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Customer Acquisition Survey Modeling

Customer Acquisition Survey Modeling

by Civis Analytics

For any organization, growing your customer base, recruiting new employees, finding new donors, or expanding your user base can be daunting tasks. If you already have a good sense of what types of people your current users are, you might focus acquisition efforts on finding others who “look most like” those people, which can be done with a look-alike modeling...

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Strata 2016: Docker for Data Scientists

Strata 2016: Docker for Data Scientists

by Civis Analytics

In March, I got the chance to speak at O’Reilly’s Strata+Hadoop World 2016 about how we use Docker to power our data science work at Civis. Now that we have the video of the talk, we thought this would be a great time to share it. As data scientists, we inhabit an ever-changing landscape of languages, packages, and frameworks. Given...

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It was #AlwaysTrump

It was #AlwaysTrump

by Nick A.

Tuesday night all but officially certified Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president. While Cruz and Kasich’s announcements were surprising to many (including us), they confirm what the data has been telling us since we started polling on the Republican primary in August of last year: Donald Trump was always going to be the nominee. The time-series above shows...

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Bringing Data Science to Government

Bringing Data Science to Government

by Amy D.

I recently joined the team at Civis Analytics as our Director of Government Analytics and I’m excited to bring my background in information technology, analytics, and city planning to help government organizations become more data-driven. For the past ten years, I’ve been implementing large data analytics projects to improve the performance of programs at Federal government clients and I’m looking...

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Ask America Anything Results: How the US Feels about Gun Control & Domestic Violence

Ask America Anything Results: How the US Feels about Gun Control & Domestic Violence

by Ola T.

In December, we invited nonprofits to Ask America Anything by giving away two questions on our weekly national representative survey of 2,500 Americans. While we received many excellent submissions from great organizations, making it difficult to choose our winner, Civis Analytics selected the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) as our contest winner. The Hotline wanted to gauge public opinion...

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Foreign policy, guns, celebrities, and reality TV: an analysis of Republican Twitter follower interests

Foreign policy, guns, celebrities, and reality TV: an analysis of Republican Twitter follower interests

by Michael H.

This post was co-authored with Keith Ingersoll and Jesse Stinebring, along with support from Macromeasures. We’re always curious about how new platforms change people’s political expression, and, of course, whether we can develop new instruments to measure these opinions. On social media platforms, users aren’t anchored to a distinct, real identity we can match back to a voter file, which...

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Viewing the US Presidential Primary Through the Lens of Twitter

Viewing the US Presidential Primary Through the Lens of Twitter

by Civis Analytics

Some of our work on social media analytics was highlighted in a recent Wall Street Journal article, and it gives us a great opportunity to talk about some of the methods we use for making sense of the Twitter firehose. Civis Analytics takes a different approach from many companies in that we have a general methodology for imposing interpretable structure...

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Data Science on State of the Union Addresses: Obama (2016) vs. Obama (2015) vs. … vs. George Washington (1790)

Data Science on State of the Union Addresses: Obama (2016) vs. Obama (2015) vs. … vs. George Washington (1790)

by Michael H.

Barack Obama recently gave his final State of the Union address, and since we’re interested in analyzing text data at Civis Analytics, I figured I ought to see if I could discover anything interesting. Rather than trying to understand the conversation on social media as we’ve done in previous work, I decided to take a somewhat longer view, comparing the...

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Connect the Civis Platform to Google Sheets: Let Your Drive Be Part of Your Data-Driven Culture

Connect the Civis Platform to Google Sheets: Let Your Drive Be Part of Your Data-Driven Culture

by Civis Analytics

Civis Analytics helps organizations across sectors use data science to improve outcomes. While working across multiple engagements and sectors, we’ve determined the most successful organizations invite their entire team to participate in building a data-driven culture by setting every employee’s sights on central metrics. Many of these successful organizations complement big data with Google Sheets, as they allow employees outside...

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