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Civis web surveys: designed by you, powered by data science

Civis web surveys: designed by you, powered by data science

by Masahiko A.

It’s no secret that it’s becoming harder to field surveys in a way that’s both accurate and cost effective. Fewer people have landline phones, and surveying cell phones comes with high costs and regulatory issues. Because of this, market researchers and pollsters are turning to online surveys. But online surveys don’t come without challenges: it’s hard to know where exactly...

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Q&A with Brian Reich of The Hive on using data to engage individuals on the refugee crisis, beyond donations

Q&A with Brian Reich of The Hive on using data to engage individuals on the refugee crisis, beyond donations

by Kelly K.

Coming out of college, I was lucky to have the opportunity to work on the Obama 2012 re-election campaign. After we worked to re-elect our President, I honestly didn’t know how to follow that in my career. I wanted to keep using my background in mathematics to work for social good, but wasn’t sure what to do. Before I even...

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Grace Hopper Celebration Impact Report

Grace Hopper Celebration Impact Report

by Scarlett S.

As a woman in tech, I was psyched to join my colleagues Katie Malone, Jenna Colazzi, Emily Stephens, Kate Pham, and April Chen at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), the world’s leading gathering of women technologists hosted every year by the Anita Borg Institute. The conference included talks by the likes of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, robotics expert Professor...

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Before you Ask America Anything, make sure you ask the right questions

Before you Ask America Anything, make sure you ask the right questions

by David Martin

We’re proud of the many great organizations we get to work with, such as our Ask American Anything work with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline). As a member of Civis’s Survey Research team, I’m also proud of our commitment to best-in-class public opinion research, supported by rigorous scientific research. In addition to the data science work we do...

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Did the Super Bowl 50 ads work? Data science provides an answer.

Did the Super Bowl 50 ads work? Data science provides an answer.

by Civis Analytics

Advertising during the Super Bowl is a huge investment. Brands spend upwards of $5 million on a 30-second spot because it’s the biggest TV advertising platform of the year. It’s an opportunity to reach over 100 million viewers with messages about brands, products and services – but what kind of return on investment (ROI) do these ads generate? How can...

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Bigger, Cheaper, Faster Data in the Cloud

Bigger, Cheaper, Faster Data in the Cloud

by Civis Analytics

We’ve had a great week here at Civis. Since Monday, we celebrated our 2nd anniversary, made a splash at Technori, spoke at the Amazon Web Services summit, and launched the new Civis platform, an easy-to-use, end-to-end, powerful and customizable, data science platform in the Amazon cloud. The New York Times had this to say about our launch: “The kind of...

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