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In 1898, Elias St.Elmo Lewis developed a model that mapped the consumers’ journey. Today, we call his framework the sales funnel. Some Marcom philosophers posit that the sales funnel is dead on arrival today. But Beth, an Associate Professor of Advertising at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication says not so fast. What […]
Email marketing is more science than art. For many small- to medium-sized businesses, email marketing is also a mystery. The person in charge of managing campaigns has to work to segment lists, design templates, create A-B tests, track click-throughs and KPIs, plus plan and execute the content delivery. When this is your task list, you […]
You can’t read a media brand by its cover. For instance, Daily Candy looks like an incredibly healthy site. But its owner, NBC Universal, is not pleased with the numbers. So displeased are the suits that they decided to pull the plug on Daily Candy and Television Without Pity. According to Variety, Comcast bought DailyCandy […]
“Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery.” -Henry Miller This week in advertising a lot of people spent a lot of money. Zambezi in LA is putting out a top-drawer email newsletter. #highlyrecommended Newsweek is back in print. The new luxury experience for $7.99 appears on newsstands today, March 7, 2014. Supermodel Miranda […]
No matter how many marketers talk about the social media and mobile marketing rave, email marketing still continues to win when it comes to outreach, conversions and profitability. However, there’s more to email marketing then simply composing and pressing the send button. The Statistical Fact Book 2013 released by Direct Marketing Association had an excerpt […]
Guest post by Will Stevens Despite the social media hype, email still wins out Email is a technological dinosaur, destined for the dustbin of history, while social networks are set to dominate communications, PR and advertising for years to come. Or at least that’s the impression given by the mainstream press and many marketing blogs. […]
In a world where relationship marketing is the be all and end all, email wins again. A new study conducted by Lyris and recapped by Marketing Profs, lays out the argument for email (click for infographic). I’m surprised to see email rank higher than personal referrals. What does that say about the state of our […]
Direct marketers get little respect from brand marketers, which is a shame. Everyone has something to give! Now, I see that social media marketers get little respect from direct marketers, which is also a shame. Where’s the love? Direct marketing pro, Debra Ellis, writing in Target Marketing opens her can of whoop ass with a […]
Separating fact from opinion ain’t what it used to be. There was a time when the more you read, the more engaged you were with your world. Your city. Your neighborhood. Not some imaginary world you wished could be, but the world as it actually existed outside your door. Back in these ancient times (otherwise […]
There are so many ways to reach prospects and customers today. But which path is best for business? Facebook, as you may have heard, is busy reinventing advertising. Is that the path brands want/need to travel? Signs point to no. According to Jay Baer of Convince and Convert, the more companies use social media channels […]
Susan Lyne, C.E.O. of the Gilt Groupe–a members-only, online seller of luxury brand goods at discount prices–spoke at a panel hosted by Financial Times in New York last week. Laura Hazard Owen of paidContent was there to hear what she had to say. “Personalization is probably the single thing you could focus on that will […]
I didn’t realize Gmail needed more users, but I guess enough is never enough when you are in a competition with with Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook. For more, see Google’s Email Intervention microsite.