July 2014 Issue of Direct Marketing News
• Cover Story: 18 People in Marketing You May Not Know—but Should • Analysis: Is Postal Reform Becoming One Big Cluster…Box? • CMO Confidential: A Chat with Pandora CMO Simon Fleming-Wood • Case Study: Oreo Is One Smart Cookie • In-depth: The 3 Gifts of Content Marketing • Best Case: MINI Customers Drive Its Marketing • Marketing Challenge: When Marketing and Sales Collide • + more...
Opéra de Montréal used an ensemble of print and email to increase revenue by 450%.
Nickelodeon is all about fun content—but when it comes to understanding its audience, there's nothing the TV network takes more seriously.
The auto brand's marketers let customers get behind the wheel of its latest campaign.
Pandora CMO Simon Fleming-Wood acts on the believe that "the product is the marketing."
The head of marketing operations is doing just as much selling as marketing, sans the commission her sales colleagues earn. How should she handle it? ...
The VP of marketing has been a little lax in his definition of the term "business expense" and it shows. See how our readers would ...
Oreo might have turned 102 this year, but the beloved cookie brand's marketing is still nimble—and social—enough to take a bite out of the competition.
Content brings dialogue, emotion, and relevance to the brand-customer relationship.
Today's marketer needs to be digital, mobile, social, personal, and always on.
Marketing pundits share their top four game plans for Big Data.
6 preference center pros and cons that marketers should consider to improve the customer experience
Experts weigh in on the realities behind four email list hygiene myths.
Can today's players get their heads in the marketing game?
Word to the Wise
So, what is Haddop exactly?
Some quick info hits to keep you up-to-date, including the percentage U.S. consumers who prefer to access content online.
See what our tweeps have been getting up to this month. Follow us @dmnews.
What's in our mailbox this month: Insurance mailers. See which ones cover all their bases—and which ones, not so much.
What's in our inbox this month: Emails from outdoor gear companies. Some of these just need to take a hike.
Editor-in-Chief Ginger Conlon offers her take on what it means to make an impact on the marketing industry.
Not all influencers are well-known; that doesn't make their impact any less potent.
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