Many in the advertising world think of Big Data as a damper to the creative process and the cause of the "wind tunnel" effect. What they don’t realize is that Big Data is more likely to become marketing’s biggest ally than its mortal enemy.
Sometimes it seems like the world of big data is really the world of abundant small and conflicting data sets. The proliferation of data sources has benefits, but it also increases confusion due to the multitude of conflicting data points and analysis. This problem is often compounded when people who don’t understand the data rush to publish their “insights” on it. The errors are simple, but they lead to wrong conclusions. Mobile advertising appears to be a clear victim in this trend.