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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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Ethics Policy Inquiry and the Positive Impact on Data Science

February 22, 2015Comments are OFF

Data scientists, journalists, industry leaders, policy makers and others involved with big data are

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How to Use “Text to Columns” in MS Excel to Reformat Problem Data

February 15, 2015Comments are OFF

Last week we talked about using Tabula to free data from PDFs and get it into a workable state.

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How to Get Data from PDFs

February 9, 2015Comments are OFF

Many times valuable data comes your way in the form of a PDF. Sometimes this happens because the

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Mobile-Ready with Data Collection, Data Visualization, Storytelling

February 1, 2015Comments are OFF

Online experts have been predicting that “this will be the year mobile finally arrives” for more

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20 Minutes to Scraping Twitter for Building Target Lists – No Coding!

January 25, 2015Comments are OFF

If you’re interested in data and content marketing, you’ve likely heard about “scraping Twitter.”

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Data Tells Us Why and How: Understanding Social Experiences

January 19, 2015Comments are OFF

As I said in an earlier post this year,  I see data as warm and fuzzy as well as cold and hard, and

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