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Visual Maths: Accuracy in Art

In this instalment of our visual maths series, I wanted to look at real world accuracy in storytelling. As marketers, so much of what we do is in some way designed to tell compelling stories, and balancing the need to engage emotionally with the requirements of showing something that’s true to life. So I thought […]

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Visual Maths: A Brief History of Lighting in VFX

Light. From even before the moment a new-born baby opens its eyes, we’re surrounded by it. From the way the sun shines on a clear or cloudy day, to the difference between harsh and soft lights in the home, our brains have developed an uncanny ability to understand the way light falls on a scene […]

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Visual Maths: A Brief History of CGI

The web is no longer a thing for HTML pages only. Nowadays, thanks to advances in technology and broadband speeds, people are doing ever more adventurous things in web content production. However, with WebGL getting ever more usable and impressive, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a step back and look at […]

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Mapping the Deep: Digital Cartography with Google Maps

Recently Liam wrote about how we went about creating our massive Messages in the Deep piece, looking at the process and organisation of it. In this companion piece, I’m going to take a look at how we built the largest interactive feature, the map for showing all the deep sea communication cables around the world. […]

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Basic Probability for Marketers: Pearson’s Chi Squared Test Part 1

As someone who spends a lot of time dealing with maths (the joys of data vis development!), I spend a lot of time entrenched in statistics and probability. Whilst that’s great fun, or so I like to think, I’m always aware that there’s a lot of people out there who were never really taught the […]

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Basic Probability for Marketers: The Almighty P-Value

As someone who spends a lot of time dealing with maths (the joys of data vis development!), I spend a lot of time entrenched in statistics and probability. Whilst that’s great fun, or so I like to think, I’m always aware that there’s a lot of people out there who were never really taught the […]

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Basic Stats for Marketers: Skewness & Kurtosis

As someone who spends a lot of time dealing with maths (the joys of data vis development!), I spend a lot of time entrenched in statistics. Whilst that’s great fun, or so I like to think, I’m always aware that there’s a lot of people out there who were never really taught the why behind […]

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Basic Stats for Marketers: Variance

As someone who spends a lot of time dealing with maths (the joys of data vis development!), I spend a lot of time entrenched in statistics. Whilst that’s great fun, or so I like to think, I’m always aware that there’s a lot of people out there who were never really taught the why behind […]

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Basic Stats for Marketers: Averages

As someone who spends a lot of time dealing with maths (the joys of data vis development!), I spend a lot of time entrenched in statistics. Whilst that’s great fun, or so I like to think, I’m always aware that there’s a lot of people out there who were never really taught the why behind […]

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Predictably Vague: Statistics for Marketing, SEO and Conversion Rate Optimisation

Thank you to all of you who attended what was our most successful webinar yet! In this webinar, it’s all about the numbers. As marketers, we live in an age of increasingly complex data. Many of the tools we deal with day to day have complex maths at their core, and whether you’re doing CRO, […]

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