What Ethnic Groups Will Be Lucrative for DMers?

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

Welcome to Broker Roundtable, where each week we ask list brokers to give their opinions on issues that matter to the marketing community. This week’s question: Going forward, what ethnic groups or segments do you see as lucrative for direct marketers?

Email Tricks and Treats

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

One of the best parts of Halloween was always dumping out the Trick or Treat bag at the end of the night, to see what kind of haul you got. I did the same with my inbox this morning. Here's what I found. The Natick Collection sent an email invite to ...

Is Traditional Media Still Important?

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

Welcome to Broker Roundtable, where each week we ask list brokers to give their opinions on issues that matter to the marketing community. This week's question: As online and mobile media continue to grow, are traditional media like package inserts, statement stuffers, door hangars and the like still important name sources?

Hearst, Experian Team Up To Model And Score Commitment

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

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,…

Email Watch: Volvo Vamps It Up with “Twilight”

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

A few months ago, apropos of nothing, my 86-year-old mother turned to me and said "You know, I don't think that much of that Lady Gaga." "Well Mom," I replied, "that's fine, since you're not really her target demographic anyway." She looked at me a ...