A Veritable Tower of Babel… The “Big Data” World We Live In.

04 May, 2015 By: Zain Raj+
Whatever happened to the more disciplined marketing period we grew up in? Do we even remember that time? I think I was in diapers… but thanks to AMC’s show – MadMen, I can define, even if I can’t relate, to the way the marketing world operated. Here’s what… Read More
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Why McDonald’s Will Thrive in the Insight Economy™

30 Apr, 2015 By: Zain Raj+
My office space at Shapiro+Raj is in the River North area of Chicago. A neighborhood once notorious for its prostitutes and run-down warehouses, is now home to trendy apartment buildings and restaurants and one of the hottest office markets in the U.S. My neighbors are the… Read More
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How to Solve the Biggest Problem Facing Marketers Today

29 Apr, 2015 By: Zain Raj+
Lately, I have been spending a lot of time working with a number of senior marketers as they try to compete in today’s digitally-led, data-deluged business environment. The world is changing quickly and it’s impossible for them to operate as they have in the past. For a while… Read More
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The Indian Influence: Growing in the Data and Technology Worlds.

11 Mar, 2015 By: Zain Raj+
A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at the Global Marketing and Advertising Week 2015 (GMAW). This has become the leading organization representing digital, data and technology marketers in South Asia. I participated in two panel discussions and presented a keynote. I used the forum to introduce my… Read More
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Answering the Question. What is Shapiro+Raj? Why Shapiro+Raj?

09 Mar, 2015 By: Zain Raj+
The world is changing. And, quickly. Big data is the buzzword today like mobile was yesterday and digital the day before. We are living in the world of big data. With all the research (both primary and secondary) plus all the primary transactional and behavioral data as well… Read More
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Uber: The New Brand Ritual™?

02 Mar, 2015 By: Zain Raj+
It’s March 1st, and we’re getting another couple of inches of snow. In Chicago, winter seems to be hanging on longer every year. And, with the snow and freezing temperatures, the commute gets more and more challenging. Getting a cab becomes almost an impossibility. Except… if you are… Read More
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