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  • Guest Blog: Product Expansion, Customer On-boarding, Regulation and other Highlights from MeritDirect’s Midwest Marketing Roundtable

    Terrence Flynn, Founder and President of Market Chord Direct, always delivers a great day when he assists with our events. Earlier this month, Terry moderated our Midwest Marketing Roundtable in Milwaukee, WI as we covered the special challenges faced by the modern direct marketer as well as case studies and new trends in data and direct marketing for catalogers and B2B Marketers alike. Click for Terry’s recap.

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  • Preparing For Takeoff: Three Items from our Pre-Flight Checklist to Scale Paid Search Campaigns

    (October 30, 2018) If Paid Search is a fighter jet, and the Google Ads interface is our cockpit, there are several buttons that can have an outsize impact on the success of our mission. When we take over management of a new client’s Paid Search programs there are a few growth-inhibiting settings we immediately investigate...

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  • B2H: How B2B Marketers Can Tap Into Human Emotion

    (August 2, 2018) Why don’t more B2B marketers focus on mid to upper funnel marketing tactics like video, display, Programmatic or Advanced TV? With a plethora of business solutions in the marketplace, it would make sense to use short-form video to tell a story about reinventing a brand, explaining what problem the solutions or services solve, or tapping into human emotion.

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  • Turning Your Summer Slump into Next Season’s Success

    (July 17, 2018) Halfway through the year and full on into the proverbial summer slump, how have your marketing plans fared for 2018? Will you be making tweaks to your efforts, start from scratch or ride a fortuitous wave? If the outlook you had for 2018 back in January isn’t panning out quite the way you expected, now is the time to re-focus, re-evaluate and re-implement your marketing strategy.

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  • GDPR…We Are Still Standing

    (June 6, 2018) I woke up on May 25th, I was alive, my laptop worked, my bank account hadn’t been cleared out and the birds were still singing. It reminded me of Y2K and the impending sense of disaster and uncertainty that surrounded that. I am not being flippant, ensuring and safeguarding privacy is a big deal and should be our individual right. However, some parties have been banging the doom drums, making scare-mongering an art-form and without doubt, creating a tidy income stream….

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  • Five Essential Marketing Tactics That You Forgot This Year

    (May 16, 2018) If your day is like mine, you’re over-saturated with information. From hundreds of emails in your inbox to Facebook posts, to linked-in connection requests to Instagram activity, we’re always trying to keep up on the latest news and trends. Management is screaming for the next big, new idea to impact your bottom line. And meanwhile, meeting target acquisition and retention goals gets harder every quarter. Maybe it’s time for that long exhale…

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  • Is Your Business at Risk? Four Tips for Creating a Better Customer Experience

    (May 2, 2018) LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just revealed surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S.  The number one 1 "skill gap" in the US workforce, according to Weiner is communication skills. The list of demands for this skill set is a mile long, but why is it in such short supply? Why is there a gap? How is this effecting your customer experience? Your account retention and your new business growth?

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