`This book is well written with interesting examples and case studies that both illustrate complex techniques and tie the chapters together. The level of detail and treatment of statistical tools and methods provides both understanding and enough detail to begin to use them immediately to target marketing efforts efficiently and effectively. It is perfect for a course in database marketing or as a handy reference for those in the industry' - C. Samuel Craig, New York University, Stern School of Business
`This book should be studied by all who aspire to have a career in direct marketing. It provides a thorough overview of all essential aspects of using customer databases to improve direct marketing results. The material is presented in a style that renders even the technical subjects understandable to the novice direct marketer' - Kari Regan, Vice President, Database Marketing Services, The Reader's Digest Association
`Finally, practical information on database marketing that tackles this complex subject but makes it clear enough for the novice to understand. This book serves as more than a primer for any senior manager who needs to know the whole story. As one who has spent over 20 years of his career involved in publishing and database marketing, I have a real appreciation for how difficult it is to explain the finer points of this discipline, while keeping it understandable. This book does that admirably. Well done!' - Patrick E. Kenny, Executive Vice President, Qiosk.com
`This book is especially effective in describing the breadth and impact of the database marketing field. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has anything to do with database marketing! -- works in or with this dynamic area' - Naomi Bernstein, Vice President, BMG Direct
This informative book looks at the long-term impact of database marketing techniques on the organization, customers, prospective customers, and society in general. Ron Drozdenko and Perry Drake help the reader gain a thorough understanding of how to properly establish and use databases in order to build strong relationships with customers. There is no other book on the market today that reveals this level of detail regarding database marketing applications - the how's, why's and when's.
Appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, the book moves from general concepts and examples of marketing databases to more specific data analysis techniques used to enhance the marketing process.
- Draws on numerous examples from real businesses
- Includes applications to all direct marketing media including the Internet
- Describes in step-by-step detail how databases are developed, maintain and mined
- Considers both business and social issues of marketing databases
- Contains a sample database allowing the reader to apply the mining techniques
- Offers access to comprehensive package of academic support materials