Are You a Savvy Retail Marketer?

Sophisticated Print Traveling the country, attending conferences, as well as speaking with clients and colleagues, I’m hearing a common refrain relating to catalog and direct mail: The pendulum is swinging back towards print. While it’s true more brands are finding new ROI opportunities from incorporating direct mail and catalog into the modern marketing mix, I Read More Are You a Savvy Retail Marketer?

What Lies Ahead for 2018

2018 is going to be a transformative and disruptive year. It’s clear that tectonic plates are moving in interesting ways, and these shifts favor digitally-savvy consumers and brands. Furthermore, unprecedented levels of new retail and technology startup activity flooding the market underscores the reality of today’s disruption economy. Industries that have operated in predictable fashion Read More What Lies Ahead for 2018

Integration of Online and Offline Channels is Foundational for Future Success – Part II

Back in early June, I shared a blog post about print marketing, and I wanted to expand upon those thoughts, adding some ideas about digital channels. Part II of my first blog post is below. —- With the rise of social media and the engaged consumer, email has come under increased attack as a dated Read More Integration of Online and Offline Channels is Foundational for Future Success – Part II

Integration of Online and Offline Channels is Foundational for Future Success – Part 1

It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through 2016, and I’m still taking time to reflect on last year’s holiday accomplishments, evaluate transactional and browse trends and start thinking about this year’s holiday planning in the next few months. But before that, let’s take a moment to reflect on the last year. Think about Read More Integration of Online and Offline Channels is Foundational for Future Success – Part 1

Age of Amazon: The New Reality of Marketing Strategy, Audience Development, and Merchandising

As we head into 2017, it’s more apparent than ever that a paradigm shift is occurring. While catalog and direct mail continues to experience a resurgence, we are entering a new reality where many of the older, standard catalog and direct mail list and circulation practices are increasingly being overshadowed by Amazon and the Amazon Read More Age of Amazon: The New Reality of Marketing Strategy, Audience Development, and Merchandising