In our previous catalog matchback post we discussed matchbacks and how we should not attribute 100% of the sales results to the catalog mailing because many of the sales are digital in origin. Customers are often touched multiple times (print, email, retargeting) along their purchase journey. Today we will look at catalog hold-out tests and how they can be used to modify your catalog matchback reports...
With software like Hubspot, you can track opens on emails, gain metrics on clicks, and measure the response rates of campaigns — which tells you the level of success and profitability you can expect from a conversion. But what did direct marketers do before the era of digital metrics and tracking? Catalogers relied on key codes to track response by customer segment. Most orders arrived either by mail...
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