When I was young I used to keep a database of my Championship Manager results, my parents would look at me and ask what I was doing playing games all the time and they would never be of use. Thankfully 15 years of playing a spreadsheet football management game has given me all the skills needed to be an analyst (and also take Coventry City to Champions League Glory).
Today I love being able to look at data and make sense of it, I may not be scouting for a new left back but I can try to find out why conversion is not as high as it should be.
Sometimes you need an Analyst to crunch those figures to make sense of them, other times you need a marketeer to put them in a way that is understandable and actionable. It is very difficult to find a person who can do both. My experience in big multi-nationals and small enterprises has given me the opportunity to be that person.
I’m always interested in learning, if you are the same then please reach out if you want to talk data, marketing or why Javier Saviola was better than Tonton Zola Moukoko.