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May 2018

Warning About the EU’s GDPR Taking Effect May 25, 2018 and the new E-Privacy Acts

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In this interview, Debra da Costa of Direct Marketing Partners in the U.S. interviews Naomi Campbell, of the B2B Lead Agency in the UK to discuss the GDPR ramifications (including large monetary fines for non-compliance) for any company that wants to do business in the EU.   The host is Debra da Costa.

In April 2016, the European Parliament adopted a (law) standard for data protection of people in the European Union (EU). The GDPR applies to companies worldwide that promote their products (and services) to European citizens.

Companies face large fines for not complying with the standards set by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which

  • Provides greater predictability and efficiency for organizations that do business in the EU
  • Offers residents increased data protection rights.

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24
Apr 2018

Time Waits for No Marketer: A GDRP Compliance List

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From David Fowler Digital Compliance Head at Act-On

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It’s about 5 weeks and counting for every marketing department world-wide to comply with the EU’s GDRP legislation. It isn’t too late, but time waits for no marketer. In this program David Fowler, of Act-On’s digital compliance department gives us a list of his top compliance recommendations. 

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6
Mar 2018

Katie Bullard on Why DiscoverOrg is Different - 3 Minutes +

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Listen while you plant flowers on iTunes

This is a 3 minute and 57 second excerpt from an interview with Katie Bullard, Chief Growth Officer at DiscoverORG.  We asked her what makes the DiscoverOrg approach to database management, a database platform,  different and this is her response.

You can hear the full interview here:

Do you need an Intelligence Platform?

 

20171116-tweet-katie-bullard.jpgAnd also this program:

Marketing Intelligence Software: How it Improves Marketing ROI

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9
Jun 2014

How to fix your database to boost email success by 40%

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10 steps to optimize your b2b email marketing database

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Host Jim Obermayer interviews Frank Jamieson, president of Applied DM Research.  Databases have always been important, but in this interview, Frank discusses the ten steps that marketers can use to optimize their email marketing databases.   Remember, the database is 40-60% of an email blasts success.  Optimize your database and watch the return climb 40-60%.

 

About Frank Jamieson

 

Frank Jamieson is President of Applied DM Research and with 15 years’ experience he has built target rich marketing databases.  Applied DM Research has provided  target marketing services to: Apple, Equinix, Solarcity, Sunpower, Box, Michelin, Cisco Systems, Salesforce.com,  Shell Oil, DocuSign, In-N-Out Burgers DMA/Direct Marketing Association Board Member

 

About Applied DM Research

 

Applied DM Research offers a fully integrated suite of marketing database solutions for b2b and b2c marketers that includes customer profiling, market segmentation, prospect database development, data appending, database cleansing and sales funnel analytics. We also offer project management services for specialized direct marketing and digital marketing campaigns.

Specialties: Customer Profiling, Prospect Database Research, Market Segmentation, Data Appending Database cleansing, Sales Funnel Analytics, Media Targeting Profiles, Email Appending, Telephone Appending, Computer Mapping, Direct Marketing, Lead Generation, Database Marketing, Digital Marketing, Demand Generation

 

www.AppliedDMResearch.com  

20
May 2014

Queue-Based Vs. List Based Selling

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Host Jim Obermayer interviews Genie Parker of Vanilla Soft and David Kreiger of Sales Roads discuss Queue Based Selling and its promises of increased sales productivity.  Inside sales positions have grown several hundred percent a year in the past few years (says Selling Power), but is  there anything new to manage them and their results.  Parker and Kreiger insist that their method of Queue based selling is different, more productive and the users like it better.  We'll see. 


About Genie ParkerGenie brings more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing with an emphasis on doing business on the phone. Genie comes with a broad experience reaching into hundreds of industries including technology, manufacturing, non-profits, financial services, and business services.Prior to joining VanillaSoft, Genie Parker co-founded Murray and Associates, a remarkably successful boutique outbound call center. Genie's company consistently delivered sales, qualified leads, appointments, marketing and fund-raising services to businesses from The Fortune 500 to small businesses across the United States for 15 years.PMA gained a reputation in the industry with companies looking to carry out highly productive calling campaigns while ensuring a quality customer experience. Her knowledge of technology and the entire phone sales process gives her the ability to bring the two together to give VanillaSoft customers the tools they want and need.Genie has worked at such companies as L'Oréal, Monet, and 1928 Jewelry and holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from The University of Southern Mississippi.

About VanillaSoft

The Power of Simplicity  VanillaSoft is the industry's leading software for Sales by Phone. Our intuitive and easy-to-use inside sales software takes the best of CRM, Lead Management and Telemarketing applications to create the most productive phone sales environment available today. >VanillaSoft's core philosophy and development process is centered around one concept: The Power of Simplicity.  It is through this principle that VanillaSoft offers this platform that allows our customers to see increased productivity, higher contact rates, and sales accountability tools like no other.

About David Kreiger

David Kreiger is the Founder and President of SalesRoads, a business-to-business appointment setting, lead generation and sales outsourcing company. He was recently named as one of The Most Influential Leaders in Sales & Lead Management by the SLMA. 

David started SalesRoads while attending The Wharton School and received numerous awards for the company while still getting his MBA.  He began his career at TradeOut.com, a business-to-business online auction site. David was responsible for creating, managing and growing the inside sales and customer service departments.   David has held sales, marketing and training positions at several Fortune 500 companies such as Heinz, Deloitte & Touche and PepsiCo.   Prior to going back to business school, David worked in sales and marketing at The Beanstalk Group where he managed the trademark licensing programs for companies such as Ford Motor Company. 

David has been featured in Fortune Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and CNN/Money Magazine. David holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School.

About SalesRoads

SalesRoads is the nation's leading B2B Appointment Setting, Lead Generation and Sales Outsourcing provider for start-up, midmarket and enterprise level organizations. Because of our unique approach to demand generation, we understand the intricacies of implementing successful programs for our clients. Since we are on the front lines of communication, we recognize the importance of a quality first impression – this is why our US-based telesales executives are the most experienced in the industry, with an average of 14 years of telesales experience. This skill level provides our clients with the most proficient, distinguished and professional agents in the industry. www.salesroads.com

14
Apr 2014

How to get an accurate database without getting ripped off.

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SLMA Radio Host Jim Obermayer interviews the father of modern database marketing, Vin Gupta. The interview ranges from how modern database marketing came about to exactly how to avoid getting ripped off by supposed database suppliers. Vin has never strayed far from his roots as a marketer. 


Why it is important: 
An interesting history lesson on database marketing. The importance of triple verification of a purchased database and why you should only buy from reputable database providers. 

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About Vin Gupta
Vin Gupta is the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of infoGROUP (previously known as infoUSA. infoGROUP grew from a one-man operation to a global employer of over 5,000 with revenues of $750 million. During this period he acquired over 45 companies. InfoGroup was sold in July 2010 for $680 million.

He was appointed by President Clinton to serve as a Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mr. Gupta was also nominated and confirmed to be the United States Consul General to Bermuda as well as nominated by the President to be the United States Ambassador to Fiji. 

About Database USA
12
Feb 2014

Data Quality and the BAD Actors in the field

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Preview the show here - we did this an a Hangout on Air today. It was Paula's first experience on Google+. 


Enjoy this conversation, tips, reveals, advice about email data.

About Paula Chiocchi: Paula Chiocchi has been known as a leader in the direct marketing and media industries for many years.  Her focus has always been on the future.  Paula founded Outward Media in 1998. Under her direction, the company has evolved from a niche marketing firm emphasizing online advertising and media to the leading compiler of multi-channel marketing data. Never satisfied with the status quo, Paula has sought out and created the most comprehensive and accurate B2B and B2C Multi-Channel Marketing Databases in the industry.  And, from an email data perspective, she has accomplished what no other company has been able to do . . . providing theirClients with accurate and fresh email data to fuel their campaigns.

Integrity, innovation and industry intelligence have been Paula's hallmark throughout her career. She began with Dun & Bradstreet and developed her skills by creating direct mail, online advertising and email campaigns for leading age companies, financial institutions, online gaming sites, sweepstakes enterprises and e-commerce companies.  Always with an eye on the future, Paula's philosophy is to examine emerging marketing techniques and tools, and build the best ones into our business. "We continually forge partnerships with innovative professionals. Our clients have come to expect us to bring them new ideas before anyone else does," she says.
21
May 2013

How to develop leads that will close.

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Host Jim Obermayer and his guest Tom Judge tackle the thorny issue of not just how to create inquiries and leads, but leads that actually close. As Vice President of Direct Marketing Partners, Tom has solved this problem with some of the largest high-tech companies in business to business; and also some of the most modest in size. Leads that close is a problem for all companies regardless of size. tomjudge.jpg

 
About  Tom Judge Tom Judge is the VP of Strategy and Business Development at Direct Marketing Partners. An ECHO award winning B2B Demand Generation and Lead Management services provider. He’s responsible for diagnosing and fixing B2B sales lead funnel problems. Tom also   on the board of the Northern California DMA, runs the NorCal BMA Sales Lead Roundtable, and teaches workshops on Lead Management best practices at events and conferences. He is a member of the Sales Lead Management Association’s list of “50 Most Influential Sales Lead Management Professionals”.
 
Contact info: Tom Judge VP Strategy Direct Marketing Partners, Inc. tjudge@dirmkt.com 510-368-7527 
 
 
About Direct Marketing Partners: Direct Marketing Partners (DMP), is a prospect development demand generation service provider for B2B selling firms with a complex sales process. DMP provides a suite of services and software tools in three major areas so client firms can focus on sales –ready lead pipelines.

  1. Diagnosing lead-to-sales funnel problems.
  2. Solving those with custom go-to-market programs. Ranging from prospect database building, inbound lead qualification and nurturing, outbound target account lead generation tele-prospecting and appointment setting.
  3. Campaign management, lead management and analytics.

www.directmarketingpartners.com

6
Feb 2012

Feb 9: Kevin Miller CMO and Principle - SalesFUSION

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Kevin has over 17 years of database marketing, CRM and software marketing & sales experience. Kevin has worked in both sales and marketing capacities and spent 7 years supporting large-scale retail marketing promotions for companies like Sony, Discovery Channel, Toyota and Guinness. He has worked closely with agencies such as Bozell, JWT and Grey Direct.

In addition to marketing/promotion work, Kevin spent several years with Onyx Software, an enterprise CRM application. From Onyx, Kevin moved into a key role with NuEdge System, Inc, an enterprise database marketing solution used by Sears, Bridgestone and Saks. NuEdge was acquired by Metavante Corp. and Kevin stayed on working with the database marketing software and CRM application for retail financial services.

From here, Kevin moved into the B2B Demand generation ranks with Marketbright and played a key role in developing their demand generation programs, webinars and sales training. In January, 2009, Kevin joined SalesFUSION and has taken over Marketing and Sales management duties and works to establish the brand of SalesFUSION in the market. Kevin brings years of extensive marketing and technology sales experience to SalesFUSION and drives the overall messaging and B2B marketing philosophy of the company to market.

Miller holds a BS Marketing and BS Psychology from Albright College in Reading, PA

Kevin is very active in many LinkedIn groups and regularly authors white papers, articles and blogs. Kevin is an open networker on LinkedIn.

Will Crist the host will ask Kevin:

  1. You make the claim you can generate more leads that turn into revenue. How do you do that?
  2. What is the cost of using your platform?
  3. How long does it take to get up and running with SalesFUSION?
  4. Do you think B2B spending will increase or decrease in 2012?
  5. Can you give three tips to a B2B company that creates 1,000 inquiries a month, uses a CRM system but sales are declining?

Kevin has over 17 years of database marketing, CRM and software marketing & sales experience. Kevin has worked in both sales and marketing capacities and spent 7 years supporting large-scale retail marketing promotions for companies like Sony, Discovery Channel, Toyota and Guinness. He has worked closely with agencies such as Bozell, JWT and Grey Direct.

28
Nov 2011

Dec. 1: Rick Bellefond, RB Data Services and Laurie Beasey of Beasley Direct Marketing

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rick-bellefond.jpgRick Bellefond, President, RB Data Services

RB Data Services was founded by Rick Bellefond. Mr. Bellefond has been specializing in designing, implementing, supporting, and enhancing customized information tracking and management systems since 1989. He has both Bachelor's and Masters Degrees in Computer Science as well as over twenty years of software development experience. His Master's degree is from Duke University. Mr. Bellefond provides cost effective solutions to a wide range of complex problems including: Client Management; Lead Management; Telemarketing Management; Mailing List Management; and Customer Service Management. We will be asking him questions about nightmare CRM installations, mistakes to avoid, tips to make installation of CRM easy.

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Laurie is co-founder and president of Beasley Direct Marketing, Inc. www.BeasleyDirect.com , a Silicon Valley direct marketing agency that has managed online and direct marketing programs for hundreds of companies. Laurie serves as president of the Direct Marketing Association of Northern California www.DMAnc.org . She is also an instructor for the Online Marketing Institute www.OnlineMarketingInstitute.org and an instructor for the Online Marketing Certificate program at UC Berkeley Extension. We'll be asking Laurie: Is direct mail still alive? How can we get a 4% response from direct mail? What can be done about the email response slippage?