I was recently asked, “What are your plans for Mother’s Day?” and had to check my calendar. My oldest, the teenager, has a basketball tournament. The youngest, a pre-teen, has a softball tournament. The tournaments are an hour and a half away from each other. It is going to be another “pick your favorite daughter […]
The Data & Marketing Association (DMA) defines integrated marketing as “an approach to creating a unified and seamless experience for consumers to interact with the brand/enterprise.” They explain that integrated marketing campaigns “meld all aspects of marketing,” from advertising and public relations to sales and social media, to achieve consistent branding and a […]
The IWCO Direct National Sales Meeting was held recently at our corporate headquarters in Minnesota. It was a great week with the best people in the industry. Our Sales and Marketing teams came together for company updates, education, and discussion on best practices within our industry. It is always time well spent and many conversations […]
Much has been written about the increasing importance of omnichannel marketing. The most successful brands have crafted an experience that seamlessly follows the customer as they move from one channel to the next throughout the customer journey. I’ve come to appreciate these omnichannel strategies not just as a marketer, but as a consumer who […]
Developing a successful, one-to-one customer acquisition campaign requires a lot of hard work and planning. And there are a myriad of variables that must be taken into account when determining which channels—or combination of channels—you should deploy. Those variables include, but are not limited to, your target audience, your media/marketing budget, the category, the path to purchase, and last but certainly not least, your business objectives.