What Causes Marketers the Most Stress?
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What Causes Marketers the Most Stress?

Quick, what’s the part of your job that gives you the biggest amount of daily stress?  It probably isn’t a surprise that in the life of today’s marketing leader the stress-inducers are, well, everything. A survey done by work management company Workfront and conducted online by MarketingProfs, found that over 60% of marketers are stressed and 25% said...

Posted by May 25, 2017June 19, 2019
Don’t You Have Better Things To Do?
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Don’t You Have Better Things To Do?

Today’s marketers are pushed to the limit. Between social posting, keyword analysis, data mining, content writing and analytical reporting, there’s just not enough hours in the day. Fortunately, there’s also been many changes in the way that marketing can be done behind the scenes, automatically so that you can do what you do best, which...

10 Tips for a Higher R.O.I Using VDP for B2B Marketing
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10 Tips for a Higher R.O.I Using VDP for B2B Marketing

Creative Variable Data Printing Services If you are looking to increase response rates and cut costs, we have some creative ideas in which you can use Variable Data Printing. Before saying something like, “We already use data printing services”, ask yourself a few questions – How well is it working for you? Are you receiving...

VDP, Changing the Design of Direct Marketing
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VDP, Changing the Design of Direct Marketing

The evolution of variable data printing (VDP) has significantly changed the landscape for the designers of direct marketing pieces. No longer are they forced to craft pieces that will appeal to a broad range of potential clients and hope for the best. Instead, they can utilize data captured from emails, web pages, surveys, phone calls...

Can You Recover from Major Marketing Gaffes?
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Can You Recover from Major Marketing Gaffes?

Political gaffes follow a candidate from one campaign to the next. The campaigns of Romney, Biden, Clinton, Quail and Bush all confirm this. Remember Bush’s premature use of the phrase “Mission Accomplished”, Quail’s misspelling of “potato?” or even Clinton’s more famous situation that isn’t appropriate for this posting. A misspoken word or an entire scandal can take...

Everything You Wished You Knew Before You Built Your CRM Database
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Everything You Wished You Knew Before You Built Your CRM Database

Business databases have moved beyond name, address, city, state and zip. Today’s savvy customer relationship management gurus capture purchase history, lifestyle, lifecycle, and lifespan info that enables them to engage, re-engage, and even dis-engage (that’s a fancy word for fire) customers when necessary. Customer information that goes deep and reveals the lifetime value of that...

5 Ways to Get Your Social Media Campaign Moving
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5 Ways to Get Your Social Media Campaign Moving

Social networks began on college campuses. It didn’t take long for them to become part of our daily lives. A few years later, we were connected with friends on the other side of the world. The networks then went through a commercial revolution, where companies realized their connectivity, and how many prospective customers they could...

Posted by September 13, 2012January 16, 2017
Think Like a Great Architect to Design that Historic Campaign
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Think Like a Great Architect to Design that Historic Campaign

Marketers wear many hats to design campaigns that earn loyalty, likes, sales, or donations. To start your next project with a zero-based obstacle point of view, think like a great architect. How would Le Corbusier design the rollout? How would Karl Rove remove the competition from the campaign, and how would Julia Morgan (first woman licensed to...

Posted by July 17, 2012May 29, 2019
Ring in the New Year by Conducting a Marketing Audit
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Ring in the New Year by Conducting a Marketing Audit

Over lunch my friend described the duress his associates were going through because of a switch from a fixed- to zero-based budgeting. In essence, department heads could no longer use last year’s budget adjusted for inflation. They instead had to cost justify each expenditure line item by line item. These are the signs of tighter times...

Posted by December 27, 2011May 29, 2019
What Happens When Digital Technology and Direct Mail Marry?
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What Happens When Digital Technology and Direct Mail Marry?

They live happily ever after because they both work at it. Direct mail is like the mayo on a sandwich. The sandwich isn’t as good without it. Direct mail delivers the ROI zing while online marketing helps whet the palette. However, direct mail often gets a bad wrap. The irony is that large scale marketers, high-tech,...

Posted by October 26, 2011December 30, 2016
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