The Data Is Upon Us, Now What Do We Do With It?

According to Accenture, “the new high ground for data services is not in location-based apps. It is in a kaleidoscope of context that adds up to rich user experiences.”

Technet, which pointed me to the Accenture study, mentions as a good example of a service that is busy marrying content to context. is a direct marketing tool that hotels can use to identify potential guests in real time and communicate with them one-to-one.

I just signed up for and it looks like anyone, not just hotel proprietors, can use the service. For instance, the service shows me that @ClicksIM is headed to Portland for #searchfest.

If I owned a restaurant or brewpub or taxi service (or had one as a client), I could welcome this person on Twitter and invite her to my place of business.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.