Anne Neilan, the 268th person I’ve met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, uses numbers to tell stories.

Anne is an expert marketer with 15 years’ experience in data analytics. She crunches data from Google Analytics, social media, email marketing, customer databases and other sources to help businesses better understand their customers.

That helps her clients do much better marketing, because they’re making decisions based on hard data, not guesswork.

Anne also has a great strategic brain and excellent project management skills. She can tell clients exactly what they need to do to improve their marketing and then manage the specialists who need to execute on her plan.

For most of her career, Anne has worked for large companies, in market research and digital marketing roles. In 2019, she co-founded Neilan Digital with her husband, and now offers that expertise to smaller businesses.

While Anne takes a data-driven approach to her work, she takes a people-first approach to her business. She’s very warm and genuinely cares about others. That combination of head and heart makes her a valuable asset for any business lucky enough to use her services.