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Retailers miss out on data over distrust

29 August 2013 | By Mindi Chahal

A collapse in consumers’ willingness to trust retailers with personal data is stalling marketers’ drive for more targeted and relevant messages.


An open and shut case for emails

27 June 2013 | By Lucy Tesseras

New research sheds light on why some email marketing communications have low reading rates or get assigned to the junk folder while others get their recipients’ undivided attention.

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DM – transparency and targeting to be the watchword

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 | By Branwell Johnson

The latest information Commissioners Report sadly gives direct marketing a “D” for effort.

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Telemarketing best practise for brands: don’t hang up

24 April 2014 | By Morag Cuddeford-Jones

With nuisance calls under the government’s spotlight, how can brands best use the telephone for effective direct marketing?

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Telemarketing accreditation scheme takeup 'slow'

Mon, 19 May 2014 | By Russell Parsons

The Direct Marketing Association is to step up efforts to promote and expand its accreditation scheme.

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Main political parties warned over marketing for Euro elections

Thu, 1 May 2014 | By Russell Parsons

ICO responds to complaints market research is being used to gain votes.


Home Retail Group to lean on data to hone marketing

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

Argos and Homebase owner promises more targeted marketing as it looks to accelerate recent sales growth


Government unveils nuisance calls action plan

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 | By Lara O'Reilly

Consultations to take place on lowering the punishment threshold and whether offenders should face fines of up to 20% of their turnover.

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Post Office appoints RSA's top marketer Pete Markey as CMO

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 | By Lara O'Reilly

Markey says he will look to bring a ‘fresh perspective’ to the Post Office’s marketing.

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Royal Mail signals a renewed focus on MarketReach with senior hires

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 | By Russell Parsons

Strategy, insight and channel heads brought in to bolster direct marketing service. 


‘Privacy concerns harming online advertising’

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 | By Russell Parsons

TrustE report finds increasing concern over data capture means consumers are less likely to engage with ads online. 

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