourself, you beautiful marketer.) We want to hear from you! Hit us up at marketing@everymarketmedia.com.

Guest Bio:

Ed is a global B2B marketing executive with over 20 years of experience helping public, private, and PE-backed organizations create value through revenue acceleration and organizational optimization. Combining his experience in technology and process improvement with visionary leadership, he has led the transformation of marketing teams from good to great and has helped establish marketing as a competitive differentiator. At HG Insights, Ed is responsible for strategy, tactics, and programs designed to create interest, demand, revenue, and recognition for HG Insights.

To get in contact with Ed, you can find his LinkedIn here.

About The Corporate Data Show:
The Corporate Data Show is a show dedicated to helping marketing and data professionals leverage data to generate revenue for their company. The podcast is produced, hosted, and sponsored by Every Market Media, a leading email-centric marketing data compiler and data services consultant for data and marketing professionals all over the globe. To listen to all of our episodes, visit our website or your favorite podcast player.

Seeking New Opportunities?

Every Market Media is hiring! Check out our careers page for more deets.

When we hear "historical data", we tend to think, "not for marketing", and that's not necessarily wrong. You wouldn't run a campaign with it, you'll likely have a high bounce rate with a lot of complaints, and you run the risk of contacting people that have already unsubscribed. 

What you can do with historical data is use it to make your marketing better. Historical data can help you understand what worked and didn't in past interactions. 

Rick and Ed both make the important point that a well organized contact list means more useful data in the future. Laziness in list development won't do anything to help your business. As Ed says, "if not maintained appropriately, historical can mean dysfunctional". 



If you haven’t already, subscribe to the Corporate Data Show on your favorite podcast player. Your open-rates, data, customers, and well, your everything will thank you. Plus, Rick’s got a pretty soothing voice if we do say so ourselves.

Got a topic you want us to cover? Or a guest you want us to bring on? (Yes, even if it’s yourself, you beautiful marketer.) We want to hear from you! Hit us up at marketing@everymarketmedia.com.

Guest Bio:

Ed is a global B2B marketing executive with over 20 years of experience helping public, private, and PE-backed organizations create value through revenue acceleration and organizational optimization. Combining his experience in technology and process improvement with visionary leadership, he has led the transformation of marketing teams from good to great and has helped establish marketing as a competitive differentiator. At HG Insights, Ed is responsible for strategy, tactics, and programs designed to create interest, demand, revenue, and recognition for HG Insights.

To get in contact with Ed, you can find his LinkedIn here.

About The Corporate Data Show:
The Corporate Data Show is a show dedicated to helping marketing and data professionals leverage data to generate revenue for their company. The podcast is produced, hosted, and sponsored by Every Market Media, a leading email-centric marketing data compiler and data services consultant for data and marketing professionals all over the globe. To listen to all of our episodes, visit our website or your favorite podcast player.

Seeking New Opportunities?

Every Market Media is hiring! Check out our careers page for more deets.

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