May 15, 2005




Movers & shakers

Itasca, IL-based office supplies merchant OfficeMax appointed Sam Duncan president/CEO. Duncan was most recently president/CEO of Shopko Stores.
Knoxville, TN-based fitness and sports performance cataloger Power Systems has promoted Kenneth Bradley from vice president of operations to president.

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May 5, 2005




Financial Reports: Sharper Image, Gaiam

Sharper Image’s Annual Earnings Tumble 37% San Francisco-based multichannel merchant Sharper Image Corp. (Nasdaq: SHRP) reported lower fourth-quarter and annual earnings, although sales for both the quarter and the year rose.
For the year ended Jan. 31, net earnings fell 37%, to $14.6 …

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May 3, 2005




Neiman Marcus Agrees to Sale; Two Investment Firms to Pay $5.1 Billion

Dallas-based cataloger/retailer The Neiman Marcus Group (NYSE: NMG.A) on May 2 agreed to be acquired by Texas Pacific Group and c for $100 per share in cash, or $5.1 billion. Texas Pacific and Warburg Pincus will own an equal stake in …

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May 1, 2005




Cooling off in February

What goes up must come down. While year-over-year consumer catalog volume rose more than 19% in January, according to Catalog Tracker, February’s year-over-year volume fell by nearly 7%.
A service of Greenwich, CT-based list services firm Direct Media, Catalog Tracker logged in 322 …

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May 1, 2005




Database bits and bytes

The theme of this year’s DMA World Seattle, held April 6, was “Relevance and Results.” Not surprisingly, database marketing played a significant role in many of the sessions. Here’s a sampling of suggestions and comments from speakers regarding how to improve …

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May 1, 2005




Christmas in May

It’s never to soon to start thinking about the all-important holiday season. Before the gift-buying frenzy typically gets under way, customers are stocking up on holiday decorating items. Considering what a huge business holiday home decor has become, it’s crucial …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

May 1, 2005




PUMP UP the VALUE

THE DAYS OF MULTICHANNEL marketing as an independent business discipline, dominated by just a few tech-savvy marketers, are over. Successful direct marketers now provide multiple response mechanisms — mail, phone, store, Internet — so that customers and prospects can make purchases via …

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In Channel Integration, Marketing

May 1, 2005




Blog-rolling

Pundits of the Chicken Little school are warning that blogs will kill advertising and PR as we know it. With just a few keystrokes, an anonymous blogger can bad-mouth a company; word will spread among the blog’s readers and affiliates (…

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May 1, 2005




Strong outlook for outdoor sports market

Like the outdoors enthusiasts it targets, the outdoors and recreation market is a hardy one. According to New York-based media brokerage services firm ParadyszMatera, the 12-month active universe for outdoor-gear catalogs grew 15.6% last year, to more than 10 million buyers.
All …

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April 11, 2005




Bits and Bytes from DMA World Seattle

The theme of this year’s DMA World Seattle, held April 6, was “Relevance and Results.” Not surprisingly, database marketing played a significant role in many of the sessions. Here’s a sampling of suggestions and comments from speakers regarding how to improve …

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