Description - Optimal Database Marketing by Ronald Drozdenko
'This book is accessible and highly readable, with an uncomplicated writing style...in short this is a book that unravels the mysteries of a vital but "back room" activity' - International Journal of Market Research '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.
This work: - 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
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Author Biography - Ronald Drozdenko
Ronald G. Drozdenko, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Marketing Department, Ancell School of Business, Western Connecticut State University. He is also the founding Director of the Center for Business Research at the Ancell School. He has more that 25 years of teaching experience. The courses he teaches include Strategic Marketing Databases, Interactive/Direct Marketing Management, Product Management, Marketing Research and Consumer Behavior. He is collaborating with the Direct Marketing Education Foundation to develop a model curriculum for universities pursing the area of interactive or direct marketing. Working with an advisory board of industry experts, he co-developed the Marketing Database course in the model curriculum. Dr. Drozdenko has co-directed more than 100 proprietary research projects since 1978 for the marketing, research and development departments of several corporations, including major multinationals. These projects were in the areas of strategic planning, marketing research, product development, direct marketing and marketing database analysis. He also has published several articles and book chapters. He holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Missouri and is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Society for Consumer Psychology and the Academy of Marketing Sciences. Perry D. Drake has been involved in the direct marketing industry for approximately 15 years. He is currently the Vice President of Drake Direct, a database marketing consulting firm specializing in the strategic use of customer data (www.DrakeDirect.com). Prior to this, Perry worked for approximately eleven years in a variety of quantitative and marketing roles at The Reader's Digest Association, including Associate Director of Magazine Circulation Marketing and Director of Marketing Services. In addition to consulting, Perry has taught at New York University in the Direct Marketing Master's Degree program since Fall, 1998 currently teaching "Statistics for Direct Marketers" and "Database Modeling." Perry was the recipient of the NYU Center for Direct and Interactive Marketing's "1998-1999" Outstanding Master's Faculty Award." Perry also lectures on testing and marketing financials for Western Connecticut State University's Interactive Direct Marketing Certificate Program. Along with Dr. Drozdenko, he is collaborating with the Direct Marketing Education Foundation to develop a model curriculum for universities pursing the area of interactive or direct marketing. Perry earned a Masters of Science in Applied Statistics from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Missouri.