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New 1:1 Cross Media Marketing Video from USPS & Kodak

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Indianapolis, IN September 21, 2008 -- The United States Postal Service and Kodak have produced a new video entitled "Getting Personal: Direct Marketing Practices that Deliver" which features Caterpillar and the VDP Complete 1:1 cross media marketing system. The free video features both tutorials on the basics of variable data marketing and case studies that describe real campaigns.

A copy of the video is available on request from JFM Concepts or can be viewed on line. http://www.vdpcomplete.com/Video/Default.aspx

According to JFM Concepts Principal James Michelson, who appears in both the instructional and case study sections of the video, "The recent release of this tutorial shows how cross media and variable data have become critical components of the marketing mix. What was, until recently, an arcane process can now be executed by any size firm, at a very low price point, and with amazing results."

Although the printing technology has been available for almost a decade, a marketing program to provide companies the support they needed to execute complex variable data campaigns was lacking. VDP Complete is a turn key marketing system that includes two powerful applications - VDP Mail and VDP Web. VDP Complete clears the most difficult hurdles of executing variable data marketing programs. The fundamental difference between this system and other products available on the market is that JFM Concepts handles all aspects of a marketing campaign for one all-inclusive price. Initial analysis, list acquisition, mail and web design, hosting, opt-in marketing, and detailed reporting through an online interface are all part of the package. They do not refer clients to third party providers, executing the entire process from start to finish. The system is ideal for both small businesses and larger companies where sales and marketing departments simply do not have the time to manage another process.

VDP Web, the back end support of VDP Complete, provides the ability to capture "soft leads" from web visits using personal urls or "purls." Detailed reporting tools capture the identity of web visitors even if they do not call or submit their information. Robust functionality eases the process of opt-in marketing by using pre-populated forms. This allows customers to opt-in without typing their information resulting in increased response rates and fewer errors. VDP Web can be executed as a stand alone product to add unique URL's, personalized web pages and opt-in marketing to any program, printed or electronic.




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