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It’s all about the Store: Visualizing In-Store Customer Journey Data

Making sense of behavioral data is always a challenge. Suppose I tell you that a shopper visited your store, spent fourteen minutes, lingered twice and had a single Associate interaction. That’s a ...

May 24, 2017

By Gary Angel

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Measuring the Store Effectively: Digital Mortar is creating a Measurement Language for Stores

Driving real value with analytics is much harder than people assume. Doing it well requires solving two separate, equally thorny problems. The first – fairly obvious problem – is being able to us...

May 17, 2017

By Gary Angel

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From Baby Toy to Power Tool: Segmentation is the Key Difference in DM1

The equation in retail today is simple. Evolve or die. But if analytics is one of the core tools to drive successful  evolution, we have a problem. From an analytics perspective, we’re used to a c...

May 12, 2017

By Gary Angel

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Change or Die: Lessons from the Retail Apocalypse

In my last three posts, I assessed the basic technologies (wifi, camera, etc.) for in-store customer measurement and took a good hard look at the state of the analytics platforms using that measureme...

May 4, 2017

By Gary Angel

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What’s Wrong with In-Store Tracking Solutions: Part 2

In my last post, I described four huge deficiencies in the current generation of in-store tracking solutions. The inability to track full customer journeys, do real segmentation, or properly contextu...

April 24, 2017

By Gary Angel

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What’s Wrong with In-Store Tracking Measurement

I didn’t start Digital Mortar because I was impressed with the quality of the reporting and analytics platforms in the in-store customer tracking space. I didn’t look at this industry and say to ...

April 19, 2017

By Gary Angel

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In-Store Customer Journey Tracking: Can You Really Do This?

When I describe Digital Mortar to folks, the most common reaction I get is: “Can you really do this?” Depending on their level of experience in the field, that question has one of two meetings...

April 12, 2017

By Gary Angel

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An Overview of In-Store Tracking Technology

How does it work? Can you really do this? Is it legal? Those are the questions that I get asked the most about in-store customer journey tracking. The same kind of questions, to be honest, I used to ...

April 6, 2017

By Gary Angel

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Measuring Public Spaces: Customer Journey Tracking in Airports and other Public Venues

For this last stop in my whirlwind tour of customer journey tracking outside retail, I picked airports as a prototypical example of a public space. Airports are large, complex spaces with key chokepo...

March 26, 2017

By Gary Angel

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