Experienced direct mailers and catalogers enter a new year with well-defined strategies and cutoffs for their house file and prospect mailings.
USPS's five-year plan is built on forecasts of 3% volume declines, but this year's huge rate increase has direct mailers and catalogers talking double-digit cuts in mailings.
Marketers are revving up their multichannel marketing efforts by putting mobile in the driver's seat.
Jeannette Kocsis, EVP of digital engagement at The Agency Inside Harte-Hanks, shares three email marketing issues she believes marketers should brace for this year.
Long the odds-on favorite, email is now essential to winning marketing's omnichannel superfecta.
Privacy is a topic that's on everyone's mind. But some say it has less to do with data management platforms and more to do with certain anxieties in the industry.
Technologies like data management platforms provide new avenues for marketers to take control of their data. But it's not all plug-and-play.
Here are 40 winning marketers who do. Meet the winners of the 2013 Direct Marketing News 40 Under 40 Awards.
Reaching the right prospects at the right time is integral to marketing and sales performance. Here's how to shorten the distance between a dream account and a signed account.
Marketers have their own distinct definitions of what behavioral targeting is. We asked five experts to tell us what it's not.
Friendly Chevrolet in Fridley, MN combines the one-to-one personalization of retail together with the detailed customer intelligence provided by behavior targeting.
The IAB's Sherrill Main talks attribution models, word of mouth, and the questions marketers need to be asking themselves.
Consumers' paths to purchase have become more circuitous, so direct response marketers must find ways to stay in step along that winding road.
The customer service expert talks about the vital need for collaboration between marketing and sales.
Shredding the barrier between customer service and marketing can create powerful results.
One of the challenges that a financial services institution faces with its content marketing is that topics are often arcane and dry.
As customers' buying habits continue to change, content marketing strategies need to evolve, as well.
Marketing is changing. Fifteen top agency leaders share how the role of the agency is changing along with it.
To strategically get the attention of potential customers and coax them down the sales funnel, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors teamed up with digital marketing firm Overdrive Interactive.
Data and analytics help marketers find their lead generation rhythm.
Direct Marketing News met recently with Jay Wright in hopes of learning all that Qualcomm has in store for mobile marketers.
Location-based mobile campaigns have evolved beyond handheld regional media buys and can now deliver personalized appeals to areas the size of a parking lot.
The New England Patriots is committed to aggressive and innovative data analytics to bolster the connection between the Patriots and its fans.
Three areas of customer analytics that have the biggest impact on marketing results.
The Wildlife Society shares its direct mail strategies.
10 ways to keep printed communications relevant to multichannel customers.
Use these tips to ensure your B2B social campaign engages.
B2C companies aren't the only ones using social marketing to build customer engagement. B2B firms are using it as a part of the sales funnel.
The 2012 Caples Courageous Summit & Reveal celebrated the most courageous direct marketing campaigns from across the globe.
Optimizing emails for viewing on cell phones may sound a little scary. But fear not, marketers, the problem may not be as daunting as imagined.
Finding the resources and executing a sound mobile email strategy has become a marketing priority.
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