Eliminating Secret Stashes in your Marketing Supply Chain
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Eliminating Secret Stashes in your Marketing Supply Chain

Did you know that 72% of sales and field marketing personnel over-order or stockpile materials? (Yep. That’s right. It’s not a typo.) According to a study by the CMO Council, 59% over-order by 20-25%. These extra materials go straight into the individuals’ secret stash.* Start adding up the costs of the secret stashes in your...

Posted by March 29, 2011May 29, 2019
Recovering Your Marketing Budget with an Optimized Marketing Supply Chain
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Recovering Your Marketing Budget with an Optimized Marketing Supply Chain

There is an epidemic that threatens the Marketing Supply Chain. The CMO Council’s recent report “Mapping + Tracking: The Optimized Marketing Supply Chain” paints a clear picture of inefficiency and waste in marketing operations. As marketers seek to provide the most timely and fresh content to customers and prospects, old, over-ordered or un-utilized marketing and...

Posted by January 27, 2011May 29, 2019
All Aboard! It’s Time to Engineer the Marketing Process
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All Aboard! It’s Time to Engineer the Marketing Process

Throughout the past year, I have attended or presented at a variety of conferences such as the Marketing Profs B2B Marketing Conference, the Integrated Marketing Summit, the DMA’s National Center for Database Marketing conference, and various industry-specific events.  I can say that I am continually impressed by the content and quality of these events.  There...

Posted by January 6, 2011January 18, 2018
Overcoming the Fear of Losing Control to Field Sales and Marketing
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Overcoming the Fear of Losing Control to Field Sales and Marketing

I have to start with a quick story… I used to work for a corporation with over 10,000 locations world wide. Some of the locations were corporate owned; some were owned by franchisees. My role was in corporate marketing, and my responsibilities included franchise marketing. The member of our creative services team who handled reviewing...

Posted by September 7, 2010January 18, 2018
Video: Inside View of Mail Print’s Marketing Portal
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Video: Inside View of Mail Print’s Marketing Portal

We get a lot of questions about our Marketing Communications Portal, and have found that visuals are worth much more than a thousand words when explaining its benefits and features. Have two and a half minutes? Check out the video below that gives an inside view of how marketers, salespeople, business owners and administrators use the...

Posted by August 19, 2010February 6, 2017
New Aberdeen Research Shows Print On-Demand Improves Customer Retention
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New Aberdeen Research Shows Print On-Demand Improves Customer Retention

According to new research by Aberdeen Group, Print-On-Demand (also called POD, web-to-print or print automation), provides a dramatic improvement in customer retention and ROMI (Return on Marketing Investments). As an underwriter of Aberdeen’s research, we’re pleased to provide exclusive access to their findings. From research by Aberdeen Group: Users of Print-On-Demand achieved a 42% higher customer retention...

Posted by July 27, 2010May 29, 2019
80,000 Things Ferrellgas Can Teach You About Distributed Marketing
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80,000 Things Ferrellgas Can Teach You About Distributed Marketing

Managing the marketing needs of over 800 locations is no small task. Ferrellgas has done an excellent job of it, driving revenue and results on a local level. Last year they realized that they could improve their localized marketing and make their personnel more efficient with a marketing communications portal (to some of you, this means Marketing Asset Management, Marketing or Print...

Posted by June 22, 2010January 18, 2018
Catalog Marketing Delivered On-Demand: An Interview with Jason Kort
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Catalog Marketing Delivered On-Demand: An Interview with Jason Kort

An effective catalog has been proven to increase sales, both online and offline, by countless sources.  Throw in variable data, variable imagery, on-demand printing and image generation, and an easy ordering interface, and you have a sales and marketing dream come true. Jason Kort, Director of Marketing for Redemption Plus I recently had the chance...

Posted by June 13, 2010May 29, 2019
What Jelly Teaches About User Adoption of Marketing Asset Management
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What Jelly Teaches About User Adoption of Marketing Asset Management

Years ago, Columbia professor, Sheena Ivengar ran an interesting consumer test.  She set up a “free samples” table in a super market and proceeded to test the difference between sampling six jellies Vs. sampling 24 jellies.  The net result: when six jellies were presented, 40% of the shoppers stopped to sample, and 30% bought jelly. ...

Posted by June 7, 2010February 7, 2017
Marketing Asset Management: How to Get Best in Class Performance
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Marketing Asset Management: How to Get Best in Class Performance

So if you could improve your ROMI (Return on Marketing Investment) by 32%, would you do it? The Aberdeen Group has recently published a research study Marketing Asset Management: Managing Brand Compliance in Distributed Marketing Environmentsthat highlights this significant increase in ROMI by Best in Class Companies using Marketing Asset Management. The key summary points from the...

Posted by May 25, 2010January 1, 2017