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How To Choose A Marketing List That Works

When I think of choosing a marketing list for my business, I’m reminded of my baker friend, Emma, who once brought a platter of buttery, egg-based brownies to a party of strict vegans - all of whom politely declined. Was there anything wrong with Emma’s product? Not at all. I personally shoveled 4 of them into my mouth like I was suffering from a brownie deficiency. But even if you have a great offer and package it beautifully, it means nothing if you’re trying to deliver it to people who have no use for it. Here are some key reminders on how to choose a marketing list that won’t leave you with egg on your face:

How My Dating Life Will Save Your Marketing. (You’re Welcome.)

I’m face-to-face with a marketing problem. The problem is about 5’10, brown-eyed, and is talking about his mother with his mouth full. This is one of the many dates I’ve been on recently who had me at hello and then lost me shortly after. Why? Because, I realized, when it comes to getting someone invested in you, being smart and having a lot to offer just isn’t enough. (Sorry, Date #8.) If your marketing milkshake isn’t bringing all your clients to the yard, ask yourself these three questions.

Response Rate vs. ROI: Which Marketing Metric Is More Important?

Determining the success of a marketing campaign without solid numbers to analyze is like throwing darts in the dark; you may have a vague idea of where to throw, but it’s still a toss-up as to whether or not you’ll actually hit your target. If you are conducting marketing campaigns without measuring that campaign’s metrics, you are missing out on valuable insights that will tell you how to move forward with your future marketing efforts. Today, we will explore two metrics that are commonly misunderstood: Response rate and return on investment (ROI). Let’s take a look at why they matter.

Trick or Treat: Tips for the Halloween Marketing Season

Fall is quickly approaching, and with it comes that ghoulish holiday where jack-o-lanterns gleam from porches and people disguise themselves in elaborate costumes for one night. That’s right, Halloween is almost here, and if your business hasn’t at least considered adding a Halloween marketing campaign to your agenda, then you’re missing out! Halloween is expected to drive over $7 billion in retail sales in 2012, so make sure you capitalize on this holiday before it’s too late!

6 B2B Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

B2B marketing can be a tricky proposition; while it comes with its unique challenges, it can also bring in huge rewards if done correctly. Part of this process is learning from your mistakes. Luckily, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel! Check out these 6 B2B marketing mistakes and how to avoid them for your next campaign!

Targeted Marketing: Why Exclusion Is a Good Thing

Targeted Marketing: Why Exclusion Is a Good Thing

Here at US Data Corporation, we are big fans of targeted marketing; it’s the only practical way to plan a marketing campaign, especially in today’s economy. No business can afford to target everyone, and let’s be honest: The less you target, the less relevant your marketing becomes to the people who see it. This is why we strongly recommend that every business spend some time defining their target market before embarking on a marketing campaign: It will both save you money, and render your marketing more effective. However, many businesses shy away from targeted marketing, because they don’t want to “exclude anyone”. While this mindset may seem to make sense on the surface, it can actually hold your marketing efforts back in a substantial way. Here’s why.

What Can Back-To-School Season Do For Your Business?

Back-to-school season is here, and with it comes a myriad of marketing opportunities for B2C businesses. Did you know that consumers will spend about $70 billion on back-to-school supplies this year? This is the second largest consumer spending event of the year, second only to the winter holiday season. As kids head back to school, their parents will be bombarded with back-to-school ads from every direction, so it is vital that you get your message out to them early!

5 Strategies for Planning a Direct Marketing Campaign

5 Strategies for Planning a Direct Marketing Campaign

Effective and memorable direct marketing campaigns do not simply materialize based on luck; they require lots of hard work, planning, and strategizing. Don’t jump into your next direct marketing campaign with blinders on. Follow these 5 strategies to ensure your next campaign’s success!

How to Use Email Marketing As a Branding Tool

Email marketing is a valuable tool when it comes to branding your business. Whether or not your business is B2C or B2B, branding is an important part of developing credibility and customer loyalty. However, we focus on lead generation so often, many people don’t realize that email marketing can be effectively used as a brand awareness tactic as well. Let’s delve into the basics of branded email marketing to examine its uses and strengths.

The Tenuous Relationship between Email Marketing and Spam

A successful email marketing campaign must differentiate itself from spam; if not, it will be shot down before it ever leaves the ground. This article will explore the complexities of spam in order to help your email marketing campaigns live up to their full potential.