Brands need to act now, and act fast, to build direct peer-to-peer connections with their audiences. That’s the critical message Tim Hayden, CEO of Brain+Trust and an expert in data collection and protection, shared as he discussed “Privacy and Profits” on this week’s episode of Happy Marketer Connection podcast.

Happy Marketer Connection Episode 17
Tim Hayden, CEO of Brain+Trust
Theme “Privacy + Profits”

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As privacy concerns – and the legislation they have inspired – continue to grow, brands need to be more transparent and thoughtful about building consumer relationships that will ensure continued profits. Tim believes that it is essential for marketers to look beyond the open rates on email and performance media analytics to truly understand their audience and ensure that they are able to remain relevant and provide them with meaningful value.

Hear how companies use your consumer data, the paradox between privacy and personalization, how you can leverage data as a business, the impact of the CCPA, and why Tim believes marketers need to move quickly to build direct consumer connections.

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Connect with Tim at BrainTrust.Partners,, and on Twitter at @YourBrainTrust, @WhatsNext_TNP, and @TheTimHayden

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