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J&C Named a Top Direct Marketing Agency by Manifest

Direct Response Marketing, data marketing, Relationship 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 To Get Your Customers To Engage With Your Loyalty Program

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

Ecommerce tools have made it easier than ever for businesses to create and manage loyalty programs, but creating a quality loyalty program is not as easy. Sure, a store can create a program that offers points or deals to customers that regularly purchase, but the question remains is the loyalty program serving its true purpose of engaging customers and giving them a reason to keep coming back?

According to the 2017 COLLOQUY Loyalty Census, the average American household is enrolled in 29 separate loyalty programs — yet they only actively participate in about 12. With more choices than ever available to customers, it's critical to create a loyalty program that actually engages and incentivizes each individual.

Read on to learn four ways you can create a successful loyalty program.

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Moving Personalization from Tactic to Strategy

Email Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, personalization August 23, 2018

Personalization in communications is not new. Direct marketers have used it in direct mail since the first computers and printers were used for marketing in the mid-twentieth century. Today, variable data printing technologies mean that marketers can personalize every word of a direct mail package, from outer envelope to letter, brochure and response device. Email marketers have had the same option since email’s first day.

Today, personalized email or direct mail communications don’t seem optional. Yet many marketers that use personalization often report poor results. So, what has held personalization back?

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Personalizing Your Message Without Looking Creepy

Email Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, Driving response, Digital marketing technique, Digital Marketing Trends, Direct marketing July 10, 2018

 Personalization is simply a must for marketers. Consumers and business buyers want personalized communications and organizations see a greater return when implementing it. In Salesforce’s Fourth Annual State of Marketing Report,  52 percent of consumers and 65 percent of business buyers stated they would switch brands if a vendor did not personalize communications. Personalization was once as simple as inserting the contact’s first name and maybe even a company, and that was all that was needed, but it has evolved to so much more.

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JK’s Marketing Process Promise: Get Your Project Done Right

Direct Response Marketing June 19, 2017

Email. Video. Direct Mail. Websites.

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The Magic Formula in Response Marketing

Direct Response Marketing June 15, 2017

Here’s something all response marketers have in common:

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3 Rules for Picking the Right Marketing Channel

Direct Response Marketing June 14, 2017

As a marketing professional, it’s always exciting to address new questions.

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Direct mail still lives, but these 5 mistakes are deadly

Direct Response Marketing January 19, 2016

I read the news today, oh boy
About a channel that had passed away
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the epitaph:

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Base your B2B marketing decisions on your customers, not your products or services

Direct Response Marketing February 10, 2015

Marketing communications and marketing channels are changing rapidly. Not all business-to-business (B2B) marketers are keeping up. Too many B2B marketers base their decisions on results gleaned in a marketing landscape that doesn’t resemble today’s – one where marketing communications were focused on products and brands, not on the customers who purchased them. That may have been acceptable in the past, but not in a time where personalized, relevant data-driven communications have become the norm.

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Using the local angle to personalize direct mail

Direct Response Marketing November 12, 2014

A long time ago in a ZIP code far away, I worked as an editor on a travel industry trade magazine. Travel agents were the primary readers of this magazine.

On “closing day,” the day before the next issue came out, I would join a group of about a half-dozen senior editors in a budget meeting. The managing editor would provide us all with printouts of the stories being considered for the front page, and we’d all read through them one by one and afterwards comment on them. The idea was to decide which would be the lead story on the front page, which would be the “off lead,” or secondary story, and so on down the ranks.

 

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