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Thursday, March 30, 2017

3G’s Purchases and Their Profit Margins

SourceThe Economist


Best Practices:
  • Nice use of different colors for each section
  • Great overall layout
  • Lightly shading the time before the mergers
  • All bar charts are scaled the same
  • Highlighting the company of interest in each bar chart
  • Using vertical lines to identify key dates
  • Everything is labeled clearly, but not in a distracting way; there's just the right amount of text
  • Including footnotes for additional information/explanations
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Could use a more engaging title
  • Make the timelines on the line charts the same so that the mergers can be compared vertically

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