Postal reformer Tom Carper takes a valiant stab at passing his iPOST bill by April. But once again, the senator's bold move will likely be deflected.
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Articles that resonated most with direct marketers this year covered viral heroics, true life lessons from an animated movie maker, and the precision email timing of basketball's Kings.
On New Year's Day the state's revenue office will begin assessing taxes on out-of-state sellers. So far, no challenge has been mounted to stop it.
From dirty data and personalization to mobile devices and desktop-centric experiences, marketers should always pass on these contradicting combos.
Anthropologist Scott Atran paints a picture of Jihadist recruitment that should be more familiar to social media marketing teams than to Navy SEAL units.
Does the idea of dining with an overflowing table of persnickety dinner guests stress you out? Don't fret; apply these marketing best practices instead.
In a bid to draw millennial votes, Ben Carson and Donald Trump pulled off some of the most brilliantly misaligned marketing maneuvers of the election narrative.
An town hall discussion on ad blockers takes an interesting twist: Maybe it's time to kick our addiction to scale and give consumers what they want.
Star Wars and Back to the Future had a lot in common last week. Marketers' execution on attaching to these film franchises was not one of them.
That was the size of the fine Bank of America paid to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for deceptive marketing. Is the CFPB a model that will be replicated?
New data suggests that consumers plan to use their smartphones to shop during small windows of free time this holiday season, rather than during the traditional one-day rush.
Marketing has evolved to the point that marketers shouldn't need convincing when it comes to the viability of these practices.
Engaging, relevant, personalized, timely messaging is the Holy Grail of marketing. And then there's riding the cassock-tails of His Holiness.
CRM is as complex as Dreamforce is gigantic. Rev up for the conference by exploring the nuances of the relationship between marketers, customers, and their data.
Quirky holidays, like Game Day this Saturday, could be a great way for marketers to score points with a new, passionate segment of consumers.
When it comes to social media, there certainly isn't a lack of choices for marketers. But picking the right platform isn't as difficult as you might think.
A grasp of foreign affairs? Statesmanship? Years of political experience? That's yesterday. What presidential hopefuls need today is a brand and a good digital strategist.
Marketers unleashed the trifecta of influencer marketing, user generated content, and viral marketing to promote the smash biopic.
You don't have to wait for New Year's Day, Independence Day, or Christmas to create a holiday campaign. Here are some quirky ideas for the months in between.
Journalists and marketers have one major thing in common: We both want to sell audiences on our (brilliant) ideas. Here's how to communicate clear, effective messaging.
Old schoolers will say heck no. The Waltons outdid Bezos by $400 billion in sales last year. But the digital game is new, and it's a long-term play.
Your customers are tough cookies. Let them know that your brand is the one they should buy from by showing appreciation for their business and interactions.
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