While HIPPOs Wallow

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I loathe acronyms. Except this one: HIPPO.
According to Ad Age, Avinash Kaushik, Google’s Analytics Evangelist deploys the acronym in in front of hundreds of HIPPOs gathered to hear him speak.
A HIPPO, or Highest Paid Person’s Opinion, can be an obstacle to success on the web, argues Kaushik. Despite mounds of data, Mr. Kaushik thinks HIPPOs are the “least closest to the customer.”
Naturally, Google Analytics can help. “We want to be the company that really lives the spirit of accountable advertising,” he says.

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 now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.