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Ron Jacobs on the State of Marketing, Storytelling and AI

Direct Marketing, Artificial Intelligence, Podcast May 23, 2019

Everyone is a marketer in some way. It can be as small as what you choose to post on your social media channels or as large as a company’s multi-channel acquisition campaign. Regardless of how obvious it is, marketing infiltrates every part of our lives. J&See: Views on Marketing, an original podcast from J&C, explores how marketing influences the world around us.

In the first episode, Meg Goodman talks to Ron Jacobs. He is the CEO and founder of J&C as well as co-author of the best-selling book, Successful Direct Marketing Methods. Together, Meg and Ron explore how marketing has changed over the years — and where it’s headed in the future. Read on for a few excerpts from his insightful interview. And of course, make sure to subscribe to J&See: Views on Marketing to hear a compelling interview like this once a month. 

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J&C Named a Top Direct Marketing Agency by Manifest

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

Direct Marketing June 19, 2017

Email. Video. Direct Mail. Websites.

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The Magic Formula in Response Marketing

Direct 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 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 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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Direct mail: This year’s comeback kid

Direct Marketing October 28, 2015


In today’s digital world, most people assume direct mail is a dying medium. This could not be further from the truth. Direct mail is currently undergoing major changes as it is resurfacing as a valuable marketing channel.

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Direct Mail CSI: What killed the letter?

Direct Marketing July 8, 2015


There was a frantic knock at my office door. I opened it to find an old friend from the industry. He was looking shakier than Kanye’s PR firm.

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Direct mail isn’t going anywhere … except for your mailbox

Direct Marketing May 5, 2015

direct mail There’s a reason why certain consumer products have maintained the same design and function for decades: Despite all the advantages technology affords, some things are best enjoyed in their original form.

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

Direct 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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