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DMA Releases 'New Media Emergence in DM & Brand'; To Host May 7 Virtual Seminar
DMA Report Finds New Technology Being Broadly Accepted by
Marketers for Brand-Building Purposes
As a complement to the report, DMA will host a virtual seminar on Wednesday, May 7 on “Using New Media — The Link Between DM & Brand.” This one-hour session (1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT) will cover the new report. Speakers
According to Dr. Steingold, three related objectives of the new report are: to examine how new media is being used for brand building, to examine how new media is being employed for direct marketing (DM), and to investigate the possibilities created by new media for the integration of DM and brand (how they are being used and which of them are effective).
“Web 2.0 provides a natural platform for integrating DM and brand,” said Dr. Steingold. “It enables marketers to create a real-time dialogue with each individual customer. It invites both marketers and their customers to work together to create the content that would increase brand awareness, improve brand perception, and generate both sales and leads.”
“The tracking opportunities that the Internet provides are enormous, and each marketing campaign can be carefully monitored and evaluated,” continued Dr. Steingold. “And most importantly, Web 2.0 provides marketers with the multiple tools and techniques to create a vibrant community of loyal customers.”
Some key findings from the “New Media Emergence in DM & Brand” report include:
· 84 percent of marketing respondents use Web 2.0 and rate it as a highly effective way to create a loyal community of customers
· The most frequently used Web 2.0 tool is not the most effective for brand building
· The most underutilized Web 2.0 elements are blogs and user generated content
· 85 percent of respondents are using Web 2.0 to build one-to-one relationships with their customers
· More than 80 percent employ Web 2.0 to generate leads and sales
· 82 percent allocated a quarter or less of their marketing budget towards Web 2.0
· 70 percent of those who report that they are experts in interactive marketing also allocate about a quarter of their budget to Web 2.0
The cost of “New Media Emergence in DM & Brand” is $295 for DMA members and $545 for non-members. The report is also available for downloading at DMA’s Bookstore. To purchase, please click here.
For information on DMA’s virtual seminar, “Using New Media — The Link Between DM & Brand,” which will be held Wednesday, May 7 from 1 to 2 p.m., click here or visit http://www.the-dma.org/seminars/newmedia. Registration is $149 for DMA members, and $199 for non-members.
About Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
The Direct Marketing Association (www.the-dma.org) is the leading global trade association of businesses and nonprofit organizations using and supporting multichannel direct marketing tools and techniques. DMA advocates standards for responsible marketing, promotes relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable offers, and provides cutting-edge research, education, and networking opportunities to improve results throughout the end-to-end direct marketing process. Founded in 1917, DMA today represents nearly 3,600 companies from dozens of vertical industries in the
In 2007, marketers — commercial and nonprofit — spent $173.2 billion on direct marketing in the
The Power of Direct: Relevance. Responsibility. Results.
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