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Marketing Strategy Under 40 and Overly Ambitious

Under 40 and Overly Ambitious

Recipients of the Direct Marketing News 2014 40 Under 40 Awards represent the most accomplished young talent in marketing.

Features All Marketing Is Direct

All Marketing Is Direct

Data-driven. Digital. Direct. These formerly distinct marketing terms are merging as real-time relevance increasingly drives customer interactions.

Next: Trends and Strategies to Watch

Yes, Direct Mailers, There Is a Santa Claus. No Rate Increase This January.

Yes, Direct Mailers, There Is a Santa Claus. No Rate Increase This January.

Ever since 2006, direct mailers have become accustomed to planning for a January hike in Standard Mail rates.

Marketers Debate Quality Versus Quantity in Lead Generation

Marketers Debate Quality Versus Quantity in Lead Generation

Lead generation is rarely a simple conversation, especially when it comes to the number of leads generated versus the value of them.

8 Email Marketing Myths Debunked

8 Email Marketing Myths Debunked

Our experts set the record straight.

Special Features

Content Marketing The 3 Gifts of Content Marketing

The 3 Gifts of Content Marketing

Content brings dialogue, emotion, and relevance to the brand-customer relationship.

Agency Today's Marketing Agency Must Be a Driving Force

Today's Marketing Agency Must Be a Driving Force

15 agency executives examine the evolving role of the marketing agency to clients and the industry at large.

Multichannel Marketing Metrics That Measure Up

Metrics That Measure Up

Experts reveal which metrics matter most for six marketing channels.

Digital Marketing Voting on the Right Marketing Metrics

Voting on the Right Marketing Metrics

Digital marketing strategists created a winning campaign for Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Terry McAuliffe.

Case Studies

IFC Channels Social Programming to Promote a New Show

IFC Channels Social Programming to Promote a New Show

The results from the comedic channel's campaign are anything but laughable.

Let the Music Do the Marketing

Let the Music Do the Marketing

Live Nation puts a modern spin on connecting customers and partners.

For Patagonia, Timing Is Everything

For Patagonia, Timing Is Everything

The outdoor clothing company emails when customers are most likely to click.

The Art of Loyalty Programs

The Art of Loyalty Programs

Jerry's Artarama drives loyalty—and revenue—through its customers' heads and hearts.

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Battle of the Brands

Multichannel Marketing Marketing That's Anything but a Gift

Marketing That's Anything but a Gift

Ah, the holidays. 'Tis the season for back massagers, key locators—and less than stellar marketing from these two titans of the stocking stuffer.

Multichannel Marketing Apple's Marketing Does the Job; Samsung's is Less Than Galactic

Apple's Marketing Does the Job; Samsung's is Less Than Galactic

The biggest rivalries are born of great passions: Red Sox versus Yankees, Coca-Cola versus Pepsi. This year the prevailing matchup is between Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S4.

Multichannel Marketing Does M&M's or REESE'S Win the Real Candy Crush?

Does M&M's or REESE'S Win the Real Candy Crush?

In a battle of the taste buds, there's no clear winner between Hershey's-owned REESE'S and Mars-owned M&M's.

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