• Main Feature: The voice of the customer calls marketers to action at Barclaycard, Cross Country Home Services, and JetBlue • One Tough Question: What does Big Data allow marketers to do with segmentation that was not possible before? • In-depth case study: Nokia: The Once and Future(?) King • Special feature: Direct Mail, Evolved • Infographic: The People Side of Marketing
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The Wildlife Society shares its direct mail strategies.
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The iconic brand lets consumers take the wheel to power its People's Car Project.
A poorly named content marketing tactic similar to a print advertorial that lives "natively" within a publisher's online editorial content.
Observations from around the Twitter-sphere.
Quickoffice Pro: It's an office on the go.
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Companies should "listen" to customers—but action is what really matters.
The voice of the customer calls marketers to action at Barclaycard, Cross Country Home Services, and JetBlue.
Game time: Who wins when it comes to marketing, Sony's PlayStation 3 or Microsoft's Xbox 360?
Sprint tapped Digitas and Leo Burnett—known collectively as Team Sprint—to spread the word about its "Truly Unlimited" iPhone 5 data plan.
Launched last December, the Marine's new YouTube channel, with its unique circular player, acts as a content hub for all things USMC.
Jason Gaboriau, VP and executive creative director, at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in L.A., talks start-ups, good work, and great graphic design.
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Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
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