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Enterprise Engagement: The Roadmap, 3rd Edition

Enterprise Engagement: The Roadmap, 3rd Edition has been completely updated with new information, illustrations and new chapters. Authored and edited by dozens of experts in general management, marketing, sales, data management, business and academia, the Textbook’s methodology has been endorsed by leading companies as a means of achieving both strategic and tactical organizational goals related to sales, marketing, human resources, vendor management, and community relations.... [ read more ]

Northwell Health Rebranding: A Marriage of Marketing and HR

Who has ever heard of a major human resources initiative being funded by the Marketing Department? In the world of enterprise engagement, that will be the new normal, according to Ramon Soto, Senior Vice President and CMO for Northwell Health. Northwell, headquartered in Great Neck, NY, is the new name for... [ read more ]

Confessions of a Cautious Convert: Tricia Veness, Artis REIT HR Exec

Tricia Veness, Director of Human Resources for Artis REIT, Winnipeg, admits that she has approached the employee engagement movement with some degree of skepticism. The company describes itself as “a Canadian real estate investment trust who invest in quality commercial real estate in select markets to create value for our stakeholders.” Over the past five years,... [ read more ]

Internal Branding Highlighted at Asian Marketing Conference

Let know one think that Asian economies ignore trends in the West. The issue of Internal Branding, relatively new to the scene in the U.S., was the topic of a recent business conference in Singapore. The conference addressed internal branding from two perspectives: the brand used by the organization to attract talent the steps necessary to connect the external to internal brand... [ read more ]

Researchers Find Link Between Nurse and Patient Satisfaction

Yet another study indicates the obvious link between employee engagement and customer satisfaction. Nurses who reported better working conditions in hospitals and less likelihood of leaving had patients who were more satisfied with their hospital stay and more likely to rate the hospital highly, according to a study of facilities in 13 countries, led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in the U.S. and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, in Europe.... [ read more ]

Carlson, PollStream Change Names

As part of its recent rebranding, Groupe Aeroplan, parent of Carlson Marketing, announced that the company is changing its name to Aimia. The business-to-business brands LMG Insight & Communication and Carlson Marketing will now operate under the name Aimia. Also effective immediately, PollStream has changed its name to TemboSocial, reflecting the firm’s increased emphasis on its suite of solutions and the development of other software tools focused on connection, conversation, recognition and additional engagement products and services. ... [ read more ]

Let’s Pretend You’re Spain…

A bit of Brand Engagement wisdom from Robert Passikoff, Founder and President of Brand Keys, Inc., Catch his education session at this year Enterprise Engagement Expo: “The Integrated Incentive Engagement Evaluator.”... [ read more ]

Inspiring 'Brand Loyalty' for Your Incentive Program

Without question, incentive programs need to generate loyalty – not only from senior management, but also from the customers they’re trying to entice. An effective program will excel for both management and customers when it is built with a foundation that provides a clear vision for success. Many established programs have been assembled using five critical building blocks that inspire brand loyalty among customers. Smart and successful companies know that all five components must be at the core of every loyalty program.To read the full report, click here... [ read more ]

UK's Engage for Success Initiative Moves Forward Despite Brexit

Although it was founded shortly after the Enterprise Engagement Alliance, the United Kingdom's Engage for Success initiative has a significant advantage: it was created in part with the support of the government of Prime Minister David Cameron, who took a personal interest in the movement. ... [ read more ]

Baudville Brands, C.A. Short and Divvy Engagement Become Engagement Agency Partners

Baudville Brands, a leading recognition firm in Grand Rapids, MI, C.A. Short Company, an innovator in employee engagement based on Shelby, NC, and Divvy Engagement Solutions, the new name for a 25-year-old, full-service incentive company based in Pleasant Valley, NY, have become partners in the growing Engagement Agency network of engagement solution providers. ... [ read more ]

Next Level Performance New Name of Dittman Incentive Marketing

In yet another sign that traditional incentive and recognition companies are broadening their positioning to take advantage of the engagement movement, Next Level Performance™ will be the new name of Dittman Incentive Marketing effective Aug. 1, 2016, the 40th anniversary of the founding of the company.... [ read more ]

Engagement World Set for April 25-28 2016 in Orlando, FL

A Conference and Expo dedicated to the many strategies and tactics of Enterprise Engagement and their impact on business is being launched by the Exhibit and Event Marketers Association (E2MA) and Enterprise Engagement Alliance. The event, Engagement World 2016, is designed to ... [ read more ]

Get Your Copy of Enterprise Engagement: The Textbook

Authored and edited by dozens of experts in general management, marketing, sales, data management, business and academia, Enterprise Engagement: The Textbook’s methodology has been endorsed by Ernst & Young and other top companies as a means of achieving both strategic and tactical organizational goals related to sales, marketing, human resources, vendor management and community relations. The newly-released textbook is available from the EEA Store at www.enterpriseengagementbook.com for $36, or you can purchase it online through Amazon.com. The first edition is 268 pages. Enterprise Engagement: The Textbook also provides formal preparation for the Enterprise Engagement Certification program. Preparation and general learning is also available at Engagement University Online. The textbook is updated regularly based on input generated through the online university. ... [ read more ]

Landmark Study on the ‘Omni-Channel’ Shopper

The Brand Activation Association (BAA) and Booz & Company have unveiled the results of a comprehensive research study that goes well beyond shopper marketing to explore how today’s consumers have dramatically changed the way they interact with brands. Entitled Reimagining Shopper Marketing: Building Brands through Omnichannel Experiences, the study is based on in-depth research with dozens of the world’s leading brands and explains how there has been a rapid shift from a traditional linear marketing model to a new omni-channel marketing model that has resulted in a number of CMOs reevaluating how they spend their promotional dollars. Some of the key findings of the study include responses to the question about how marketers plan to change their MarCom mix over the next two years: • 100% of consumer brand manufacturers plan to increase their mobile marketing spend with 44% predicting increases of over 10% • 96% will increase social media spend with 67% increasing it over 5% • 96% will increase their shopper marketing budgets with 45% going over 5% • 68% rate investing in branded content and shopper experiences to engage shoppers before they go to the store as high priorities over the past two years • 64% rate investing in the same areas as above to drive repeat usage and loyalty after consumers buy as high priority over the last two years The whitepaper, Reimagining Shopper Marketing: Building Brands through Omnichannel Experiences, is available at www.booz.com. ... [ read more ]

Linkage Leads to Peak Performance

A recent TNS Global Panel Study reveals that integrating employee, brand, and customer engagement is strongly connected to high performance. Research from across 23 countries has established four key insights that aim to increase the brand promise to customers and enable the growth of high performing companies: 1. Develop better relationships with employees 2. Focus on the customer experience 3. Be committed to delivering the brand promise to customers 4. Serve as a brand ambassador, and actively promote the company to others. The gaps between “top company” and “well below average” are substantial. This supports the belief that the brand promise has to be experienced by employees so they can live it with the company’s customers. High performing companies are breaking down the silos between customer and employee engagement and branding, and viewing them as multiple expressions of the core of who they are. Go to http://tnsemployeeinsights.com/ for more information.... [ read more ]

Inspiring 'Brand Loyalty' for Your Incentive Program

‘Repeat business or behavior can be bribed. Loyalty has to be earned’ - Janet Robinson While Ms. Robinson may have been referring to brand loyalty or product loyalty as opposed to customer loyalty programs in the above quote, her words illustrate a very important concept. Incentive programs don’t start with built-in loyalty and customer buy-in. Without question, incentive programs need to generate loyalty – not only from senior management, but also from the customers they’re trying to entice. An effective program will excel for both management and customers when it is built with a foundation that provides a clear vision for success. In fact, many established programs have been assembled using five critical building blocks that inspire brand loyalty among customers. ... [ read more ]

Marcus Evans Strategic Recruiting & Employer Branding Canada - March 20-21, 2012 - Toronto

The Strategic Recruiting and Employer Branding conference will enable employers to re-purpose and re-focus recruiting efforts by advancing processes to adapt to evolving challenges within the current recruitment market. This conference will demonstrate how to align a truly integrated Strategic Recruitment Strategy to the multiple business units across the organization while building on internal bench strengths, the employer brand and successfully capturing valuable talent within national and global markets. For additional information please email ddrey@marcusevansch.com or visit http://www.marcusevansdefense.com/eei_srib... [ read more ]

EEA Rewards & Recognition Expo - April 30-May 1, 2012 - St. Louis

A unique opportunity for rewards and recognition suppliers to meet with top incentive and recognition buyers in an intimate, relaxed environment, and to tap into the expanding recognition marketplace. Co-located with the Recognition Professionals International Annual Conference, April 29-May 2, 2012... [ read more ]

5th Annual Customer Experience & Retention Conference

Learn and share insights with more than 18 Customer Experience, Care, Advocacy and Loyalty Leaders on the latest developments in the design of strategies and methodologies being deployed to determine the proper key performance indicators for customer satisfaction. Cost is $2,969.80, but you can save 10% by emailing Michelew@marcusevansch.com and mentioning the Enterprise Engagement Alliance.... [ read more ]

Multicultural Marketing Summit

Business executives from across the nation will gather for the 7th Annual Multicultural Marketing Summit in order to gain firsthand knowledge of how Hispanics, African Americans, and Asian Americans contribute to the increasingly diverse richness of the population. During the three-day conference, presenters will provide knowledge and insights on groundbreaking research, professional experiences, and techniques specific to ethnic marketing, media and distribution. ... [ read more ]

Event ROI Online

Event ROI Online is an electronic publication of Experient Inc., a meeting and event services company. The publication offers news about the company and the industry and advice and case studies on issues including attendee management, event logistics, and others. ... [ read more ]

Loyalty Expo 2010

Loyalty Expo will include more interactive sessions and peer group discussion as hundreds of professionals will gather to learn best practices in customer, client, and employee cultivation, including reducing attrition, improving profitability and navigating through challenging economic times.... [ read more ]

Technomarketing: Engaging Customers Through the Use of Newest Tools and Technologies

Engaging customers through the newest marketing vehicles such as social media, customer communities, blogs, RSS and podcasts requires a solid foundation steeped in customer understanding, marketing planning and technological prowess. This two-day course in using the latest marketing tools and technologies to reach today’s customers will take attendees from the defining basics to the planning and implementation stage. Through interactive presentations and exercises, case examples from B2C, B2B, nonprofit and higher education, and best-practice implementation reviews, participants will leave with a comprehensive understanding of how they can profit from the latest in marketing technologies and tools.... [ read more ]

BMA 2010 Annual Conference

The Business Marketing Association's 2010 Annual Conference will be themed "Engage!" and focus on innovative ways that corporate marketers are engaging employees, channel partners, customers and other demand drivers to improve customer experience and to generate rapid and profitable sales and brand growth in an improving economy.... [ read more ]

Customer Care Institute (CCI)

Customer Care Institute (CCI) is an international organization serving customer care professionals. It focuses on issues found in the customer service, consumer affairs, telemarketing, and help-desk professions. With more than 7,000 members, CCI provides Customer Care assessments, Customer Care Manager and Customer Care Professional certification courses, Customer satisfaction measurement programs, front-line skills and management training, as well as many others.... [ read more ]

Annual Conference for Catalog & Multichannel Merchants (ACCM)

Catalog industry statistics are presented at the catalog industry's largest conference and exhibition. Offers more than 100 educational sessions and 300 exhibitors. Includes sessions on marketing strategies, merchandising, and Web and email marketing. Also included are the MCM (Multichannel Merchant) Awards, which honor the most effective multichannel merchants.... [ read more ]

Brand Activation Association

The Brand Activation Association has a broad focus on all the disciplines required to activate a brand's strategy, from creative strategies to measurement, on topics from omni-channel marketing to experiential marketing and social media. BAA builds on its membership knowledge base, spanning expertise in strategy through activation, and across all touch points.... [ read more ]

IEG Sponsorship Conference

A key show in event marketing that attracts a diverse group of participants. Speakers are sponsorship industry leaders and marketing executives from major corporations. Educational sessions cater to the needs of the most inexperienced and the most advanced attendees.... [ read more ]

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)

The Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) is the promotional product industry’s only international not-for-profit trade association. It offers education, trade shows, business products and services, mentoring, technology and legislative support to its more than 7,500 global member companies. Promotional products are an $18 billion industry, and include wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. Since its founding in 1903, PPAI has worked to expand the market, establish standards, enhance the professionalism of the industry and support the growth of member companies. ... [ read more ]

PMA Annual Integrated Marketing Conference

Hosted by the Promotion Marketing Association, Inc. (PMA) this event covers all aspects of integrated marketing and is a must for anybody trying to get to know the field. Brands from all over the world attend and provide their own unique feedback. Provides a means of networking with peers and learning new and innovative strategies from leading companies.... [ read more ]

Marketing Agencies Association Worldwide

The Marketing Agencies Association (MAA) provides members, primarily executives at promotion marketing agencies, with professional support, management development, research, and a forum for the exchange of ideas. The MAA website also provides a search function for marketers looking for a professional marketing agency.... [ read more ]

American Marketing Association (AMA)

The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades the AMA has been the leading source for information, knowledge sharing and development in the marketing profession.... [ read more ]

International Special Events Society (ISES)

International Special Events Society (ISES), founded in 1987 is a not-for-profit organization. It is the only international organization representing professionals in all disciplines of the special events industry. It sponsors an annual educational conference and offers an online information service, a fax on-demand service, and a membership directory. ISES strives to educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries.... [ read more ]

AHAA Semi-Annual Conference

Sponsored by AHAA, the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies, this event is meant to raise awareness of opportunities in the Hispanic market and to strengthen the professionalism of the industry. It offers a useful way to collect data about the Hispanic market through presentations and research workshops, as well as to network with other businesses in the market.... [ read more ]

Point-of-Purchase Advertising Institute (POPAI)

POPAI is an international trade association for the marketing at-retail industry. Founded in 1936, POPAI celebrates its 70th anniversary with over 1,700 member companies representing Fortune 500 brand manufacturers and retailers, as well as, marketing at-retail producer companies and advertising agencies from over 45 countries from around the world. ... [ read more ]

Advertising Research Foundation (ARF)

Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), founded in 1936, has members from more than 400 advertisers, advertising agencies, research firms, media companies, educational institutions, and international organizations. Its mission is to improve the practice of advertising, marketing, and media research in pursuit of more effective marketing and advertising communications.... [ read more ]

ATA National Convention & Expo

This conference and expo offered by the American Teleservices Association (ATA) focuses on delivering the brand promise and an "ideal customer experience" through teleservices ... [ read more ]

World Alliance for Retail

World Alliance for Retail an international alliance of at-retail companies committed to delivering exceptional sales, marketing and service support to manufacturers and retailers.... [ read more ]

PROMAX/BDA

PROMAX/BDA is a nonprofit, member-owned association of over 2,000 companies and individuals in 43 countries. Members are promotion and marketing professionals in the electronic media. The association's mission is to advance the role of electronic media in increasing the effectiveness of promotion and marketing within the industry, related industries, and the academic community. Membership includes a weekly promotion and marketing newsletter and Image Magazine, published once a year, which features members and their ideas about concepts and opportunities on building businesses in the promotion and marketing industries. Benefits of membership also include a member directory, and discounts on events and videotapes.... [ read more ]

Best Sales Promotions

Reviews 126 of the best recent sales promotion campaigns. Readers will develop a better understanding of what constitutes a successful promotion and of what a good promotion can—and can't—do. A straightforward book that is useful for readers with all levels of experience.... [ read more ]

Advertising and Sales Promotion Strategy

A comprehensive handbook on advertising and sales promotion, covering strategic and tactical issues. Includes examples of creative advertising campaigns. The four parts of this textbook cover: Introduction to advertising and sales promotion, Communication strategy, Sales promotion strategy and Planning advertising and sales promotion.... [ read more ]

The Brand Mindset: Five Essential Strategies for Building Brand Advantage Throughout Your Company

Consultant Knapp shows how the best practitioners, including such household names as Starbucks, Citigroup, Whirlpool, Lexus, and Hallmark, shrewdly develop and maintain their brands in the face of ferocious competition. This book is aimed at managers, not just marketers. Readers can assess and improve their own efforts by adopting Knapp's proven components of the Brand Mindset for brand success. ... [ read more ]

Brands: The New Wealth Creators

The authors of 20 essays look at branding from a wide range of perspectives, from the creation of a new brand and development of brand names through packaging design and advertising. For executive-level managers who are either directly or indirectly involved with marketing and branding, this is a must read.... [ read more ]

Brand Warfare: 10 Rules for Building the Killer Brand

D'Alessandro, CEO of the John Hancock insurance group, offers principles for improving a company's understanding of brand usage. He succeeds at reminding everyone from the CEO to the people on the assembly line that their company's brand is its most crucial asset.... [ read more ]

Infinite Asset: Managing Brands to Build New Value

The authors unveil the Brand Portfolio Approach, a strategy that they claim increases the value of brands by exploding them beyond the boundaries of their division or their parent company. Covers brand extensions and repositioning, as well as an organizational design for implementing brand-portfolio management.... [ read more ]

From Mind to Market: Reinventing the Retail Supply Chain

Offers a good introduction to the new thinking about market research. It's a handbook of the latest trends, strategies, and techniques of marketing in today's global community. Blackwell illustrates his points with examples from companies that already employ such practices, including Kinko's, The Limited, and Banc One Corporation. ... [ read more ]

The Handbook of Brand Management

A managerial perspective on how to build and maintain a viable brand identity and a competitive branding strategy. The handbook draws heavily on the use of case studies, including such brands as Marlboro, Perrier, and Pizza Hut. For comprehensive business collections.... [ read more ]

Advertising Age

Advertising Age is a leading industry source for marketing, advertising, demographic, and media news and analysis.... [ read more ]

Brandweek

Brandweek is the leading source of news and information in the U.S. marketing industry and the only trade magazine to offer saturation coverage at all levels of the brand-activation process. Special Reports including Marketers of the Year, Next Generation Marketers (under 40), Guerrilla Marketers and Superbrands, covering the Top 2,000 brands that spend $250 billion on media in the U.S. each year. Brandweek covers the world of brand identity marketing from big-budget ad campaigns to under-the-radar "street" efforts. An indispensable marketing magazine that is a vital part of the marketer's tool kit, Brandweek gives its busy readers valuable competitive information and insights for bringing new products and ideas to the global marketplace. ... [ read more ]

DM News

The DMNews franchise today includes the weekly print edition of DMNews, serving a BPA-audited circulation of 50,000 qualified recipients, along with this Web site, www.DMNews.com, and seven e-mail newsletters. These online editions collectively reach hundreds of thousands of readers per month. Over the years, DMNews has been highly successful in creating new print and online media products that reflect the new trends and technologies in marketing. The DMNews team of professional journalists, as well as contributions from key industry professionals, is uniquely suited to provide comprehensive coverage of the convergence of direct, database and online marketing and advertising.... [ read more ]

Inside Direct Mail

This publication reviews 3,000-4,000 pieces of direct mail each month and reports on the winners. Articles give detailed information on the most powerful and profitable techniques. Subscription includes three special reports on secrets of direct marketing ... [ read more ]

PROMO Magazine

PROMO Magazine provides insights into using promotion marketing as a strategic, measurable component of an overall marketing mix. PROMO editors take a "What Works and Why" approach to their coverage, informing readers about important trends, issues, news, and deals through corporate profiles, trend pieces, sector-specific departments, single-topic supplements, and exclusive research projects. ... [ read more ]

Incentive

Incentive is the only publication devoted exclusively to motivation and performance improvement through the use of incentive programs and consumer promotions. We are a FIRST-READ for executives looking to improve company performance and a FIRST-BUY for advertisers looking to reach the most qualified incentive buyer decision-makers. The Incentive advantage is a direct result of more than 100 years of industry experience coupled with the highest subscriber qualification standards in the industry. Incentive helps both advertisers and subscribers reach their goals.... [ read more ]

EXPO

This publication targets marketers who promote trade shows and consumer shows. it covers planning, producing, and promoting trade shows and tracks industry trends.... [ read more ]

IEG Sponsorship Report

This newsletter covers sponsorship trends, analyzes industry issues and categories, reports on sponsorship deals, and presents case studies. It also lists requests-for-proposals (RFPs) and positions available in the industry. ... [ read more ]

Creative

This publication contains articles of interest to sales promotion and marketing executives who manage sales promotion programs, POP displays, and trade show exhibits.... [ read more ]

Journal of Advertising Research

The mission of the Journal of Advertising Research (JAR) is to act as the research and development vehicle for professionals in all areas of marketing including media, research, advertising and communications. The JAR provides a forum for sharing findings, applications, new technologies and methodologies, and avenues of solution. Its primary audience is the practitioner at all levels of practice. ... [ read more ]

Brandscendence: Three Essential Elements of Enduring Brands

Brandscendence explores what makes certain brands prevail over others. According to author, Clark, there are three elements that are essential for brand endurence: revelence, context, and mutual benefit.Clark also outlines his formula for branding success and illustrates how it's applied by the world's most prominent brands. ... [ read more ]

Beyond the Brand: Why Engaging the Right Customers is Essential to Winning in Business

Beyond the Brand provides an in depth look at the importance of certain customers in the marketplace. With case studies and practical step-by-step methods, readers learn how to engage customers in a dialog that can fuel real product and marketing innovation. Readers will learn how to develop a bottom-up strategy, hone intuition and find inspiration to drive innovation, find your company's center of gravity, and identify and find new ways to listen to the key voices in your marketplace.... [ read more ]

How to Drive Your Competition Crazy: Creating Disruption for Fun and Profit

How to Drive Your Competition Crazy is for any entrepeneur, small business owner, independent relatiler, not for profit crusader, marketer, or business traveler who is looking to get a competative edge and get ahead of their competition. With real-life examples with companys like Haagen-Dazs and Sears, this book is perfect for any company looking to crush their competitors. ... [ read more ]

The Anatomy of Buzz: How To Create Word of Mouth Marketing

"The Anatomy of Buzz" explores the most powerful form of marketing: word of mouth. With over 150 interviews from executives, marketing leaders, and major researchers, the author discusses proven techniques for stimulating customer-to-customer selling. This book is indespensible for any company or salesperson looking to market a new product or increase sales on already existing ones.... [ read more ]

Promotion Boot Camp (formerly The Basics of Promotion Marketing Seminar)

The Promotion Marketing Association (PMA) seminar is taught several times a year at different locations. This is a well-rounded introduction taught by senior marketing executives and marketing law attorneys, with the focus primarily on consumer promotions. The conference is internationally acclaimed, and attracts a diverse group of attendees.... [ read more ]

Licensing International Expo

Licensed products have a major role in premium programs. This show, sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandiser's Association (LIMA), is the major event for the licensing industry, with exhibits and an education program covering all aspects of the industry.... [ read more ]

The Infinite Asset: Managing Brands to Build New Value

"The Infinite Asset" unveils a strategy called the "Brand Portfolio Approach" that exponentially increases the value of brands by exploding them beyond the boundaries of their division and even their parent company. With how-to models, this book is a great guide to leverageing every company's infinite asset for lasting competitive advantage.... [ read more ]

Customer Retention: Keeping Your Best Customers for the Long Term

Reviews the economics and objectives of customer retention and argues that it’s easier and less costly to sell to existing customers than to new customers. The more customers you keep through active retention efforts, and the longer you keep them, the more profitable your company will be.... [ read more ]

The ROI of Integrated Marketing

This white paper highlights four key areas that impact organizational adoption of integrated marketing and motivate employees to think about and cooperate with integrated marketing efforts beyond their functional silos.... [ read more ]

Colloquy

This quarterly publication is devoted to frequency marketing and loyalty programs.... [ read more ]

P-O-P Times

An Official News Publication of the In-Store Marketing Institute Published 12 times a year, P-O-P Times serves the news and product information needs of buyers and users of in-store displays, signs and fixtures. Every month, it informs readers of the news, trends, and events that shape the use of P-O-P and the impact and effectiveness of in-store marketing. ... [ read more ]

Customer Relationship Management

Customer Relationship Management is the membership journal for the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP). It features articles by SOCAP members and other experts on consumer affairs, customer service, customer loyalty, and customer relationship management.... [ read more ]

Engagement Strategies Magazine

Engagement Strategies focuses on what's new, how-to, and where to find products and services related to incentives, motivational meetings, and performance improvement. Its affiliated Web site, the Sales Marketing Network at www.info-now.com, offers comprehensive how-to and reference information.... [ read more ]

DMA Direct Marketing Institute

The Direct Marketing Association's Direct Marketing Institute is an in-depth course for beginners and a great refresher for experienced DM professionals wanting to sharpen skills, expand their expertise, and update their knowledge. This seminar can be applied to DMA's Certificate in Direct Marketing. ... [ read more ]

Basics of Direct Marketing

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Basics of Direct Marketing seminar will introduce marketers to all key issues of direct marketing, enabling them to develop skills and gain more knowledge about such vital topics as offers, creative, copywriting and research/testing. It will also provide tools and techniques, help nurture ideas, and teach the essientals of direct marketing.... [ read more ]

Build Customer Goodwill With Promotional Products

Promotional products foster customer goodwill (positive attitudes and feelings) toward a company and its salespeople. This study, completed by Baylor University in 1992, involved a textbook publisher sending 4,000 educators either: (1) a pocket calculator plus a letter, (2) a lower-priced highlighter pen plus a letter, or (3) a letter only.... [ read more ]

Promotional Product Incentives Produce Valuable Referrals From Satisfied Customers

Marketers need not rely on their salespeople to elicit new leads for business. Existing customers are a gold mine for getting referrals—when they are asked! Through direct mail offers of promotional product incentives, marketers can leverage customer satisfaction and secure more valuable referrals. These findings are from a 2005 customer "referencing" study done by an advertising faculty at Louisiana State University and Glenrich Business Studies. *... [ read more ]

Incentive Research Foundation

The Incentive Research Foundation funds and promotes research to advance the science, enhance the awareness and appropriate application of motivation and incentives in business and industry globally. The goal is to increase the understanding, effective use and resultant benefits of incentives to businesses that currently use incentives and others interested in improved performance... [ read more ]

Promotional Products’ Impact On Brands

Promotional Products have a positive impact on brand image. Specifically, when comparing people who receive a promotional product from a company with others who do not, this research shows that people who receive a promotional product have a signi?cantly more positive opinion about a business through: • More positive overall image • More positive perception of the business • Higher likelihood of recommending the business • Higher likelihood of patronization.... [ read more ]

Promotional Products: Impact, Exposure And Influence. A Survey Of Business Travelers At DFW Airport

Promotional Products furnish advertisers with advantages that may not be available in other media. These include: • High recall where the name of the advertiser is remembered. • Repeated exposure to the advertising message because of length of time the item is kept. • A more favorable impression of the advertiser, resulting in a propensity to do business with the organization giving the item. Promotional products can provide key elements to an advertising campaign and enhance opportunity for driving a message far beyond traditional media.... [ read more ]

Policy Points

The agent loyalty program "Policy Points" is an on-line program that is customized around GMAC's brand. It was designed to build awareness, loyalty, web traffic and business among GMAC's agents and agency partners. Points are awarded for new business and business transfers.... [ read more ]

''Mohawk Means Business'' Sparks 31% Sales Rise

When Mohawk Industries, a $2-billion manufacturer of carpets and rugs, acquired several prestigious brands, it took considerable resources of time and money. The expansion and consolidation process inevitably affected some of the company's key residential dealers. ... [ read more ]

Cruise Builds Market Share, Brand Loyalty

John Deere agricultural dealers sell and service equipment and parts. Loans and leases through the company for these items generate profit and build brand loyalty. So it was logical that John Deere's first credit-related promotion would be designed to increase credit/lease acceptances, market share, and brand loyalty. ... [ read more ]

Dunkin' Donuts Rewards ''Brilliant Bagel Behavior''

An intensive public relations campaign was created to entice consumers to try the bagels. During peak morning hours, Dunkin' Donuts employees conducted waves of bagel sampling, following instructions in a detailed, 15-page manual prepared by the company.... [ read more ]

Ford Reaches Families Via Community Service Event

The month-long "Ford Family Days" promotion was developed to build consumer awareness of the Ford Windstar and other family-oriented models. The "Project KidCare" tie-in increased traffic for the final day of the promotion. ... [ read more ]

John Deere's Incentive Program Boosts Aftermarket Sales

To create a better synergy between those who choose suppliers (a dealer's parts department) and those who specify the product (the service department), the Aftermarket Division developed the "After Market Achievers" incentive program in conjunction with MotivAction, the Minneapolis-based full-service marketing company. The campaign rewarded parts and service managers, dealership employees, and field representatives for achieving specific goals. ... [ read more ]

Moen Hits Home Run With ''Bases Loaded'' Promotion

The program was built around a point system. Wholesaler showroom personnel earned one point for every two sales; counterpersons received a point for every six sales. Points were redeemable for merchandise from an "MVP Awards Extravaganza" catalog. ... [ read more ]

Young Customers Connect Via Mountain Dew's Beeper Offer

In spite of Mountain Dew's strong market position, Pepsi-Cola wanted to build the brand's loyalty, attract new customers, and keep the growth rate above the industry average. To achieve those goals, the company developed the "Extreme Network" promotion, which offered a beeper in exchange for 10 Mountain Dew proofs of purchase, $29.99, and $5 for shipping and handling. The numeric pagers came with six months of free service. Total value: $125. ... [ read more ]

"Bach - Sounds of Success"

The Bach Collection is sold through distributor showrooms and branches to builders and plumbers. This channel is extremely competitive. Distributors typically sell products from as many as twelve manufacturers and, at any given time, they may be exposed to 5-7 active promotions designed to capture their attention and time. To cut through the promotion clutter, Performance Plus Marketing recommended a high-impact sweepstakes structure for "The Sounds of Success." ... [ read more ]

Exceeding Customer Expectations

Based on the business practices and history of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, this book focuses on how the company has achieved financial results by creating happy customers, successful business partnerships, and an engaged and motivated workforce. It discusses the relationship between the company's employee satisfaction, retention, and profitability, and shows how Enterprise makes and reinforces those connections. ... [ read more ]

A Day At The Fair

There’s amusement to be had for all at a carnival. There are spinning, flashing rides, whimsical music and, of course, icy snow cones. These things came to mind when Lynne DuVivier, president of Westport, Connecticut-based The Creative Factor, Inc. (UPIC: CREATEIT) was approached by HBO to develop a campaign for its show, Carnivàle.... [ read more ]

Panthers Promotions Have Bite

Fred Parker, CEO of Bluegrass Promotional Marketing (UPIC: BLUEGRAS) in Charlotte, North Carolina is a football fan—especially since his company has been named the preferred promotional marketing agency for the Carolina Panthers for the 2006 season.... [ read more ]

Promotional Products—The Key Ingredient to Integrated Marketing: How Promotional Products, Print and Television Advertising Impact Consumer Perception

Many traditional forms of advertising and promotion are losing ground to newer media. This trend presents opportunities for the promotional products medium. However, very little research exists documenting the effectiveness of promotional products when compared to and combined with other traditional forms of advertising such as television and print.... [ read more ]

Promotional Products—The Key Ingredient to Integrated Marketing: How Promotional Products, Print and Television Advertising Impact Consumer Perception

Many traditional forms of advertising and promotion are losing ground to newer media. This trend presents opportunities for the promotional products medium. However, very little research exists documenting the effectiveness of promotional products when compared to and combined with other traditional forms of advertising such as television and print.... [ read more ]

The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness

With a foreword by Jay Leno, how could this not be a nice book? Coauthors Thaler and Koval submit their own success in the cutthroat world of advertising as evidence that nice girls can finish first while taking home more than a dozen Clio awards along the way. Following up their bestselling look at creating compelling marketing strategies—Bang!—they turn most truisms about business inside out, arguing that good deeds are returned, not punished.... [ read more ]

Promotional Products—The Key Ingredient to Integrated Marketing

Many traditional forms of advertising and promotion are losing ground to newer media. This trend presents opportunities for the promotional products medium. However, very little research exists documenting the effectiveness of promotional products when compared to and combined with other traditional forms of advertising such as television and print.... [ read more ]

Sovereign Referrals and Rewards

Sovereign Bank realized that it needed to streamline its customer referral process and provide its almost 11,350 Team Members at nearly 750 community banking offices with a compelling reason to increase their referral activity.... [ read more ]

PMA Basics Of Promotion Marketing Workshop

Basics is the internationally acclaimed two-day seminar designed to develop your skills in all aspects of promotion marketing, including promotion strategy, law and all tactical elements of promotion. Marketing professionals who are beginning a career in promotion or integrated marketing, switching careers to promotion or integrated marketing, and are ready for more responsibility, bigger challenges and greater achievement in all aspects of promotion marketing should defiantly attend this seminar. ... [ read more ]

LJ Hooker Achievers Program Drives Referrals Through Brand Engagement

LJ Hooker Financial Services was established in December 2003 to provide a mortgage broking service to real estate vendors and customers. LJ Hooker had informal relationships with 5000 agents and associated staff in Australia and another 1200 in New Zealand. Across the industry, the relationship between mortgage brokers and their referral contacts was largely based on cash transactions and varied widely in terms of process and value. Cash offers were vulnerable to competitive offers and ad hoc and different cash commission structures meant working with multiple managers and administrators without the benefit of a cohesive strategy or transparent management overview. LJ Hooker required a more structured platform to deploy their strategy to align real estate and finance broking to maximum effect.... [ read more ]

PPAI Expo 2010

Annual promotional products conference and expo will feature a new component focusing on promotional equipment. The theme that the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) has planned for PPAI Expo 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, January 11-15, is “Find Your [X] Factor.” And one of the X factors for the show itself is a show within a show. PPAI will launch DECORATE: A Promotional Equipment Show at this year’s Expo. For the first time in PPAI show history, design equipment (screen printing, embroidery and digital machinery) will be allowed on the show floor as part of a new promotional equipment showcase, DECORATE. “As a new component of The PPAI Expo 2010, DECORATE is a show within a show, bringing the best in screen printing, embroidery and digital technology directly to the show floor,” said Darel Cook, PPAI director of expositions. “DECORATE promises to deliver incredible potential and incredible possibility for suppliers and distributors alike.” To register for the PPAI Expo 2010 online, visit www.theppaiexpo.org. For more information about PPAI or promotional products in general, visit the PPAI website at www.ppai.org.... [ read more ]

Customer Inspired Marketing: Change the Game and Become the Brand They Really Love

A former senior level marketing executive at companies such as Macy’s, Eastman Kodak and Bank of America, author Aubryn Thomas has learned why certain brands generate energized reactions from customers and how these brands remain profitable by out-thinking the competition instead of overspending. In "Customer Inspired Marketing," Thomas has created an 8-step plan for companies to follow in order to create a successful marketing/branding campaign. ... [ read more ]

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