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Topic: direct marketing

In a Busy Week, PlayStation Teases Games, Touts Streaming Service and Hires a New Agency

DigitasLBi takes on digital CRM business

It has been a busy week for Sony PlayStation. On Monday, the brand announced a raft of news at Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, including a new look at The…

WPP Digital Leader Mark Read Takes the Reins of Wunderman

Succeeds Daniel Morel as CEO

Daniel Morel is stepping down after more than 14 years as global CEO of Wunderman, giving way to Mark Read, a digital leader at parent company WPP Group who added chairman responsibilities…

Acquiring a Social Agency Is Sounding Less Sexy by the Month

Analytics, mobile and even direct are becoming hotter targets

Social media marketing is generating lots of buzz for brands, but interest in acquiring shops that specialize in it is another story. In the annual survey of marketing, media and tech…

Sony Is Targeting Influencers' Real-Life Friends

It's employing Pursway's system

Pursway claims it can tap into Facebook and other social nets to target email, direct mail and social media messages to the family and friends of influential buyers. Its platform,…

Rapp Names a New Global CEO

Alexei Orlov succeeds Bob Horvath

Rapp is getting a new global CEO. Volkswagen Group's Alexei Orlov will assume the role in July, reporting to Dale Adams, Chairman and CEO of Omnicom Group's Diversified Agency Services, the…

Social and Native Ads Are More Effective Than Email, Study Says

Millward Brown finds surprising trends

Marketers say that social media ads and native promotions are better for brands than email, according to Millward Brown Digital's study for MediaBrix. When asked what ad types "meet their digital…

Direct Marketing Association Names New Leadership

Duo will run organization at the center of big data debate

The Direct Marketing Association, one of the advertising and marketing industry groups at the center of the debate over big data, privacy, and the policies and regulations that should be…

Microsoft Launches Global Review of Marketing Services

Company spends some $1 billion on media annually

The timing of Microsoft's global marketing services review is curious, given that the company is still searching for a new global CEO. Sources expect the new chief executive to have a…

Big Data Added $156 Billion in Revenue to Economy Last Year [Updated]

With new study, DMA aims to shape privacy debate in Washington

Responding to growing Washington attacks on data brokers, the Direct Marketing Association is mounting its biggest defense by unveiling a new study Monday during its annual conference in Chicago. The…

Hyatt Hotels Combines Facebook With Snail Mail

Chain tests utility-minded Postagram app

Hyatt House is testing a Facebook-enhanced system called Postagram that prints postcards. Through Aug. 15, the hotelier is encouraging guests to personalize up to two complimentary postcards via a Facebook app…

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