August 1, 1999




Getting a piece of the auction

Once the province of the upper crust, auctions have gone mainstream thanks to the Internet. And catalogers are taking full advantage of the concept to rid themselves of discontinued, returned, and refurbished merchandise. Marketers as diverse as CompUSA, Ross-Simons, and …

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August 1, 1999




ALC, DMI mull merger

American List Counsel (ALC) may become a bigger fish in the list industry pond. The Princeton, NJ-based list firm has signed a nonbinding letter of intent with Little Rock, AR-based information provider Acxiom Corp. for a proposed merger with Acxiom’s …

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In International

August 1, 1999




Protecting your good name

Thanks to Internet chat rooms, message boards, and newsgroups, anyone can broadcast his or her opinions about your company to a large audience. If the opinions are positive, you get some free advertising. But if the spin is negative – …

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August 1, 1999




CUSTOMER ACQUISITION: When should you prospect?

If timing is everything, certain times of the year are more fruitful for prospecting than others. But determining the best time for prospecting varies widely by product category – and even by cataloger.
“The best time to prospect is during …

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August 1, 1999




Call centers: Applying peer pressure

Would you buy more from a telephone rep who sounds just like you? Some catalogers are betting that their customers would, and are hiring call center employees from the same demographic as their target audience.
Upscale casual apparel marketer Abercrombie & …

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August 1, 1999




TARGET MARKETING: Expanding your universe

In the ongoing quest to grow their universe of customers, some business-to-business catalogers seek prospects beyond their target market. By targeting a different type or size business, or by expanding into new product lines aimed at serving new customer segments, …

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July 1, 1999




Evolution of a brand

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 the first caller, and the phones haven’t stopped ringing since. What began back …

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June 1, 1999




Europe jumps online

Most U.S.-based online catalogers target the U.S. market exclusively-displaying copy only in English, pricing only in U.S. dollars, and shipping only within the U.S. But of the 158.5 million people currently online worldwide, more than half …

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June 1, 1999




listings

New Lists HEALTH-MINDED The 229,957 buyers of The Mayo Clinic Family Health Book are mostly men interested in personal health.
Cost: $90/M
Selects: recency, Nielsen county, source/zip, zip, state/SCF/gender
Contact: List Services Corp., 203-743-2600
COMPUTER HARDWARE BUYERS …

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June 1, 1999




Co-op promotions go high tech

With all the talk about driving Website traffic and generating leads, it’s no wonder that a new marketing concept that promises to do both-endorsed e-mail-has hit the cyberworld.
Endorsed e-mail is a high-tech twist on co-op marketing. And although still …

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