Like you and your brand, we at Synthesio are unsure about what to say and when to say it. Together, we’ve all come to understand the difference between essential and non-essential work. Running ads and pushing products at a time like this feels tone-deaf. So why data quality?
To steal a word, if there is an ‘essential’ task that marketing and consumer insight teams can perform right now, it’s this: listening and trying to understand one’s consumers. In today’s new world, to stay relevant, you must be thoughtful. To stay thoughtful, you, of course, need to listen to what people are saying, doing, and thinking. And to listen effectively, you must filter out the needless noise. You need to work with quality, representative data.
And so, while we tread lightly on pushing products of our own, we did feel it was worth sharing a new enhancement, one that should make it easier for you to home in on how your consumers are feeling and responding to this crisis.
Noise Reducer: Improve data quality. Make better decisions.
Our newest enhancement is called ‘Noise Reducer.’ As its name suggests, Noise Reducer removes irrelevant mentions from your data-set. Noisy mentions – those that merely include keywords as opposed to capturing genuine consumer expression – expose brands to risk and wasted time. Noise Reducer removes this proverbial noise, directing brands to genuine consumer expressions, and enabling better, more confident decision-making. If social intelligence offers the ability to be quick, Noise Reducer adds the ability to be sure and quick at the same time.
As we’ve discussed above, during a crisis like this one, it’s critical that organizations spend more time listening to consumers. Noisy mentions distract from this goal. Looking at Twitter alone, it has been estimated that 15 percent of active Users are in fact bots. But not only do noisy mentions distract, they also carry a substantial economic cost. IBM estimates that poor quality data cost the US economy $3.1T in 2016. Hard to fathom. As social media usage continues to rise – Facebook lays claim to 1.66 Billion Active Users – data quality becomes essential to organizations looking to unearth social listening insights. It’s under this backdrop that, again, Noise Reducer seeks to save you time, reduce cost and risk, and guide you to confident, consumer-centric decisions.