Make Your Mark Highlights – 2020
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.
Charles at Quantum Metric LEAP
Charles Davis, VP, Solutions, spoke at Quantum Metric’s LEAP Conference in February, with Tealium and Quantum Metric.
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.”
“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
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.
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.”
Women in Analytics (WiA) panel at the DAA
Lara Fisher spoke on the Women in Analytics (WiA) panel at the DAA OneConference.
Brent Dykes is a regular Forbes contributor and published six articles in 2020.
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).
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.
Blast Analytics was recognized again as one of Inc. Magazine’s 2020 fastest growing companies, jumping 131 spots from 2019.
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
Blast Supporting Communities
Blast has donated more than $40,000+ to 15+ worthwhile charitable organizations such as:
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.
Mustache 4 Kids
Tj Webster grew a mustache for Mustache 4 Kids of Omaha, Nebraska.
Every Vote Counts!
David Dobes and his wife made their mark by taking their daughter to vote for the very first time.
Analytics Implementation Consultant, Greg Heapy, and Senior Business Insights Analyst, Matthew Carmean, make their mark by donating blood.
Several Blast teammates, Kayden Kelly, Jeremiah Masopust, and Joe Wuelfing participate in community cleanup by picking up trash.
Volunteering in the Community
Director, Strategic Marketing & Communications, Joe Wuelfing safely coaching Boy’s High School Basketball.
Allison Marx and her husband making their mark by socially distance voting.
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…
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…
“Blast has been hands down my most treasured and valued relationship. Thank you for being such great people and for being an agency that has helped me shine in my role.”
“If you’re a business leader seeking top-level experts to help you build strategy and execution around your data and marketing, these are the people you need to talk to!”
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:
- Adobe Analytics Sales
- Adobe Certified Expert: Analytics Developer
- Adobe Certified Expert: Analytics Architect
- Adobe Certified Expert: Analytics Business Practitioner
- Adobe Experience Platform Technical Sales
- Adobe Target Analyst ACE
- Adobe Target Architect
- Adobe Target Sales
- Financial Force Fundamentals
- Google Analytics Certification
- Google Analytics IQ
- Marin One Certification
- Quantum Metric Business Analyst
- Quantum Metric Foundation
- Quantum Metric Fundamentals
- Tableau Desktop Certified Professional
- Tealium AudienceStream
- Tealium AudienceStream Basic User Certification
- Tealium AudienceStream and DataAccess Advanced User Certification
- Tealium AudienceStream Practical Exam
- Tealium iQ Advanced User Certification
- Tealium iQ Basic User Certification
- Tealium iQ Technical User Certification
- Understanding the Intersection of Privacy, Data, and Ethics
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.