More than ever before, businesses are flooded with information. Purchase histories, demographics, credit data, direct mail info, behavioral characteristics, and a plethora of other customer information are being amassed in different silos throughout every business organization. The problem, however, is that the data is not only being collected from various sources and channels, but is […]

Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin recently starred in the romantic comedy, “It’s Complicated,” about the love lives and relationships among divorced couples and other love interests. In the email marketing world, complication also seems to be the order of the day as personalization, relevance, deliverability, and maintaining loyal customers are ever more difficult […]

Scott Geiser of Yum! Brands, Inc., Pilar Bower of Red Door Interactive, Chris Frasier of BlueHornet Networks, and Suzanne Shaughnessy of FreshAddress, Inc., first met to put together their ideas for a panel discussion for email marketers on “re-permissioning your former customers” for the Digital River Globalocity conference in San Diego, Calif., which was held […]

Every now and then someone says, “I assumed [insert fellow employee’s name] was going to take care of this…” And as soon as he says that, we all know exactly what the problem was: he assumed. Because more often than we like, our assumptions are incorrect. To prevent falling victim to any more of our […]

Inactive customers might just be the most misunderstood and neglected segment of your customer database. According to email industry experts, 50% or more of a typical B2C (business-to-consumer) file can be inactive. Given the significant cost to acquire these customers and email addresses coupled with the substantial missed revenue opportunities due to inactivity, it is […]

Our ingrained social skills guide us well when we want to befriend a new neighbor. If you’re particularly charming like Bree of “Desperate Housewives”, you know that a polite introduction, a smile, and a basket of muffins can be a wonderful way to get your relationship off on the right foot. On the other hand, […]