Tanya Zyabkina HeadshotTANYA ZYABKINA

 Areas of Expertise

●     Building marketing analytics capabilities
●     Marketing effectiveness measurement
●     In-market testing
●     CRM, DBM, direct marketing
●     Segmentation and targeting
●     Talent development
●     Marketing mix modeling and MROI
●     Campaign analysis and reporting
●     Market research
●     Advanced analytics




Director of Marketing Analytics
Time Warner Cable, Columbus, OH
2007 - current


Led marketing analytics function for Midwest Region of the company, transitioning into retention analytics with the West region, and corporate Customer Insights and Analytics. Built the team and the knowledge base from ground up.

APT Test & Learn

  • Led a cross-functional team of internal and external analysts that successfully launched APT Test & Learn environment.
  • Measured incremental effects of promotion expiration on subscriber attrition. Defined price sensitive segments and recommended optimal price step ups.
  • Assessed incremental impact of different programs, including call center routing, retention offer acceptances, etc.

Retention Analytics

  • Produced a comprehensive review of subscriber survival behavior after retention intervention; the review provided guidance on optimal retention offers by price point, product holding group, and contact channel.
  • Developed a comprehensive customer lifecycle view that highlighted behavior expected from subscribers at different stages of their tenure. The analysis identified most impactful predictors of customer disconnects and was used to further improve company’s understanding of churn behavior.

General Marketing Analytics

  • Assessed the results of various programs, including defense against competitive build-outs, launching improved products, adding levels of services, etc.
  • Conducted in-market tests to understand the role of mailing frequency, target segmentation, offers, formats, and creative in improving direct mail effectiveness. Developed insight and recommended direct mail optimization that helped save over $10M in annual direct mail cost without compromising the subscriber connects.
  • Developed analysts in the region and across the company by providing a series of workshops on the use of customer data in the SAS environment. Oversaw development and automation of simplified analysis platform for ad hoc reporting.



AutoZone Inc

Sr. Marketing Analyst
AutoZone, Memphis, TN


Provided full range of analytical support to the Marketing department, including measuring impact/ROI of marketing programs, directing consumer research, and analyzing drivers of long-term sales trends. Managed $500K marketing research budget.

  • Led several “big picture” analytical projects that developed insight about the drivers of long term transaction and revenue trends. Assessed the impact of business drivers such as store age, crude oil prices, category mix shifts, and price inflation.
  • Delivered assessments of marketing programs impact on sales using in-market tests. Conducted training on measurement methodologies, their limitations and statistical significance, resulting in better and more consistent test assessments.
  • Oversaw quarterly business driver modeling and MROI assessment.
  • Ran company-wide customer satisfaction tracking program. 


Limited BrandsSr. Brand Planning Analyst
LBrands (formerly LimitedBrands), Columbus, OH


Helped improve strategic positioning of Victoria’s Secret and Express brands through consumer and competitive research, product launch hindsights. 

  • Led analytical effort of a large-scale multi-business study of Victoria’s Secret Brand Equities that included developing the analysis plan for both qualitative and quantitative parts of the project, identification of hypotheses, survey design, and presentation of analysis results.
  • Helped measure effectiveness of Victoria’s Secret CRM efforts and direct mail, including analysis of incremental sales and response rates by customer segments.
  • Led an integrated product hierarchy project that improved analytical efforts across multiple businesses and helped create a cross-channel view of the customer.

 Technical Skills

SQL, SAS Enterprise Guide, relational databases, Tableau, Cognos, Microstrategy, Affinium Unica, SPSS

 Talks and Conferences

Speaker at Predictive Analytics World. Subject: Sales Attribution, Lessons from the Non-Digital World.

Speaker at Maximizing Customer Loyalty and Profitability. Subject: Determining how to predict the lifetime value of your customers to better plan your investments.

Speaker at Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit. Subject: Using Analytics to Optimize Subscription Price Changes.




The Ohio State UniversityMBA, Marketing
The Ohio State University



Novosibirsk State UniversityMS Economics, Econometric Analysis
Novosibirsk State University


Years of Experience
Years in School
Miles from Hometown

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