DM Wrap-Up: week of March 2

 FUSE Marketing Group ramps up for new client wins, more creative work and ongoing services for Toronto 2015 PanAm/ParaPan Games FUSE Marketing Group (www.fusemg.com) is announcing nine new hires to expand its breadth and strength in account services, creative, digital, strategic partnerships and administration.  Joining the agency ranks are Lisa …

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Variable Imaging – Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, is variable imaging 1,000 times better than variable text? Well, one of the beauties of writing for an online magazine is that we can explore and illustrate the integration of variable text and variable graphics right within the article, so this will …

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DM Wrap-up: news from the week of March 16

Air Canada Named Top Airline in Customer Loyalty Toronto, ON —  Air Canada has been named the leading airline in customer loyalty, according to Brand Keys 2015 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index® (CLEI). The 19th annual survey, conducted by independent marketing research firm, Brand Keys, measures a brand’s ability to meet …

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Sighting in Your Rifle and Loading Up for High Impact Results

We have all heard references to the rifle vs. shotgun approach. While it’s true that the latter allows you to reach a broader area and generate some sales, the rifle approach allows you to hone in tighter on your targets. However, if you take the time to “sight in” your …

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DM WRAP-UP: NEWS FROM THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9

Interactive Intelligence Expands Presence in Canada New Toronto office and Montreal-based data center latest in company’s Canadian expansion Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ), a global provider of software and services for communications, collaboration and customer engagement, has expanded its presence in Canadawith the opening of an office in Toronto and a data center in Montreal. This expansion …

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5 Tips for Clean, Usable Data

Your reputation and your ability to communicate effectively are important, and whether you are using direct mail, email or personalized URLs, your data is the underlying foundation. In today’s world we see people with a broad range of skill sets setting up and managing marketing data. This, in turn, leads …

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DM Wrap-up: News from the week of February 2

Majority of Marketers Believe Marketing Needs to Undergo Dramatic Change Marketo and The Economist Intelligence Unit release report highlighting the impact of technology, the importance of managing customer engagement and the role marketers play in setting company strategy. A study of 478 senior marketers and CMOs from around the world …

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5 Cents, 5 Cents, 5 Cents – The Cost of Being Different

When it comes to direct mail in Canada, 5 cents represents the following: 5 cents – the difference between Standard Machineable and Non-machineable Addressed Admail 5 cents – the amount you can save by conforming to the machineable specifications 5 cents – the cost of being different It is interesting …

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2015 Canadian Direct Response Outlook: The Year of Digital Disruption

By Pippa Nutt Now that another hectic holiday season is behind us and we have ushered in the New Year, we can’t help but wonder what 2015 has in store for the world of Direct Response. If the last quarter of 2014 is any indication, it does appear that the …

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Changes to the marketing industry create new opportunities for agencies to redefine their role, says Deloitte

New survey finds gaps between what marketers need and what agencies are delivering Marketing functions have changed significantly over the last five years leaving a gap between what marketers need and what is delivered, according to Deloitte’s Relationship Reset: Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Survey released today at FFWD Advertising and …

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