Newsweaver shortlisted for 2012 All Ireland Marketing Awards

Cork, Ireland, 17th May, 2012 —Newsweaver, Irelands leading email marketing software provider today announced that it has been shortlisted in The All Ireland Marketing (AIM) Awards 2012.

The All Ireland Marketing Awards programme is organised by The Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII) as a means of recognising the success of Irish marketing professionals and their contribution to the Irish economy. The aim of The MII in staging the awards is to promote excellence and best practice in all areas of marketing.

Newsweaver has been short-listed in the CRM/Customer Care category for its new “The business of email – Customer communications strategy”, a communication plan designed to engage and ensure customers are maximizing their Newsweaver account.

Marie Moynihan, Marketing Manager at Newsweaver said, “We needed a new strategy that would allow us communicate with customers more frequently and efficiently, and which would allow us do so with more timely, targeted, relevant content. The communications strategy also needed to help us build relationships with our customers by providing valuable best practice information and practical “how to” material for their Newsweaver account. We also needed to increase customer engagement and open a meaningful channel for two-way communication”.

The CRM/Customer Care Award which Newsweaver has been shortlisted for is judged on the successful deployment of CRM and Customer Care strategies. Key indicators include the effective alignment of corporate goals, business objectives and marketing strategies, together with a refocusing of the organization to achieve results. According to the MII “Customer Relationship Management is not just technological, but rather it is primarily about strategies to create and maintain lasting relationships with customers. Such a focus on customer retention and development can require changes in the organisation’s overall marketing processes, including sales and customer service”.

Marie Moynihan stated, “We are absolutely delighted to be short-listed for the CRM/Customer Care award for our new customer communications strategy. Before it, we were challenged with not only supporting our new business efforts but also with retaining our existing customer base. By implementing the new strategy we have achieved a lift in customer engagement in both our open rates and click through rates. This tells us that our customers are finding the information relevant and engaging.

The finalists in the CRM / Customer Care category are Aviva Health Insurance, Hidden Hearing, The Irish Times and Vodafone Ireland. Entries will be judged by a prestigious panel of marketing practitioners and experts who will evaluate entries against a set of criteria specific to each Award. The winners will be announced at a Gala awards ceremony on Thursday 17th May in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin.

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About The Marketing Institute of Ireland

The Marketing Institute of Ireland is the professional body for marketing people throughout the island of Ireland, offering membership, qualifications and training. Established in 1962, the Institute is today based in its own full facilities headquarters in Dublin, with a network of professional members drawn from all business sectors, and reaching from young marketing graduates up to business leaders at executive level.
The mission of the Institute is to develop business in Ireland by raising its marketing capability, upholding professional standards, and improving the skills of marketing people so they deliver exceptional business results for the companies that employ them. Membership is open to anyone with professional responsibilities in any of the marketing disciplines, from market research to sales, and from e-marketing to advertising, or anyone in academia who is teaching or studying any aspect of marketing.

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