Recently at the CohereOne Marketing Summit during the pre-conference intensive, we reviewed direct mail testing ideas, how to properly set them up, and how to accurately evaluate the results. During a portion of the presentation revolving around how to properly read the results of a test, I noticed many people in the audience looking wide-eyed Read More Importance of Proper Testing and Evaluation
I’m going to revisit a portion of the pre-conference intensive session I presented that took place earlier this year at the Catalog and Integrated Marketing Summit in Chicago. I received feedback from many that it has changed the way they have been looking at their business and how they need to position their business for Read More Not All Lifetime Value is Created Equal: A Lesson in Housefile Management
With the ever increasing digital methods of capturing traffic and driving customer orders, the question often arises on the efficacy of catalog or postal marketing to savvy digital customers. The rational being that they are digital customers, they are engaged with the brand online and that the digital marketing in place will drive or capture Read More My Digital Customers Don’t Need a Catalog, Do They?
More and more, we at CohereOne are engaging with companies who are new to the postal world. Many are running successful direct businesses by employing first class digital marketing and have experienced tremendous growth over the years. Eventually that digital universe tends to hit a wall, and no matter how much more money they throw Read More Pure Plays in the Postal World – What to Know
Often times we get caught up in focusing our attention on the next “big thing”? It’s human nature and completely justified as we continually search for that silver bullet or walk-off home run for our businesses. While searching for this next big thing, we often put other programs or processes on auto pilot, and sometimes Read More 4 Ways Operating on Auto Pilot is Weakening Your Performance
It can often be difficult to identify topics to write on, when you are a constant contributor through blogs or newsletters. So when the time came to put down my thoughts, I pulled up some of my prior musings to see if I could find any inspiration. What made a direct hit in my mind Read More Holiday Planning – One Year Revisited
The internet is a wonderful marketing tool for most companies, but the impact it has on your house file is often not accounted for. Let’s take a journey back in time; say 5 years ago, when there was an explosion of online marketing services that helped deliver new customers, online, at an unbelievable return on Read More Why your buyer file may not be as valuable as it used to be: A lesson in lifetime value
One of the biggest assets a mature direct marketing company has is their house file, and within that house file are pockets of lapsed customers, normally thought of as 12+ or 24+ month buyers. Through RFM segmentation, scoring, NaviStone® and/or house file modeling, companies are able to identify which of these customers qualify for postal Read More Don’t Put All Your Reactivation Eggs in One Basket