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
Kind of a dramatic quote to begin a discussion about data, but this is one of the most important lessons I’ve learned throughout my 20+ years as a data analyst. I had no idea how lucky I was early in my training to be taught by some great leaders; along the way I discovered that Read More With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
By most ROI analysis, email is one of the top ROI channels, but contributing to this high ROI figure is the very low cost of sending an email on a per customer basis. And that is part of the problem – ease and cost. I challenge you to think about this…. you are probably over-emailing Read More Using “Tried and True” Direct Marketing Tactics to Improve Email Performance
Well, we’ve practically entered the month of September (how’d that happen?!?) which means the Holiday season is quickly approaching. Knowing that this time of year can be super busy with people being pulled in every direction, it is important to not lose focus on the goals set for the season and recheck your plans for Read More Top 10 Holiday Circulation Tips You’ll Want to Try This Season
A good e-commerce manager is constantly monitoring, maintaining, and (perhaps most importantly) testing and optimizing their website. How do you find areas for improvement or decide what changes to make? I’d imagine that a lot of ideas come from word-of-mouth; a blog post, a conference session, a conversation with a co-worker, a nice (or not!) Read More Opinions are Bad Business
By now, you’ve probably heard the term triggered postcard program. The question now is, why aren’t you testing this as part of your integrative marketing efforts? In today’s cluttered marketing environment, many retailers are challenged to find innovative ways to stand out in the print and digital marketplace. The beauty of triggered postcards is that Read More The One Test You Should Perform This Year!
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?
Most catalog companies today waste thousands of dollars, if not millions, in over mailing catalogs to their customers and prospects. Most industry pundits who make this observation simply recommend eliminating mailings to those buyers that they deem responsive to digital marketing or to less responsive segments. Such reductions often result in significant loss of sales, Read More Add a Million to Your Bottom Line
In recent best practice reviews of the marketing practices of three catalog companies, we discovered very large do not mail files that included not only non-buyers, but also a sizable percentage of buyers. The files had accumulated over a very long period of time. No one was really paying attention to the size of the files, with Read More There’s Gold in Your Do Not Mail File
Over the past six months, CohereOne has tested NaviStone lapsed customers reactivation with many of our clients whose websites are tagged with NaviStone visitor tracking technology. The goal of this testing is to determine the validity using NaviStone reactivation compared to reactivation via cooperative database reactivation or optimization modeling. We will continue to report on Read More Using Web Browsing Activity to Reactivate Your Catalog Housefile