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The in-housing gap : Productivity and creativity expectations fall short

The in-housing gap : Productivity and creativity expectations fall short

by on August 10, 2019

A new research report exploring how brands are in-housing key marketing functions finds increased productivity (47%) and enhanced creativity (38%) are the top expected benefits, but these are not being achieved.

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Direct marketing and social media skills significant to future business success

Direct marketing and social media skills significant to future business success

by on August 3, 2019

The Data & Marketing Association's (DMA) latest report, the Business Skills Census 2019, asked marketers to identify the skills and challenges that are important to businesses today, as well as those that will be in the future.

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Marketers ignoring the real value of referrals and word of mouth in customer acquisition

Marketers ignoring the real value of referrals and word of mouth in customer acquisition

by on July 16, 2019

The Data & Marketing Association (DMA) – in partnership with Mention Me – reveals its latest insights into the untapped power of referrals.

According to the ‘Referral Marketing: Are You Creating Customer Advocates?’ report, just one quarter (23%) of organisations currently have referral programmes in place for customer acquisition.

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DMA Talent Research : What employers currently wish for and require from entry-level candidates

DMA Talent Research : What employers currently wish for and require from entry-level candidates

by on June 28, 2019

Personal & social skills are vital for entry-level marketers wanting to start a career in the data & marketing industry, yet they remain the hardest to recruit for according to new research from Data & Marketing Association.

To help businesses and aspiring marketers better understand what skills are most in demand in the industry, the ‘Data & Marketing: Attracting the Next Generation’ report asked managers of organisations, large and small, what skills they look for when recruiting for entry-level marketers.

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Door drop spend remains stable despite GDPR

Door drop spend remains stable despite GDPR

by on June 27, 2019

In a year of legislative change and political uncertainty surrounding the data and marketing industry, the Data & Marketing Association's (DMA) latest figures show door drops have remained stable.

The DMA's latest ‘Annual door drop report’ reveals a steady year for the marketing channel, despite significant legislative change in 2018 and continued political uncertainty that has affected the wider data and marketing industry.

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DMA becomes the Data & Marketing Association

DMA becomes the Data & Marketing Association

by on May 21, 2019

Today the DMA launches its new brand, incorporating learning, talent and membership divisions under a single entity and a new name - the Data & Marketing Association.

The rebrand is part of the DMA’s ongoing mission to be the most customer-focused business community and the leading voice for intelligent marketing. The DMA will integrate DMA Learning, powered by the Institute of Data & Marketing (IDM) and DMA Talent into its proposition.

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Scotland must lead the data revolution through ethics and inclusivity .. DMA

Scotland must lead the data revolution through ethics and inclusivity .. DMA

by on April 30, 2019

The DMA recently hosted a reception in the Scottish Parliament as part of its Value of Data campaign.

The Value of Data project explores the ethical questions that arise from the use of data and the event brought together MSPs, business leaders and data experts to discuss revolutionising how the professional world views and values data.

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Embracing neurodiversity in the workplace .. Kate Burnett, MD of DMA Talent

Embracing neurodiversity in the workplace .. Kate Burnett, MD of DMA Talent

by on April 1, 2019

Kate Burnett, MD of DMA Talent, discusses why the DMA is helping businesses to support a diverse workforce through their Neurodiversity Initiative

World Autism Awareness Week, taking place during the first week of April this year, will inspire people across the UK to take part in activities to raise awareness for autism charities. However, we need to do more in terms of promoting equality across the workforce - this all starts in our awareness and understanding of conditions like autism.

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New survey identifies AI & machine learning skills as most important area organisations must address

New survey identifies AI & machine learning skills as most important area organisations must address

by on March 24, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & machine learning has been identified as the most important areas organisations must develop staff skills in, reveals a new survey by the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM).

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Marketers need to look beyond loyalty points and freebies, reveals DMA research

Marketers need to look beyond loyalty points and freebies, reveals DMA research

by on March 21, 2019

Marketers are under-valuing a number of loyalty tactics, as highlighted by the DMA’s latest research infographic.

According to the ‘Customer Engagement 2019 – Marketers’ view’ survey, which asked consumers and marketers for their opinions on the most effective loyalty/rewards programme tactics, there are a number of contrasting views.

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