Data Element Assistant: Adobe Launch Extension Review

Hands up! This is the DEA! Evolytics’ Data Element Assistant (DEA) is a collection of Data Element utilities built to keep your hands off of coding JavaScript. This sounds good in my book. Let’s take a look at each element and talk about how they behave! As a note, this is current as of v1.6.1.… Read More »

Pixel Loader: Adobe Launch Extension Review

There are thousands of vendors out there. Dozens have already created Adobe Launch extensions to load tracking pixels specific to their product. For everything else, there’s the Pixel Loader by 33Sticks. My first reaction when seeing this was: “Pasting snippets into rules is easy. Why would I need this?” In fact, Adobe DTM was intentionally… Read More »

Lookup Tables: Adobe Launch Extension Review

We’re going to do something a little different for this review. There are 2 extensions that are currently on the Adobe Launch marketplace that have the same utility. One is named Lookup Table Utility by Blast Analytics & Marketing v. The other is part of the SDI Toolkit by Search Discovery v1.0.3. Full disclosure: I have no… Read More »

Data Layer or CSS Selectors?

So… should you use a data layer? Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Yes. I’ll explain why. This is a simple concept, but I’ve worked with enough experienced analysts who still do not buy into this best practice. I’ve heard every excuse of why someone won’t implement a data layer and as I get older it’s… Read More »

Constant Data Element: Adobe Launch Extension Review

11/18/19 Update: The Constant Data Element extension is now part of the Core Launch extension! Welcome to the first Adobe Launch extension review. The purpose of this series is to get hands-on with extensions that have been created by the community. My goal isn’t to rate these extensions, but instead to learn about them and… Read More »

Adobe Launch: Rule Conditions Guide

Adobe Launch’s Rule Conditions section enables users to apply constraints to event triggers. For instance, it might not be in one’s best interest to load a conversion pixel on every page. The rule needs to be more specific. That’s why we use rule conditions! Remember that this is the condition that validates your rule “IF”… Read More »

Data Element Viewer for Adobe Launch

View all of the values of all of your Data Elements with the Data Element Viewer for Launch, by Adobe. The Data Element Viewer is a bookmarklet that returns an object in your console. The basis of this was to mitigate the amount of tedium that it takes to find the name of your Data… Read More »

Adobe Launch: Rule Events Guide

Rules deploy your tags and Rule Events tell Adobe Launch when that should happen. They’re kind of a big deal. You used them in DTM and Adobe Launch makes them even better, which should be a familiar theme at this point. If you haven’t yet caught up, check out the following articles about Adobe Launch… Read More »

Adobe Launch: Data Elements Guide

  You’re missing the boat if you aren’t using Data Elements in Adobe DTM or Adobe Launch. Data Elements are built so you don’t have to rely on JavaScript or type the same text over and over again. Using Data Elements saves a whole lot of time and makes your rules leaner/cleaner. They work like… Read More »

Adobe DTM vs. Launch

As you know, Adobe’s Dynamic Tag Manager (DTM) is being replaced with Adobe Launch. That doesn’t mean the platform will be shut down anytime soon, but it does mean you should consider migrating your implementation to Adobe Launch in the near future. One question you’ll want answered before migrating is: “What’s the difference between Adobe Launch… Read More »