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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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Dec. 14 2011




Improved Ecommerce Boosts Results for Green Top Sporting Goods

Enhanced shopping cart and customer path analytics are helping Green Top Sporting Goods boost its pay-per-click search results and increase sales in several product categories.

As recently as 2008, Green Top’s website offered product listings but no way of making purchases. Visitors clicking on specific items were often brought to the manufacturers’ sites.

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Dec. 12 2011




Tips for Using Your Database to Drive Revenue

Direct marketers usually aren’t very creative about how they take advantage of their marketing databases. Sure, modern marketing databases are used to make general decisions about whom to promote. Typically this is done with rules-based logic such as recency, frequency, monetary value (RFM) cells or—even better—with statistics-based predictive models. However, this is just scratching the surface of what a modern marketing database can do.

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Dec. 08 2011




Trade Show Demos Help Hill Rom Engage Customers 1

A revamped trade show booth that engaged nursing professionals with the brand boosted sales and customer relationships for medical technology marketer Hill Rom Holdings Inc.

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Dec. 06 2011




Keeping Marketing Assets Secure in the Cloud

After all, if your marketing and sales materials are managed and distributed via a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution on the Internet, rather than housed on your company’s own servers, aren’t they more prone to being viewed by unauthorized users? The answer may actually be no, according to some industry analysts.

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Nov. 18 2011




Direct. B to B to C in Mix for Tullamore Dew U.S. Effort 1

The world’s second-largest Irish whisky is Tullamore Dew, and yet comparatively few Americans have heard of it, favoring instead competitors Jameson’s and Bushmills. Importer William Grant & Sons USA is using a mix of retail partner efforts and direct-to-consumer marketing to change that..

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Nov. 11 2011




Content Curation Helps Connance Focus Online Messaging

Hospital business office systems provider Connance is using content curation to gather online content to generate leads and hone its messaging. The sales cycle can be slow when dealing with a function of a healthcare institution that is not on the clinical side, so being a trusted source of information for prospects is crucial.

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Nov. 11 2011




Five Things B2B Marketers Need to do Before Going Social 1

Here’s a reality check for business-to-business firms engaging in social media: Content isn’t king, at least as far as tweets and posts to other forums are concerned. Greg Ott of Demandbase offers five prerequisites B-to-B marketers must have in place to maximize the return of their social media endeavors.

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Nov. 11 2011




New Database Helps Las Vegas Sands Focus on Profitability 1

The Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s new data system places a stronger focus on the full spectrum of visitors’ activity, and therefore their total profitability.

Traditionally, casino patrons are ranked and marketed to based on what they spend, either during a single trip or in aggregate. But this doesn’t allow for subtleties such as their rate of play, how the value of comped rooms mitigates their worth to the property, or other activities which might change how they are valued.

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Oct. 31 2011




Multivariate Testing Shows Sex Doesn’t Sell Cosmo Magazine

Anyone looking to design a direct mail prospecting package for Cosmopolitan magazine should know that sweepstakes don’t boost responses, tote bag premiums don’t justify their cost and above all, sex doesn’t sell. At least, not on the outer envelope. (Inside the package is another story.)

That last point may be surprising, but the magazine conducted two multivariate tests within the past 18 months. The tests offer statistically valid results for the impact 12 changes had on response rates.

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Oct. 24 2011




Hearst, Experian Team Up To Model And Score Commitment

When a marketer delivers goods in advance of payment, as in a “bill me” situation, there is a greater possibility of a lack of commitment on the prospect’s part. And that can result in higher levels of non-paying customers. Unfortunately for magazine publishers, bill me options for subscription requests are fairly standard.

For Hearst Magazines, the challenge was establishing a web-based system that evaluates subscription requestors on the fly, allowing good prospects to sail through the subscription process easily while providing just enough of a barrier for online prospects who are riskier.

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