Blog: Client Focus


Personalization - the New Expectation

Personalization - the New Expectation
Imagine a world where advertising was your personal concierge. Where your favorite brands would speak to you exclusively based on your interests, previous purchases, likes/dislikes, life stage, shopping habits and preferences. Sounds pretty cool, right? Yet according to some experts, by 2020, this finite level of personalization will be a requirement, not an option. Consumers will expect brands to anticipate...
Travel and Entertainment Spend Returns

Travel and Entertainment Spend Returns
Travel and entertainment expenditures have returned following the long recession that began in 2008. This is good news for marketers who can now re-engage consumers with money in their pockets ready to spend on trips and fun outings. In fact, the industry has been growing beyond the pre-recession peak for the past five years, so marketers should seize the opportunity armed with a better understanding...
Is Your Rate of Acquisition Outpacing Attrition

Is Your Rate of Acquisition Outpacing Attrition
All too often, restaurants, retailers and other businesses hear the siren song of “focusing only on your best customers” to drive growth and sales. While loyalty marketing is certainly an important part of your overall strategy, so is the relentless focus on growing your customer base through a well thought-out customer acquisition strategy. Consider these three steps for your customer acquisition...
Valassis Announces Launch of Valassis Consumer Graph™

Valassis Announces Launch of Valassis Consumer Graph™
The offering connects layers of vital intelligence to provide a dynamic 360-degree view of consumers’ lives. Read more here.
Valassis Launches Remarketing Activation to Follow Up Web Browsing With an Email or Postcard

Valassis Launches Remarketing Activation to Follow Up Web Browsing With an Email or Postcard
 Larry Berg, Senior Vice President, Valassis Solutions speaks about the benefits of omni channel remarketing The offering matches cookies or mobile device ID to profiles for more than 150 million U.S. addresses. Read more here.
The Confluence of Retail and Print Marketing

The Confluence of Retail and Print Marketing
We’ve read and heard the projections – digital media will continue to thrive as the preeminent form of advertising while traditional media will decline. According to a MediaPost article, offline media and marketing spend will hit $97.8 billion this year while digital media spend will reach $100.8 billion. The article credits a Winterberry Group study with this forecast.1 To quote ESPN personality,...
Considerations for Marketers: Advertising Frequency

Considerations for Marketers: Advertising Frequency
For most marketers, reaching your target audience is the first step in a successful advertising campaign. Frequency (or repeat exposure) of the message is the second. But before making a decision, you might consider the following: Exposure does not equal frequency, Increased frequency can be the key to success, and The role of frequency varies by category of product or service promoted. Once your...
For the Love of the Game – Think Like an Athlete to Win in Business

For the Love of the Game – Think Like an Athlete to Win in Business
Hang up your cleats and put the glove away. It’s time to focus on the real world, real work -- your professional career. But what if organizations in the business world took advantage of the “off the field” skills a high-performing athlete can bring to the business game? Athletes often are conditioned for performance from an early age. A huge advantage in businesses!  By the time...
Tips to Ensure Your Advertising Investment is Protected

Tips to Ensure Your Advertising Investment is Protected
How well does your media partner protect your advertising investment across print and digital media, coupon promotions and sweepstakes? Whether you’re spending hundreds, thousands or millions of dollars on campaigns to engage and activate buyers, integrity and trust matter. Especially today, when consumers use multiple touch points, be sure your partner delivers quality assurance and accountability...
Holiday Home Run – There’s Still Time to Engage and Activate Shoppers

Holiday Home Run – There’s Still Time to Engage and Activate Shoppers
We’ve all had this experience planning for the holidays – the clock is ticking, distractions are everywhere and we’re trying to cross off the final items on our long list. Although you may have thought I was referring to snagging that final, impossible gift, what I am really highlighting is the continued challenge of driving customers to your store or website to spend their dollars...
Create a Strong Work Environment - Anticipate, Expect and Prepare

Create a Strong Work Environment - Anticipate, Expect and Prepare
“Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” – Norman Cousins When we come together in the workplace to reflect on our team, we often consider how we can continue to strive for excellence. Proactive anticipation and action are critical to achieving this goal.  ESP would be nice, but in the absence of that we need to think about and plan for the future, not just react...
When Private Label Brands Look a lot Like National Brands Consumers Can Find Themselves in the Middle of a Tug-of-war

When Private Label Brands Look a lot Like National Brands  Consumers Can Find Themselves in the Middle of a Tug-of-war
Picture this -- a tug-of-war contest where the shopper is at the center line. At one end of the rope is the national brand, beautifully packaged and supported by a team of marketers, complete with data, advertising and glittery pom-poms, all cheering on the brand.On the other end of this tenuous rope is the retailer’s private label brand, perhaps not as glamorous, but still in an attractive uniform....
Technology Fuels Couponing

Technology Fuels Couponing
Couponing, in a nutshell, is the practice of creating and distributing discount offers as a form of product promotion from business to consumers. Print and digital are the two primary forms of coupons today. Couponing has been an integral part of our shopping experience for over half a century. It touches us, as shoppers, at every step along our path to purchase.Volumes can be written on the wide array...
Make an Impact – Top Ways Retailers Can Leverage Digital Media

Make an Impact – Top Ways Retailers Can Leverage Digital Media
Consumers are overloaded with information and often overwhelmed with too many choices. They use digital devices as a way to control how and when they access content. While these devices don’t cure decision fatigue, they can help by simplifying the shopping experience and enabling consumers to make smarter buying decisions. More time is spent with digital media than any other major media in the...
Three Keys to Reaching Your Ideal Consumer

Three Keys to Reaching Your Ideal Consumer
What, How and WhenWhat advertising channel should you use to reach your ideal consumer? How do you find your ideal consumer? When is the right time to send an advertisement so that your ideal consumer will take action? These are tough questions – this post will explore the answers. What:  One Size Doesn’t Fit AllLet’s start with channel. Some brands and retailers prefer sending...