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FIRING BACK: High-flying emporium  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

If you are stuck on an airplane and decide to pass the time shopping with an inflight catalog, make sure you read the entire book carefully. The High

Better living through session analysis  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Each week, one-fifth of the 25,000 visitors to Ross-Simons’s Website click straight from the home page to the jewelry offerings. Another one-third immediately

FIRING BACK: You snooze, you lose  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

When the Catalog Age staffers picked our brilliant ideas for new catalogs in the Backword section of the June issue, senior managing editor Sherry Chiger

FIRING BACK: Frontgate markets smart  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Home and garden goods cataloger Frontgate knows how to get customers to buy again: money. A Catalog Age staffer who recently ordered from the catalog

CUSTOMER ACQUISITION: When should you prospect?  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Moira Pascale

If timing is everything, certain times of the year are more fruitful for prospecting than others. But determining the best time for prospecting varies

Archie’s online boom: Archie McPhee slashes circulation  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Moira Pascale

When novelty gifts marketer Archie McPhee launched its Website (mcphee.com) in September 1995, response was “underwhelming,” says Mark Pahlow, president

WEB MARKETING: Get yourself affiliated  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Online book and music superstore Amazon.com might have pioneered the concept of affiliate marketing back in 1996, but everyone’s doing it these days.

BENCHMARK’99  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Moira Pascale

The economy may still be booming, but many catalogers are choosing not to rent their files; more are managing their own lists; fewer are exchanging names

Blooming transactions  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Mergers and acquisitions were blooming in the month of May, especially for gardening products and flower catalogs. And it seems that Ruth Owades’s green

Evolution of a brand  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Michael P. Krasny

It started 15 years ago with a three-line, $3, three-day classified ad I placed in The Chicago Tribune to sell my used IBM PC. I sold that computer to






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