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Marketing Strategy The Datafication of Marketing

The Datafication of Marketing

Marketers have never been more obsessed with customer data than they are today. And there's more data than ever to obsess over. Here's a detailed breakdown of where to extract the best consumer insights.

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.

Next: Trends and Strategies to Watch

Email Marketing in 2015

Email Marketing in 2015

Despite its persistent popularity, marketers sometimes have a tough time crafting the most effective email messages.

4 Reasons Marketers Need to Master Mobile

4 Reasons Marketers Need to Master Mobile

Four experts discuss why mobile marketing is so important now and provide advice on what areas of mobile will be critical to master in the coming year.

Will Direct Mail Morph Into the Internet of Postal Things?

Will Direct Mail Morph Into the Internet of Postal Things?

"The mailing industry is at an important juncture of transformation," says Bell & Howell CEO Ramesh Ratan.

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

A Prescription for Attracting Millennials

A Prescription for Attracting Millennials

When the Affordable Care Act's health insurance mandate and public/private marketplaces went into effect in late 2013, it created a new, unprecedented era in direct competition for providing individual health insurance.

Philips Sparks Deep Engagement With Playful Mobile Videos

Philips Sparks Deep Engagement With Playful Mobile Videos

Tech-savvy shoppers craft the storylines in a recent mobile campaign from the consumer electronics giant.

Charlotte Russe Aims to Turn Pictures Into Profits

Charlotte Russe Aims to Turn Pictures Into Profits

The retailer's Like2Buy page guides Instagram followers from snap to shop.

Hyatt Regency Maui Says 'I Do' to Social Marketing

Hyatt Regency Maui Says 'I Do' to Social Marketing

The resort proposes its site as a wedding destination to prospective customers through a targeted social sweepstakes.

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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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