5 Ways to Personalize the Customer Journey
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5 Ways to Personalize the Customer Journey

Let’s face it—today’s consumers are in the driver’s seat. They choose the brands and experiences. That’s why more brands are getting personal today. By creating human-centered experiences, and making them work, you can drive your consumers from their device-dominated existences to engaging with your brand. Here, Anne Houghton, VP-Creative, North America at Freeman, outlines five...

Why Your POS System is Crucial to Your Marketing Plan
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Why Your POS System is Crucial to Your Marketing Plan

Technology is constantly evolving and moving forward, leaving in it’s wake a trail of antiquated and useless equipment. It’s been a long time since cash registers ruled the retail and restaurant world. There is a new retail king firmly in control now, and the reign is powered by another king: data. Bill Gates once said...

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How to Create an Effective Data-Driven Marketing Strategy
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How to Create an Effective Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Nowadays, consumers have a myriad of options for every product and service they wish to purchase. Hence, marketers have to rise to the challenge of making their brand stand out from the pack. One effective way to do this is through creating personalized messages that resonate with customers, whether it’s through direct mail, email, social...

6 Ways A Marketing Portal Can Help Your Business
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6 Ways A Marketing Portal Can Help Your Business

Marketing Portals, Marketing Storefronts, or Marketing Communication Portals offer a marketing asset management solution that can serve a wide range of industries, including retail stores, dealer networks, distributed sales forces, and franchise systems. Sales associates, remote offices, distributors and retail locations need access to a library of print and marketing resources via a branded secure...

How High Value Direct Mail Can Increase Response Rates
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How High Value Direct Mail Can Increase Response Rates

NextPage publishes a magazine called Connect, mailed to over 4,000 individual marketing leaders 6 times a year. In a recent issue, we wanted to do something special, something that really showcases how creative you can get with high value, personalized direct mail. Personalized direct mail, or variable data direct mail, uses unique content specific to each...

The Big Three of Marketing in 2017: Data, Personalization and Content
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The Big Three of Marketing in 2017: Data, Personalization and Content

  In the past year, I’ve been researching and writing blogs that deal primarily with marketing trends and best practices. And through this analysis I’ve been able to distill the direction of marketing in 2017 and beyond into three words: data, personalization and content. Here’s 9 stats that speak to the importance of these three...

6 Tips For Big Data Harmony Within Your Organization
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6 Tips For Big Data Harmony Within Your Organization

Many companies are figuring out that to gain a competitive advantage these days, harnessing the Big Data they have accumulated and making it accessible to the right people with the right strategy is key. “In the future, the real value of an organization will not necessarily lie in the products it sells, but rather in...

Three Attributes of Direct Mail Data You Have to Get Right
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Three Attributes of Direct Mail Data You Have to Get Right

There are a lot of theories about what makes a direct mail piece stand out from the crowd – the copy, the offer, the images, the bold colors or the texture of the paper. Each argument has its merits. The one thing marketers can agree on, however, is what will make your direct mail project...

Variable Data Printing for the WIN
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Variable Data Printing for the WIN

Because we have been producing high-quality Variable Data Print pieces for our clients for nearly three decades, we have had a lot of experience explaining what it is, and what it can do. Since we know even our repeat clients often have questions about what we can achieve thru the process of VDP, we wanted to create a...

What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?
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What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?

The chairman of Standard and Poor’s Index Committee, David Blitzer, described what the real estate market would look like in 2015 with one word, “Mysterious.” For professionals making their living off of the success of the Real Estate market, this probably wasn’t the most reassuring word. A few synonyms for the word ‘mysterious’: secretive, enigmatic, shadowy,...