Modern Marketing Messages Podcast: Unpacking Google Data Studio's Update to Looker Studio

Back in February 2020, Google acquired the platform Looker with the intention of offering data and analytics capabilities to enterprise companies. As a result of the acquisition, Google Data Studio, Google’s business intelligence tool that transforms raw data into actionable insights, was recently rebranded to Looker Studio to combine the strengths of both products and help customers redefine the way they work with data.

Were you able to follow along with the above information? If not, don’t fret! That’s exactly what this episode is all about. Our host, Taylor Karg, is joined by Simon Mandel, Director of Data and Analytics at, to discuss the details of the rebrand, breaking down the differences in capabilities as well as the limitations Looker Studio may present.

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