AGENCY Huge | DATE 2015 | ACTIVITIES
Think with Google, Google's publication for marketing professionals, always published articles based around compelling, data-driven insights. However, that data often only appeared in the body of an article, and in support of an article’s topic. To help give this data a broader appeal, Google created the Data Gallery, a destination for marketers seeking data to understand consumer behavior. The Gallery contains easily understood data points in a branded, stylized format, ready to be dropped straight into strategists’ decks.
To plan for the level of effort for content creation and curation, we audited existing Think with Google articles, writing Python scripts to extract likely data points from existing articles, and generating a dataset against which labor and resourcing estimates could be made. We also used this dataset as the basis for a low-fidelity coded prototype to test the effectiveness of filtering based on currently existing metadata values. The audit also allowed us to create a content model to accommodate the various kinds of data points, and facilitated the design and editorial production efforts.
Following the launch of data gallery as a separate site, Google rolled the functionality back into Think with Google as part of its search results page.