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“We wanted to inspire people who may not have considered Wyevale Garden Centres as a Christmas shopping destination before” / Sarah Fuller, Marketing Director, Wyevale Garden Centres

by Loudmouth PR on December 18, 2014

Just in - Wyevale Garden Centres has launched a Christmas campaign to create awareness of the breadth of their Christmas product offering. From gifts to real trees, decorations and foodie delights - everything for an enchanting Christmas.

The campaign proposition and creative, which has been developed by direct response and relationship marketing agency WDMP, features just under 5 million door drop brochures being distributed within a 30 minute driving distance of the 45 best performing garden centres, accompanied by direct mail packs sent to all members of its loyalty programme,@GardeningClub ‘Gardening Club'. [more…]

Response One launches Reciprocate Lite for Charities

by Assistant Editor on November 28, 2014

Oxfam and WaterAid among first charities to sign up to new donor data service

Response One, @ResponseOneDM the St Ives Group-owned company behind Reciprocate - the UK’s largest donor data pool - has launched a new membership level, Reciprocate Lite.

The new service is designed for charities wanting to benefit from Reciprocate’s insight and benchmarking capabilities without having to commit to swapping donor data, which may be prohibited due to lack of permissions. Reciprocate Lite gives access to benefits including lapsed donor reactivation, Gift Aid matching, unique donor identification and market trend reporting.


Five things organisations should consider when adopting new marketing technology

by Assistant Editor on November 25, 2014

Achieving a high level of understanding about your customers, as well as being able to automate marketing communications and decision making, even if it means just keeping up with your rivals in terms of customer engagement, is becoming increasingly important to enable you to stay ahead.

If the advance of new marketing technology showed no sign of slowing during the recession, it’d be wise to assume the pace of change may increase as we enter economic recovery.

The growth in marketing technology is exponential. The challenge with investing in marketing technology is ensuring that it is matched to business needs, is well implemented and then fully adopted within the business once it has gone live. [more…]

Northern Rail has appointed data-driven marketing expert Occam

by Assistant Editor on November 20, 2014

Northern Rail, the largest train operator in the north of England, has appointed data-driven marketing expert Occam to work alongside online and mobile ticketing company Assertis in creating more joined-up experience for passengers.

Northern Rail has engaged Occam’s in-house data marketing product to give the train company the right tools to better manage customer engagement. Within the product, Occam will pull together existing data sources from across the network to give a single view of its customers. [more…]

“The truth about brand strategy” / By Steve Cook, Marketing Team Direct

by Assistant Editor on November 17, 2014

By Steve Cook, brand strategy and planning, Marketing Team Direct

The last few years has seen an acceleration in brand science and sophisticated brand strategy development – enabled by a technology shift, data acquisition and interrogation, and let’s be brutally honest, the need for businesses to transform fundamentally in order to survive.

This growth in brand understanding, practice and exploitation has taken the subject of brand from art to science, from marketing function to boardroom policy and from image change to measurable shareholder value asset.

And yet, there are still businesses that consider brand as something distinct and separate from the rest of their organisation's infrastructure, operations and business strategies. It’s not just an image, or sales and marketing tool, it’s inherent to everything organisations need to do to engage the right customers or buyers. Brand is business asset. Organisations that don’t think in this way consider brand as a cost rather than an organisation-wide investment in their conduct, operation, offers and future. Consequently, they never realise the true value of embarking on brand development as central to business strategy and planning. [more…]

How to automate email campaigns, generate hot leads for telesales departments and keep an up to date record of which customers have received each campaign / Liam Ryan, CallPro

by Will Corry on November 11, 2014

Separate business systems which are unable to work in unison leads to inefficient and unproductive sales and marketing departments. With this in mind theMarketingblog talked with Liam Ryan - Head of Sales (EMEA), CallPro.

Read our latest six questions feature which is full of pointers on how to avoid your operation falling into the trap having 'separate business systems which are unable to work in unison'


Wolves strengthens data-driven marketing strategy with CCR’s ADAM

Wolves strengthens data-driven marketing strategy with CCR’s ADAM

by Loudmouth PR on November 6, 2014

To bolster its direct marketing strategies, Championship football club Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) has appointed data management firm CCR as its preferred data cleansing supplier and is amongst the first to use  CCR’s new data cleansing and enrichment solution, ADAM.

ADAM was launched onto the market last month following successful trials and it is the first product of its kind in the UK to include both Equifax and Experian new address data as well as data enrichment solutions such as factual wealth information and Facebook data. [more…]

Teradata again recognised by Gartner as a market leader in 2014 Magic Quadrant for integrated marketing management

by Assistant Editor on November 5, 2014

Continuing enhancements to Teradata Integrated Marketing Cloud helps companies know more from data, so they can do more with data-driven marketing solutions

Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today announced it has again been placed in the Leaders Quadrant of the newest Gartner, Inc. Integrated Marketing Management (IMM) Magic Quadrant report. This makes it four years in a row that Teradata has been included as a leader.

The 2014 report was published by Kimberly Collins, research vice president, and Adam Sarner, research director, CRM, at Gartner.


Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has appointed data-driven marketing expert Occam

by Assistant Editor on October 27, 2014

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has appointed data-driven marketing expert Occam to support its customer engagement strategy. The three-year contract will enable Mitsubishi to better manage communications to all of its customers.


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by Will Corry on October 27, 2014