As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to gain traction across various industries, marketers have been taking notice. While this technology is often discussed in relation to digital tactics, such as chatbots on company websites, it can also be incorporated into direct mail marketing efforts.

The Yankelovich Multicultural Marketing Study of 2006 revealed that Hispanics were three to five times more likely than the general market to respond to direct mail. Is that still the case now that we are firmly entrenched in the digital age?  By Karla Fernandez Parker - Senior Marketing Executive, Branding and Advertising

It takes a concerted effort to develop a successful integrated marketing campaign. Every channel plays its part in driving consumers toward making a purchase and beyond. A campaign's performance ultimately comes down to nailing the right time and place to deliver it.

Are coupon redeemers only chasing after this week’s bargains – or do they represent a longer-term opportunity for brands?

While the year of mobile is long gone, the era of 5G and the decade of connectivity are only beginning.  Connectivity in marketing is a concept that applies to how your campaigns work with and inform each other across channels, but it also refers to how you connect your brand's message to your audience.

Though some people prefer to enter the supermarket armed with a detailed grocery list, an attractive coupon can trigger impulse purchases, and encourage consumers to buy something they may have otherwise not.

Each year as the Koupon team begins to write our State of the Industry report, 2018 SOI blog creative.jpgwe look back on the year prior and gather what we’ve learned, what our brands and retailers have accomplished, and what the data is telling us about the future of retail and the impact of mobile offers.  The numbers from 2017 are in and the data rings loud and clear – the c-store industry is growing, and mobile offers are playing an important role. See our press release here.

How many of you are purely digital marketers?  How many of you have ever tried direct mail?  

Grocery shoppers scan a number of channels to find the best way to save a buck or two. And while digital is a big component of how they find and research such deals, many still take the traditional route—circulars.

Consumers are becoming increasingly adept at integrating both print and digital coupons as they plan their purchases.

Recent Valassis research indicates a continued desire to save, with 90 percent of U.S. shoppers reporting they use coupons, obtaining them from a variety of online and offline sources.

Are you thinking of promoting in Spanish but feel daunted by the complexities?  irect-to-consumer promotions in Spanish present challenges to the U.S. marketer -- scarcity of quality Spanish copywriters (as opposed to translators), misconceptions about Spanish "dialects," misinformation about the market, conflicting evidence about assimilation and preferred language, and so on.  By Daniel A. González

Establishing a shopper marketing program can be incredibly difficult for organizations both big and small. But with these ANA tools and templates, available exclusively to ANA members, marketers can make their shopper marketing programs faster, easier, and more efficient for everyone involved.  By Arielle Feger, associate manager, marketing knowledge center

US consumers have never completely switched over to using digital coupons.

Overall, the study found that coupon use is holding steady with 90 percent of consumers obtaining them from a variety of online and offline sources. This finding is consistent across audiences, including various generations and demographic segments, such as millennials, multicultural consumers and parents.

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