Channel | ROI | Metrics

When Does Reactivation Modeling Make Sense?

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

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” https://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.

Lead Gen Best Practices: Bridging the Sales/Marketing Gap

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

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.

Transform Your Customer Database Into a Goldmine

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

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…

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

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

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…

Tips for Finding the Best Catalog Prospects

|  by Chief Marketer Staff

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.

Broker Roundtable: How Reliable Are Income Selects?

|  by Chief Marketer Staff

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.)

Ways to Improve Your Mailing List Performance

|  by Chief Marketer Staff

Thanks to reduced prospecting and catalog circulation, many mailers are finding they have fewer housefile names to leverage, and less new names on the rental market. How can you improve your list's performance, and get profitably back in the mail? Here's a few tips.

Do Talk to Strangers: Basics of Statistical Prospecting Models

|  by Chief Marketer Staff

Statistical prospecting models don’t have to be confusing to direct mailers. If you know about two main types of acquisition models, you can boost your business far beyond the "mail-to-everyone-all-the-time" approach to finding new customers. You don’t even have to know how to create models. Just know what to ask for when you want them.

How Marketing Databases Differ from Operational Databases

|  by Chief Marketer Staff

A marketing database must be able to perform all of the mission-critical analytical tasks required for data-driven marketing. Many people think they have a marketing database when, in reality, what they have is an operational database. An operational database supports essential "nuts and bolts" tasks such as customer service, fulfillment and inventory management. But, it…

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by Chief Marketer Staff

“Trapped in Advertising” sounds like a hashtag you might use after a bad day at work, but for Pringles and Adult Swim, it was a year-long, pop culture-forward campaign aimed at ad-averse 18- to 35-year-old “Rick and Morty” fans. The goal was to sustain engagement and become part of the cultural conversation in order to…

	
        

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