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The Universal Wilde blog features the latest news on marketing, printing, fulfillment and distribution. Here you'll find posts on emerging trends in marketing services.

AI Drives Discussion at 2018 Nedma Marketing Technology Summit

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

If there was one main thing that I have learned so far in my short marketing career (going on 5 years) its that marketers love to talk about marketing! That's not a bad thing. But my inbox is constantly getting invites to different events that I MUST attend or the FOMO will set in. I can only imagine being a marketing professional for 15, 20 , or 30 years and seeing the growth of the career path we call Marketing. Marketers are constantly trying to get smarter. To learn more about what new technology, strategies, or who is leading the pack by reaching their target audience most effectively. Of course, this results in information overload. A marketer today has to be selective in which events they attend because eventually we have to put to use all the information we are gathering! Out of the conferences, marketing forums, and webinars I have attended in 2018 there has been one so far that has really stood out. I was very impressed by the Marketing Technology Summit that I attended back at the end of January at Bentley University. This conference was hosted by Nedma, a direct marketing association that provides "information, guidance and tools you need to implement your strategies throughout every medium and channel". 

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Categories: data, artificial intelligence, ai, data and technology, variable data print, content binge, print industry, marketing, advertising, direct mail, data insights, nedma, conference, technology


Why “Effective Data” is a Marketer’s Gold Mine

Wed, Mar 07, 2018

There was a time when understanding how your customers make decisions required guesswork, dart throws, or focus groups that, more times than not, did little to increase ROI, cash flow and margin.

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Categories: data insights, data, behavioral data, neuromarketing, data and technology, Data Science, marketing, advertising, personalization, direct mail, print marketing, marketing campaign


How Brands Are Using Science & Digital Media To Engage Super Bowl Viewers

Fri, Feb 02, 2018

In today’s landscape, advertisers no longer need to rely solely on TV to reach their audience during the game. Today’s viewers consume media on an average of 3.64 digital devices which means that advertisers are able to connect with their audiences in multiple mediums, across multiple devices all at once! That’s a heck of a lot more impressions than 110 million viewers watching the game.

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Categories: status Quo Bias, football, super bowl, tv, advertising, content marketing, tv advertising, patriots, commercials, ads


[New Survey Results] Discover the 3 most important topics to marketers in 2018 

Wed, Jan 10, 2018

What communications topics are data-driven marketers focused on in 2018?

Universal Wilde wanted to understand this, and recently commissioned our 2018 Marketing Priorities Survey, in which we asked data-driven marketers what their priorities and challenges are for the new year.  One question focused on what are their most important communications topics for the upcoming year – and three topics came out on top:

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Categories: Data Science, advertising, marketing, marketing campaign, new year, trending, personalization, mail, customer interaction, higher education, print marketing, direct mail


Marketing to Millennials: Trends you'll see in 2018

Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Marketers have become infatuated with the demographic of millennials. This demographic includes a group of young adults that tend to be tech-savvy and free spirited. Through trends like content marketing, purpose-driven marketing, big data, and data privacy; it is evident that marketing to millennials is becoming more essential. Even though millennials haven't hit their peak purchasing power due to economic barriers such as student loans and starting a family, marketers are finding ways to target this huge demographic. Marketers are eager to get in front of this demographic because when they have the money to spend, marketers want them to spend it on their product.  The consulting firm, Accenture, found that millennials will spend $1.4 trillion annually by 2020. As a millennial myself, I was interested to see what 2018 will bring for marketers. 2018 will be jam-packed with new trends and ideas, and here are some of the important trends to keep an eye out for this year.

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Categories: Data Science, advertising, marketing, marketing campaign, new year, trending, personalization, content marketing, privacy protection


3 Marketing Takeaways from &THEN Annual Event

Mon, Oct 23, 2017
I recently attended the &THEN® DMA Annual Conference in New Orleans, where our company exhibited and we took advantage of the many experiences, events, speakers, and content. I was inspired and motivated to take action on a number of ideas and perspectives that were shared with us at the two-day conference.  There were several common themes which I've captured here that I felt were compelling and actionable for marketers.
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Categories: Data Science, direct mail, advertising, direct mail conversions, marketing, personalization, statistics, trending


Discover how John Hancock made their retirement services campaign relevant and exciting

Tue, Jul 25, 2017

I recently attended the Ad Club of Boston's CMO Breakfast Presentation by Barbara Goose, John Hancock's CMO, in which she spoke about their recent ad campaign starring David Ortiz. Their campaign goal was to increase brand recognition among consumers, a relatively untapped market for retirement services, and to convert this awareness to engagement in social media.

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Categories: marketing, Insurance, advertising, trending


Change The Way You Look At Logos Forever

Mon, Mar 31, 2014

Have you ever wondered why logos are drawn the way they are? Or have you ever looked at a logo quickly and thought to yourself, "Gosh, I thought I just saw something..."

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Categories: marketing, advertising


If Company Slogans Were Honest...

Fri, Mar 07, 2014

...they would probably be a lot different than what most are.

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Categories: marketing, advertising


Lessons Learned from Ads

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

You can market the same product for fifty years, but as long as you're changing the way it's marketed to the consumer, you can change just how well it performs in stores. So...is there a difference between real value and perceived value? How do we know what the difference is between the two? Can we even recognize it? And -- if we can recognize it -- is it possible these values can change how we perceive other aspects of our lives?

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Categories: marketing, advertising, trending


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