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Don Hinman

Data Driven Marketing Consultant

Don Hinman is a Data Driven Marketing Consultant. He helps marketers and others understand and utilize marketing data across multiple customer-centric channels. Don is often referred to as “Dr. Data” due to his experience and expertise across the industry in the creation and use of data in data marketing applications.

In the past two years, Don has provided consulting services for a number of organizations.

  • Development of materials and education courses in Data and Audience Management for the Data & Marketing Association (DMA).
  • Establishment of a Data Governance Process for a Services Provider supporting Small to Medium sized Financial Institutions.
  • Created a Chief Data Officer role as well as other data support activities for one of the top Marketing Services Provider.
  • Advised a major Investment Banker in the assessment of the competitive market position of a potential acquisition.
  • Provided Expert Witness advice in an alleged patent infringement case involving data marketing.
  • Provided Expert Witness advice for a Data Provider pursuing possible copyright infringement and unauthorized use of data.

His previous work experience includes:

  • Senior Vice President for Data Strategy for Epsilon Data Solutions (2007-2014). In this role Don lead the data asset utilization functions for Epsilon’s data products. He previously served as SVP for Products for ICOM and Abacus.
  • Past Chair of the Direct Marketing Association’s Committee on Ethical Business Practices.
  • Former member of the Board of Trustees for Marketing Edge (f/k/a DMEF).
  • Honored with a Silver Apple Award from the Direct Marketing Club of New York (2013). He frequently speaks at conferences and seminars in the direct marketing, CRM and database marketing industries.
  • Executive Vice President and Senior Principal for The Allant Group (2005-2007).
  • Group Leader for InfoBase Products at Acxiom Corporation (1994-2005). In that role he led the product management of Acxiom’s data centric products, including InfoBase consumer and telephone enhancement, list products, and analytic and segmentation products. Don was also the Data Content Group Leader in the Data Division at the Acxiom Corporation.
  • Vice President and Performance Group Manager for National Demographics & Lifestyles Inc. (1984-1994) in Denver, CO, where he was responsible for Product Development, Management and improvement of direct marketing lists and segmentation/modeling services.
  • Manager of Marketing Research Services at Arbitron Ratings Company (1981-1984), where he produced custom market analysis for radio and television stations, cable systems and advertising agencies.

Don received his Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in 1979.

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