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What makes people happy to buy your stuff?

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Here at Initiative we’ve developed a unique new tool called Decision Trees. Decision Trees can help our clients uncover the important, but hidden, factors that influence a customer’s path to purchase. These factors determine whether or not a purchase is ultimately a success and is measured by metrics such as the chances of a repeat purchase and recommendation. Our friends in Mediabrands Marketing Sciences worked with us to create Decision Trees using a mathematical technique known as classification and regression tree (CART) models. To demonstrate its power, we partnered with Respondi to survey 2000 British holiday-makers and short-break takers. Read more
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Newsworks Effectiveness Summit - Newsbrand Effectiveness

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Speaking as someone relatively new to the world of media, attending the Newsworks Effectiveness Summit a few days ago provided me with a wide range of insights to the media landscape and how budgets should be apportioned to achieve the best ROI in multi-media packages. In order to understand the im… Read more
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Elf: The Musical - as bad as it sounds

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Who doesn’t love a classic Christmas move, right? And Will Ferrell’s 2003 hit ‘Elf’ is a prime example. A Christmas staple that is repeated year after year alongside every other festive favourite, from the good (Die Hard) to the bad (Home Alone 3) chugging along in the background whilst we sit at hom… Read more
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