Dynata Adds Data Strategy As a Key Area of Focus; Names Melanie Courtright to Lead the New Function

Dynata Adds Data Strategy As a Key Area of Focus; Names Melanie Courtright to Lead the New Function

Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, has created the new functional area of Data Strategy, expanding the scope of its existing Research Science group. Melanie Courtright, currently EVP of Global Research Science, will continue to lead the group in an expanded role as EVP, Research Science and Data Strategy.

Having one of the world’s largest collections of data, contributed directly by consumers and business professionals who agree to its permissioned use, Dynata is committed to providing the most precise, relevant, and actionable information available to market researchers, marketers, and advertisers. Courtright’s expanded role leading data strategy will ensure the commitment is sustained.

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In addition to overall planning and management of data strategy, Courtright’s responsibilities will include creation of a roadmap of data products and intellectual properties; continued development of leading-edge quality initiatives; ensuring compliance with global privacy and data-usage laws and regulations; and developing the company’s data library and taxonomy across internal and third-party data sets.

With more than two decades in the market research industry, Courtright has held executive leadership positions at Dynata since 2011. She has been an innovator and active participant in the market research industry in areas such as trends, methodology best practices, and the next generation of data collection.

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Gary S. Laben, Dynata’s Chief Executive Officer, says, “In today’s fast-paced, highly competitive global business environment, marketers recognize the need for reliable data to make decisions confidently and stay a step ahead. We are committed to being the leader of not only the world’s largest, but also the world’s best, data-centric marketing solutions.”

He adds, “Melanie’s contributions to the market research industry are extensive; she is known for her ability to define rigorous methods as well as for her dedication to continually raising the bar on standards so that customers obtain the best outcomes. Her leadership of our data strategy will spur new definitions of data quality and what it means to marketing success.”

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