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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

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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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Oct. 01 2011




Texas Instruments Aims B-to-B Marketing at its Target Audience: Product Designers 5

When your business is selling integrated circuits and microchips to be used in electronic products, you want to build and foster relationships that bring you closer to your end-user. TI defines that customer as the design engineer

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Sep. 30 2011




Multichannel Attribution Helps Determine Which Mediums Influence Sales

Attributing a sale to the last customer touch can result in skewed channel effectiveness calculations. Paradysz’s Rob Stagno offers thoughts on the complexity of multichannel attribution.

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Sep. 08 2011




Lead Flow Planning: How Many Leads Are Really Enough For Your Sales Team?

When it comes to leads, it’s tempting to think that more is better. But the truth is, enough is

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Aug. 15 2011




When Does Reactivation Modeling Make Sense?

The ability to ask the right questions is a critical factor for effective analytical work. This is the key point I made in a recent article, “Asking the Right Questions in Data Analysis” http://chiefmarketer.com/direct/non-print/data-listtalk-0415bnv9.html. I also noted that asking the right questions typically does not require an advanced degree in statistics.

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Aug. 02 2011




Lead Gen Best Practices: Bridging the Sales/Marketing Gap

While sales and marketing are ultimately marching toward the same goal—driving leads and closing more deals—there has long been a disconnect between these two functions. Sales teams often follow up with leads based on little insight into how that prospect became a lead, or what specific area of interest the prospect has.

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Jul. 19 2011




Transform Your Customer Database Into a Goldmine 1

From the classical Greco-Roman world through the later parts of the medieval periods, there have always been humans who practiced alchemy, the quest to turn ordinary base metals into gold. As it became clear that such a process was for all intents and purposes impossible, the practice faded from the scene. However, the perception that something of limited value can be repurposed in such a way that it can exponentially increase its value remains alive and well. In this instance, call it alchemy in the form of the customer database.

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May. 17 2011




Unified Databases, E-mail Hygiene Pay Out For Eldorado Resorts

At Eldorado Resorts, databases talk to each other before talking to guests. These conversations keep members of its loyalty program from being bombarded with too many solicitations—or, even worse, with inappropriate messages.

This quantity control effort is relatively new. Up through the summer of 2010, Eldorado’s various business departments, including its restaurants, casinos, showrooms, concert venues and hotels, maintained unlinked databases. Because of this, individual properties—like the Eldorado and Silver Legacy Casinos in Nevada, and an Eldorado in Shreveport—didn’t have a complete view of the value of their customers.

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Nov. 15 2010




Tips for Finding the Best Catalog Prospects

Now is when catalogers should cautiously increase their prospecting efforts. After all, as we emerge from the recession, those companies who continue marketing and mining for new buyers will be in a much better position to take advantage of the rebound.

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Oct. 21 2010




Broker Roundtable: How Reliable Are Income Selects?

This week’s question: How reliable are income selects on lists, especially in light of the current economy? Our current panel features Jim Hall of All That Marketing, Matt Kaiser of Veradata and Don Yaffe of Belardi/Ostroy. (Would you like to be considered to be a member of our roundtable? Contact Larry Riggs at larry.riggs@penton.com.)

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