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Forget Which Super Bowl Ads Are Funny — These Are Ads that Actually Worked

Forget Which Super Bowl Ads Are Funny — These Are Ads that Actually Worked

“Using Civis Research, we conducted a series of brand and message tests before and after the Super Bowl for three ads — TurboTax, Wix, and Buick — to see the real-world impact of their advertising.”

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Civis Analytics adds surveys so brands can better understand themselves

Civis Analytics adds surveys so brands can better understand themselves

“With the launch of Civis Research, the company is letting customers create surveys that can be sent out to targeted demographics in order to find answers to pressing business questions.”

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15 interesting startups to watch in 2017

15 interesting startups to watch in 2017

“People are gearing up to say good riddance to 2016, and as the Earth completes another revolution around the sun, we’re all eager to try our hand at predicting the next big thing. […] Here are 15 startups that I believe are worth watching over the next 12 months [including Civis!]”

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Eric Schmidt-backed Data Science Startup Civis Analytics Raises $22M

Eric Schmidt-backed Data Science Startup Civis Analytics Raises $22M

“Civis Analytics, a company founded by the chief analytics officer of Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, has raised $22 million in Series A funding […] led by Drive Capital with participation from Schmidt, Verizon Ventures and ad holding company WPP.”

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Data Science Startup Civis Analytics Raises $22 Million

Data Science Startup Civis Analytics Raises $22 Million

“Civis Analytics seeks to fill [the infrastructure and staffing] gap [to making data-driven decisions] and today announced a $22 million Series A funding round that will further its mission to make its data science software and methodologies available to everyone.”

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The Impact of Obamacare, in Four Maps

The Impact of Obamacare, in Four Maps

“Three years into the Affordable Care Act, there remain places where many people still lack health insurance. But their share keeps shrinking.”

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Pollsters Scramble As Fewer People Take Their Phone Calls

Pollsters Scramble As Fewer People Take Their Phone Calls

“Civis works to scrub the panels of professional survey takers who answer questions all day just to collect small fees. In search of accuracy, [they] draw from multiple survey methods and develop complex weighting techniques.”

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The Science Behind Inspiring More Support For Refugees

The Science Behind Inspiring More Support For Refugees

“How the same online voter targeting strategies used in U.S. elections are being deployed to build support for the refugee cause.”

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The Polls Are All Wrong. A Startup Called Civis Is Our Best Hope to Fix Them

The Polls Are All Wrong. A Startup Called Civis Is Our Best Hope to Fix Them

“The startup has built up a large roster of corporate and nonprofit clients, including the College Board, the Gates Foun­dation, Boeing, and Airbnb; it presents itself as being in the business of helping clients drive individuals to take action, whether that’s voting, donating to a nonprofit, or buying a product. The company has grown to a staff of 110 … [and] they have spent the past three years crafting what they see as a newer, better marriage of data analysis and activism.”

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What Progressives and Conservatives Talk About on Twitter

What Progressives and Conservatives Talk About on Twitter

“Civis Analytics designed an algorithm to sift through millions of tweets and find patterns in order to better understand who is talking about what, and how they are discussing it. The formula does not rely on hashtags or predetermined search criteria, but rather digests actual conversations about the 2016 White House race.”

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