Jim Coogan thinks great strides are being made by merchants to become truly multichannel. Still, marketers could be doing a better job using catalogs and Web strategies to drive business.
(Direct Newsline) It’s unclear how many of Amy Africa’s eight recommendations for online marketing were actually absorbed by her audience at the Direct Marketing Association’s Fast Forward event. Africa started her session by expressing her disdain for the list industry, whose offline, paper-focused orientation she likened to an afghan blanket: “comfortable, colorful and out of date.”
Managing customer relationship management used to be pretty simple. Most shopkeepers knew their patrons personally. They lived in the same community,
When Steve August joined Brookstone in 2001 as its vice president of customer marketing, source allocation meant matching a purchase back to a specific
The harsh new postal rates imposed in May are three months old. Mailers should be used to them, right? Think again. Many are still reeling and figuring
Do you remember the 10 commandments of marketing database content management from previous columns? In case you don’t, here’s a quick recap: The data
Sometimes I think if I hear or read one more thing about this year’s postal rate hike, I’m going to scream. You must be getting pretty tired of it, too
After spending the past decade building up its business-to-business division, home improvement products retailer Home Depot has sold the unit to a trio of private equity firms:Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
A trio of private equity firms–Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice–have snapped up Home Depot