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we create beautiful and insightful infographics.

when our infographics go viral you’ll be proud of your results.

You need infographics if you want more people knowing your work, sharing your work and supporting your work. You don’t need to create them on your own.
Our infographics are different because we work deeply with original research & data combined with years of technical and artistic training in how to visualize the results of complex analysis.

You have important things to say.  It can be hard to get them heard in today’s noisy news and reporting cycles.  It often works best to get your materials seen.

When your infographics go viral you’ll be proud of your results.

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we do impeccable creative research.

our world is filled with data – coming from many directions.

You need meaningful answers to important questions – not obvious answers to run of the mill questions.

We’ll support you to identify your most important questions.
Answering the important questions requires the right data.
Collecting and analyzing the right data means using up to date statistical methodology combined with innovative tools.

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we take the data you already collect and we find the stories and sense in it.

You have data (even if you think you don’t). Your life will be better when you understand and use the data you have. We’ll transform your data from a frustrating mess to a beautiful asset.

We work with journalists, non-profits and social media marketers to maximize and retain the value of their data.

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from the blog

2014 Online Shopping

Data Uncovers Holiday Opportunities for Retailers

November 17, 2014Comments are OFF

Take a look at this infographic by Datassist, which pulls in trend data to give your business a good

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Hashtags and Word Clouds – Gaining Early Insight on Crisis Conversations

November 10, 2014Comments are OFF

Word clouds are a quick and simple technique that can help identify key words and trends in

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Moving Beyond Numbers – Using Data is Both Fun and Powerful

November 3, 2014Comments are OFF

Making data available and useful to those who may not be data experts is the aim of data scientists

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The Ebola Twitter App – Locating Influencers and Authorities

October 27, 2014Comments are OFF

This month we have focused on work by John Swain, regarding how data tracking in social media

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John Swain Ebola Twitter Map2 2014-10-20

Twitter and Ebola: Rumor and Misinformation

October 20, 2014Comments are OFF

“On Oct 1, the day after [Thomas Eric] Duncan’s illness was announced, online chatter mentioning

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John Swain Ebola Twitter Map

Using Twitter Conversations to Manage the Ebola Crisis

October 17, 2014Comments are OFF

Twitter is a conversation tool that uses 140 character messaging and individual social networks to

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