Using Marketing Automation without Compromising Your Data Warehouse
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Using Marketing Automation without Compromising Your Data Warehouse

There is no doubt that an enterprise data warehouse has helped countless organizations consolidate their information into one central database allowing for better analysis and use of the data.  This has certainly been the case for improving targeting and segmenting of direct marketing efforts. It has also been a boon to being able to use...

Posted by April 20, 2010January 9, 2017
A Ginormous Pitfall in Database and Direct Marketing Planning
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A Ginormous Pitfall in Database and Direct Marketing Planning

In the past two weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of sitting down with a couple of fellow direct marketers.  One is a prospective client, considering the use of variable data printing for the first time.  The other is a long-time friend who needs help getting a better ROI on his direct mail and email campaigns.  Both have worked in online,...

Posted by April 1, 2010May 29, 2019
A Creative’s Guide to Personalized Database Marketing
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A Creative’s Guide to Personalized Database Marketing

Highly-personalized marketing with relevant messaging, images and offers dramatically increases response rates… everyone agrees on this now, right? I mean, we’ve all read the case studies and white papers that prove it. So why isn’t everyone doing it? For one, creating a highly personalized marketing piece requires a creative staff brave enough to reach into...

Posted by March 11, 2010May 29, 2019
Revealing the Direct Marketing Secrets to Double-Digit Response Rates
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Revealing the Direct Marketing Secrets to Double-Digit Response Rates

It’s no secret that my company, Mail Print, works in the casino marketing space providing variable data printing, variable data email and PURLs. Whether you love the gaming industry or hate it, you have to admire some of the forward-thinking ways they employ direct marketing, and specifically the use of their rich customer databases to deploy personalized offers...

Posted by February 8, 2010May 29, 2019
Similar Missions: Pandora Internet Radio and Direct Marketing
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Similar Missions: Pandora Internet Radio and Direct Marketing

My favorite iPhone app is Pandora Internet Radio.  Not only am I captivated by the depth of the music offered, but being a data geek, I am fascinated by Pandora’s ability to dissect a song into 400 attributes to deliver me song after song that match my unique music tastes. For those of you who...

Posted by February 3, 2010January 18, 2018