Direct MailIn the MailTargeting and Acquisition

Car dealer’s digital marketing campaign receives major boost from unaddressed direct mail

Sherwood Chevrolet increases new customer leads by 134% with direct mail complementing its digital marketing strategy Saskatoon’s Sherwood Chevrolet had been experiencing good growth since the economic crisis of 2008 but, like all car dealerships, it recognized that brand loyalty fades easily and competition is fierce. Especially since the quality …

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Data SecurityOperations and Logistics

Storing marketing data in the cloud

  We’ve all heard Big Data is coming. The raw marketing information from mouse-overs, key-clicks and in-store activities constitutes a potentially huge increase in total data flow, all of which has to be temporarily stored, processed and the results saved. One of the challenges of the next wave of IT …

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Excellent ExecutionOperations and Logistics

How digital wallets are transforming the payment experience

  The way Canadians shop is changing. Now, more than ever, Canadians are choosing their phones and tablets to go online rather than their computers and the scales are tipping toward a higher volume of online transactions in the retail space. According to a Moneris prediction, by 2030, only 10% …

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DigitalExperiential MarketingMarketing AutomationMobile MarketingSocial Media

Top five marketing skills in demand in 2017

Here is a look at the top five jobs and skills that will be in high demand in the ever-evolving marketing industry in 2017: Paid social Mobile browsing is on the rise. Most consumers are using their smartphones for messaging, email and social media; therefore, a lot of companies are …

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Data Analytics

For successful analytics, data quality is king

Quality analytics depends on an understanding of the business problem to be analyzed and an experienced, knowledgeable team of data pros with the right tools and techniques to conduct the analysis. But the single most important ingredient is quality data. Essentially, data quality comes down to three factors: input data, …

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Direct MailTargeting and Acquisition

Unaddressed mail as point of first contact prospecting tool

In this ever-changing world, we continue to see new prospecting tools, but there is a staple that many marketers continue to rely on and that is direct mail. Of course, direct mail takes on different forms, ranging from targeted, unaddressed pieces to parcels that demand attention, simply based on size. …

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Engagement & Analytics

Creating engaging user experiences in 2017 and beyond

User engagement is crucial to building strong relationships with employees and customers. So as 2017 begins, marketers everywhere are considering new technologies and tactics for creating captivating experiences. Which tools and strategies will lead to higher engagement this year and beyond? I believe those that promote interactivity, personalization and automation …

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List BusinessSector ReportTargeting and Acquisition

Sector Report: The List Business

The Canadian list business has experienced significant disruption since the beginning of the new millennium, both from economic and regulatory perspectives. The passing of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) in 2000, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)’s introduction of the National Do Not Call List …

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Engagement & Analytics

It’s not them, it’s you: Tips for reengaging customers

As the old bit of dating advice goes, “If you love someone, let him go. If he returns, he’s yours; if he doesn’t, he never was.” Well, no offense to old sayings, but this advice should never, ever be applied to marketing—especially when it comes to reengaging lapsed customers. Even …

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Engagement & Analytics

Winners, losers and customers

Peter Drucker, the inventor of modern management, said, “Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two—and only two—basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs.” It’s fair to say that many business leaders agree with that …

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