Big Data, it is a term of which many marketers still don’t know how to act on it. Maybe because they don’t understand it or maybe because it is ‘too big’ for them. But they will need to understand and get a grip on it to not fall behind and in the end get lost entirely.
Earlier today I spoke to Bryan Eisenberg when he was on his way to his keynote presentation about big data at the PPC Hero conference. Bryan, on his birthday actually, made an interesting point which he will also be making in his keynote speech: we might be heading into a direction in which marketers are (partly) being replaced by automation.
Let’s elaborate a bit on that. The idea is based on several different elements which Bryan and his brother Jeffrey describe in a new whitepaper which can be gotten from the website http://www.usethedata.com. It is about understanding big data, or as Rod A. Smith, an IBM technical fellow and VP for emerging Internet technologies says in the whitepaper:
“Big Data is really about new uses and new insights, not so much the data itself,”