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Dear Analyst #123: Telling data stories about rugby and the NBA with Ben Wylie

When you think of data journalism, you might think of The New York Times’ nifty data visualizations and the Times’ embrace of data literacy for all their journalists. Outside of The New York Times, I haven’t met anyone who does data journalism and data storytelling full-time until I spoke with Ben Wylie. Ben is the […]

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Dear Analyst #113: Top 5 data analytics predictions for 2023

It’s that time of the year again where data professionals look at their data predictions from 2022 and decide what they were wrong about and think: “this must be the year for XYZ.” Aside from the fact that these type of predictions are 100% subjective and nearly impossible to verify, it’s always fun to play […]

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Dear Analyst #111: Master data management at AutoTrader and working with data in a merger with Korhonda Randolph

One topic that hasn’t been covered on Dear Analyst is master data management (MDM). I’m surprised it took this long before someone brought it up. I’ve never heard of the term before and it looks like it’s a core strategy for many large corporations for manager their data. Korhonda Randolph studied systems engineering at the […]

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Dear Analyst #104: Creating a single source of truth by cleaning marketing analytics data with Austin Dowd

I’m always fascinated by how different people on the podcast find their way into data, and this episode is no exception. Austin Dowd has always enjoyed photography. He was associated with the American Marketing Association and was always curious in the metrics for his photos. After pestering the analytics person in the AMA in terms […]

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Dear Analyst #98: How a career in graphic design helps you with data storytelling and visualizations with Wacarra Yeomans

When you’re working in a marketing or advertising agency, you’ll work with clients across various industries. The data you analyze will also vary client to client, giving you exposure to various datasets and the business logic that drives these datasets. Wacarra Yeomans started her career as a graphic designer in the agency world. She always […]

Dear Analyst #65: Eliminating biases in sports data and doing a data science bootcamp with Caiti Donovan

When you think of sports and data, you may think about all the data collect on player performance and game stats. There’s another world of sports data that is usually overlooked: the fans. In this episode, I speak with Caiti Donovan, the VP of Data & Insights at Sports Innovation Lab, a sports market research firm. […]

Dear Analyst #62: Using data storytelling to close billions of dollars worth of deals at LinkedIn with Janie Ho

This episode is all about data storytelling at a “traditional” enterprise company like LinkedIn and also at a major news publication. Janie Ho is a former global account analyst at LinkedIn in NYC where she facilitated data-driven presentations to close revenue deals for LinkedIn’s top global strategic accounts. Currently, she is a senior editor in […]

Dear Analyst #56: Self-serve dashboards, Excel, and data accuracy with BI Analyst John Napoleon-Kuofie of Farfetch

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with John Napoleon-Kuofie, a senior business intelligence analyst at Farfetch. In this conversation, we talked about how John’s career led him to Farfetch, a traffic dashboard he’s built for his stakeholders at Farfetch, and how Excel was his gateway into SQL and the wonderful world of […]

Dear Analyst #35: Analyzing what people dream about with the Shape of Dreams data visualization

Have you ever wondered what the underlying meaning of your dreams are? Chances are you may have tried Googling something like “What does it mean to dream about [INSERT DREAM].” In The Shape of Dreams, Federica Fragapane answers this very question of what people around the world dream about by using Google Search queries from […]