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J&C Named a Top Direct Marketing Agency by Manifest

Relationship Marketing, data marketing, Direct Response Marketing December 21, 2018

Data is at the core of everything Jacobs & Clevenger does. All campaigns, each piece of marketing collateral and every word the agency uses in its messaging is carefully crafted to promote consumer engagement that can be tied back to real business outcomes.

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4 Ways Insurance Companies Can Better Engage Customers

Insurance Marketing, Relationship Marketing, loyalty marketing, Direct marketing, digital marketing communications December 11, 2018

For years, the retail and financial services industries have put an emphasis on customer engagement and the relationship they have. For the insurance industry, it has been different. Insurance companies would work to acquire new customers and often their relationships would be limited to sending a renewal notice every six months or a year. As competition increases, companies in the insurance industry need to find a new way to keep their customers engaged and avoid churn. Here are four ways insurance companies can make sure they are engaging their customers in the right way.

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3 Things Needed In A Financial Services Loyalty Program

personalization, data marketing, loyalty marketing November 29, 2018

Maintaining customer’s loyalty and engagement has never been more difficult for businesses in the financial industry. With emerging free, convenient apps and alternatives to make payments the space has become very competitive for many financial services companies. To remain competitive, financial services marketers need to find a way to differentiate themselves from new competitors and provide value to their customers. Many have started to create loyalty programs to do this. Loyalty programs have expanded into many industries, with over 3.8 billion total U.S members participating in loyalty programs in 2017, they are no longer primarily for grocery and retail. Financial services loyalty programs require different thinking then a standard loyalty program, so here 3 ideas to focus on to make your financial services loyalty program successful.

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4 Ways To Get Your Customers To Engage With Your Loyalty Program

personalization, Driving response, Direct Response Marketing, Relationship Marketing November 12, 2018

Loyalty programs and customer incentives have been around for hundreds of years. It started by rewarding customers with copper tokens that could be redeemed on future purchases. Then it moved to the less costly programs like Green Stamps.

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J&C Joins Clutch’s Research of the Best Digital Marketing Agencies in Chicago

Digital Marketing Trends, Digital Marketing October 31, 2018

The work we do at J&C is entirely driven by business outcomes. The way we approach crafting an effective marketing strategy is founded on the concept of picturing the end goal first, and then building the pathway that will get us there. We are always proud of the work we deliver, but since being included on Clutch, we’ve gotten a valuable opportunity to see how our agency ranks compared to others in our field. In fact, we are excited to announce that Clutch recently included J&C in their research segments for the best digital agencies and email marketing companies in Chicago in 2018!

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Using Martech to Improve Relationship Marketing

Relationship Marketing, personalization, digital marketing communications October 26, 2018

 

In a noisy and busy digital world, engaging with customers, providing them with a positive experience and building upon the relationship has become more challenging for marketers, these are top priority for many. Consumer behavior has changed and customers now have a preference toward companies that understand them individually and can relate to them directly with relevant messages and offers. Years ago this would have been nearly an impossible ask for marketers, yet with the advancements in marketing technology, the time required to do this has diminished greatly today. With many of these technologies being relatively new, many marketers still see this as a big ask because they are unfamiliar with the use cases and ways technology can help to build the relationships. Since building relationships and engaging with customers is a top priority for marketers, we have outlined three different ways marketing technology can help improve customer relationships.

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Using Email Marketing Automation in Direct Response

Email Marketing, Digital Marketing Trends, Driving response October 11, 2018

 

 

The article below originally appeared in the October 2018 edition of the J&C Newsletter. If you are not already receiving the newsletter, sign up here. 

Email marketing automation has become a competitive necessity for many organizations. While still not in use among all categories, marketers that have adapted email marketing automation report great success. In this newsletter, I will explain email marketing automation, describe its benefits and explore some ways that email marketing automation can be used to improve marketing response and conversion in different kinds of organizations.

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The Future Of Direct Mail

 

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Combining Technology With Your Direct Mail

 

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3 Types of email to add to your marketing strategy

Email Marketing August 29, 2018

 

 

 

In 2017 an average of 269 billion emails were sent per day, meaning the competition for attention in inboxes for email marketers is very high. Email marketing continues to generate high ROI for marketing departments that build a well-thought-out strategy that delivers personalized messages at the right time to the recipients. Below are 3 types of emails needed in a marketing strategy today: welcome emails, trigger emails and re-engagement emails, and all play critical roles in the customer journey.  

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