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As an Executive Recruiter at Smith Hanley Associates for the last 17 years, I have spent many hours on the phone with candidates from all walks of life and at every point in their careers. Currently, I head up our Direct Marketing Division, placing candidates in the areas of digital marketing, marketing communications and ecommerce…. Read more »

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The advantageous pricing deadline for TMRE, The Market Research Event, is this Friday, July 21. Held in Orlando, Florida from October 22 through 25 this conference has seven tracks of speakers including Next-Gen Insights Leadership and Strategy, Cutting Edge Technology, Insight Driven Innovation and Brand Management, Supercharging the Business with Data, Winning Over the Savvy… Read more »

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We’ve all seen the best companies to work for lists, or the great workplace awards or the company with the most desirable benefits ranking. What about if you are an Actuary? Executive Recruiter, Rory Hauser, pulls together information from many of these “best lists” to share with you the Best Companies for an Actuary. TIAA-CREF… Read more »

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Love ‘em or Hate ‘em Branch Rickey, of breaking the baseball color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson fame, had a lifelong fascination with statistical analysis. In 1913 he hired someone to sit behind home plane and keep track of how many bases each player achieved for himself and his teammates. Michael Lewis’… Read more »

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“Between June and November of 2016, almost one billion malware-based incidences occurred”, reported Datameer.com. Ponemon in their Global Cyber Crime Study reported that Cyber Crime was up over $1 billion. Concerned about protecting your customers and your company’s data? More and more firms are turning to Big Data to supplement or provide their Cyber Security…. Read more »

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“It is nearly unanimous in most circles which machine learning course is best for newcomers: Andrew Ng’s Coursera offering,” says KD Nuggets. This is the class released in 2011 that sparked the founding of Coursera, a juggernaut in online education. The course is acclaimed online and has a 4.7 star review over 422 ratings. Wait…. Read more »

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If you haven’t heard of this before, and you are a marketing analytics/data science practitioner, this is a resource for you. Published annually the Data and Marketing Association Journal is juried by statistical experts in the fields of direct and digital marketing. The original articles are written by data scientists, academicians and experienced practitioners in… Read more »

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In 2015 67% of data scientists were happy or very happy in their job. What has happened in the last two years? 88% of all data scientists are now happy or very happy in their job. Interested in why this increase, or whether you should pursue a career in this area? CrowdFlower gives us lots… Read more »

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The Position A growing packaging and equipment solutions client was in a time crunch to find a new Graphics/ Packaging Designer to join their team. The management team had just promoted their full-time graphics designer into an expanded role and felt that it would be a quick search to replace the newly promoted designer. Their… Read more »