A self-proclaimed media agnostic, InterMedia Advertising's president and CEO, Robert Yallen, says there's one channel he discourages marketers from integrating into their DRTV spots: social media.
As we head into the long weekend, direct response marketers have something to be thankful for. Microsoft has acquired video search company Videosurf, both companies said Nov. 22. The $70 million acquisition signifies an investment by a major player in enabling consumers to "search, discover and watch online videos," according to a ZDNet description of Videosurf's capabilities.
Usually, the TV direct-response advertising beat does not involve terms like "kickbacks" or stories about payments delivered in briefcases.
Marketers are integrating their DRTV strategies with online tactics to grow consumer response and improve measurement capabilities .
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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.