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Press Release | 1.17.19

PR Newswire: Creative Focus from Civis Analytics Allows Marketers to Identify Persuasion Effects of Messaging and Creative During the Planning Phase

Civis Analytics, a data science firm that helps people-focused organizations become data-centric, today announced the availability of Creative Focus, a tool that allows marketing and communications professionals to understand how specific messaging will impact key audiences before putting anything in-market.
Media Coverage | 1.17.19

AdExchanger: Civis Launches Creative Focus As Brands Bring Data To Pre-Campaign Strategy

AdExchanger covers Civis Analytics's announcement about the availability of data-backed message-testing software, Creative Focus, for brands and marketing agencies.
Press Release | 1.10.19

PR Newswire: Civis Analytics Selected by the City of Norfolk, VA to Participate in Startup in Residence Program

The City of Norfolk, Virginia selects Civis Analytics through a competitive process to participate in its 2019 Startup in Residence (STIR) program. Through STIR, nearly 700 startups vied for a chance to work with 22 governments for the opportunity to secure a contract.
Media Coverage | 1.09.19

GCN: Making peace between IT and data science teams

For GCN, Civis's Director of Government Analytics Amy Deora describes how IT staff and data science teams can effectively work together as government agencies see the value in hiring teams of data scientists.
Media Coverage | 12.14.19

The Wall Street Journal: Superstars Are Hogging Billboard’s Hot 100

Civis Senior Data Scientist Henry Hinnefeld helps The Wall Street Journal analyze data from Billboard magazine's weekly Hot 100 from 1958 to present day to understand why more than ever, the charts are dominated by superstars.
Media Coverage | 11.28.18

CRN: The 10 Hottest Data Analytics Startups of 2018

Civis Analytics makes CRN's annual list of the top ten hottest data analytics startups of 2018, mentioning how Civis's sales to the public sector have tripled compared to the first half of 2017.
Press Release | 11.27.18

PR Newswire: Civis Analytics Now Accepting Applications for Fourth Annual Ask America Anything Contest

In honor of Giving Tuesday, Civis announces the fourth annual Ask America Anything contest supporting nonprofits. The three nonprofit winners of this contest will receive a free test through Civis's Creative Focus.
Media Coverage | 11.19.18

MM&M: Want people to get their flu shots? Create campaigns that tap into altruism

MM&M covers Civis's research on creating the most effective flu-shot campaign, diving into how Civis surveyed 2,400 adults with different messaging approaches in order to identify the most impactful message for promoting the vaccination.
Media Coverage | 11.07.18

Route Fifty: FEMA Aid Misses Both the Big and Small Picture

Route Fifty shares the City of Houston's plans to better prepare for future hurricanes, highlighting the ongoing story behind Houston's partnership with Civis Analytics and Dewberry.
Media Coverage | 11.05.18

Drug Store News: Survey: Retail clinic visits drive in-store purchases

Drug Store News reports on Civis's research on retail clinics, highlighting how these retail clinic visits are driving in-store purchases.
Media Coverage | 11.05.18

How small-dollar donations can make an impact right up until the polls close

Fast Company reports on Civis's partnership with Crooked Media to create a comprehensive voter guide, revealing a list of House of Representative races where donations could have the most impact.
Press Release | 11.01.18

PR Newswire: Retail clinics are driving in-store purchases, according to new Civis Analytics research

PR Newswire announces new research by Civis exploring the demographics and motivations of retail clinic patients, and how these visits impact spending behavior in the retail portions of the stores.
Media Coverage | 10.29.18

Vice: Civis's Partnership with The Invisible Institute

Vice covers Civis's partnership with The Invisible Institute to better understand potentially wrongful convictions through analyzing prison letters using data science.
Media Coverage | 10.26.18

Emergency Management: Partners Help Houston with Data Analytics Assessments of Unmet Needs After Hurricane Harvey

Emergency Management describes the collaboration between the City of Houston, Dewberry, and Civis Analytics in order to assess the damage in Houston from Hurricane Harvey.
Media Coverage | 10.25.18

TheBridge: Profile on Christine Campigotto

The Bridge interviews Civis's Director of Political & Nonprofit Analytics Christine Campigotto on career advice, her morning routine, and how Civis is bridging the gap between politics and tech.
Media Coverage | 10.22.18

CityLab: Reconstructing Hurricane Harvey to Find Its Overlooked Victims

The Atlantic's CityLab covers Civis's partnership with the City of Houston and Dewberry Engineering to understand Houston's un-met needs following Hurricane Harvey.
Media Coverage | 10.19.18

G2 Crowd: 7 Tech Experts Give us Their Big Data Predictions by 2021

G2 Crowd interviews Civis's Co-Director of Data Science Research and Development Skipper Seabold regarding his insight into the anatomy of data science jobs by 2021.
Media Coverage | 10.15.18

Fast Company: Big data determines that post-disaster aid doesn’t go to the people who most need it

Fast Company covers Civis's collaboration with Dewberry Engineering and the City of Houston, detailing how we've helped the city assess damage and identify remaining pockets of need in the city after Hurricane Harvey.
Media Coverage | 10.05.18

The Wall Street Journal: How Many People Live on Nantucket? Depends Whom You Ask

The Wall Street Journal covers Nantucket Data Platform's work with Civis, and how they used Civis technology to estimate the true resident population of Nantucket.
Media Coverage | 10.3.18

VentureBeat: Civis Analytics uses predictive modeling to help the City of Houston

VentureBeat's article highlights how Civis has been aiding the recovery process for the City of Houston using predictive modeling to evaluate Harvey's damage, identify victims that still need relief, and provide insight about the city's infrastructure that will inform future disaster preparation.
Media Coverage | 10.02.18

Digiday: Advertising Week Briefing (McDonald's Interview)

Digiday's Advertising Week brief for 2018 includes a short interview with David Galinsky, Director of Customer Data Science at McDonald's, about how Civis has helped McDonald's leverage data science to amplify their marketing efforts and understand their customer.
Media Coverage | 9.27.18

Route Fifty: Making Rescue Volunteers Part of the Official Response

Inspiring read about CrowdSource Rescue's efforts during Hurricane Harvey, mentioning Civis's work with the City of Houston analyzing the storm's damage to inform future hurricane preparation for the city.
Media Coverage | 9.19.18

Chicago Inno: Chicago Inno's 2018 50 on Fire

Civis Analytics makes Chicago Inno's annual 50 on Fire list, showcasing 50 people and companies that are heating up the Chicago tech industry.
Media Coverage | 9.13.18

Vox: There are solutions to the opioid epidemic. Here’s how you convince people to support them.

A new survey of more than 5,500 Americans by Civis Analytics provides some hints for advocates looking to build public support for policy responses to the opioid crisis.
Media Coverage | 8.27.18

Crooked Media: The Wilderness, Chapter Eleven, "The Filter"

Listen as our CEO and founder, Dan Wagner, speaks about rethinking the way we communicate with the public on episode eleven of Crooked Media’s The Wilderness podcast
Media Coverage | 8.22.18

TechTarget: Data scientists weigh in: 5 data science tools to consider

Katie Malone, Director of Data Science Research and Development, is interviewed about her favorite data science tools for enterprise tech outlet TechTarget.
Media Coverage | 8.22.18

Built in Chicago: 3 Chicago tech leaders share their secrets to making time for their teams

Built in Chicago features our VP of Engineering, Brian Fritton, on ways to be a supportive leader & staying close to his team.
Press Release | 8.14.18

PR Newswire: Civis Analytics Triples Growth in Public Sector Industry

PR Newswire announces our significant momentum in the public sector industry. Since H1 2017, we tripled revenue from Federal, State, and Local government clients.
Media Coverage | 8.07.18

AWS Partner Network Blog

AWS names Civis Analytics a launch partner for the new AWS Nonprofit Competency Program, highlighting how our software helped Robin Hood Foundation fill the participation gap of 10,000 people who were eligible for more than $15 million in benefits.
Media Coverage | 7.25.18

Campaign and Elections: 2018 RISING STARS

Civis Applied Data Science Manager, Jesse Stinebring, is showcased in Campaign and Elections’ 2018 Rising Stars, for his work with our political clients.
Media Coverage | 7.16.18

Crain’s Chicago Business: Meet the Crain's Tech 50 of 2018

Civis Director of Data Science Research and Development, Katie Malone, makes Crain’s Tech 50 of 2018.
Media Coverage | 7.12.18

TechRepublic: 10 questions data scientists should ask employers during a job interview

For this TechRepublic article, Crystal Son & Ellen Houston from Civis Analytics provide some helpful questions employers should ask when being considered for data science positions.
Media Coverage | 7.08.18

VentureBeat: Universities and legacy industries are giving rise to the Midwest’s AI startups

Civis Analytics makes VentureBeat’s list of Midwest Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning startups to watch.
Media Coverage | 7.06.18

CRN: The 10 Top Big Data Startups Of 2018

CRN names Civis Analytics as a top ten big data startup of 2018.
Media Coverage | 7.03.18

Vox: Donald Trump, the resistance, and the limits of normcore politics

Vox’s article on Trumpian politics point out how Civis Analytics’ work with Priorities USA during the Alabama special election focused on what messages did the best job of motivating African Americans to turn out and vote.
Media Coverage | 7.02.18

FiveThirtyEight: Damn, We Wish We’d Done These 6 Stories Last Month

FiveThirtyEight’s article features Civis blog post about “The best Mario Kart character according to data science,” written by Senior Data Scientist, Henry Hinnefeld.
Media Coverage | 6.22.18

The Holmes Report: PR Council Forum: 'You Better Have Good Reason For Using That Data'

The Holmes Report covers a panel discussing the role of data in personalized marketing at the 2018 PR Council's Critical Issues Forum in Chicago, mentioning a quote from Civis's CEO Dan Wagner on the usage of AI in the PR industry.
Media Coverage | 6.21.18

The A.V. Club: Here, at last, is a mathematical ranking of the best Mario Kart characters

The A.V. Club features the Civis blog post about "The best Mario Kart character according to data science,” written by Senior Data Scientist, Henry Hinnefeld.
Media Coverage | 6.21.18

The World Bank: Join Us for “States of Disruption” to Explore the Role of Governance in a Fast-Changing World!

The World Bank's blog announces that The Governance Global Practice is hosting a conference on June 27-28 to examine the role of governance in an increasingly complex environment. Civis's Government Team Lead Amy Deora is featured as an example speaker.
Media Coverage | 6.19.18

CIO: How to get started with predictive analytics

Civis's Ellen Houston, Director of Applied Data Science, describes how companies should ease into using predictive analytics.
Media Coverage | 6.13.18

Lifehacker: Win Mario Kart by Using Data Science to Choose Your Character

Lifehacker covers Henry Hinnefeld's blog post about "The best Mario Kart character according to data science."
Media Coverage | 6.12.18

Motherboard: Science Proves that Wario Is the Best 'Mario Kart' Character

Vice's Motherboard features the Civis blog post about "The best Mario Kart character according to data science,” written by Senior Data Scientist, Henry Hinnefeld.
Media Coverage | 6.11.18

Information Week: Why AI is So Brilliant and So Stupid

Information Week highlights a quote from Civis Director of Data Science, Skipper Seabold, sharing tips on how to deliver a successful AI product.
Blog | 6.08.18

The best Mario Kart character according to data science

Henry Hinnefeld uses the power of data science to discover the best Mario Kart character for our blog.
Media Coverage | 6.07.18

Authority Magazine: How Data Science Is Helping Healthcare Organizations Identify And Engage Their Customers

Authority Magazine interviews Crystal Son, Civis's Healthcare Analytics Lead, regarding her backstory and how data is transforming the healthcare industry.
Media Coverage | 5.24.18

Politico: 2020 candidates quietly build PACs

Politico covers Civis's announcement of the availability of Creative Focus, an ad-testing service for political campaigns.
Media Coverage | 5.25.18

Forbes: Nine Valuable Resources That Chicago Business Owners May Not Know About

Forbes quotes Civis CEO Dan Wagner for his mention of Chi Hack Night as a valuable resource for people in the Chicago technology scene.
Media Coverage | 5.18.18

RIS News: Dan Wagner Gives Key Analytics Takeaways at RCAS

Civis CEO Dan Wagner is interviewed by CGT editor-in-chief Peter Breen on his thoughts about leveraging analytics for the retail industry at the 2018 Retail & Consumer Goods Analytics Summit in Chicago.
Media Coverage | 4.13.18

Crain's: Chicago Crain's 2018 20 in their 20s

Civis's Head of Political Data Science David Shor is named one of Crain's 20 in their 20s list for 2018.
Media Coverage | 4.13.18

The New York Times: Trump, Trump, Trump: A Losing Strategy

This New York Times opinion piece describes a message-test Priorities USA did with Civis Analytics regarding how African-Americans would turn out and vote for Doug Jones, the Democrat running against Roy Moore.
Media Coverage | 4.03.18

Kellogg Insight: Take 5: A Guide to Getting Started and Succeeding with Data Analytics

In Northwestern University's Kellogg Insight blog, Civis CEO Dan Wagner offers some advice for building a successful data analytics team.
Media Coverage | 4.06.18

Fast Company: Want Fairer Workplaces? Give Employees Seats On The Board

Fast Company highlights a Civis survey with questions pertaining to whether employees should have an option to elect board members.