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Marketing ARCHIVE

Pulling the trigger  Mar 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

Before the Welcome Wagon arrives at a new homeowner’s door, the refinancing offers are already in their mailboxes. For that matter, so are the credit-card

Referral Madness  Mar 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Ken Magill

As the cost of search engine marketing continues to rise, merchants are increasingly eyeing friends-and-family e-mail programs, in which customers receive

The Benefits of Making Customer Advocacy Job #1:Happy Customers  Feb 28, 2006 9:04 PM By Dr. Natalie Petouhoff

The manager of a multichannel contact center has one of the most difficult jobs on the planet. The manager knows that the critical juncture between a happy customer and one who

Four Ways to Turn Your Customer Service Center into a Profit Center  Feb 28, 2006 8:55 PM By Greg Gianforte

Customer service has always supported corporate growth by keeping customers happy and ensuring their ongoing loyalty. But the challenges of today’s business environment demand that customer service take advantage of its unique capabilities and opportunities to make a more substantial contribution to the top line.

The ABCs of “Click to Call”  Feb 28, 2006 8:52 PM By John Federman

Recently e-commerce media buzz has focused around click-to-call technology, with Internet search giants Google and Yahoo! testing ways to enable immediate Web-to-phone connections between buyers and sellers through their local search ads. But what exactly is click-to-call, and what does it mean to you?

Six Short-Term Tactics to Hone Circulation  Feb 27, 2006 9:20 PM By Jim Coogan

Here are six database tactics to improve your circulation and results in the short term

Financial Reports: Guitar Center, J.C. Penney, Office Depot  Feb 18, 2006 2:17 AM By MCM staff

Westlake Village, CA-based Guitar Center (Nasdaq: GTRC) posted a 21.6% increase in direct response net sales, including revenue from the Musician

Why Service Initiatives Fail  Feb 15, 2006 9:02 PM By Debra Ellis

Companies everywhere are struggling with the dynamics of how to profitably grow their business in a changing economy. Customers continue to demand exceptional service even when sales and profitability are declining. Employees are disgruntled, and shareholders are dismayed. Management is searching for the key to success and finding that all roads seem to lead to customer service.

Three Alternatives to Product-Level Marketing  Feb 13, 2006 9:22 PM By Jim Coogan

Several of the cooperative databases collect product-level data. Marketers are finding product-level data very useful in data mining for customers who buy specific products through direct marketing. But using the co-ops

Business Objects Acquires Firstlogic  Feb 13, 2006 9:08 PM By Tim Parry

Business intelligence solution provider Business Objects agreed to acquire privately held data-quality software and services provider Firstlogic on Feb. 8. Business Objects will pay approximately $69 million in an all-cash transaction.






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