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Podcast: Groupon Has To Pivot Out Of The Daily Email Deals Business If It Wants To Survive

This podcast looks at a Groupon, one of the newer online business models and challenges the viability of relying on email for the long term.

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L’Oreal digital spending jumps as CMO figures out where to invest

L’Oreal USA will spend as much on digital advertising in 2011 as it has the past two years combined, said Marc Speichert, CMO of the company, on June 9. Digital advertising is a “must-have” for the brand, because one of out three consumers are researching products online before they purchase, he said at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s “The Future of Display” event.

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Infographic: How Affiliate Marketing Works

Affiliate marketing is one of the shadier but legitimately useful marketing techniques for acquisition. The diagram below provides a nice visual representation of how the process works and how compensation is attributed for lead generation.

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Infographic: Every online marketing tactic in one place

Another great visual guide to print and hang on your wall. Very comprehensive and provides context with a timeline on what to launch when. You will need to click the image a couple of times to zoom in. It gets large so you can read the detail.

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Email Newsletters: a best practice that needs to die

I like this blog post from lead sloth. It reminds me of the days I worked at Fairfax Media and News Corporation, sending out millions of email newsletters every month. I can say from experience that this article hits the mark. I saw open rates and click rates erode and flatten out when the business […]

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IBM Buys Unica – Marketing Analytics play

IBM is making some exciting moves into the marketing and analytics space. They have already purchased Cognos (TM1) and the SPSS statistical software company. Now they have also acquired UNICA, a company offering software my colleagues have termed as a more usable mechanism for conducting sophisticated analytics and predictive modeling. Unica was a clear choice […]

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How to make more money with lead nurturing

Good article here on the lead nurturing process defining what it is, how it works and even relevance to the social media marketing process.

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Social Networking overtaking Email?

Interesting chart from Business Insider. It indicates both the number of users and minutes spent on Social Networking has overtaken email. The growth of users is not as dramatic, but the actual time and usage gap has dramatically increased since 2007. I am a die hard direct marketer but also consult with businesses on how […]

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