Gary Levitt, founder and CEO of email marketing services company Mad Mimi, which boasts 95,000 users and sends 1 billion emails per month, talks about empowering even the smallest mom and pop businesses in a flash sale age.
Digital or die. That's become the watchword of print brands, urgently harnessing the latest innovations — from social media platforms to smartphones to the iPad — to refashion their businesses for a new media age.
Dave Scott, founder and CEO of list marketing and lead generation firm Marketfish, talks about how traditional list marketing tangles up small agencies and what his company is doing about it - and about meeting the challenge of reaching the 65-year-old, left-handed golfer in Boca Raton, Fla.
Neil Capel, cofounder and CEO of Sailthru - whose technology automatically tailors email, Web and advertising content across unique users and works with publishers including AOL/Huffington Post and The Daily Beast/Newsweek - discusses the challenges facing producers of email newsletters and what his company did to streamline distribution and boost consumer results for client Business Insider.
Media firm MagnaGlobal lowered its ad revenue forecast for 2012, warning that traditional direct marketing, notably direct mail, will continue to be challenged by postal issues and the growth of digital media because of continued weakness in the U.S. economy.
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Retailers' Thanksgiving Day sales pitches came in heavy via email.
Key passages from the mailing industry's anti-exigency appeal to the Postal Regulatory Commission.
The fast casual restaurant chain relies on digital to drive in-store traffic and sales for its seasonal menu.