Tag: email marketing

Insights into Enterprises’ Demand Gen Efforts (Study)

For the past three years, Annuitas has released its Enterprise B2B Demand Generation Study, which seeks to document the strategies, objectives, and goals of marketers working in enterprise organizations with revenues of $250 million and above. Here are some key takeaways for printers and MSPs serving (or looking to serve) this marketplace: Marketers continue to… Read More »

Direct Marketing Snapshot by Market Vertical

What’s happening in the world of direct mail and email in the key market sectors? According to the Direct Marketing Snapshot (August 2016) from Mintel Comperemedia, things are looking very stable. But clearly, some market verticals are faring better than others. Between May 2015 – August 2016, direct mail volumes (acquisition and customer mail, excluding… Read More »

It takes more than data to be personal

This morning, I was scanning my email and saw one of those “personalized” subject lines that drives me crazy: “A seat has been reserved for Heidi Tolliver-Walker.” Come on, nobody actually speaks that way. We all know that a robot wrote that. Even though they used my name, it didn’t feel personal. It felt condescending.… Read More »

Critical multichannel, print, and other stats you need to know

Looking for some stats on multichannel marketing, the value of print, and mobile marketing to throw into presentations, pepper your client conversations, or include in your print marketing or e-newsletters? Here are some interesting data I’ve run across recently that you might find useful. Multichannel Omnichannel shoppers have a 30% higher lifetime value than those… Read More »

3 Ways to Use Pokémon GO to Get More Print

Looking to give your customers more reason to print? Try Pokémon Go. That might sound like a strange combination, but I just read an interesting article on SuccessfulMeetings.com that offered a number of suggestions for incorporating Pokémon Go into a successful meeting strategy. A number of those suggestions just happen to involve print. Not only… Read More »

A Peek at Kohl’s Multichannel Marketing Strategy

According to InfoTrends, marketers’ top two goals when it comes to their marketing communications are customer experience and customer loyalty (43% and 35% of marketers citing these as top marketing goals, respectively). Retailers are accomplishing this with smart, integrated, and personalized multichannel strategies that we can all learn from. One of these multichannel marketers is… Read More »

Do You Know What’s Happening in the C-Suite?

As printers increasingly transition into marketing services providers, it’s critical to understand what is happening in the C-Suite, or the senior executives within a company. Specifically for our industry, we are interested in the marketing and business development executives. To this end, IBM’s “Redefining Markets: Insights from the C-Suite Study,” provides a mother load. The… Read More »

Data-Driven Marketing: Where Are We Now?

When we look around, it feels as if there is more personalization occurring in marketing today. We hear more about it. We see it more in our inboxes and mailboxes. But what’s really happening on the ground? According to Forbes Insight’s new report: “Data-Driven and Customer-Centric: Marketers Turning Insights into Impact,” based on a survey… Read More »

Is USPS Real Mail Notification a Game-Changer?

As if the USPS hadn’t pulled out enough tricks, it has expanded its latest invention, Real Mail Notification, digital alerts of mail about to arrive in recipients’ mailboxes. The idea is that since USPS sorting machines already take pictures of the fronts of nearly every piece of mail anyway, why not use those images to… Read More »

QR Codes: What the Numbers REALLY Say

Lately, there has been a lot of talk that QR Codes are dead, that as a response mechanism they are passé in favor of sexier approaches like augmented reality (AR) and near-field communications (NFC). However, the data don’t support this claim. This week, I released a complete front-to-back update of “QR Codes: The Data Speaks,”… Read More »