6th Analytics Career Panel

Analytics Career Panel Otterbein 2017On Nov. 14, Tuesday, Otterbein University’s Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD), Otterbein Business, Accounting & Economics Department will host the 6th Analytics Career night featuring a four-person panel. The event will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. in Towers 110.

Panelists include:

Tim Wilson, a Senior Partner at Analytics Demystified, a consultancy that specializes in helping large organizations effectively utilize digital analytics data. He has worked with the many dimensions of marketing and customer data for over 15 years and currently consults with multiple organizations on the application of digital analytics to their business. Tim started and continues to run Web Analytics Wednesdays — a free monthly meetup for digital marketers and digital analysts — in Columbus (cbuswaw.com), and he holds a B.S. in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.

Fred Durant, Executive Director- Digital Analytics at JPMorgan Chase & Company. His Role at JPMorgan Chase is to lead a team of advanced behavioral, transactional and voice of the customer analysts to sculpt comprehensive and compelling narratives founded in analytics to effect positive change throughout the Digital `Channel. He has wide professional experiences in analytics, and has been serving for companies including AOL, a start-up company, an insurance company, retail banking and digital consumer banking. His Main focus is in digital analytics. Fred earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from OSU, and he’s obtained his MBA degree at PSU graduate school.

Kathy Koontz, Business Consultant—Customer Journey within the Customer Engagement Practice at Teradata. In this role, she assists clients in identifying opportunities and designing solutions to utilize data and analytics to improve customer relationships. For 10 years prior to joining Teradata, she was Associate Vice President in the Customer Insights & Analytics group at Nationwide Insurance developing capabilities to increase the value and size of the customer portfolio and reinforce Nationwide’s brand promise. Kathy has more than 20 years of experience developing strategy and designing solutions to strengthen customer relationships. Her experience is in retail, insurance/financial services and non-profit industries. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism.

Gena DiMattio, Otterbein alumna – graduated from Otterbein in 2015 with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Marketing Analytics. She worked at Express Corporate Headquarters for two years as an Analyst where she helped run the Paid Search and Affiliate marketing programs. Gena is currently the Manager of Digital Programs at Highlights for Children where she is responsible for digital marketing strategy including budgets, planning, and project management for the Magazine and Book Club business.

The schedule of events follows:

6:00 – 6:45 p.m.: Panelists discussion of what managers look for in an intern or entry-level hiring decisions, how to get a job in the business/web analytics industry, and how to get your first promotion.

6:45 – 7:00 p.m.: Question and answer from the audience (i.e., students)



A rewarding experience

Students’ focus group practices in class reminded me of the previous semesters, working with students on the research projects of their interest. Now, some of these students have stepped further into this area… Happy for them!

Let me share with you Quirk’s annual Corporate Researcher Report – a close look at marketing researchers and analysts’ world. Are you curious about their pain points in managing and conducting MR? How about some new methods in the field? What’s next? It may take sometime to realize that, it is indeed a rewarding experience, being an analyst and a researcher. Find more about MR.







Principles of Marketing, Research in Behavioral Theories Materials updated

Principles of Marketing, Research in Behavioral Theories course materials have been updated in the category menu on the right – MKTG 3650 and MKTG 3100. MKTG 3100 Section 02, Section 03 share the materials, with minor time differences in the final marketing plan presentation time.


Student research works from MKTG 3650 course, Fall 2015

“Giddy up Cowboy! But Pay the Toll First: An Examination of Price Sensitivity of Various Services in the Equine Industry” – a study on Hinckley Equestrian Center.


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“Causation Marketing: The difference between ‘Dancing with the kids’ and ‘Dancing for the kids’ “- Miracle Network Dance Marathon




 “Business Strategy: How to Increase Ticket Sales and Fan Attendance” – Columbus Blue JacketsIMG_3348

Marketing Research projects, from Otterbein students Fall 2015.


“What Affects Attendance at Otterbein Home Football Games”




“Understanding the Factors Affecting Consumer Exposure and Direct Mail Enticement Power” – Town Money Saver (a Westerville-based direct mailer founded in 1992)




“Marketing Strategies of Family-owned Pizza Shop: How do Customers Arbitrate their Purchasing Habits?” – a study on Bosco’s Pizza Kitchen




“Otterbein Bookstore: The Ultimate Convenience”





“Jimmy V’s Grill & Pub: Increasing Student Traffic”




“Day of the week, Incentives, and Advertisements – What will it take to get students involved?” – Otterbein Campus Service, Fall Plunge


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What is the ideal sample size for your research?

Now, it is time to use a scientific way to calculate the ideal sample size for your research project. Complete the task and bring the solution of problem 1 to class, by next Wednesday (Nov. 4) – this is your quiz problem for this week.

At the same time, develop your codebook in a word document for SPSS data input, following the codebook example I’ve shared.

4th Otterbein Analytics Career Panel. Welcome!

On Nov. 9, Monday, Otterbein University’s Center for Career $ Professional Development (CCPD), Otterbein AMA chapter will host an analytics career night featuring a three-person panel. The event will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. in Roush 114.

Panelists include:

Tim Wilson – Senior Partner at Analytics Demystified, a full-service digital analytics consultancy that created both Web Analytics Wednesday and Analysis Exchange to grow and strengthen the digital analytics community. Tim runs the monthly Web Analytics Wednesdays meet ups in Columbus, and he is the co-host of the Digital Analytics Power Hour, a bi-weekly podcast. Tim has been digital marketing and analytics professional for 13 years. Previously, he served as the Director of Measurement and Analytics at Resource Interactive, where he has worked for 3 years with a range of consumer brands, including HP, P&G, Limited Brands, and Nestle Purina. He also worked at Nationwide Insurance, Bulldog Solutions (a B-2-B marketing agency), and National Instruments. He graduated with a degree in Art and Design (Architecture) from MIT and completed his MBA at the University of Texas.

Allison Mendenhall, Manager of Advanced Analytics, Bath & Body Works Direct. Her team conducts web and customer analytics, email segmentation, testing program, and marketing attribution. Larger testing initiatives include email contact frequency and mobile optimization involving extended testing periods, cross-functional partnership, and complex analysis. Previously, she has been working for Victoria’s Secret Direct in Customer Analytics and space planning. Allison graduated from Ohio University with the degree in Finance and Marketing.

DeMichael Brown, Digital Analyst, Highlights for Children. DeMichael is responsible for analyzing and identifying opportunities from digital and online data sources including website behavior, current marketing programs, campaign planning, A/B testing, lift analysis, and translating data into meaningful summaries and recommendations for leadership. Previously, DeMichael worked for Highlights for Children as an Associate Campaign Analyst and has been in digital marketing area for years. Hailing from Tennessee, DeMichael graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors in Logistics. While working for Manta Media he was introduced to the world of analytics by a former colleague. With his new found passion for analytics in hand, he began working for Highlights for Children on Marketing Campaign and Web Analytics.

The schedule of events follows:

5:30-6:15 p.m. : Panelists discussion of what managers look for in an intern or entry-level hiring decisions, how to get a job in the business/web analytics industry, and how to get your first promotion.

6:15 – 6:30 p.m.: Question and answer from the audience (i.e., students)


Otterbein Analytics Career Panelist 2015