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8 Tips for Marketing on Shrinking Screens
May 4, 2015

The share of email opens occurring on a mobile device keeps growing, climbing to 48 percent, according to a 2015 report from Litmus. Given the rapid growth in mobile email opens, it's only a matter of time before more than half of total opens will occur on a mobile device. Marketers face a real challenge in finding ways to market effectively on increasingly shrinking screens. Savvy marketers know they need to think about how their email marketing is affected by this trend. Now, we're not just worrying about overcoming spam filters, we also need to consider how and where an email will be viewed, when it will be relevant, what action will need to be taken and on what device?

A-Plus: Marketing Students Try Their Hand at Technology
April 27, 2015

It's nearly graduation time with a new legion of graduates about to enter the marketplace. In my previous post, I noted how many are seeking careers in data, and we're glad to have them in the marketing field. We need them by the thousands.

Not Mobile-Friendly? Google’s Outing You.
October 15, 2014

Google's search engine results pages (SERPs) are now not only revealing which sites are mobile-friendly, but which ones aren't, according to the Search Engine Roundtable. On Tuesday, Barry Schwartz's article "Google's Text Version of Mobile-Friendly Web Pages in Search Results" shows significant progression during the past month in Google's SERP labeling. He found mobile icons appearing this month next to mobile-friendly results. On Monday, he saw crossed-out mobile icons next to some results that led to mobile-unfriendly sites. On Tuesday, Schwartz spotted text ("mobile-friendly") to the right of the appropriate URLs. [Editor's note: Searches on an Android device did not yield the same results as Schwartz found.

35 Top Tips of 2012
December 1, 2012

To close out the year, the Target Marketing editorial staff reviewed all the content from the magazine, Today @ Target Martketing e-newsletter and blogs in 2012, hunting for some of the best marketing ideas and tips from our top experts to share with you.

V12 Group Donating 100% of New Data Sales to Hurricane Sandy Relief Through Nov. 15
November 7, 2012

Marketing automation and data technology leader V12 Group today announced that they will be donating 100 percent of their new data sales revenue to the local New Jersey and New York Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. In addition, V12 Group is working with other companies to provide resources and coordinate local volunteer efforts.

10 Email Design Best Practices for a Mobile World
April 9, 2012

Standard email best practices were developed to optimize email for desktop users viewing through Web browsers or email clients. However, email is increasingly being read on mobile devices. According to Return Path, mobile email open rates increased 34 percent in the second half of 2011, while webmail and desktop opens declined. Which best practices still apply to designing email for a mobile world?

October 1, 2010

Every direct marketer I know has spent the last few years navigating one of the biggest challenges facing our industry today: the continued shrinking of the direct mail universe. Mailers are cutting back, or shutting down, which results in decreased direct mail prospecting. Of course, less mailing means fewer responders available to turn around for list rental purposes, and … well, many of you are probably living this cycle in your own mail plans. The result, naturally, is that the available pool of direct mail responder names has contracted significantly.

How to Make Your Insert Media Stand Out
February 1, 2004

By Noelle Skodzinski If you tested one insert program a day, it would take you four years and counting to test them all. "There are more than 1,500 insert programs available today," says Leon Henry, chairman/CEO of Leon Henry Inc., a 50-year-old insert and list management and brokerage firm. "And there will be more." The insert field received additional attention when it augmented its popularity, at least in industry press, with the renaming of the Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) Alternate Response Media Council to the Insert Media Council, which held its first-ever Insert Media Day in the fall of 2003. "It's