Today, Hispanics make up 20% of the U.S. population. At 62.3 million, they are the fastest growing population segment that fuels demographic changes, cultural transformation, and economic growth. Yet, many marketers struggle to engage with this large audience and often fail to provide them with culturally relevant direct mail. There are three myths we hear […]
In today’s multichannel, multi-touch marketing environment, having the right “tech stack” is essential for reaching the right individuals with the right offer at the right time. However, it can get overwhelming thinking about all these systems and how all that data needs to be harnessed, protected, and utilized. As a marketer, you shouldn’t need a […]
What do we mean by “Direct Marketing at the Speed of Need”? Simply stated, it is the ability to quickly reach existing or potential customers or members with pertinent and personalized marketing content regardless of the channel. Web browsing offers a great example of rapid response marketing with its ability to provide relevant content based […]
For more than 16 years, IWCO Direct has offered data analytics solutions, including robust modeling and analytics that improve Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) for our clients. In early 2021, we will be expanding our offering with additional statistical and analytics resources by adding four team members. Today I wanted to provide just a few […]
The second annual ANA Data & Analytics Conference, hosted by American Express, was virtual this year, but its impact and insights were very real. ANA promised the audience would hear from key experts on innovation in data-driven tools and new technologies, personalization, brand and creative techniques founded in neuro-marketing, as well as the latest in compliance and privacy laws. More than 20 of my IWCO Direct colleagues registered for the event, and all who dialed in agreed it was a rousing success.
I recently participated in a virtual panel for American Marketing Association’s southern Connecticut chapter on direct marketing trends titled "An Industry Reset: The Resurgence of Integrated Marketing and Direct Mail.” There were some 60 marketers from the greater New York area in attendance who had great questions for me and the other two direct and digital marketers on the panel. Here are a few of those questions and a summary of some of my responses:
We’re always on the lookout for new marketing technology that will make us more efficient and our clients more successful. What drives our technology enhancement decisions? In most cases, capability, capacity, and cost are all major factors in the equation. Another key factor is understanding what consumers respond to and what our clients tell us […]
Our team always looks forward to überflip’s Trends Reports, and their recent “What Today’s Marketers Are Focused On in 2020” was no exception. The forward from President and CMO, Randy Frisch, echoed our thinking when he said, “Although looking at trends can give us an edge, it can also take us off track."
I promise to avoid (almost all) references to 2020 hindsight, but it’s hard to talk about 2020 marketing trends without looking back at 2019. In researching earlier marketing trends, I learned that ANA started surveying their members in 2014 to determine the marketing word of the year. Here’s their list.
As this summer was coming to a close, my daughter and I recently decided to hit the water for some fishing. As I watched her peer into the tackle box and inspect all of the various lures she asked, “What kind of fish are we going to try to catch, Dad?” After I replied, “try…?!” […]