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5 posts from May 2011

Advanced Email Reporting in Cross Media Integrated Marketing

May 31, 2011
Posted by JFM Concepts at 9:12 AM

Traditional email marketing programs rely on very limited reporting to accomplish marketing analytics.  One key to a successful integrated email marketing campaign is to continue tracking the responses of individual recipients beyond their actions in the email.  In typical email marketing, tracking ends when the prospect leaves the email and a "link click" is recorded.

By utilizing a personalized URL (PURL) campaign in conjunction with email, the actions of individual responders can be tracked beyond the inbox.  The additional intelligence that can be gathered from this process include:

•  Link clicks on the landing page
•  Time spent on the landing page
•  Videos watched and time spent watching video
•  Files downloaded
•  Surveys submitted
•  "Seed" content review, and more

Additionally, highly relevant and personalized information based on the segmented persona of the individual recipient can be provided on the PURL landing page that can make a dramatic difference in response rates.

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By using a PURL in conjunction with email, marketers can continue reporting and tracking beyond the inbox.  The most important feature is that a marketing decision maker can complete this process without the support of corporate or third party IT resources.

The critical factor for both marketing service providers offering cross media and in-house employees executing the same is the ability to avoid inter-departmental struggles in order to quickly and efficiently launch the campaign.  To avoid complications with the legal department, reuse materials that have already been improved.

The most important result is that marketers who have responsibility for results, but not necessarily the authority across departments to control their own destiny can launch and have access to sophisticated tracking and analytics under their own area or responsibility (AOR).  The case for access to critical data cannot be overstated.  If the data collected by a firm resides in IT, the sales or marketing decision maker may not have access to the data on a timely basis.

JFM Concepts & VDP Web and PSDA 2011 Print Expo Show Review

May 23, 2011
Posted by JFM Concepts at 5:40 AM

JFM Concepts is pleased to have partnered with the Print Services Distribution Association for the 2011 Print Solutions Expo from pre-show marketing to educational sessions and post show follow-up.  The highly successful event was held at Chicago's Navy Pier May 17th to 19th.

Marketing

JFM Concepts and VDP Web provided in depth cross media marketing support to the PSDA for the show including data cleansing, segmentation, personalized URLs (PURLs), QR Codes, Generic Landing Pages (GURLs), Personalized Landing Pages, Surveys, Email and more in a comprehensive pre and post-show marketing effort.  The effort was the first time the association had implemented a comprehensive communication plan that included all these channels with unified reporting and analytics.

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The results of the campaign included a streamlined work process, coordinated messaging and content, highly relevant personalization, detailed reporting, and improved response rates.  The association was able to access detailed analytics and metrics for each individual channel.

Education

James Michelson presented an extended session on integrated marketing based on his popular book "Cross Media Marketing 101: The concise guide to surviving in the C-suite" from Schooner Press. The interactive presentation focused on the practical development of several real world campaigns from strategy through follow up.  The three hour session was a follow up to the overview of the same topic from the CEO Summit.

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Exhibition

Show visitors experienced VDP Web first hand at the double-size booth featuring both Mac and PC, mobile and desktop cross media applications.  At the exhibitor theatre, Josh Driver delivered a session on generating revenue with cross media for print manufacturers and distributors.

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Sponsorship

JFM also sponsored the show's cocktail reception with an open bar.  Attendees and exhibitors alike were able to relax after a hard day's work with complimentary food and drink before hitting the town.

For additional information or to get copies of presentations and sessions, please visit www.vdpweb.com

VDP Web PURLs Featured in New PODi Case Study

May 12, 2011
Posted by JFM Concepts at 1:57 PM

JFM Concepts is pleased to announce that Sexton Strategic's Girl Scout PURL campaign has been featured by PODi, including a custom cookie calculator. From Caslon & CO on May 12, 2011:

Cross Channel Marketing Drives Girl Scout Cookie Participation

Vertical Market:               Not for Profit
Business Application:   Direct Marketing / Loyalty

Business Objectives:

The annual cookie program is a major fundraiser for the Girl Scouts of the Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Council (River Valleys). Encouraging Scout participation is critical to the success of the program. In the past, staff had provided vital information through a monthly email that only reached the parents or troop leaders. River Valleys felt that communicating directly with girls would be important to growing the success of the cookie program. They needed a communication solution that would:

* Improve communication about the cookie program to Scouts and their parents
* Engage three key segments: 
- Newcomers - Girl Scouts in Kindergarten through third grade who may be new to the Girl Scout cookie program
- Parents of Scouts
- Older Girl Scouts who may need extra encouragement to continue their efforts in the cookie program

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Results
River Valleys worked with Sexton Strategic to develop a multi-channel marketing program that engaged their membership in the cookie program. With the targeted program River Valleys reduced their overall marketing spend while increasing the effectiveness of the campaign.

* The integrated campaign contributed to greater Scout engagement, which in turn supported exceeding the council's cookie program goal

* A reduction in the number of calls to River Valleys showed that girls and families felt informed about the program
* 12% of targeted older Girl Scouts visited their Personalized URL and completed an online survey giving their feedback on the cookie program

Read more about how this campaign was structured and why it succeeded.
PODi members can download the full case study and nonmembers: Get a complimentary copy for a limited time here.


Rockefeller Sponsors Do Not Track Legislation

May 10, 2011
Posted by JFM Concepts at 8:20 AM

Senator Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, has sponsored Do Not Track legislation that would mandate opt-outs for web and mobile behavioral tracking.

The Do Not Track Online Act of 2011 would require the Federal Trade Commission to create requirementss for a Do Not Track process. The FTC would also be responsible for penalizing companies that violate the opt-out preferences consumers'. According to the bill, collection of consumer information “necessary to provide a service requested by the individual” would still be allowed.

The proposal would also allow the states to prosecute companies that violate consumers' preferences. Fines could reach $16,000 per day with total penalties up to $15 million.

New VDP Web Cross Media Newsletter Published

May 03, 2011
Posted by JFM Concepts at 6:00 AM

JFM Concepts has published its next cross media marketing newsletter. The content is available online and features news, commentary, industry insight, best practices, and information designed to assist marketers in developing effective campaigns. See the page here: http://newsletter.vdpweb.com/.

Content in the spring issue includes:

- Free Print Solutions Expo Tickets
- USPS Postal Rate Increases
- Amazon failure takes down sites across Internet
- Browser Updates Break Websites
- PSDA Print Solution 2011 Education
- James Michelson of VDP Web nominated for 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year
- PSDA Interview with James Michelson
- Cross Media 101 Book
- 2011 Webinar Series & Events

JFM Concepts is a full service cross media marketing technology firm featuring the VDP Complete® marketing system and VDP Web® Online software as a service. JFM specializes in creating variable data cross media marketing technologies with Personalized URLs, Email, SMS Text, QR Codes, Phone Tracking, Video, QR Codes, and more for commercial printers, agencies, and marketing departments of all sizes. The firm knows that technology development and marketing should come together to document both improved response rates and improved return on investment (ROI).

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