Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Gosh, it is almost getting boring around here waiting to see where the next selection will go. Salesforce grabbing up ExactTarget with the first selection was the first big surprise. Not so much the ExactTarget side, because there had been rumors for some time that ET was on the market.
By Hallie Mummert Do you manage campaigns via an Excel spreadsheet and e-mail, or worse, a wall chart and a Magic Marker? With the need to operate in more than one channel for share of market and share of customer, it's getting harder to execute multiple campaigns without the aid of a sophisticated software tool. The following is a roundup of campaign management software solutions available to direct marketers. The only criteria for inclusion was that the product offer a component for direct mail campaign management; however, it could also handle e-mail, telemarketing, and other forms of marketing communication—which most do. While this is