Focusing proactive outbound marketing communications on the 'silent customer,' based on anticipating customers' needs, will increase brand loyalty.
Even before blogs existed, Mad Men-era marketers knew that women held the purse strings in their homes.
In addition to long-standing tenure in the retail space, Wal-Mart Stores and Sears Holdings Corp. apply a similar approach to direct marketing, including direct mail, email, social media outreach, loyalty rewards and extensive e-commerce platforms.
The turn of the calendar year inevitably incites end-of-year reflections and New Year resolutions. Many times, to welcome in the new, we've got to let some things die. As such, I've been contemplating the evolution of our industry and begun questioning the shelf life of a traditional "campaign" model.
Darla is a customer service rep for American Express. But to me, she is more than that: she is the face, or more precisely, the voice that saved the brand's image in the mind of one loyal longtime cardholder.
Steve Jobs is a marketing genius. This is a fact. Some would say his greatest success is illustrated by consumer behavior leading up to and following launches of new Apple products.
Stephen Beck, former chief strategy officer at digital agency Organic and one-time co-CEO of FutureBrand, launched management consultancy cg42 on February 8. The Wilton, CT-based firm will help companies maintain a consistent brand presence and market themselves according to their core deliverables, Beck said.
Brand research agency Millward Brown is doing some rebranding of its own. The company said September 14 that it will rename its global qualitative research business, including 40 offices around the globe, Firefly Millward Brown.
Would you even know? Old models lock us into habits that may have worked in the 1990s, or even a few years ago, but not anymore.
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What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.