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Make Your Mark Highlights – 2020

Supporting Leaders to EVOLVE

How We Made Our Mark in 2020

Making your mark begins with a purpose. Working with Blast, you’re challenged to embrace opportunities and seek moments to “Make Your Mark” — on your company, your customers, your teammates, your industry, and your communities. Although 2020 had its challenges, Blast teammates still made a difference. Here are some highlights of our collective impact in 2020.


Aimee Bos presenting at ObservePoint Virtual Analytics Summit graphic

January, 2020
ObservePoint’s Virtual Analytics Summit
Aimee Bos, Senior Director, Analytics Strategy presented at ObservePoint’s Virtual Analytics Summit.
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Charles at QuantumLeap

February 2020
Charles at Quantum Metric LEAP
Charles Davis, VP, Solutions, spoke at Quantum Metric’s LEAP Conference in February, with Tealium and Quantum Metric.

Jer Tippets speaking at DAA Salt Lake City

July 2020
DAA Salt Lake City
Jer Tippets spoke at the DAA Salt Lake City Chapter Event and gave a presentation on “Telling the Story of Data and CDPs.”

Joe Allen-Black at DrupalCamp

September 2020
“Set Your Drupal Up for Measurement” DrupalCamp
Joe Allen-Black, Senior Analytics Strategist, had a session, “Set Your Drupal Up for Measurement” at DrupalCamp Atlanta

Roopa guest blog writer at Quantum Metric

September 2020
Accelerate Your Digital Transformation Through Experimentation
Roopa Carpenter, Senior Director, Optimization, partnered with Quantum Metric to be guest author for their blog post. Her post “Accelerate Your Digital Transformation Through Experimentation” discusses how to accelerate your digital transformation through experimentation, especially during the pandemic.

Jason at DAA OnceConference

October 2020
Digital Analytics Association (DAA) OneConference
Jason Case, Director, Analytics Implementation presented at the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) OneConference on “Developing Advanced Troubleshooting and QA Skills.”

Lara Fisher DAA OneConference

Women in Analytics (WiA) panel at the DAA
Lara Fisher spoke on the Women in Analytics (WiA) panel at the DAA OneConference.

Lara Fisher Girls+Data

September 2020
Women in Analytics & Girls + Data
Lara Fisher, Senior Analytics Strategist, has been a mentor for the DAA Women in Analytics (WiA) program for nearly three years and is a volunteer for Girls + Data non-profit program.

Brent Dykes Forbes Contributor

Forbes Contributor
Brent Dykes is a regular Forbes contributor and published six articles in 2020.

Brent Dykes speaking at conferences

Conferences Galore!
Brent Dykes, Senior Director of Insights and Data Storytelling, presented at 10 conferences in 2020. To name a few: ObservePoint Demystifying Data Storytelling Panel (May 27th), International Institute for Analytics (IIA) webinar, and Narrative Science Revenue Camp (July 15th).


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Great Place to Work
For a second consecutive year, we’ve been recognized as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company. This achievement underscores the continued focus on our team and their resilience.

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Inc. 5000
Blast Analytics was recognized again as one of Inc. Magazine’s 2020 fastest growing companies, jumping 131 spots from 2019.

2020 Glassdoor ratings

Simply the best company I have ever worked for
I truly believe they not only care about me and my teammates but they care about how our families are doing as well. They are stable. Blast has never done layoffs or furloughs in the 20 years it’s been around. We were told that there was no risk to our jobs while COVID-19 was wreaking havoc and they even said that if we ever got to a point where major cuts had to happen that we would bear them together instead of letting anyone go.

It’s been a life-changing experience.
My experience has been one of unlimited potential for growth. Like most things, you get out what you put in, so if you are truly passionate about what you do, you will thrive here. If you are naturally curious and committed to solving problems, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn.

A Challenging and Rewarding Company to Work For
As it has been said, “you are the sum of the company you keep.” At Blast, you’re surrounded by talented individuals who have a passion for solving problems and delivering extraordinary value to clients.


Despite the challenges of 2020, we were able to continue Blast’s purpose: “Make Your Mark”. While staying safe, our team continued to make a positive impact on our clients, our communities, and each other. Nurturing these valuable relationships is imperative to us – individually and collectively.


Over 35 Volunteers

758 Volunteer Hours

$40K+ Donations

Blast team on Zoom chat

Blast Supporting Communities
Blast has donated more than $40,000+ to 15+ worthwhile charitable organizations such as:

Charities that Blast has donated to.

Teammate Impact

Whether growing mustaches for charity, donating blood, picking up trash in their communities, coaching youth sports, exercising their right to vote, and so much more, our teammates are driven to make their mark in many unique ways.

TJ sporting a mustache

Mustache 4 Kids
Tj Webster grew a mustache for Mustache 4 Kids of Omaha, Nebraska.

David Dobes family voting early

Every Vote Counts!
David Dobes and his wife made their mark by taking their daughter to vote for the very first time.

Mathew Carmean and Greg Heapy donating blood

Donating Blood
Analytics Implementation Consultant, Greg Heapy, and Senior Business Insights Analyst, Matthew Carmean, make their mark by donating blood.

Earthday cleanup 2020

Earthday Cleanup
Several Blast teammates, Kayden Kelly, Jeremiah Masopust, and Joe Wuelfing participate in community cleanup by picking up trash.

Joe Wuelfing coaching high school basketball

Volunteering in the Community
Director, Strategic Marketing & Communications, Joe Wuelfing safely coaching Boy’s High School Basketball.

Allison Marx and her husband voting in 2020 elections

Voting Safely
Allison Marx and her husband making their mark by socially distance voting.


Case Study
Analysis and Optimization Drives Better Experience Across OTT Services
U.S. households are viewing more content via over the top (OTT) services than ever before. Recent studies show that nearly 70 million U.S. homes (or 68% of those with Wi-Fi) now have at least one OTT streaming device. Trends are indicating an increase in usage through 2020, with people consuming more and more content on their own terms…

Case Study
Data Renovation Enhances Reporting, Decision-Making, and Cost Savings
A multi-brand news organization distributes their content across multiple platforms including websites, iOS apps, Android apps, Google…

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Training & Certification Accomplishments

At Blast, teammates are encouraged to EVOLVE and test their limits by continuing to explore, learn, and develop both professionally and personally. Below are many of the industry and partner certifications our various teammates have achieved:

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Ready to Make Your Mark?

There has never been a better time to think big about the kind of impact you can have, as the nature of business has changed.

Today, making your mark is less about “climbing the career ladder” and more about ambition, opportunity, entrepreneurship, risk taking, results, and relationships. No matter your place in the organization, you can take your shot, and that’s exciting.

Ultimately, it means making a contribution — again, to your company, customers, co-workers, industry, community, even world — by applying your ideas and talents, with support from others.

View opportunities to join our team or request more information about our services to help you EVOLVE your organization.

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