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Making Mobile Part of Your Lead Gen Strategy

The need to make mobile media part of your lead generation strategy today is obvious. What isn’t so obvious is how to integrate mobile in a way that will effectively engage consumers and not run afo

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Jun. 02 2012




Microsoft’s Windows 8 Makes Online Tracking Opt In. Deal, Marketers 4

There's a throwaway line in Microsoft's Windows 8 preview announcement that could completely overhaul online data collection.

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Apr. 09 2012




FTC Calls For Legislative Oversight of Data Brokers

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a report recommending, in part, that data brokers offer consumers greater transparency into, and control over, data collected and stored. The report also recommends a central web site where consumers can learn about data compilers by name, understand their proceesses, and exercise rights of access to their data.

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Apr. 04 2012




New Express Loyalty Program Expands Beyond Credit Card Holders

Apparel marketer Express Inc. is using its new credit card-based Express Next rewards program to reach out to consumers who don’t actually own that branded credit card.

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Mar. 19 2012




Lead Management (And Data) Practices Vary Among B2B Marketers 1

A new study shows business-to-business marketers vary greatly on their lead generation, lead nurturing and lead evaluation practices.

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Feb. 21 2012




Prospecting on All Platforms: Chief Marketer’s 2012 Lead Gen Survey 1

Whether your brand sells to consumers or to other businesses, chances are you’re looking for leads in lots of new places.

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Feb. 16 2012




CM Listline: Tapping Masterfiles for Recency and Efficiency

Real-time advertising and retargeting online may be working for some, but most marketers with a sustainable growth plan for new customer acquisition still rely on mail to drive web traffic and conversions. If timing is everything, then recency is critical—but it's not that easy to find enough "fresh" names to test. Unfortunately, it still takes a lot of effort to net out an adequate prospect file from the merge-purge of multiple response list hotlines due to the costs and time required to get the job done right.

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Feb. 15 2012




The Best of the Best: Four Game Changing Ideas from IMA Winners

All of these campaigns offer valuable lessons that marketers can apply to their own promotional efforts in 2012

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Feb. 14 2012




Using Data to Channel-Optimize Marketing

Marketing isn’t taught by the mathematics departments within colleges and universities, but some day maybe it will be. Each day, marketers are more dependent on the numbers. Metrics and measurements talk to marketers, revealing secret insights into campaigns. For example, data analysis shows how channel optimization makes money.

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Feb. 12 2012




Facebook IPO Will Draw Attention To Social Media Data Practices

Facebook’s impending initial public offering may cause additional scrutiny on all marketers’ data-gathering and data-mining practices. Dennis Dayman, Eloqua’s chief privacy and security officer outlines some concerns for direct marketers.

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