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Become great at Transactional data analysis

Online course

By Kevin Hillstrom,

Founder @ MineThatData

Course length: 2h 24min

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English subtitles Certificate included

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Digital Marketers understand why marketing campaigns work, but have you ever wondered what truly fuels business success?

Applying the lessons in this course will allow you to become an expert at understanding what is truly driving the success of your brand, from a customer standpoint.

Armed with this information, the analyst teaches Professional employees why the brand is succeeding/failing, arming employees with the tactics necessary to grow the brand going forward.

Introduction video (2 minutes)

After taking this course you’ll…

  • Determine at a strategic level why your business is not meeting expectations, allowing the analytics professional to clearly communicate to Executive why the business is not operating at 100% effectiveness.
  • Evaluate the three types of business modes (loyalty, hybrid, customer acquisition) and determine which one your brand operates within.
  • Quantify and communicate the critical importance of a Welcome Program at developing a life-long customer relationship.
  • Understand the point at which a customer either decides to become a loyal buyer or elects to end a relationship with your brand, enabling you to effectively market to the customer.
  • Develop a customer plan that allows your business to grow at a rate that will please your Executive Team.

Skills you will master

Data AnalysisData structureForecastingMetrics and reportingTransactional data analysis

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This course is essential for you if …

  • You want to understand why you have made so many digital improvements to your brand and you haven’t seen corresponding sales increases.
  • You want to become a C-Level Executive in the future by becoming more involved in business strategy.
  • Figure out the best way to apply your digital marketing smarts to increase sales performance.

This course is NOT for you if…

  • You do not have access to customer purchase transactions.
  • Your ability to crunch data is limited to Excel or Google Analytics, or you do not have access to a qualified business analyst who can help you analyze the data.
  • Your brand has customers with infrequent purchase cycles (i.e. purchasing a car).

Kevin Hillstrom

Founder @ MineThatData

Kevin is Founder of MineThatData, where he analyzes purchase transactions to explain how customers interact with merchandise, advertising, and marketing channels. Kevin has worked with more than 225 brands since founding MineThatData in 2007.

Kevin spent nearly twenty years in retail in positions of increasing responsibility, including Manager of Analytical Services at Lands’ End, Director of Circulation at Eddie Bauer, and Vice President of Database Marketing at Nordstrom.

Your course curriculum

Transactional data analysis

1 Data Structure

Leverage the power of a simple .csv file with Customer Purchase Transactions Topics covered: Learn why traditional digital reporting is insufficient to help a Business Leader understand why a brand struggles to grow. Change how you view customer behavi

2 Rebuy Rates

Knowing whether a brand is in Acquisition Mode, Hybrid Mode, or Loyalty Mode determines how a brand should craft marketing strategy. Topics covered: Determine whether your brand is in Acquisition Mode, Hybrid Mode, or Loyalty Mode. Understand why the M

3 New + Reactivated Buyers

How one brand saw the light Topics covered: Learn why new + reactivated buyer counts are likely the most important metric you should track. Understand the critical role new + reactivated buyers play in subsequent growth. Teach co-workers why the focus

4 Customer Spend

Why increasing customer spend works at Starbucks, but not as well for most of us. Topics covered: We’re taught we can get customers to spend more. This lesson suggests that rebuy rates help us understand “if” that is possible or not. Identify if spend

5 Forecasting

Predicting the future is key to fueling marketing success today Topics covered: Discover the importance of forecasting the trajectory of your business. Learn how to combine rebuy rates and spend to identify how many customers you’ll have in the future.

6 Marketing Channels

Why email marketing plays a disproportionate role among loyal customers Topics covered: Measure when customers interact with different marketing channels in the customer life cycle. Think carefully about how you use marketing channels based on when cus

7 Welcome Programs

Almost nobody leverages welcome programs. But they should. Topics covered: Learn what a Welcome Program is. Measure “when” a second purchase is likely to happen. Identify the “key inflection point” when customer behavior can be influenced.

8 The Comp Segment Table

My favorite tool for measuring business health Topics covered: Shift focus to figuring out “why” a business is succeeding or failing. Learn how to create a Comp Segment table. Understand the robust flexibility that underlies this simple query.

9 The “Class Of” Analysis

When the Chief Merchandising Officer gets mad at You Topics covered: Shift focus from marketing to merchandising/products. Understand how decisions from 2-3 years ago impact performance today. Realize that new merchandise, like new + reactivated custom

10 Promotions

How could they possibly harm the brand? Topics covered: Create “break-even” analysis to measure how much more you have to sell to overcome what is given away with a discount/promotion. Quantify whether discounts/promotions “teach” customers to wait for

11 Telling The Story

Compelling leadership to act upon the story Topics covered: Think about how you put together a series of separate analyses into a coherent order that yields a compelling story. Share the key messages you want Executives to take away from your work.

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Learn Transactional Data Analysis: FAQ

Who is this course for?

This course is essential for you if …

  • You want to understand why you have made so many digital improvements to your brand and you haven’t seen corresponding sales increases.
  • You want to become a C-Level Executive in the future by becoming more involved in business strategy.
  • Figure out the best way to apply your digital marketing smarts to increase sales performance.

Some careers that will especially benefit from this course are data analyst, digital marketing specialist, product marketer, ecommerce marketer, web analytics consultant, ecommerce manager, and digital analytics specialist.

What will you learn?

After taking this course, you will:

  • Determine at a strategic level why your business is not meeting expectations, allowing the analytics professional to clearly communicate to Executive why the business is not operating at 100% effectiveness.
  • Evaluate the three types of business modes (loyalty, hybrid, customer acquisition) and determine which one your brand operates within.
  • Quantify and communicate the critical importance of a Welcome Program at developing a life-long customer relationship.
  • Understand the point at which a customer either decides to become a loyal buyer or elects to end a relationship with your brand, enabling you to effectively market to the customer.
  • Develop a customer plan that allows your business to grow at a rate that will please your Executive Team.

What does the course include?

Our Transactional Data Analysis training includes 12 lessons, 0 downloadable resources, 2h 24min of video material, several assignments, and a final exam.

Are subtitles available for the lessons?

Lessons have English subtitles and transcriptions available.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

After taking this course, you will receive the Transactional Data Analysis Certification from CXL, with credentials that you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

What is the refund policy?

All plans come with a 7-day refund period .

How long will it take for me to finish it?

This is entirely up to you – it’s how many study hours per week you can put in. This course is 2h 24min long.