Epsilon Signs 19 New Email Clients in Q1 2009;
Record First Quarter for U.S. and International Business Wins and Permission-Based Emails Deployed
Ad Age Again Ranks Epsilon #1 Direct Marketing Agency
While Epsilon's solutions differ across these new clients, a typical client assignment begins with the collection of consumer data from a variety of sources, including through the client, Epsilon's own proprietary data sources, and list services, among others. Epsilon then mines that data to develop micro-targeted ROI-based marketing campaigns, which are deployed through permission-based emails using its proprietary technology platform. Finally, Epsilon applies sophisticated analytics to evaluate campaign performance and the impact of those campaigns on sales, customer engagement and brand affinity.
According to Forrester Research, email marketing has a compound annual growth rate of 9 percent and email marketing spend will grow to more than
In addition, the 65th Annual Advertising Age Agency Report released last week ranked Epsilon number one Direct Marketing Agency in
"Additionally, we had a record first quarter with more than 8 billion permission-based emails deployed worldwide," Kennedy continued. "Clearly this indicates that marketers are recognizing the high value and seeing measurable results as we help deploy targeted email communication strategies that strengthen their customer relationships and grow their businesses."
Clients enlisting Epsilon for email marketing support in early 2009 represent a number of industries including financial services, retail, travel, and consumer packaged goods and span a variety of multi-channel direct and digital marketing services.
"Our leading proprietary technology, such as the DREAM platform, vast capabilities and talented team played a major role in these recent wins," said
(1) Forrester US Interactive Marketing Forecast 2007 To 2012,
Epsilon is the industry's leading marketing services firm. Ad Age ranks Epsilon #1 U.S. Direct Marketing Agency. Services include strategic consulting, database and loyalty technology, proprietary data, predictive modeling and a full range of creative and interactive services including brand and promotional development, web design, email deployment, search engine optimization and direct mail production. In addition, Epsilon is the world's largest permission-based email marketer. Epsilon is an Alliance Data company. For more information, visit www.epsilon.com or call 1.800.309.0505.
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